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ACCOLADES? At the Northern Michigan Advertising Club MAX Awards, Idea Stream Design of Traverse City received one of two "Best of Show" for the stationery package design for Archkinetiks Architectural Firm. The package also won a "MAX Award" for logo design. Idea Stream earned an...

Food service law fires up this fall

STATE - A new food service code that will affect all food handlers from grocery stores to restaurants will be implemented in November.The code update has been in the works for several years and is the first of its kind in nearly 30 years."We're really...

ENVIRONMENT: GFA completes major project for Core of Engineers

TRAVERSE CITY - Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and ideal spring weather enabled Gourdie/Fraser & Associates (GFA) to complete aerial photography and associated land surveying of 180 miles of Ohio Riverfront in two weeks--less than one-fourth the time such a project would typically take.The...

Proposed hotel gets off ground floor

ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP - Northporte Development Company in Traverse City is getting closer to building a three-floor, 91-unit Homewood Suites hotel across from Elmwood Township Marina on M-22, just south of Cherry Bend Road.Elmwood Township planning commissioners gave the site plan preliminary approval at their June...

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Is this the top?

Nationally, real estate has cycles. These cycles typically occur in 7- to 11-year periods and are the result of overbuilding and changes in the cost and availability of financing. In northern Michigan, values have always gone up. Well, not always, but most of the time...

K C Air is up for business and pleasure

HARBOR SPRINGS - This past March, newly-formed K C Air, LLC, took to the sky, offering customers a pleasant one-and-a-half hour flight alternative to the grueling four to six hours it generally takes to drive from the Detroit area to the recreation opportunities and natural...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A useful business tool

I recently received my first issue of The Business News and can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with the publication, especially with the vast amount of information it contains. I read it from cover to cover and can't wait until the next...