COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Grant will get Boyne expansion rolling

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY - Good news for Boyne Mountain and the northern Michigan area--the Michigan Economic Development Corp. has approved a $784,350 tourism infrastructure grant for Boyne Valley Township.It will be used for water and sewer extensions and to relocate an electrical power line--infrastructure that's critical...

ENVIRONMENT: Career outlook in the green industry

Employment in the applied plant science portion of the green industry is literally growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in the plant science field are excellent, with more job openings than job seekers.Employment in this field is expected to grow...

ENVIRONMENT: Red Mill redo in full swing

TRAVERSE CITY - The former Red Mill lumber building on Hall Street is quickly progressing into a three-story office building for the Great Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH) agency.The historic building was demolished in March not long after commissioners approved the site plan laid out...

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Is Traverse City Spaced Out?

TRAVERSE CITY - As you drive around the Traverse City area, it's nearly impossible not to notice the new office buildings sprouting up all over town. "Who's going to move into all of these spaces?" you wonder.Although it may seem unlikely that the demand for...

Continental makes major investment in plant

BENZONIA - A $1 million renovation that includes a 17,000-foot addition is nearing completion at Continental Industries, formerly Mitchell Manufacturing in Benzonia. It will mean increased manufacturing, research/development, office space and greater diversity in the company."We want perspective customers to have a preamble of what...

Stewardship plans make cents

An effective environmental stewardship plan makes good business sense and a proactive response regarding the proper handling, recycling, and disposal of waste materials is prudent. A stewardship plan may include an effective air cleaning system, recycling plan, hazardous materials audit program, and a budget for...

DCL gets help for ‘extreme amount of business’

CHARLEVOIX- With all the millionaire shows on the air today, $990,000 might seem like a drop in the hat. But for DCL, Inc. in Charlevoix it's key to a 24,000 square-foot expansion.An Industrial Development Revenue Bond from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will help...

ENVIRONMENT: Tom Johnson a true planning pro

Just hearing all that Tom Johnson does is enough to tire a person out. From working with local governmental authorities to providing business counseling to area entrepreneurs, he's constantly on the go. Johnson doesn't mind the hours--he loves his work. And he's good at it....