Big Apple Bagels opens on South Airport

TRAVERSE CITY - A new breakfast/lunch option is now available on South Airport Road.Rick and Teri Goodman opened Big Apple Bagels in the new retail building next to Rolston Fine Home Furnishings on March 19.The cafe features 23 varieties of premium fresh-baked bagels, as well...

Cathie’s to move into City Centre Plaza

TRAVERSE CITY - Cathie's Tote and Dine is the second company to announce it will set up shop in the City Centre Plaza, currently under construction at the corner of Cass and State streets.Cathie's will be moving only one block from its current downtown Traverse...

Service-oriented attorney opens firm with daughter

TRAVERSE CITY - It was 1963 when Patrick Wilson and his young family moved to Traverse City for his first job out of law school. The opening was with a firm headed by Traverse City prosecutor Harry T. Running and William L. Wise.He made $100...

Wolverine Power primed for age of electric competition

CADILLAC - Deregulation of Michigan's electric industrylooms on the horizon. It's a revolution that promises to impact everyhousehold and business in the state. Preparing for this new age ofelectric competition, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative haspositioned itself on the side of its 600,000 customers.Following the lead...

Confrontation: a necessary part of communication

Do you cringe at the thought of contradicting a co-worker? Do you run the other way rather than confront your boss? Maybe you prefer to sweep a troublesome issue under the rug and pretend it doesn't exist, instead of dealing with it out in the...

What do your customers really think?

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part series onthe importance of market research.Whether you want to learn how satisfied your existing customersare with your product, are thinking about launching a whole new lineor are developing a business plan, conducting market research is animportant...

ENVIRONMENT: Snow from wastewater marks first successes

HARBOR SPRINGS - The preliminary tests are complete and the results are encouraging.A pilot project conducted at a northern Michigan wastewater treatment facility holds financial promise and an environmentally-friendly alternative to wastewater storage during the winter.The Harbor Springs Area Sewage District Authority provides sewer collection...

ENVIRONMENT: Court breathes new life into old insurance policies

In an important and recent case, the Michigan Supreme Court held that commercial general liability (CGL) insurers may have obligations to defend and reimburse policyholders for environmental contamination claims.The Supreme Court's decision came in a consolidation of cases generally known as Gelman Sciences Inc. vs....