Village Barrel Room Honors Past, Present

[caption id="attachment_21452" align="alignright" width="300"] Oak barreled wines aging in the lower level of The Barrel Room, which opened in May 2017 at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.[/caption] Note: Please see the “Inside the Village” insert in the June TCBN for more updates on The Village...

Crystal Clear: Twin Bay Glass sees growth under new ownership

Nathan Brown joined Twin Bay Glass shortly after graduating from Northwestern Michigan University in 1999. Twenty years later, he owns the company, which specializes in shower doors, car windshields,  and residential and commercial windows. Brown and his wife, Kerri, purchased Twin Bay Glass from original owners...

Alternatives to Opioids: New innovations in pain management

Pain management has been an ongoing facet of healthcare for generations. However, as the challenges of opioid addiction rage through the country and states like Michigan adopt new regulations, physicians, caregivers and health systems are pursuing new medical and intervention strategies to treat patients for...

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...