Inc. 5,000 companies grow with the flow

TRAVERSE CITY - Two Traverse City based environmental firms are among seven local businesses named in Inc. Magazine's recent list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.HTI, a wastewater company specializing in pre-cast systems, is 3,669 on the overall list and number 55 on the top...

National governors meeting to showcase Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY - Cherry pie, fine wine and a view of the bay are all on the menu when the nation's governors meet here later this month. The July 20-23 National Governors Association (NGA) meeting is the second time in as many decades that state...

Builders Exchange, Chamber partner: Seek to boost area development

TRAVERSE CITY - The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce have formed a partnership to promote commercial development within the city.The Builders Exchange, a TC-based nonprofit organization for local commercial contractors, was contacted by the Chamber in February...

Nursing shortage? Not here. But it’s coming, experts say

TRAVERSE CITY - The nursing shortage that's been reported nationwide is evident in Michigan with 2,500 positions currently vacant. That number is projected to balloon to 8,000 by 2010 and 16,000 by 2015, if current trends continue. "And that number is minimal," says Carole Stacy,...

Employing ex-prisoners can benefit businesses

TRAVERSE CITY - Every year more than 11,000 inmates are released back into their home communities. Nearly half return to prison within two years. While there are many factors that contribute to recidivism, lack of a job often tops the list.The Department of Corrections has...