Speaker suggests ‘box step’ approach to networking

TRAVERSE CITY - What's worse: cold calling or public speaking? For many in business, they're equally unnerving, but often a part of the job. For that reason, the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce hosted "The Art of Networking" seminar Sept. 15 at the Grand Traverse Resort...

Cheese dip purveyor breaks into the big markets

ELK RAPIDS - Super markets are modern-day coliseums where food companies, like gladiators, duke it out for the best shelf space and market share. Competition is fierce. If Sugar Frosted Os doesn't fly off the shelf, it's quickly replaced by another sugary sweet contender,...

Seasoned store owners reclaim their market share

TORCH LAKE - After 20 successful years of running Ed's Market in Elk Rapids and raising two daughters, Chris and Sonny Szejbach were ready to move on to greener pastures, as in the ones you putt on. "We were tired of doing it," Sonny said of...