Main Dish Kitchen gets cookin’

As a nation, we have allowed family dinners to decline. Regardless of the reason for the disappearing family dinner, owners Gene and Joyce Van Koevering and their son Greg of Main Dish Kitchen, opening this month in Traverse City, are committed to reversing this trend. "Main...

Trantek sees big growth, expands

TRAVERSE CITY - The state's manufacturing economy may be sputtering along, but a local company that supports the industry is soaring. Trantek Automation Corp., located in Traverse City's Industrial Park, is producing some serious profit margins in a industry that has seen its share of...

Oleson’s Plaza East includes multiple retail units

TRAVERSE CITY - Third time was the charm for Oleson's and East Bay Township. Within days of getting the green light for Oleson's Plaza East at the corner of Hammond and Three Mile Road, construction began in earnest. When the East Bay...

Preggers delivers number two

TRAVERSE CITY - The Preggers family has expanded. Preggers II debuted in October at the former Shag space on Front Street in Traverse City. Its mother-store, Preggers, a maternity and infant clothing store, opened in March on Union Street. The new store touts itself as...

Embezzlement risk in a retail business

Most organizations are vulnerable to embezzlement from a dishonest or disgruntled employee. A retail establishment is especially vulnerable to embezzlement due to the high volume of cash passing through the business. As the saying goes "Cash is King" and wherever there is cash,...

Online service allows quicker access to advanced directives

SUTTONS BAY - No matter which side you sympathized with during the Terry Schiavo controversy, one thing was tragically clear: There was no written document detailing her wishes for medical care. Advance medical directives do just that. One type, often referred to as a "living will,"...

Fitness and physical therapy center opens at Copper Ridge

TRAVERSE CITY - A new fitness and physical therapy facility recently joined the Copper Ridge Marketplace. Fast Fitness + Accelerated Mobility Physical Therapy, owned by husband and wife physical therapists Rex and Jill Holden, offers several levels of fitness conditioning classes, as well as physical...

Handling touchy issues within your medical practice

Q. What are the ramifications of violating HIPAA regulations, and how can I keep up on the latest standards so that I can monitor my staff's compliance with them?A. The penalties for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations can be extensive. The...