War on Drugs: Pharmaceutical reps say times have changed

Intense scrutiny and mounting regulations have put a choke hold on the pharmaceutical industry from its boondoggle days. Nowhere is this more noticeable than on the front lines, where pharmaceutical sales reps – or drug reps to most – have witnessed the highs and lows of...

Food, beverage producers expand operations, products in 2020

Coming soon near you: more foods and beverages featuring new and exciting ingredients, spaces and trends. In the brewing industry, Benzie County’s third brewery, Five Shores Brewing, opened in downtown Beulah. It joins Lake Ann Brewery and Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort. Owners Matt Demorest and Oliver Roberts...

Bank on This: Tech, finance heavyweights launch new merchant bank

[caption id="attachment_23372" align="alignleft" width="533"] Casey Cowell, Turner Booth, George Cochran, Lowell Gruman, Cori Chekhovskiy and Keith Nielson.[/caption] Traverse City titans George Cochran, Casey Cowell and Lowell Gruman – all long-time leaders in their respective fields of finance, technology and investment banking – are launching a new bank. The...