High, But Dry: Post-pandemic cash flow worries small businesses as demand picks up

[caption id="attachment_66104" align="alignleft" width="288"] Marcie Earl is the owner of The Place Promotional Products in Elk Rapids.[/caption] by Amy Lane At Marcie Earl’s Elk Rapids business, orders for custom-designed items like promotional pens and sports team T-shirts have been making a return as Michigan moves past COVID-19. That’s...

The Aftermath: Cautious optimism guides three of northern Michigan’s manufacturers

[caption id="attachment_53248" align="alignleft" width="216"] Boyne City-based snow ski manufacturer Shaggy's joined with 1-800-Stencil, also of Boyne, to manufacture approximately 175,000 disposable face shields for McLaren and other Michigan hospitals.[/caption] Virtually every northern Michigan manufacturing company was touched, in some way, by the devasting coronavirus pandemic. Many were forced...

Petoskey Wine Region Debuts

From his post as president of the newly named Petoskey Wine Region, Dustin Stabile sees wineries working together and aiming higher. “We’re trying to turn this into a destination, where people are making plans to come to Petoskey … we want them coming here to Petoskey...