Girls + Math + Science = Success

I have spent most of my career in male-dominated fields, having graduated from engineering school at a time when only one out of every four women enrolled would earn a degree. When I entered the male-dominated field of patent law – which requires both law...

Traveling Through Heartbreak

One of the focuses in this month's TCBN is on travel, meetings and events. After a tragic and life-changing experience three years ago, I have personally discovered the powerful and healing benefits that traveling can offer. Today I live with a renewed focus on creating...

Let’s Put Tourism Dollars to Work for the Long Term

Tourism is here to stay, and the yearly number of visitors to our area continues to climb. It’s no wonder. Those of us who live here year round know the value of what tourists come for: thriving towns, culture and recreation, beautiful land and fresh...

From Startup to Scalable: The case for loving your business 

Thanks to accelerators and investors like Boomerang Catapult and 20Fathoms, a lot of cool companies are being born in Traverse City – from names you’ve heard before like Atlas Space Operations and Promethient to SampleServ, a new environmental software company that helps geologists graph and...

Our High-Tech Hometown

Traverse City is my hometown. When I left to pursue an engineering degree – which turned into a high-tech career in Silicon Valley – I knew that my path would take me away from TC. Permanently. At the time, there was no high-tech industry in Traverse....