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...

Downtown parking: Gil Rupp speaks

TRAVERSE CITY - It's not hard for parking administrator Gil Rupp to identify the people and places in Traverse City that get the most parking tickets."We see repeaters among employees and we have certain areas of the city that have more than their share...

Local Bar Association continues growth

REGION - You might have heard of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim (GTLA) Bar Association, but did you know it's the only legal referral service north of Grand Rapids and one of only eight in the state?The association gets about a dozen calls each day from people...

Roundtable: The Judges

It's not often one gets to have a candid conversation over lunch with three judges. But that's precisely what we're bringing to you with this month's Roundtable. Judges Philip Rodgers, Michael Haley, and David Stowe sat down with TCBN Publisher Luke Haase for a fascinating...

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...