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...

Inside Job: TC company designs drones for dark, confined spaces

An energetic young company based in Traverse City is entering the fast-growing field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones. Interactive Aerial designs and manufactures UAV units specifically built for internal – not outdoor – applications, focusing on inspections for multiple uses. “Our Legacy One is designed...

The Need for Speed

Municipal fiber network could be a 'game changer' for business and community development. Traverse City Light & Power will spend year weighing cost vs. demand.   Three years ago Alex Mowczan, owner of Summerside Properties – which operates Cambria Suites, the Best Western and the Comfort Inn...

Coming to a Computer Near You: 3D Printing

Maybe it’s not yet exactly commonplace, but for 3D printing, that day is coming soon. What was once science fiction morphed first to merely exotic and is now mainstream. Like computers and other technology before them, 3D printers are getting better, smaller, and cheaper. Machines are...