WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Travel industry veteran launches her own school

TRAVERSE CITY - Tammy Ensman saw a niche and decided to fill it. That's how the Great North Travel School came into being. Located in Traverse City, the school will open on Sept. 13, and already has potential students from Pakistan, Oregon and northern Michigan.A...

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ACCOLADES· Knorr Interactive received a MAX award in the 'Interactive/Online' category for their design of the Tri-tronics Web sites. Knorr was the only Web design firm in the area to win such an award. Knorr Interactive also created the secure business-to-consumer site, which earned them...

HEALTH CARE: Charlevoix Area Hospital mends growing pains

CHARLEVOIX - More residents, more tourists and more needs has translated into a $6 million renovation and expansion project for the Charlevoix Area Hospital.As the region's population has swelled, so has the demand for quality and accessible health care--and that's just what the next two...

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Club seeks equity for women at work

REGION- There's a quiet little group in the area that's making big changes for women in the workplace--and girls on their way there. It's the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW), and it has five working chapters in northern Michigan alone--all part of a national...

Monitoring employees: An invasion of privacy?

Is there such a thing as privacy in the workplace anymore? The more technology use rises, the more respect for traditional notions of privacy has gone by the wayside. Recent statistics confirm this trend: In a survey by the American Management Association, 45 percent of...

How do you define ‘business casual’?

The western world is certainly becoming a more casual place. We rarely address each other formally, even when meeting for the first time, and we're certainly dressing more casually--especially at work.With more casual dress and attitudes, there's also the need for guidelines. I once worked...

HEALTH CARE: The 10 biggest financial management mistakes

In The Business News' May health care report, we explored five of the 10 biggest financial management mistakes made by medical and dental practitioners. They were:· Failing to live within your means· Not planning your work or working your plan· Failing to use outside advisors·...