Buy/Sell Considerations for Properties with Conservation Easements

Northern Michigan is blessed with unmatched environmental beauty and abundant natural resources. Landowners hoping to protect properties for future generations to enjoy often work with regional land conservancies on strategies. A conservation easement is a common tool which often benefits all parties. However, there are...

Women and Philanthropy: Giving groups equal big impact

Sondra Shaw Hardy remembers when women’s philanthropy was a foreign concept. Today, she celebrates the “power of the purse.” “Reaching out to and recognizing women as having money and being philanthropists is a given now,” Hardy said. “(But) 30 years ago almost no one thought that...

Arts, Culture Organizations Point to Economic Impact

Stormcloud Brewing serves up craft beers while the Benzie Symphony plays inside the pub. Traverse City Chamber of Commerce members confer during Leadership @ the Movies at the Bijou. Downtown art walks add vitality to the streets, showcasing artists while driving retail sales. These are just...

Not Slowing Down: Dynamic retirees and their life after work

Susan Nichols, Julie Avery and Deb Jackson have many things in common – active, educated, engaged, retired. All recently left fulfilling lifetime careers during the past few years, bringing their passions for and skills with them into new life chapters in northern Michigan. “Retiring,” however,...

Who’s Caring for our Beaches?

Mother Nature gifted northwest Michigan with magnificent beaches and sandy shorelines, but it takes many hands to keep them strong and spotless. So who is taking care of the beaches and just how much grooming can be done? The TCBN dug deep to find out. WORKING...

Keeping SCORE: A Corp Of Volunteers For The Business Community

SCORE – once named the Service Corps of Retired Executives – is known as the “Counselors for America’s Small Business.” According to the Small Business Administration, the national nonprofit association is comprised of more than 13,000 volunteer trained business counselors who serve as counselor advisors...

Huntington Banking On Meijer

Bread, butter and banking. In-store bank branches – part of a one-stop shopping business strategy – are not new, but there is a new partnership in town: Huntington and Meijer. Although in-store banking has been available in many markets including Traverse City and other northern communities...

Make Me A Match

Local recruiters talk about the business of landing just the right candidate. Hear the term “headhunter” and one doesn’t immediately think of Traverse City. Yet, recruiting means business for several search firms in the area, both independents and local franchise offices. The Traverse City Business News...