COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY: Ascomnorth under new ownership

ACME - While many business owners are approaching the year with some apprehension, Dave Barth and Dave Wierenga, the new partners of Ascomnorth, are looking forward to an event-filled new year.With the Jan. 1 purchase of Starr Garter's ownership, Barth, employed by Ascomnorth since 1992,...

Joe Balsamo’s Café a feast for the eyes

TRAVERSE CITY - One-fifteen East Front Street in downtown Traverse City has a long, varied history. Built in 1930, it has housed such well-known businesses as Potter's Bakery, Walter's Shoe Store, a shoe repair shop, a sub shop (with shoe repair still in the back),...

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY: For Sale – Online Classifieds

TRAVERSE CITY - Scanning the classifieds can often leave us feeling overwhelmed. We ponder the meaning of abbreviations, long to see a photo, and ask an endless string of questions to each seller.But, thankfully, the arduous process of reading the classifieds is changing as more...

TAXES: Estate tax could meet its death this year

In the upcoming political season, there will be a lot of discussion about tax reform. While much of the debate centers upon the all-too- familiar income tax, another tax reform issue will concern the estate tax, which is imposed on wealth transfers at the holder's...

TAXES: Sell or trade that junker?

When the day comes to replace your old business vehicle, you will need to decide whether to trade it in or sell it for cash. The most important factors to consider are money and time. More specifically, how much you receive on trade versus sale...

Kalkaska industrial park proposal perking

KALKASKA - The village of Kalkaska is revving up for thedevelopment of a second 28-acre industrial park."The pre-application for state and federal grants was recentlyapproved, and now we begin the formal application process," said MelHill, village manager.Assuming the grants are received, the village will use...