Biederman, Oleson and Schmuckal: More than just names on a building

Long before their names were on plaques and buildings, Jerry Oleson, Les Biederman and Art Schmuckal and their families started businesses, raised children and volunteered often. Today, their descendants lead philanthropic efforts and family foundations that continue to support the causes and community they loved. “My most...

Venture North helps bridge funding gap for new businesses

A commercial driveway. A labeling conveyor for bottles. Fifty bridal gowns. Little things like these had the power to make or break a new business this year in the 10-county Grand Traverse region. That's where Venture North Funding and Development steps in. Since 2015, Venture North...

Spa Grand Traverse Gets a New Look

Spa Grand Traverse just got a major facelift. The spa, located at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, underwent a major, six-figure renovation of its two-story, 7,000 square-foot spa and salon in February. The project included upgrades to its 23 treatment rooms, as well as new...