Company keeps cartridges from gathering moss

TRAVERSE CITY - If you could save money and help save the environment at the same time, would you? Most would answer "yes." After all, it sounds like a win-win situation. However, when it comes to printer cartridges, many of us are ignoring an opportunity...

Consultant has vision to turn brown into green

TRAVERSE CITY - From eyesore to anchor. Helping to transform old manufacturing sites into vibrant, mixed- or single-use developments, Mac McClelland joined Otwell Mawby, PC, two months ago as Manager of Brownfield Development. In communities around northern Michigan, McClelland will be doing everything...

Shred it, burn it, erase it, or face the consequences

Nearly 10 million people were victims of identity theft last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). To curb this problem, the FTC, as part of its jurisdiction under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), recently issued a new rule on the...

Ban on direct shipments could put wineries over a barrel

LANSING - When Donald Coe purchased his Leelanau County property, it was classified a "dormant farm," a house and field that had been inactive for years. Since starting a vineyard and winery business on site, Coe is now the successful owner of Black Star Farms, which...

Sound system gets rave reviews

TRAVERSE CITY - Those who attended any of the May performances of Fifth Third's Jazz, Blues and Tango Series at the City Opera House were treated to an auditory delight as the City Opera House Heritage Association (COHHA) debuted the venue's new sound system. The $40,000...

Sign company moves to make way for growth

TRAVERSE CITY - Thriving in an ever-changing industry, one local business is experiencing a change of its own. NuArt Signs, a company which designs and manufactures signs for local and national clients, has moved to a new location at 322 E. Welch Ct. off of Continental...

Billing errors: You can fight back!

Industry estimates suggest that there are billing errors in 10 to 15 percent of all telco bills. If communications expenses comprise a large percentage of your budget, it may be worth your time to take careful note of what you are paying for, and...