More schools = more marketing, competition

TRAVERSE CITY - Schools have been competing for years in the athletic arena and even in academics, from test scores to debate competitions. Now K-12 schools are finding competition in simply appealing to students. In recent years even the traditional public schools have created extensive...

Manufacturing groups share ideas, resources

GT REGION - A quick glance around the Traverse region and the scenery showcases a setting for agricultural and recreational pursuits. Tucked behind the trees, however, a thriving, though challenged, manufacturing industry exists.Recent headlines have reported several plant closings and loss of more than...

Leelanau tourism: Many businesses left without a voice or choice

The Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan's jewels. Just ask anyone who lives there. Those who visit marvel at its beauty and unique character. Yet the Peninsula's tourism based economy has been challenged in recent years.The reason?The Leelanau Peninsula lacks leadership in the tourism industry....