The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life — and Saved an American Farm

[caption id="attachment_57099" align="alignleft" width="192"] Published by Ballantine Books, 2019; 251 pages, $27[/caption] Reviewed by Chris Wendel Is entrepreneurial success more luck or hard work?  I couldn’t help but wonder how Sarah Frey, the founder of the large Frey Farms, would answer such a question. In her memoir...

What Is Fiduciary Investment Advice and Why Does It Matter?

Is all investment advice equal? Seems like an easy question to answer, right? We assume that someone who is providing financial advice knows what they’re talking about. The problem is that isn’t always the case. In fact, there is no educational requirement for those who...

Making It in Northern Michigan: Hayes Manufacturing

Not all business marriages work. However, the purchase nearly a year ago of Hayes Manufacturing in Fife Lake by the much larger CK Power in St. Louis seems to be doing just fine. There are concrete reasons for that. First, this is not a case of...

Easy Money: Online banking shift from shutdown is now ‘permanent’

Online banking has been growing for years, but local bankers say the coronavirus pandemic has turbocharged the trend. They’ve seen customers rapidly moving to a variety of digital banking applications, including online check depositing, electronic signatures for loan documents and digital wallets, which store credit and...