Roofing Company Becomes Its Own Incubator

Most roofers stick to the job at hand.  But Terry Umlor's entrepreneurial savvy took him through the roof. When Umlor, an Air Force vet, bought Springfield, Inc. in 1995, it was a traditional roofing business. Umlor's team tore off old roofs and put new ones on....

TVC Continues Runway Improvements

Orange barrel season is upon us all – our roads throughout the region are under construction. The season is similar at our region’s airport as grant funding has been released, enabling our team to begin our final phase – a $13,914,056 Runway 10 project. Runway 10-28 is...

Two New Practices Emerge from Law Firm Closure

Legal heads turned when partner Peter Boyles announced in June that he and the 16 other attorneys in the Traverse City office of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge (SHRR) were leaving to start their own firm. Although the deal had not been finalized at the time,...

The Myth of ‘Overdevelopment’

It didn’t take long for hot button issues to emerge as candidates began to come forth for this year’s Traverse City election. The city’s so-called “overdevelopment” was among the first talking points in the election run-up – making it an issue that deserves a closer...