VDS will have stronger presence in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY - Two Grand Rapids natives with extensive telecommunications and financial experience are in the process of acquiring Voice Data Systems (VDS) from Feyen-Zylstra in Grand Rapids.VDS has offices in Traverse City and Grand Rapids. The buy-out will be complete sometime this month.The new...

COMMUNICATION: DSL:The high-speed race is on

DSL has entered the high-speed Internet chase in Traverse City.Big Net North, Cherryland Online Services and Peninsula Telephone recently joined the race with Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service. It's the latest competition among the cable modems and wireless hook-ups sprawling across the region.Nationwide, 2.8 million...

ENVIRONMENT: EC&S acquires Advantage Land Surveys

TRAVERSE CITY - EC&S is nearly tripling its surveying capabilities with the recent acquisition of Advantage Land Surveys (ALS) of Traverse City,EC&S is a full-service company that provides environmental consulting, civil engineering, and land surveying services. The merged operations will be run from EC&S' Traverse...

ENVIRONMENT: EPI’s products really hold water

MANCELONA - Environmental Protection, Inc. has a product that, if all goes according to plan, you'll never see.The Mancelona-based company fabricates flexible geomembrane liners for a variety of water and waste containment applications. Their work can't be seen locally at Treetops Golf Course in Gaylord,...

Partners buy boat insurance agency from Fifth Third

TRAVERSE CITY - You won't find suits and ties at Global Marine Insurance. Instead, you'll be greeted by a receptionist with the hail, "Welcome aboard!" and a staff of 20 with the "boating gene." And, if you catch them at a boat show, they'll be...

Multi-physician practice groups plead guilty to mail fraud

TRAVERSE CITY - Traverse Anesthesia Associates, PC, and Pain Consultants, PC, have pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for double billing insurance companies for certain medical procedures, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Michigan. They will be sentenced...