Insuring the future: Agents, NMC build new training program

TRAVERSE CITY - Area insurance agencies looking to add to their pool of qualified job candidates have gone beyond placing a "Help Wanted" ad for their next hire. Instead, they went to school.The Bay Area Insurance Agents Association reached out to Northwestern Michigan College in...

Why be green? The cost of my carbon footprint

Consumers, suppliers and product manufacturers, all stakeholders in the value and supply chains, need to take a closer look and understand the entire life cycle of products - what the products are made with, the inputs and outputs of the production process, and where the...

Local authors report brisk sales

TRAVERSE CITY - "When Evil Came to Good Hart," written by Traverse City resident Mardi Link and published by the University of Michigan Press, was out one week when it went into its second printing. It is the only non-fiction title detailing the 40-year investigation...

Paper Clips: Publisher’s note

When the TCBN published its first issue, OJ Simpson was fleeing in his white Bronco, Forrest Gump ruled the movie screens, and the price of a gallon of gas was $1.09. Wow. This issue marks the beginning of our fifteenth year serving the Grand Traverse area....

A new design for Strata: Next generation takes helm

TRAVERSE CITY - The tables have turned at Strata Design. On a recent summer day, Tyler Cerny, the new president and owner of Strata, sat across the desk from his new employee, Charles Cady - the same guy who gave him his job and started...

Service clubs dead? Not in Traverse City

They work in the public eye without pay - mentoring students during the school year and ringing bells and collecting money at Christmas time.They work behind the scenes the rest of the year - raising money for and helping the underprivileged and overburdened.So why -...

Kalkaska dentist opens village’s first LEED building

KALKASKA - A Kalkaska dental practice is putting a little bite into its marketing efforts, becoming the village's first certified "green" building. Stobert Dental has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Silver Certification for leadership in energy and environmental design. Troy Stobert tapped...