HEALTH CARE: VitalCare showing improved vital signs

PETOSKEY - The prognosis is good for 20-year-old VitalCare, Inc., a healthcare services organization that provides home, hospice and respiratory care, private duty nursing and home medical equipment.According to Jerry Worden, vice president of finance at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey and a VitalCare board...

Chrome, sweet, chrome

WILLIAMSBURG - Attention Harley owners: Vandy's Speed Shop, a new business providing aftermarket and performance accessories and service for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, opened on June 2.The shop, which is not a Harley-Davidson dealer, is located at 7960 M-72 East in Williamsburg in the old C&J Auto...

Area businesses adapt to insurance premium ills

REGION - Last fall, when Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced 2001 rate increases for area-rated small groups (fewer than 100 employees), I frankly didn't pay much attention. My business' renewal date wasn't until June--seemingly light years away. Plus, I figured, as a sole...

With annual revenues of $50 M-plus, DSI is flying high

TRAVERSE CITY - If you've ever gotten off a flight and headed to the baggage carousel only to discover that your luggage didn't make it, Traverse City-based DSI may have orchestrated your rescue.Founded in 1990 by David Mathia, a Detroit native with over 25 years...

Wolverine gets green light to sell power

CADILLAC-Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative (WPMC), a new retail electric cooperative serving large commercial and industrial customers, has gotten the go-ahead from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to sell electricity in Michigan.WPMC was one of only eight firms to receive an Alternative Electric Supplier (AES)...