40Under40: Forty of the region’s best and brightest under 40

Following is TCBN's 15th annual list of the 40 most influential regional leaders under age 40. This list 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...

Making It in Northern Michigan: Alfie Logo Gear

Bonnie Alfonso sees a higher purpose in branding – one that goes beyond simply maximizing sales. “It generates pride and connection,” said Alfonso, president of Traverse City-based Alfie Logo Gear, which opened its doors in 1990. Feeling connected as part of a larger purpose keeps employees engaged...

The 2021 TCBN Local Manufacturing Survey

What do laser components, automation robotics, screen protectors, medical devices, and aerospace parts have in common? They’re all on the list of the many products that are manufactured right here in northern Michigan. The service industry may be the most visible driver of the northern Michigan...

40Under40 Class: Keep going and keep growing

Congratulations to everyone who was named by Traverse City Business News to the 2021 Hagerty “40Under40” list. Hurrah! Our region needs more people like you. I hope the magazine does a follow-up story on this year’s class of leaders in 20 years. I bet they’ll all...