A ‘Desert’ Surrounded by Water

A “desert” isn’t something you’d expect to find in a region that’s home to the world’s largest fresh water supply. But it’s a serious reality to hundreds of area families and their children faced with a barren landscape of quality child care options. It’s a...

Community Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Impact

We live in a country and culture that is remarkably willing to give in ways that benefit our neighbors and causes that matter most to us. We each have a personal narrative or story that motivates our giving or has helped develop our passions. For some,...

New Faces Join Grand Traverse Nonprofits

Leadership at regional nonprofits continues to thrive, grow and evolve. Meet some of the newer faces who are shaping their organizations moving forward. DAVID MENGEBIER, incoming executive director/CEO, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Prior position: David Mengebier retired this fall after more than 25 years at Consumers...

TC Powers Up: Local energy companies continue to innovate

From using the sun to making buildings more energy-efficient, several area companies are finding ways to decrease their clients’ utility bills and help the planet at the same time. Here we profile some local firms, showcasing what they are doing, why they are doing it and...