Business expo follow up is crucial

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and the Business After Hours Expo in Petoskey will be here before we know it! As you make plans for the April 22 events--setting up your booth, printing new collateral materials, and ordering give-away items--don't forget...

A life less ordinary: Remembering David Hacker

The Business News staff lost a very good friend last month. And what he left us with are warm memories of a man who found an interesting story in every place he visited and every person he met.The last time any of us saw Dave...

ENVIRONMENT: Taking baby steps toward environmental compliance

In this increasingly competitive world, businesses must evaluate the impact of their decisions against the bottom line. Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance is something that every business is concerned about, and the decisions made here are no different. EHS issues drive questions like: what...

TE Technology one of state’s ‘best small businesses’

TRAVERSE CITY - Whatever the "hot thing" is in technology, TE Technology Inc. seems to have a way to cool it down, literally.The Traverse City-based thermoelectric company sends its cooling units across the country and around the globe and recently earned top recognition from the...

REAL ESTATE: EC&S buys Walker Land Surveying to broaden services

TRAVERSE CITY - The home improvement industry has its Home Depots. The grocery industry has its Meijer megastores. And with the recent acquisition of Walker Land Surveying, Environmental Consultants and Services, Inc., (EC&S) becomes a one-stop, professional firm specializing in environmental, survey and civil engineering...

REAL ESTATE: Musings of a real estate voyeur

As a real estate appraiser and consultant, I view the market from a detached point of view. Although I have investments in the local real estate market, most of the work I'm involved in requires that I distance my self interests. I look at the...