Small Town Power Couple

From a single corner store, Merrie and Chris Corbett have launched a small empire — retail, restaurant, golf, and lodging — that’s taken the tiny village of Central Lake, population 952, from map dot to destination. Merrie Corbett says her lifelong love of Central Lake began when...

Change Agents

Every day in small towns across America, economic development efforts are underway. Designed to build economies, drive innovation, or simply draw communities together, these efforts are the engines that stand to transform a town and its way of life. Here, the Traverse City Business News heads into...

Personal Injury Lawyer Advertising Evolves in the Digital Age

Local personal injury lawyers for decades have heavily relied on telephone book advertising to attract clients, running multiple pages of ads and competing for the coveted back cover space. But those days are waning. “Lawyers are ending the nuclear war in the Yellow Pages,” said personal...

Your Most Pressing TVC Questions Answered

Every year when TVC announces the summer schedule with all the great opportunities to travel throughout the world we still receive questions inquiring why we don’t have…So I thought this would be a great time to answer the top three questions. Why don’t we have this...

Munson Healthcare Foundation Nabs $400K Kid Nutrition Grant

Culinary medicine support. A peer-to-peer network for food service directors to share healthy food best practices and recipes. School farmers markets and vouchers for teachers to purchase produce. Farm fruit and vegetable drop-offs at purchasing worksites. Those are just a few ways that a $401,513 grant...

Business and Politics: Both Better When Working Together

A recent report in a state business publication by former Traverse City-based reporter Lindsay VanHulle asked if business interests are losing their “clout” in Michigan’s state capitol. It suggested that “Lansing’s new GOP leadership is ignoring the priorities of business to pursue its own anti-tax...