TC’s only publicly-traded company now employs 50

TRAVERSE CITY - For Aurora Oil & Gas Corporation, the lone publicly-traded Traverse City-based company, headquartering in northern Michigan simply is smart business."It is really a mini oil and gas Mecca of the Midwest," said Jeff Deneau, who heads up the company's investor relations. "It's...

Software automates process of finding a sub

TRAVERSE CITY - The success of Integrated Systems Consultants (ISC), a technology services firm with more than 500 customers, has enabled its founder to seek out new frontiers for his custom software applications. In 1992 Gilbert Mosher launched Professional Medical Placement (PMP), designed to help...

Permits issued, condo development underway in Elmwood Twp.

LEELANAU COUNTY - When asked what he thinks his new development will bring to the community, local developer Paul Starner had a quick answer.In addition to increasing the township revenue and tax base with a showcase development, Starner said, "it will show other developers...

Citizens group seeks equal school funding

TRAVERSE CITY - With the opening day of school looming, a grassroots organization is busily fighting against what they see as an inequitable distribution of State funds to various Michigan public school districts.Citizens for Equity (CFE) launched its campaign at the end of May and...

Agencies tackle transportation issues

TRAVERSE CITY - Every weekday, Dale Killingbeck drives 140 miles round-trip to work at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.He gets up at the crack of dawn at his family's home in Tustin, just south of Cadillac, and makes the...

Record-Eagle controversy, petition go to the top

TRAVERSE CITY - The chairman of Dow Jones & Co. has weighed in on a former county administrator's report that claims the Traverse City Record-Eagle reporting is "one-sided" and "sensationalized."Peter Kann, chairman of Dow Jones & Co., which owns Ottaway Newspapers, owner of the Record-Eagle,...

TC firm sues another over fees

TRAVERSE CITY - A dispute over ethical treatment of a client has pitted two area law firms against one another and it looks to be headed to trial.Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C. is suing Traverse Legal, PLC and C. Enrico Schaefer over fees it claims...

Inspector ‘fired’ over Beach Bums inspection files grievance

TRAVERSE CITY - A Grand Traverse County building inspector who says he was fired earlier this summer for missing code violations at the Traverse City Beach Bums stadium has filed a grievance against the county.Russ Schlarf had worked in the county's construction code department for...

‘Buy Local’ movement gains momentum

TRAVERSE CITY - On a typical summer night, Randy Sharp invites about 4,000 folks over for food and drink - most of it bought locally.No, Sharp doesn't own the biggest beach house on Lake Michigan. He's the concessions manager at Wuerfel Park, home of the...

New Bank of Northern Michigan building approved

TRAVERSE CITY - As the new president of the Bank of Northern Michigan's Traverse City office, John Paul and his staff spent the last two weeks of July greeting new customers and opening accounts at their new temporary quarters on Union Street."We've been planning this...