Leelanau Wine Cellars to triple space

OMENA - Leelanau Wine Cellars is poised to upgrade and then move into the former Northern Michigan Fruit Co. facilities in Omena, more than tripling the space available for its winery, according to state and county documents.Robert Jacobson, president of Leelanau Wine Cellars, recently told...

Winery boards businesses until they’re ready to fly

LEELANAU COUNTY - To the casual observer, Don Coe, co-owner of Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, is a gentleman farmer. Ask Don what he does, though, and he'll tell you that he's in the business of "destination marketing." Pry a little further, and you'll...

Leelanau tourism: Many businesses left without a voice or choice

The Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan's jewels. Just ask anyone who lives there. Those who visit marvel at its beauty and unique character. Yet the Peninsula's tourism based economy has been challenged in recent years.The reason?The Leelanau Peninsula lacks leadership in the tourism industry....

New Village retailers primed for June openings

TRAVERSE CITY - Enchanting spires thrust skyward in the distance, a glimpse of Traverse City's most treasured artifact buried in the rolling hills just west of U.S. 31. The old northern Michigan Asylum is emerging as one of the nation's largest renovation projects led...

Hidden Ridge, Citizen reach deal in $1.6M lawsuit

TRAVERSE CITY - Citizens Bank has dropped its $1.6 million lawsuit against Hidden Ridge Development LLC in Peninsula Township after the parties reached an undisclosed out-of-court settlement.Frederick Bimber, the Traverse City attorney who represented the investment firm, declined to offer details on the deal, adding...

What should and should not be in your resume

Job seekers need to be very aware of how risky it is for an employer to hire someone. A great deal of time and energy is placed into recruiting, going over resumes, interviewing, reference checking, background checking, drug screening and then eventually trusting a candidate...