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When I'm out taking pictures or running errands, I try to take different routes around the area so I can scope out all the new businesses springing up--seemingly overnight.This rubbernecking doesn't thrill drivers behind me, nor does using my steering wheel as a writing pad....

BANKING & FINANCE: Is there an embezzler in your company?

There's little more disheartening than having to inform a business owner that he or she has been the victim of embezzlement. Feelings of disbelief, shock, embarrassment and anger follow, and can be overwhelming.Embezzlement is as much an issue of trust as it is about financial...

e-News

• At the behest of Rep. Bart Stupak, Gaylord businesswoman Daune Weiss and Traverse City businessman Frank Noverr took part in a day-long series of workshops at the nation's capital on May 8. A key element of the conference was the importance of the Internet...

FAVORED WORK: in favor no more?

On March 29, the Michigan Supreme Court issued three anxiously-awaited opinions regarding favored work for employees who have suffered work-related injuries. Surprisingly, the opinions of the Justices were virtually unanimous in all three cases. These opinions greatly altered the law with regard to favored work...

Imprés to expand, move

TRAVERSE CITY - Imprés salon will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a major expansion and relocation to the former Oleson's Grocery Store site in September.The move will double the salon's space to 3,800 square feet. Sandra Dunn and Tamara Vomastek own the salon, located at...

BANKING & FINANCE: Irwin Union Bank opens on Munson Ave.

TRAVERSE CITY - Irwin Union Bank & Trust Co. has opened an office at 880 Munson Ave. in Traverse City.Michigan native Joel Rahn is president and has over 12 years of experience in the Traverse City and Grand Rapids markets in a variety of senior...

The Jordan River Store: A divine twist on retail

TRAVERSE CITY - "We feel that all of our products must reflect the excellence, care, quality, and value that today's buyers want and deserve." Nancy Damoose, president and owner of The Jordan River Store, which opened recently in downtown Traverse City, speaks words every consumer...

Auto donation program gets workers to work

REGION - Susan Wesley was a reliable worker with unreliable transportation. Her old GMC van "was on its last leg. It started when it wanted and didn't when it didn't," she said.Wesley, a single mom with two school-aged kids, found herself "really struggling." Her former...

Letters to the Editor…

Small county, major growthI really enjoyed reading the article by Dani Horvath regarding Benzie County's updated master plan that was contained in your April issue of The Business News.As she pointed out, we are facing a lot of growth pressures in what is one of...