What’s for lunch? Farm food goes to school

TRAVERSE CITY - On a cold, bright morning in December, Mark Doherty was delivering Gala apples and winter squash to 18 schools in the Traverse City Area Public School system. It's a delivery route he's happy to do. Doherty is one of the reasons children at...

Tips for lowering your dreaded utility bills

REGION - There was a lot of cold and snow to end 2005. Great for outdoor fun, not so good for business operating expenses. Most likely, your first couple of utility bills for the winter heating season were kickers compared to last year. With heating...

BATA unveils hybrid electric bus

TRAVERSE CITY - The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) is on the road and riding "green" in a prototype of its first series hybrid-electric bus. The 27-foot bus was unveiled in December at a ceremony held at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City....

Long-time business opens retail store

TRAVERSE CITY - Launching their upscale apothecary boutique in late October, Mike and Lisa Berry now offer their extensive range of Ravenwood products under one roof. The 20-year-old business that wholesales nationwide lines of bath and body products, essential oils and candles took...

Northwest: TC will take a bigger hit

TRAVERSE CITY - Northwest Airlines' bankruptcy woes have finally landed at Cherry Capital Airport. The carrier announced plans last month to reduce the number of flights, and as a result the number of seats, in and out of Traverse City. "Some markets are getting hit more...

Bayside Market adds meat market, bigger deli

TRAVERSE CITY - When Dan and Jan Hummel bought the Bayside Market on U.S. 31 North, the road was a two-lane highway, the market was 950 square feet, and Dan was living in a tent behind it. That was the summer of 1981. Now, the...

NMC intern program a win-win

TRAVERSE CITY - A valuable resource is available to area employers through the Business Internship Program at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC). The program provides the opportunity for businesses to augment their staffing needs by employing college students and making an investment in the growth and...

NMC advances survey capabilities

TRAVERSE CITY - Northwestern Michigan College's Training and Research Division recently took a major step in offering broader research capabilities to clients. Research Services upgraded its survey research facilities to include Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). CATI allows Research Services' interviewers to conduct...