Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

  Greg MacMaster’s Air Force experience continues to serve him well. While stationed in Germany, one of his duties was to forecast the weather using surveillance drones. He put many of those forecasting skills to use during his years as a TV meteorologist — and now he’s...

Hiring and Supporting Millennials in the Real Estate Industry

“Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch.” In my opinion, this pithy analysis of millennials, those Americans who hit adulthood around 2000, holds true. As one of the leaders of a local real estate brokerage that covers a five-county region, my work often involves interviewing and hiring millennials....

Nurse To NW Michigan, STAT

Nursing shortages have been a national concern for years. But the problem is becoming acute for hospitals and other health care facilities in northwest Michigan. “They’re just drowning in openings,” said Mary Robinson, the regional nursing programs coordinator at Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of...

NMC Training Services: A Friend to Business

During the past 30 years, hundreds of business and nonprofits across northern Michigan have discovered an ally: Northwest Michigan College’s Training Services. “Our goal is to enhance the talent of the region’s workforce, enable organizations to be successful and contribute to the economic health of our region,”...

A Rising Soo Lock Lifts National Economy

There’s so much going on in the Grand Traverse region these days that it’s necessary to remind ourselves of other issues and projects happening beyond our backyard that are critical to the regional economy. We’re fortunate that one of those topics – the aging condition of...

Ten Things About the Career-Tech Center

In 1975, the voters in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties approved a millage to support regional programming for vocational education. Retired Career Tech Center Administrator, Jack Drew, was instrumental in the success of that referendum. The following year, the Traverse Bay Area...

Why Are We Helping Detroit?

Declining enrollment, staggering legacy costs, deteriorating buildings, state funding cuts and tough decisions to shut down neighborhood elementary schools. Welcome to Traverse City. And Detroit. And Flint. And Mackinaw City. As I write this, the Senate has passed legislation for a $715 million cash infusion for Detroit Public Schools...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

40UNDER40 Hits 10 Years - Nomination Period Now Open The Traverse City Business News is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Hagerty Traverse City Business News’ 40Under40! Now in its 10th year, this celebration recognizes individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska counties – under the...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES Charity Anderson has joined the mortgage team at Honor Bank. Based in the Grand Traverse County market, she is responsible for mortgage loan origination, business development and community outreach. She brings more than 15 years of expertise in real estate and financial services to...

Thinking Differently About Infrastructure

When we think about the word "infrastructure," our thoughts turn to roads, bridges, electrical grids and recently, water systems. We see and use each of these every day. When they don’t work, we know it. But the systems that allow a community to succeed go far...