HUMAN RESOURCES: It’s more than a paycheck

Hiring dependable and capable employees is only going to get harder. The U.S. labor pool is shrinking, and demand for skilled employees is rising. While estimates vary, most see 5-10 percent of open positions staying that way--unfilled and holding back companies that do not...

What Matters Most

How loyal are your employees? That's a scary question these days. You may assume that giving them a raise every year and paying for their health insurance is enough. But don't you wonder how your benefits measure up to those at other businesses, namely, your...

With annual revenues of $50 M-plus, DSI is flying high

TRAVERSE CITY - If you've ever gotten off a flight and headed to the baggage carousel only to discover that your luggage didn't make it, Traverse City-based DSI may have orchestrated your rescue.Founded in 1990 by David Mathia, a Detroit native with over 25 years...

ENVIRONMENT: Power plant property attracting developers

ADVANCE - Living across from Advance Power Plant has been part of Pete and Pat Palajac's identity. They own the small general store in Advance that once served as a lunch stop for many of the plant's employees.The retired coal plant is located about four...

ENVIRONMENT: More golf courses are going green

BELLAIRE - The Cedar River Golf Club in Bellaire is taking steps to ensure that its greens are a little more green, as far as environmental impact is concerned anyway.As environmentalists in Michigan still sound alarms and golf course superintendents still spray chemicals, their goals...