40Under40

Movers. Shakers. Progressive community, region and economy makers. The winners of our annual 40Under40 list are exceptional folks, no doubt. By your recommendation or sheer standout star power, hundreds of nominees came to our attention for countless reasons. But as we whittled down that initial...

What Matters Most

How loyal are your employees? That's a scary question these days. You may assume that giving them a raise every year and paying for their health insurance is enough. But don't you wonder how your benefits measure up to those at other businesses, namely, your...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A useful business tool

I recently received my first issue of The Business News and can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with the publication, especially with the vast amount of information it contains. I read it from cover to cover and can't wait until the next...

Web sites of area businesses

Fultz Manufacturing Inc, Traverse Citywww.FultzMfg.comGreat Lakes Plastic Surgery Center, TCwww.greatlakesplasticsurgerycenter.comLake Ann Baptist Campwww.lakeanncamp.comMichigan Works! Associationwww.michiganworks.orgPlanning For Retirement, Bellairewww.planningforretirement.comThe Gardner Group/J.M. Moore & Assoc.www.jmmoore.comTraverse City Area Chamber of Commercewww.tcchamber.orgTraverse Homes, Traverse Citywww.traversebiz.com/travhomeYour Online Business.com, Bellairewww.youronlinebusiness.comWant to be included in next month's listing? Send your site and...

Wanted: Your news

When I'm out taking pictures or running errands, I try to take different routes around the area so I can scope out all the new businesses springing up--seemingly overnight.This rubbernecking doesn't thrill drivers behind me, nor does using my steering wheel as a writing pad....

Letters to the Editor…

Small county, major growthI really enjoyed reading the article by Dani Horvath regarding Benzie County's updated master plan that was contained in your April issue of The Business News.As she pointed out, we are facing a lot of growth pressures in what is one of...

Websites of Area Businesses

An Affair to Remember, Benzoniahttp://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/primetimeave/partygirl49616Brakel Construction, Traverse Citywww.brakelconstruction.comGourdie/Fraser & Associates, Inc., Traverse Citywww.gourdiefraser.comInsync Consultary Technologists, Aldenwww.insyncnorth.comRiverside Marina Hunting & Fishing Center, Bellairewww.riverside-marina.com/Sanderson Woodcraft, Inc., Traverse Citywww.sandersonwoodcraft.comShoreline Container, Traverse Citywww.shorelinecontainer.comSend us your business web site for a FREE listing in the News! biznews@traverse.com....

Roadblock to growth

The state's January announcement that it would not be extending the U.S. 131 freeway from Manton to Kalkaska in the "foreseeable future" certainly puts our region in the back seat in terms of long-term economic development.Over the next couple of years, the state will drop...

A life less ordinary: Remembering David Hacker

The Business News staff lost a very good friend last month. And what he left us with are warm memories of a man who found an interesting story in every place he visited and every person he met.The last time any of us saw Dave...