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...

Top ten interview musts

Take a trip to Amazon.com and you will find dozens of lengthy books on interviewing techniques. You can spend weeks preparing for an interview. These ten tips are what I believe to be some of the most significant in case you don't have a great...

Ask the builder: Interior design, deck building addressed

Question: We are considering building our home. We toured the Parade of Homes last month and you were the only builder we spoke with that mentioned incorporating interior design in the overall design process. Is this something we should be concerned about...

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...