Safer Surfaces: Great Lakes Stainless is fighting the virus with copper

[caption id="attachment_53254" align="alignleft" width="288"] Great Lakes Stainless employee Kirk Toedebusch laser etches a logo into a copper cover for a door.[/caption] In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in the United States, businesses were ordered to shutter unless essential and residents quarantined as a...

On Ice: Hot job market catches cold with COVID-19

A cold and blustery day wreaked havoc on recruiters, who filed into the Hagerty Center carrying cumbersome displays and props for the 14th annual job fair hosted by Northwestern Michigan College in early March. There, a range of employers were hopeful that the job fair would...

The Sweet Spot: Slightly off-kilter PB&J Marketing gets TC talking

[caption id="attachment_27159" align="alignleft" width="300"] PB&J Marketing co-owners Karl Bastian and his wife Maria Perez-Bastian look over some of their recent work. (Photo: Todd VanSickle)[/caption] Meat, potholes and penguins have had Traverse City buzzing since PB&J Marketing launched Maxbauer's Meat Market's eye-catching billboard and marketing campaign several...

On the Case: Local attorneys face big cases this year

Sleepy northern Michigan is a misnomer when it comes to the courtroom. Cases involving OxyContin, Roundup, and controversial downstate attorney Geoffrey Fieger all have local connections, some with potentially big legal consequences. The rise of high-profile cases could be linked to a sea change of the local...