EDITORIAL: Three years later, still going strong

Since launching The Business News in August of 1994, we've seen remarkable growth here at Media Wave LLC. When we first started out, we served the five-county Grand Traverse region, adding Wexford County in December of 1994. Emmet and Wexford counties were welcomed in 1995...

FINANCE: Reading the indices with insight

I am taking a one-month hiatus from my column as I get adjusted to fatherhood with the newest addition to our family, Talia Marie. I have asked a capable co-worker to cover for me this month.--Anthony ThorpeWith the performance of the financial markets in recent...

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Financial planning for women

Much has been written about estate and financial planning for individuals in general. Do women have different goals and issues that should be explored? Consider the following facts: · Women live five to seven years longer than men. ...

HEALTH CARE: No smoking, please

TRAVERSE CITY - Business owners in the Grand Traverse region are tops in the state for helping to clear the air. With more than 100 smoke-free restaurants and more than 30 smoke-free hotels and motels, this area has the most no-smoking facilities in Michigan.The Grand...

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Turning the page

TRAVERSE CITY - After seven years in the publishing business, Rebecca Austin and Jennifer Nelson, owners of Austin and Nelson Publishing in downtown Traverse City, decided last December it was time to publish a book of their own.But they weren't quite sure what to write...