Four area developments serve up new options for second-home buyers

REGION - There's a new generation of vacation properties in the northern Michigan offering attractive purchase options and recreational opportunities designed to meet the lifestyles of today's affluent couples. Opening this month, LeBear Luxury Residential Club and Spa along the shores of Sleeping Bear Bay in...

Seasoned store owners reclaim their market share

TORCH LAKE - After 20 successful years of running Ed's Market in Elk Rapids and raising two daughters, Chris and Sonny Szejbach were ready to move on to greener pastures, as in the ones you putt on. "We were tired of doing it," Sonny said of...

Building 50 springing to life

TRAVERSE CITY - The Grand Old Lady of Traverse City architecture, Building 50, is slowly regaining her youthful appearance. The fountain of youth comes courtesy of nearly two years of hard work by The Minervini Group. Those efforts were held up for a while awaiting...

Staying focused on the long term

At a time when interest rates are at or near 40-year lows, there's both good and bad news for investors. Over the past couple of years, investors with floating rate debt have enjoyed the benefit of some of the lowest short-term rates since the 1960s....

New charter opens up credit union membership

TRAVERSE CITY - Thanks to a new Community Charter granted by the State of Michigan, Members Credit Union, headquartered in Traverse City, is now able to accept as a member anyone who lives, works or worships in Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Manistee...