Craft House plant to close this summer

KALKASKA - Approximately 125 employees will lose their jobs this summer when Craft House Corp., Kalkaska's fifth-largest employer, will close its doors as part of a consolidation effort."We've had dual locations (in Kalkaska and Toledo, Ohio) for many years," said Bryan Romberg, vice president of...

Websites of Area Businesses

An Affair to Remember, Benzoniahttp://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/primetimeave/partygirl49616Brakel Construction, Traverse Citywww.brakelconstruction.comGourdie/Fraser & Associates, Inc., Traverse Citywww.gourdiefraser.comInsync Consultary Technologists, Aldenwww.insyncnorth.comRiverside Marina Hunting & Fishing Center, Bellairewww.riverside-marina.com/Sanderson Woodcraft, Inc., Traverse Citywww.sandersonwoodcraft.comShoreline Container, Traverse Citywww.shorelinecontainer.comSend us your business web site for a FREE listing in the News! biznews@traverse.com....

New Traverse City eateries ‘get fresh’

TRAVERSE CITY - Fresh, fast food. That's what Terry Jones, owner of The Sandwich Shoppe, would like patrons to remember. Having worked 10 years for a corporate restaurant, Jones always wanted to open a shop all his own. His goal is to offer "quick, quality...

What’s News

OPENINGS• Knot (justabar) will be opening inside the Harbormaster Building at Bay Harbor in mid-summer. The bar and grill will be operated by the Epoch Restaurant Group in Bingham Farms, which also operates the restaurant "Latitude" in the Bay Harbor Marina District.Pete Loren, corporate chef...

Traverse City’s Economic Club is Prospering

TRAVERSE CITY - Bill Corbett, president of the Economic Club of Traverse City, is optimistic over numbers, especially when it comes to the club's membership roll."Our club is prospering, with over 290 members," he relates. "Our goal is 350."Founded in 1977 by a small group...

Controlling worker’s compensation claims

As an attorney representing employers in worker's compensation cases and in my prior position as a Worker's Compensation Magistrate, I have heard many employers complain about the mysteries of our worker's compensation system. While many of the complaints are valid, there are several things every...

e-News

Big Net gets wired on 8th St.Big Net Holdings of Sterling Heights will be moving all three of its companies--Big Net, Datasharks and U.S. MidTel--into the former ComputerLand building on Eighth Street before the end of June.According to Dave Halleck, GM of Big Net North,...

CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT: Soil erosion – Control by design

Soil erosion control during construction has become a high profile issue in northern Michigan. News articles detailing severe erosion problems along sensitive environmental areas, such as streams and lakes, cast an unfavorable light on projects.Often the success of these projects depends on the natural beauty...

HEALTH CARE: What to expect from your boss when you’re expecting

According to a research report from the National Institute ofOccupational Safety and Health, three quarters of the women in thenation's workforce are of child-bearing age and more than half of thechildren born in the U.S. are born to working mothers. This raisesserious issues over a...

HEALTH CARE: Ten biggest financial management mistakes

Over many years of working with physicians and dentists I have seen all kinds of "interesting" financial decisions. While all the physicians and dentists I have known are honest, hard-working individuals, they have not been immune from bad decisions and poor judgement. In this article,...