Charter company has new captain

TRAVERSE CITY - We've all seen the bumper sticker that reads, "I'd Rather Be Sailing." When the sun is shining, the breeze is perfect, and I see those graceful sailboats on the bay, I'd rather be sailing than anything else. Two things always stop me...

BANKING & FINANCE: The Paper Chase

One basic tax planningstrategy is to accelerate deductions to the extent possible. But totake those deductions, you must prove that you're entitled to them.The IRS has numerous rules covering what constitutes appropriatedocumentation for your deductions:Business expensesDeductions for businesstravel and entertainment expenses, business use of cars,...

PlantMasters opens satellite store in Bellaire

BELLAIRE - On April 29, only one week after finalizing the deal, the VanThomme family opened its second PlantMasters location.Located on the north side of Bellaire at 906 N. Bridge St. (M-88), it replaces the former Bellaire Greenhouse. For long-time customers, there's a great deal...

COMMUNICATION: CML expands in all directions

TRAVER SE CITY - They say timing is everything, and nobody believes that more than Chuck Lombardo.Seeing a need for public relations consulting in the early 1990s, the former corporate PR Manager decided to open a firm of his own."I had a vision of a...

COMMUNICATION: Group tackles tricky technology issues

TRAVERSE CITY - Is there anything more exciting than new technology? Or more daunting? That's exactly what the Northwestern Michigan Telecommunications Association (NMTA) is all about: showcasing the latest advances in telecommunications and tackling the biggest questions that come with them."The idea of the group...

COMMUNICATION: Traverse City home to a world leader in VoIP telephony

TRAVERSE CITY - The region's reliance and interest in the Internet is exploding, and businesses are sprouting right along with it.One of these is ISPhone, started in 1997 by Kenneth E. Moody and Victor von Schlegell, ISPhone's president and CEO. The company provides the latest...

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OPENINGS• Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering Inc., a Grand Rapids-based civil and environmental engineering and survey firm, has opened a Traverse City office. The firm serves municipalities, developers, industries and the State of Michigan."This geographic expansion will allow us to capitalize on opportunities for work in...