Munson’s new network speeds up turnaround of X-ray reports

TRAVERSE CITY - A new computer network that allows radiologists, physicians and specialists to view a patient's X-ray images within hours or, in some cases, minutes of being taken will result in quicker care for patients of Munson Healthcare in northern Michigan.RadNet, which went on...

Association bridges medical staff gap

TRAVERSE CITY - There are thousands of staffing agencies across this country that call healthcare facilities every day trying to place their medical professionals. If you are in the human resources department at one of those facilities, that can mean a lot of phone calls,...

Impact of Red Wings camp estimated at $3 million

TRAVERSE CITY - When does the color red turn into green? When the Detroit Red Wings hold their annual training camp in Traverse City and help generate $3 million in local business. "We notice a difference when the Wings are in town," said Marco Marcantoni from Mackinaw...

With business booming, Moomers moves into milk

TRAVERSE CITY - Moomers Homemade Ice Cream is the ultimate Field of Dreams success story. What was literally the product of a dream for owners Nancy and Bob Plummer, is now easily Grand Traverse's favorite place for ice cream. Each night, all summer long, crowds...

New builds remain up in GT County; other counties down

Slowing housing markets won't derail the economic expansion as our industry transitions away from the major growth engine it's been over the past several years. Single family home sales, which are down about 10 percent nationwide for this quarter, will move down further, but...

Five Questions with Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm seeks re-election this November, and is currently in a tight race with businessman Dick DeVos. Granholm took time out from her busy schedule in early August to chat with Business News Publisher Luke Haase.BN: You've got an (expensive) fight on...

Bike designer scores contract with Michael Jordan

SUTTONS BAY - Garrick Opie has been around motorcycles for 30 of his 34 years, so it's no surprise that his new business-Garrick Opie Customs Inc.-designs and builds custom cycles.What is a shocker is that the Suttons Bay resident's very first client is NBA legend...

Aging Institute cuts raise questions

TRAVERSE CITY - The Aging Institute of Michigan, which expanded with several staff additions, new office space and high profile events this spring, has apparently closed its doors and laid-off staff due to financial difficulties. The Traverse City-based non-profit Institute largely funded its expansion via...

Beach Bums’ first year considered a hit

TRAVERSE CITY - Traverse City has an appetite for baseball.With the inaugural minor league season of the Traverse City Beach Bums coming to a close this month, the numbers tell a story of success.And that's not just hitting a baseball, which the Beach Bums did...

Woodmere building is a true fit for several companies

TRAVERSE CITY - The silver block-letter Tru Fit Trouser sign identifies the building where the former clothing manufacturer once operated on Woodmere Avenue. The company has been gone nearly 15 years, but the building has a new life.Local developer and builder/renovator Eric Gerstner bought...