CloudAccess: Sky-high success in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY - CloudAccess logged on to the local business scene less than three years ago. Since then, the innovative company has ridden the Joomla! wave, leveraging the open access content management system (CMS) for website development so effectively, the company is now picking...

Long-time business opens retail store

TRAVERSE CITY - Launching their upscale apothecary boutique in late October, Mike and Lisa Berry now offer their extensive range of Ravenwood products under one roof. The 20-year-old business that wholesales nationwide lines of bath and body products, essential oils and candles took...

Oleson’s Plaza East includes multiple retail units

TRAVERSE CITY - Third time was the charm for Oleson's and East Bay Township. Within days of getting the green light for Oleson's Plaza East at the corner of Hammond and Three Mile Road, construction began in earnest. When the East Bay...

Double-digit growth leads to major expansion at Oryana

TRAVERSE CITY - Oryana Natural Foods Market has broken ground on a 6,500 square-foot expansion to their 10th Street store, riding a wave of booming sales that began after moving to the site eight years ago. With an estimated completion date of next summer, the...

Consultant has vision to turn brown into green

TRAVERSE CITY - From eyesore to anchor. Helping to transform old manufacturing sites into vibrant, mixed- or single-use developments, Mac McClelland joined Otwell Mawby, PC, two months ago as Manager of Brownfield Development. In communities around northern Michigan, McClelland will be doing everything...

Oleson’s eyes the east side

TRAVERSE CITY - Following growth trends in the region, Oleson's Food Stores has proposed a new store in East Bay Township. Store officials presented a preliminary plan to the East Bay Township Planning last month. A public hearing to consider the proposal, the...

Environmental advocate can lower your energy bills

TRAVERSE CITY - In the midst of winter's marathon of cold, environmental advocate Jeremy Truog wants to help both homeowners and homebuilders increase a home's heating and energy efficiency. His company, Sustainable Environmental Services, offers analyses and recommendations that can affect everything...

ENVIRONMENT: Moon Works – A clean break with tradition

SUTTONS BAY - Combining their eclectic interests, passion for the environment and entrepreneurial spirits, Gail Robinson and Jay Gierkey forged in a new direction this summer: diving into the mundane realm of dirty clothes.Launching Moon Works in July, the pair has created a laundry soap...