Remote Work Drives Surge in Telecommunications Business

Local telecommunications companies are busier than they’ve been in years, with investments in upgrades to handle remote worker demands. In March, Traverse City businesses like Anavon Technology Group and Ascomnorth saw a surge in calls and contracts that coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic closures. [caption id="attachment_55144" align="alignleft"...

Numbers Game: NMC reduces budget, watches enrollment

With enrollment figures potentially down for the fall semester thanks to COVID-19, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is leaning on its flagship programs – and its safety-driven reopening plan – to remain an attractive option to prospective students. Nationwide, lagging enrollment figures plague virtually all higher education...

In Deep Water: Protecting shoreline property a double-edged sword

Rising waters are prompting property owners to invest in costly shoreline protection projects. But the flood of permit applications has alarmed some, who say that these projects can have a lasting impact on the environment. The uptick of shoreline protection applications tracked by the Michigan Department of...