U of M Nursing: Master’s program now available in TC

TRAVERSE CITY - With the availability of the RN-MS at NMC University Center, northern Michigan nurses may now enter the CUGSN (Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies in Nursing) without moving to Ann Arbor. Students move seamlessly through the Traverse City RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)...

Interest high in Lawrence Tech’s new MBA at North Central

PETOSKEY - Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is extending its reach in Northern Michigan. Through a partnership with North Central Michigan College, Lawrence Tech's most successful graduate business program, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), is now offered on-site at NCMC's University Center in Petoskey. "Just the...

LASIK improved with advanced technology

A new generation of LASIK eye surgery that combines laser surgery with wavefront diagnostic system technology is available in northern Michigan. Wavefront-guided LASIK is a promising technology that provides an advanced method for measuring optical distortions in the eye. Measuring and treating these distortions goes...

Vision correction technology changes drastically over 60 years

The human eye, like a fingerprint, has characteristics unique to each human being. However, these distinctions not only differentiate individuals from each other, they also may keep each person from achieving "optimum" vision after normal refractive or LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) surgeries. In...

Premier owners envision incentive-based program for area employees

TRAVERSE CITY - For five months, the fitness facilities formerly known as Ultimate Fitness lay dormant. Deep in dept, Ultimate Fitness owner Dale Carpenter closed the Traverse City-based health club unexpectedly in January, leaving members out in the cold, scrambling to find a fitness center...

Web Watch

Harbor Springs Web Design has developed an "affordable" method of search engine marketing that focuses on content-rich and search engine-friendly website optimization. "We've been successful in helping several small businesses finally get found in the major search engines," said Marcie Szczubelek, partner with Harbor Springs...

Plans for Gaylord terminal take off

GAYLORD - Construction on a new general aviation terminal for the Gaylord Regional Airport is slated to begin mid- to late-August and will be completed next spring. The airport, formerly the Otsego County Airport, received funding for the project from federal and state agencies, including...

Bill could force public schools to start after Labor Day

STATE - Starting school after Labor Day could help boost Michigan's summer economy, according to several state legislators. Rep. Edward Gaffney, R-Grosse Pointe, along with Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, have drafted a bill that would require all Michigan public schools to end summer vacation after Labor...

New pub owner has unwavering faith in downtown Petoskey

PETOSKEY - When Larry Rochon closed the doors of Record World in downtown Petoskey earlier this year, he had no idea what business venture would replace the beloved independent music store he founded and operated for nearly three decades. He only knew that, in spite...