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TC RESIDENT NAMED ‘YOUNG LEADER’ Amy Shamroe was recently awarded the Michigan Young Leader Award by the Michigan American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her contributions in raising awareness of women’s equality issues in the Traverse City area. She co-developed and executed a LeaderHERship seminar that...

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40UNDER40 Hits 10 Years - Nomination Period Now Open The Traverse City Business News is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Hagerty Traverse City Business News’ 40Under40! Now in its 10th year, this celebration recognizes individuals in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska counties – under the...

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TWO LOCAL COMPANIES NAMED TO ‘WATCH’ LIST Cash n Carry Flooring in Traverse City and Three Speed Ales – owners of Stormcloud Brewing Company – in Frankfort are two of the 2016 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. The award recognizes growth-oriented businesses based on market expansion,...

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BY THE BAY TRANSPORTATION SOLD Blue Lakes Charters & Tours has acquired By The Bay Transportation in Traverse City. Headquarted in Clio, Mich., Blue Lakes is a motorcoach operator with the largest independently-owned charter fleet in Michigan. This acquisition allows the company to expand its areas...

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MANUFACTURING SUMMIT: MARCH 1 The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Summit and Northwestern Michigan College will host the second annual Northern Michigan Manufacturing Summit on Tues., Mar. 1, in Traverse City. The summit is designed for any and all manufacturers in the region. Organizers are specifically encouraging food manufacturers...

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NEW COUNSELING PRACTICE OPENS Mindful Life Practice, a new counseling partnership of Stephanie Berger, Linda Smith, and Earlene Blevins, has opened in Traverse City. The partners previously worked as therapists at Pine Rest Clinic and Child & Family Services. They have extensive experience working with children,...

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BEAUTY BAR OPENS Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center has announced the business launch and opening of Traverse Beauty Bar, a beauty and brow studio at the corner of East Front and Park streets in downtown Traverse City. This sister location provides brow sculpting and brow tinting, men’s...

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CRYSTAL EXPANSION UNDERWAY Construction is underway on an $11 million expansion at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. The project will add eight new downhill trails and a triple chairlift and will "transform the village center with a 31,200 square-foot, LEED-certified expansion and surrounding plaza to the...

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EXPANSION: STONE HOUSE BREAD Stone House Bread is slated to move into the former Antique Mall building at 4200 U.S. 31 South near Chum’s Corner next month. The move from Switch Drive in TC will give the bakery twice as much room and allow it to operate...

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NEW: BAY FAMILY VISION CARE Anna Lammers, O.D recently purchased the practice of Dr. Paul Kropf on Munson Avenue in Traverse City and renamed it Bay Family Vision Care. Dr. Lammers returned home to Traverse City after finishing a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision. She...