December 2023 Issue
Holiday Wish List: Nonprofits think outside the box for non-cash donations
Years ago, one of the most popular annual traditions at the TCBN was the nonprofit wish list. Each November or December, our team would round up a slate of local nonprofits and ask them to share some of their biggest wishes or needs as the holiday season approached. The tradition fell away sometime around 2019, but this holiday, we’re bringing it back.
For those who remember the feature, we’re keeping the format intact, which means we encouraged local orgs to think about their needs in small (less than $100), bigger (less than $500), and biggest (sky’s the limit) categories.
Onward and Upward: Growth, profitability and continual improvement
For classic car owners, December is a look-back, look-forward kind of month. This is when we reminisce about the adventures (road trips and pleasure cruises) and misadventures (flat tires and blown gaskets) of the past driving season, dreaming about the spring driving season to come.
At Hagerty, we’re doing much the same: taking stock of the past year and planning for greater things to come. For us, 2023 has been a challenging but transformative year. …
'Everyone's Clamoring for Deposit Dollars': Two big banks outpace smaller banks in overall down deposit year
Bank deposits in Grand Traverse County have dipped for the second straight year as COVID-related federal stimulus payment dried up, while higher inflation and interest rates are forcing customers to withdraw savings to support rising living and business operational costs.
The 11 banks with offices in Grand Traverse County held $3,559,438,000 in deposits as of June 30, according to an annual report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which insures bank deposits. That’s down 3.2% …
For the Cause: Fundraisers generate big bucks for local nonprofits
Anthony Rupard was happy right where he was as a professor and dean of students at Georgetown College in Kentucky, building relationships with young learners and helping them reach their full potential year after year.
So it was mildly perturbing when the college president persistently approached Rupard in an effort to move him from instructing to fundraising. Rupard politely told the president it was “the last thing” he wanted to do.
“It just sounded awful, …
BANKING & FINANCE William Cass has joined Honor Bank as manager of its Lake Ann branch. Cass brings several years of experience in financial services, sales, and insurance to his new position.Renee Sovis has been promoted to vice president at Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors, with offices in Traverse City and Detroit. Sovis joined …