July 2022 Issue
Green Scene: Companies look for savings with environmental sustainability
Green is the new black when it comes to bottom lines.
Ed Belanger, the director of plant operations for Munson, said the creation of an energy conservation team there in 2008 paved the way to both environmental and cost savings.
“Our natural gas and electric consumption initial score was 23 out of 100,” he said. “That was the worst quartile.”
He said the health complex worked on and updated a number of concerning areas, including LED lighting upgrades, boiler tune-ups, switching to environmentally sensitive cleaning products, and installing time of day and occupancy sensors in the operating rooms.
“That was …
From Strength to Strength: Finding success, happiness, and deep purpose in the second half of life
By Arthur C. Brooks
Reviewed by Chris Wendel
As we grow older, most of us question how we maintain our success and relevance. In his recent book “From Strength to Strength,” social scientist and author Arthur C. Brooks notes that many people later in their careers no longer feel as energetic or useful as they did when they first started out.
Brooks begins his book by describing an older man he overhears on a plane …
Leveling Up: Munson's four latest health-tech investments improve outcomes, aid recruiting and enhance safety
When it comes to healthcare technology, Munson Medical Center (MMC) is leveling up.
In the past year, MMC has made multiple major investments in new tech infrastructure that is not only improving outcomes for patients, but also enhancing safety for doctors, drawing top-tier medical talent to northern Michigan, and making it easier for surgeons to learn from past procedures and improve their skills.
Below, the TCBN takes a closer look at four recent technology upgrades …
DEI: Traverse City businesses incorporate diversity and inclusion
For countless companies and organization throughout the United States, 2020 was a wake-up call for race relations.
When a Black man named George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer in May of 2020, it ignited a racial reckoning that shook everything from the entertainment industry to the national political system. For businesses and brands, it was an “a-ha” moment – one that quickly made DEI (short for diversity, equity, and inclusion) a top-of-mind …