Peterson, McGregor moves, goes paperless

TRAVERSE CITY - Walk into the new offices of commercial insurance agency Peterson, McGregor & Associates and the first thing you notice is what isn't there: clutter. In early December the company moved into its new location at 1368 Business Park Drive, and in the...

The R&D tax credit: Are you getting the credit you deserve?

The federal Research and Development (R&D) tax credit has been around since 1981 and approximately $7 billion in R&D credits are awarded to companies annually. Despite this, most small and medium sized manufacturing companies fail to claim the credit or claim far less credit than...

Double-digit growth not a fairy tale for Mother Goose Time

INTERLOCHEN - Twenty years ago, Claudia Delp and Kathy Dally spent several late nights at a dining room table after their families went to bed and started a company.Today, their products reach more than 40,000 children each month. Mother Goose Time is a preschool curriculum...

People, Products & Properties to Watch in ’07

PropertiesThe Barns property You know about the progress being made at the former State Hospital and Building 50. But what about those historic barns nearby? Something will happen in 2007, mark our words. Public input sessions are planned for January-April, spearheaded by a partnership between...

Corporate aviation market noses upward in TC

TRAVERSE CITY - Kevin Nelson thinks he has "the best office in the world."And why not?It offers a great view and ensures that everything he needs is at his fingertips.But then, that's one of the perks of being a pilot.Nelson and Roy Nichols own separate...

Passport requirements are changing

Starting Jan. 23, all travelers to and from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Bermuda must have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. This requirement applies to air and sea travel (including cruise passengers) to and...

County grants Clous permit, pursues new wetlands tack

TRAVERSE CITY - Grand Traverse County has given Eastwood Custom Homes Inc. the go-ahead to fill and grade nearly five acres of residentially-zoned land along Garfield Road, dropping past demands for wetlands setbacks at the site.Drain Commissioner Kevin McElyea agreed to issue a permit in...