September 2020 Issue
40Under40: Forty of the region's best and brightest under 40
Just ahead is TCBN's 14th annual list of the 40 most influential regional leaders under age 40.
This highly anticipated compendium recognizes individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska counties under the age of 40 whose professional and community efforts during this past year had the most impact on their community, the region and the economy.
The 2020 class is comprised of 21 women and 20 men (two brothers from the same company count as one). While there are many multi-year recipients, the class includes 20 new faces from a wide range of sectors. Who inspires these rising stars …
The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness
256 pages; published by HarperOne, 2017
Reviewed by Chris Wendel
In a nutshell:
Most standards used to measure success are based on how we stack up against the average. Researcher and author Todd Rose explains why this is wrong and suggests what we can do about it.
Who’s it for: “The End of Average” is geared toward general audiences. Its premise and recommendations are especially useful for parents, educators and businesses trying to attract talent. …
Things to Know About Life Insurance Settlements
A life insurance policy is an asset similar to real estate, stocks, bonds or personal property like an automobile. As a result, a life insurance policy can be sold like any other asset. The sale of a life insurance policy is called a life insurance settlement.
In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Grigsby v. Russell that a life insurance policy is a personal asset and as such could be assigned …
Tax Relief and Loan Forgiveness: Updates on PPP, PPPFA
Whether the tumultuous events of 2020 led to you closing your shop doors temporarily, or your business remains open with a reduced workforce, or you’ve pivoted operations to something else entirely, you’re likely contemplating how to lock in the long-term success of your business.
We face a long journey of recovery ahead. But we’re all striving to find productive ways of settling into our new reality. Now is the time to not only renew, restart …
'We're Headed Back': Cherry Capital Airport's Kevin Klein on the latest at TVC
Cherry Capital Airport’s Kevin Klein checked in recently with the TCBN for an update on airport traffic, what’s to come for the industry, and which flights in and out of Traverse City are popular — and which are at risk.
TCBN: Well, we’re months into this now. What’s the latest …
Dig the Well Before You Are Thirsty
One of the joys of 2020 has been driving my mom around. She is 85 and since the weather turned warm enough, I have been taking her on long drives on Old Mission Peninsula and throughout Leelanau Country in vintage cars with broad bench seats that allow us to be …
Having a Say: Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance represents in Lansing
Traverse Connect is a proud member of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, which is a coalition of 16 chambers and economic development organizations from the northern Lower Peninsula and U.P.
The Alliance was established based on the premise that many legislative issues impact these regions of the state in similar …