Whose property is this?

From all that I gather, opponents of Federated Properties development at 145 West Front Street do not like all or some of the following: the size of the project (10 stories including residential, office, retail, and parking garage), the design, the developer, or use...

2007 40Under40 Winners

Marc Burkholder, 36 Vice President, Burkholder Construction Leadership comes naturally for Marc Burkholder. The former University of Michigan football player is now the VP of sales and operations of his family-run construction business and the president of the local University of Michigan Alumni Club. He is on the...

Expansions brighten manufacturing landscape

TRAVERSE CITY - A number of Grand Traverse manufacturers are blazing trails into new "niche" product lines, and their initiatives are spurring job and plant growth. That level of innovation is turning out to be a big plus for the region as it grapples with...

Manufacturing groups share ideas, resources

GT REGION - A quick glance around the Traverse region and the scenery showcases a setting for agricultural and recreational pursuits. Tucked behind the trees, however, a thriving, though challenged, manufacturing industry exists.Recent headlines have reported several plant closings and loss of more than...

The corporate canine: A growing breed?

The dog days of summer might be over, but many area business owners are joining a growing trend of bringing their four-legged friends to work with them. At Venus on Front Street, Frankie, a seven-year-old French bulldog is as much a staple at the...

Trend: Women drive sales in the marketplace

Today's American woman is buying more than just sugar and spice. She's buying everything nice and then some, as combined female earnings top one trillion dollars annually. As spending rises, more companies in northern Michigan and beyond are focusing their marketing efforts on...

Michigan wineries could find a sweet home in Chicago

A bill now awaiting the governor's signature could be a boon for Michigan wineries. It's not Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm whose penstroke is hoped for, however, but that of her Democratic counterpart at the other end of Lake Michigan, Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois. On Aug. 7,...

Is TC ready for business VoIP?

Unless you've been living in a tent on Manitou Island you have certainly heard the term "Voice over IP". I'm sure you have seen those funny Vonage commercials featuring people in embarrassing accidents and that annoying tune you can't get out of your head. You...