RETAIL & E-COMMERCE: E-marketing legalities

While there are currently no federal laws prohibiting junk e-mail, the U.S. House of Representatives, did pass the Unsolicited Electronic Mail Act on July 10, 2000, according to Michael Conlon, an attorney with Running, Wise, Ford and Phillips in Traverse City. The bill is now...

HEALTH CARE: Mercy Hospital upgrade has $3 million price tag

CADILLAC - Mercy Hospital of Cadillac is in the midst of a $3 million fundraising campaign to renovate the Emergency and Obstetrics units.The campaign stems directly from discussions with community members on how best to upgrade the hospital to create the most impact for area...

RETAIL & E-COMMERCE: Point and click your way to profits

The Internet is the great equalizer in the pursuit of profit. Small businesses can compete head-to-head with corporate giants and win. So how do you, the aspiring "Netrepreneur," get started in the virtual world? Here are seven steps you can follow to create your own...

HEALTH CARE: Regional check up

? Otsego Memorial Hospital's new MedCare Walk-In Clinic opened nearly a month ahead of schedule on Nov. 7 behind Wolohan Lumber. The clinic will serve the urgent care needs of the general population and the occupational health needs of the business community.The facility features separate...

Development takes baby steps down long road to approval

PETOSKEY - The area south of Petoskey has been experiencing an explosion of activity. Just a little while ago, Wal-Mart came to town. Now a Home Depot is under construction north of the store. The latest proposal is a large retail and residential development that...

HEALTH CARE: Bill to ban smoking in restaurants catches heat

LANSING - A burning question could be up for debate this legislative session: Should smoking be banned in all Michigan restaurants?Rep. Ray Bashum, D-Taylor, has drafted legislation with both Democratic and Republican co-sponsors that would ban smoking in restaurants and food service establishments."This is the...

RETAIL & E-COMMERCE: So Do It gets it done

The company's tag line is "we hatch ideas" and the logo incorporates a hatched egg. And just like the industrious little red hen of storybook fame who got the job done, Lisa Wehr, President and CEO of So Do It, LLC, found that her concept...