Area’s first certified eBay trading assistant opens in TC

TRAVERSE CITY - Let's say you've got an old Lionel train set you've decided to part with. What's a fair asking price? Will the relatively small Traverse area market yield your asking price? Do you run a classified ad in a daily newspaper? For how...

Traverse City’s Economic Club is Prospering

TRAVERSE CITY - Bill Corbett, president of the Economic Club of Traverse City, is optimistic over numbers, especially when it comes to the club's membership roll."Our club is prospering, with over 290 members," he relates. "Our goal is 350."Founded in 1977 by a small group...

Marina operators prep for low water levels

TRAVERSE CITY - Last fall's predictions of continued decline in the level of Lake Michigan appears to be more than just water under the bridge. The predictions have, in fact, become reality. "Water levels are continuing to decline," says Christopher Wright, executive director of the...

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY: Ascomnorth under new ownership

ACME - While many business owners are approaching the year with some apprehension, Dave Barth and Dave Wierenga, the new partners of Ascomnorth, are looking forward to an event-filled new year.With the Jan. 1 purchase of Starr Garter's ownership, Barth, employed by Ascomnorth since 1992,...

REAL ESTATE: EC&S buys Walker Land Surveying to broaden services

TRAVERSE CITY - The home improvement industry has its Home Depots. The grocery industry has its Meijer megastores. And with the recent acquisition of Walker Land Surveying, Environmental Consultants and Services, Inc., (EC&S) becomes a one-stop, professional firm specializing in environmental, survey and civil engineering...