New firm offers loans for all credit ratings

CHARLEVOIX - Global Business Funding, a business finance consultancy, opened its doors in downtown Charlevoix on August 8. With 12 business finance consultants on board, Global Business Funding is ready to engineer financial solutions for all sized businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and...

In The Spotlight: The Sassy Sandwich Inc.

TRAVERSE CITY - Come October, you can swing into the Copper Ridge development for more than a doctor's appointment; you can grab a latte and a steaming piece of just-out-of-the-oven bread from The Sassy Sandwich, Inc. Owned by Sharon Wise and her daughter Emily Norton, the...

Chef brings Windows’ reputation to Glen Arbor restaurant

GLEN ARBOR - Windows restaurant, located between Traverse City and Suttons Bay, has been an area fine-dining standard for decades. Now, those looking to experience the exquisite menu, impeccable service and striking view offered by the original can do so at Windows' recently-opened second location. The...

Older adults lead push for city living

Retiring baby boomers and empty nesters are spearheading a trend in the housing market in the Traverse City area. According to developers, realtors, and industry consultants, the 50-plus age demographic is leading a push for city living. "There is an increased demand for more urban locations,"...

Finding work after 50

Conventional wisdom tells us that finding a new job after 25 to 30 years of job success would be a snap. After all, senior or mature workers tend to have more experience, having years to perfect their skills. Most have broadened their knowledge base and...

More housing options with Bay Ridge expansion

TRAVERSE CITY - One local senior community will soon be expanding to provide more area residents with a safe and convenient housing solution. The Village at Bay Ridge broke ground in mid-June on a two-building addition. When construction is complete in the spring of 2006, the...

Bank One branch will set the tone for others

TRAVERSE CITY - Discovering a lemonade stand when you come up to the drive-through on a hot summer day. Having a teller escort you to your car with an umbrella when it's pouring down rain. A branch that feels more like a retail center with...