The Specialists

Traverse City’s reputation as a center for innovative health care continues to grow, thanks in large part to Munson Medical Center, which employs more than 400 physicians across 50 specialties. Procedures that were once cutting edge in the nation’s foremost medical centers are now routinely...

One Size Does Not Fit All

By Kent Wood Most every consumer has cast a wary eye toward a product or service labeled as “One Size Fits All.” Life experience tells us there are few things that work well in all situations. More often than not a solution for one situation can...

Cultivating Nutrition

Benzie Co. debuts fruit-and-vegetable prescription program on peels of successful TC pilot Last year, some 170 individuals with chronic diseases or conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes took a step in Traverse City toward better health. They did so via a new type of...

Male Call: More men in NMC’s nursing program and in the workforce

[caption id="attachment_10280" align="alignright" width="300"] Father and son Jerry and Ted Stevenson at Munson. Jerry works in oncology, while Ted works in the Intensive Care Unit. Photo courtesy of Munson Medical Center.[/caption] The nursing program at Northwestern Michigan College is turning out male nurses at a greater...

Credit Unions Experience Growth, But See Issues

Executives worry about rising interest rates, regulations and more Local credit unions continue to prosper in a strong economy, but face a variety of challenges that include burdensome regulations, rising interest rates and adjusting to changes in the market for financial services. Credit union executives also are...

The State of Credit for Business

From 2008 through 2011 a common theme was “none of the banks are lending.” For many business owners in Michigan this was a true statement. Mega-banks, large regional banks, and many longtime community financial institutions tightened their purse strings, stopped lending, and in some cases...

Multi-media project highlights millennials making an impact

It’s no secret that Traverse City is getting older. In 2015, residents age 18-34 made up 21 percent of Grand Traverse County’s population. By 2025, that is forecasted to decrease to 20 percent and by 2040 to 19 percent according to projections from the University...

Tech Meetings Generate Ideas, Capital

Think you could compress an entire business idea into a five-minute presentation, then field questions for another five minutes? Part Ted Talk, part Shark Tank, TCNew Tech meetups require just that. It is not for the faint-hearted, but it is a model that apparently works for...