Let’s Put Tourism Dollars to Work for the Long Term

Tourism is here to stay, and the yearly number of visitors to our area continues to climb. It’s no wonder. Those of us who live here year round know the value of what tourists come for: thriving towns, culture and recreation, beautiful land and fresh...

Consider This: Philosophy for Your Everyday Life

Jordan Lindberg, a Traverse City native, has grown eFulfillment Service into a very successful regional e-commerce company.  You can’t compete with Amazon, but eFulfillment Service does. Did degrees in engineering, computer science, math and an MBA power Jordan to this success? No. How about a Ph.D....

New Incubator Making an Impact

20Fathoms, our community’s new business incubator and center for entrepreneurship, opens its downtown office at the corner of Front and Park streets this month. Its mission is to cultivate a thriving community of entrepreneurial start-ups and growing companies. It’s all about impact. The young companies working at...

When it Comes to Attracting Great Workers, Health Is Wealth

Our culture is pretty unhealthful. A third of Michiganders are obese. That’s the tenth worst in the U.S., tied with Indiana. Colorado, with which we often compete for highly productive and creative workers and businesses, weighs in at 22 percent obese, the lowest in the...