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...

Wood Stock: Father and son turn wood collection into profits

TRAVERSE CITY - "I love trees! Always have!" were the second words out of Loren Bristol's mouth after 'hello.'Bristol, owner of Loren's Woodworking on Veterans Drive in Traverse City, is a woodworker, carpenter and all-purpose craftsman with a collector's enthusiasm for wood."Just look at the...

Honduras Coffee Co.: The right blend of education, experience

TRAVERSE CITY - Running a business is hard enough. Imagine running one based in another country.Dale and Melanie Firebaugh of Traverse City know all about it, having formed Honduras Coffee Co. with their daughter, Amy, and son-in-law, L. Armando Contreras, a Honduras native.They formed the...

Why are we so taken with Greenspan’s words?

We've been hearing an increasing amount of talk of "how high" the market is right now. And seemingly, that perception is accurate. But by what standards do we make this assumption? Based on historical valuations, it's not difficult to arrive at this conclusion.Three elements can...

Announcements

ACQUISITIONSFawcett-Dopke Insurance Agency, a 102-year-old firm in Traverse City, has purchased Independent Insurance Centre (formerly John D. Guba & Associates) located at 735 S. Garfield Ave. Fawcett-Dopke, located in the NBD Bank building downtown, will be operating out of both locations.AWARDSComputerLand of Traverse City has...