Book puts best of region at your fingertips

TRAVERSE CITY - The best travel advice I ever heeded was, "Make friends with the concierge." That advice has led me to the best restaurants, galleries, and shops nationally and internationally, no matter what my mood or budget.Realizing that few hotels in northern Michigan have...

How do you define ‘business casual’?

The western world is certainly becoming a more casual place. We rarely address each other formally, even when meeting for the first time, and we're certainly dressing more casually--especially at work.With more casual dress and attitudes, there's also the need for guidelines. I once worked...

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Sewing up the deal

TRAVERSE CITY - As little girls do, I spent hours making doll clothes out of whatever was available. When I couldn't get fabric scraps from my aunt, I'd improvise and create wedding dresses out of toilet paper, space suits out of aluminum foil, and coats...

Charter company has new captain

TRAVERSE CITY - We've all seen the bumper sticker that reads, "I'd Rather Be Sailing." When the sun is shining, the breeze is perfect, and I see those graceful sailboats on the bay, I'd rather be sailing than anything else. Two things always stop me...

Company takes stress out of event-planning

WILLIAMSBURG - Imagine this scenario: You're working for Pegasus Plastics, a local manufacturer. Your boss taps you on the shoulder and says, "We've decided to pay for a booth at the Worldwide Plastics Tradeshow. Come up with a fantastic booth display, some small but memorable...