WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Home operator turns passion into profits

BENZIE COUNTY - Retailers beware. If Donna Malecki, Benzie County resident and executive director of Valley Residential Services, walks in your establishment, pay attention. She may help you turn a major profit. Back in 1987, when Malecki was working as a residential program superintendent with...

HEALTH CARE: Midwives -Tradition & Technology

TRAVERSE CITY - Pam Bradshaw describes her practice as a place where East meets West.As one of several certified nurse midwives in the area that offers deliveries in a hospital setting, her patients are able to choose health care that blends both tradition and technology."It's...

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Petoskey-area women are opening doors

PETOSKEY - A flurry of women-owned businesses have been opening in the Petoskey area. Following is a brief description of each:* The Real Nancy Drew has reopened in Harbor Springs, this time at 345 E. Main Street. Nancy Drew sells her own art work, as...

Company grows on Michigan pride

SUTTONS BAY - Opening five stores in one summer may seem impossible. But for Brian and Jeri-Lynn Bailey, it was reality.The explosive growth of their business, The Bailiwick Co., last summer was simply a matter of not passing up any opportunities, they say.Their list of...