Tastes of the sea highlight restaurant openings

REGION - Three area chefs with three different takes on seafood are adding to the local restaurant scene over the next month.Red Ginger will open the week of Nov. 5 in the former Kurtz Music building on Front Street next to the State Theatre. Offering...

Latin American flavors coming to Union Street

The guys who brought Blue Tractor Cook Shop to Olde Towne in the summer of '06 will open its next-door neighbor, Café Habana, this spring. Traverse City natives Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell will expand the Blue Tractor building on its north side to house...

Angel group seeks investors

TRAVERSE CITY - Starting a new business takes time and money-sometimes a lot of money. The goal of a new non-profit organization in Traverse City is to help start-up companies succeed by providing investment capital, strategic advice, and mentoring. Traverse Angels is an early stage...

Networking groups help build bottom lines

TRAVERSE CITY - They go by many names. Lead groups. Networking clubs. Referral programs. No matter what you call them, professional lead exchange groups are growing in popularity in the region-and, according to some business owners, lending a significant boost to their bottom lines. Jim Dagwell,...