Inc. 5,000 companies grow with the flow

TRAVERSE CITY - Two Traverse City based environmental firms are among seven local businesses named in Inc. Magazine's recent list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.HTI, a wastewater company specializing in pre-cast systems, is 3,669 on the overall list and number 55 on the top...

Ten reasons to work with a head hunter

The most important aspect of growing a successful business is hiring great employees, yet where do you find amazing people? The hiring process can be lengthy and usually takes quite a bit of time and effort and, in the end, is not an exact science....

More schools = more marketing, competition

TRAVERSE CITY - Schools have been competing for years in the athletic arena and even in academics, from test scores to debate competitions. Now K-12 schools are finding competition in simply appealing to students. In recent years even the traditional public schools have created extensive...

Rolling up business for Meijer

TRAVERSE CITY - Around Traverse City he's known as the "the sushi guy at Meijer." But to his employees, he is known as "The Best Sushi Chef Ever." Tucked in the back of the store, in a white chef's hat and apron, you'll find soft-spoken...

Wine firsts for region this fall: female winemaker, organic wine

For the first time in northwest Michigan wine industry history, a woman is in charge of winemaking- and she's taking over at the top. California native Nichole Birdsall has taken over winemaker duties at Leelanau Cellars, the state's largest winery, succeeding Shawn Walters who moved to...

Mexican restaurants ‘muy caliente’ in TC

TRAVERSE CITY - Judging by the number of independent Mexican restaurants in northern Michigan, one might say that area diners and south-of-the-border food go together like rice and beans.But it's more than a hill of frijoles that's kept four local restaurateurs in business for a...

The Winemakers

Wines from Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas are no longer secrets. They're winning international awards and selling by the tens of thousands of cases. TCBN Publisher Luke Haase sat down with four leading winery owners days before the 2007 harvest. Included in the roundtable were:Bob...

Members-only practice to take over Bay Point

TRAVERSE CITY - When MembersHealth Medical Center opens Nov. 1 it will accept patients, but not insurance.Dr. Jason Myers is the founder and president of MembersHealth. The new medical center will open its doors where Myers' Bay Point Family Care practice has been for the...