Six reasons why e-commerce sites fail

The World Wide Web is exploding. Everyday thousands of new individuals are using the Internet to search out and purchase products. However, 95 percent of all Internet sites lose money. With so many customers online, why are the majority of Web sites losing money? Outlined...

ELDER CARE: Glen Eagle retirement community to open in May

TRAVERSE CITY - Glen Eagle, a retirement living community currently under construction off West Silver Lake Road, will be opening May 2001."It's easy to get really excited about; it's like being on a cruise ship--always something available for you," said sales manager Dee Dee Grabowski.Glen...

ELDER CARE: Area homes face shrinking revenue, staff

REGION - Though we may be tempted to fib about our age, the numbers don't lie. Like it or not, we're a "maturing" crowd. By 2010, the elderly population in the United States is projected to increase by 17 percent, from 33.5 million in 1995...

ELDER CARE: Long Term Care – The forgotten estate plan

You would be hard- pressed today to find someone who has not known someone or been directly affected by long-term care.The fastest-growing segment of the population is by far that of people over the age of 60. As we get older, the likelihood that we...

ELDER CARE: The Maples means quality

FRANKFORT - Many people struggle with the fact that they promised their parents and grandparents they would never put them in a nursing home.But when the time comes and the choice is inevitable, the family is then faced with finding quality care, which can be...

ENVIRONMENT: Moon Works – A clean break with tradition

SUTTONS BAY - Combining their eclectic interests, passion for the environment and entrepreneurial spirits, Gail Robinson and Jay Gierkey forged in a new direction this summer: diving into the mundane realm of dirty clothes.Launching Moon Works in July, the pair has created a laundry soap...

ENVIRONMENT: Is Toxic Mold Contamination the Next Asbestos?

Recently, there has been an explosion of new lawsuits related to mold and other microbial contaminants. These lawsuits can involve different types of defendants, but generally revolve around a recurring theme. Somehow, conditions were created, or allowed to exist, which fostered the growth and proliferation...

ENVIRONMENT: National tree project has local roots

COPEMISH - What could be the largest environmental project of the decade has its roots in a nursery in northern Michigan.The National Tree Trust in Washington, D.C. recently partnered with the Champion Tree Project, founded by David Milarch, owner of Milarch Nursery Inc. in Copemish....