New Orthopedic Surgery Center Opens Its Doors

A new, state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery center has opened just off US-31 near Sam’s Club in Traverse City. Alliance Surgery Center is a joint venture between Great Lakes Orthopedic Center (GLOC) and Traverse City Orthopedics. The center had been under construction for a year and opened...

Roundtable: The Bankers Talk Shop

Every industry is undergoing change, but arguably your local and national banks might take the cake: Buyouts, significant regulation changes, and new competitors both in the brick-and-mortar and online worlds are just a few of the daily realities and challenges. Locally, northern Michigan’s banks are...

Newcomer No More

Realtor Tom Krause knows about failing and starting over. After a tough divorce and moving north to Traverse City to be closer to his son, his new life was met with a bumpy beginning. "I had been doing real estate in the Flint area and took a...

Brands, Banners and The 4,000-Pound Box

Traverse City-based Britten, Inc. ships more packages around the world than you. It's an easy assumption, given that the banner and sign maker shipped 46,000 packages last year and ranks third among all FedEx customers from northern Grand Rapids to Sault Saint Marie. And though its...

Banking Market Share: Who’s Gaining, Who’s Not?

By Luke Haase Things have changed a lot in the past two decades of northern Michigan banking. Gone are names like First of America, NBD, Republic, North Country, and others. Some banks have changed hands (and names) multiple times, like NBD-turned-Bank One-turned-Chase. So which bank is biggest...