The Sur-reel Life: the business of fly fishing

An unlikely gamefish. An ex-marketing man turned fishing guide and fly casting instructor. Put them together and what do you get? A couple great new reasons people are coming to northern Michigan to fish.Back in March, when Field & Stream-the nation's largest and most respected...

Company takes personal golf simulator to next level

TRAVERSE CITY - There are an estimated 25 million golfers in America and they all share one thing-a passion for bettering their game. Enter Russell Edens, president and co-founder of DancinDogg, a 40-year-old East Lansing native and math and computer software-designing wiz. Last year,...

Software automates process of finding a sub

TRAVERSE CITY - The success of Integrated Systems Consultants (ISC), a technology services firm with more than 500 customers, has enabled its founder to seek out new frontiers for his custom software applications. In 1992 Gilbert Mosher launched Professional Medical Placement (PMP), designed to help...

Broneah makes TC top Midwest kiteboarding destination

TRAVERSE CITY - They're young, tanned, and pony-tailed-a couple of go-getting brothers from Old Mission Peninsula who've single-handedly put Traverse City on the shortlist of top kiteboarding destinations in the world.If you've never heard of kiteboarding, you're not alone. Twenty years ago nobody heard...

Business is buzzing for downtown fly fishing shops

TRAVERSE CITY - Dave Leonhard has watched the business of fly fishing change a lot over the years. The owner of Streamside Orvis in downtown Traverse City, Leonhard was on the river casting a long rod even before the sport went Hollywood and made up...