Curing ‘affluenza’ among kids of wealthy parents

Raising a child isn't easy. School, sports, social activities, sickness, they can all keep parents up at night. Affluent parents have an additional issue that may be cause for concern: "affluenza," or the notion that unusual family wealth will lead to a poverty of values...

DGN: 32 years and accounting

TRAVERSE CITY - The sign of a good accountant is dollars and sense. Helping you make a profit as a business owner, your accountant should be one of your business' best allies. One local firm is such a friend, marked by decades of success in...

Navigating the maze of workers comp

The basic premise of workers compensation insurance is to protect both employees and employers in the event of a work-related injury. An injured worker is entitled to a wage loss benefit and full medical payments in the event they are injured on the job. ...

Moving hasn’t hurt Kinney’s business

TRAVERSE CITY - In October, after almost 35 years, Kinney's Pioneer Service moved from the corner of State and Union in downtown Traverse to a new location on U.S. 31 South, near Grawn. The only other owner of the landmark station, the Rennie Oil Co.,...

Grace space: New salon opens in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY - The many meanings of the word "grace" struck a chord with Marcia Roehrich as she pondered what to name the Traverse City salon she recently opened with three friends. Grace is about embodying a sense of refinement, seemingly effortless beauty or charm,...

Music store fills niche in Benzie County

BEULAH - Benzie County's first full-service music store opened its doors to the public Sept. 1. Miranda Music is owned by professional classical musicians Bogar and Elizabeth Guzman-Shrake, who between them share 50 years of combined experience in performance, teaching and retail sales. The store is...