Corwin gives houses a breather, cuts costs

TRAVERSE CITY - Tom Corwin makes his living by venting.It's got nothing to do with the fact he's a licensed minister. It's got everything to do with how he's saving people money on their utility bills.Corwin and his wife, CeeJay, have spent eight years developing...

To the beat of its own drum: Import company reports best year ever

TRAVERSE CITY - When James Henderson Moore became the victim of corporate downsizing, he put his mouth where his money was.He drew on his Scottish heritage to create a company that supplies bagpipes, drums, uniforms and accessories to customers around the world.Henderson Imports Ltd. is...

Investing in big hitters (and pitchers)

TRAVERSE CITY - Jeff Mugerian had a decision to make. Should he sink $5,000 into a mutual fund or put his money where his heart is: Baseball cards?Mugerian, a local Traverse City business owner, took a hard look at the nearly perfect 1934 Goudey...

TC Wolves hungry for season

Dan Skibbe didn't need his business degree to figure out that good football means a good possibility of success for his Traverse City Wolves semi-pro football team. But it helped. "Being a business major in college, I saw the potential in the Grand Traverse area," he said....

Service clubs dead? Not in Traverse City

They work in the public eye without pay - mentoring students during the school year and ringing bells and collecting money at Christmas time.They work behind the scenes the rest of the year - raising money for and helping the underprivileged and overburdened.So why -...

By request, Chamber forms roundtable program

TRAVERSE CITY - The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a CEO Roundtable Program that offers CEOs and small business owners an opportunity to discuss business and develop relationships with other company leaders within the community. The program uses structured monthly discussion groups,...