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...

Michigan Business Tax: One year later

Since the Michigan Business Tax's original passage one year ago, the tax has been at the center of much debate and study. While many new guidelines are in place, others are still being interpreted. Strategies for all are being studied. Here's a "one year later"...

Gas prices, flexibility attract students to online classes

TRAVERSE CITY - Ten years ago when Northwestern Michigan College began offering online classes, 96 students were enrolled in six online courses offered.Flash ahead 10 years. The number of students taking Internet-based classes has increased by more than ten-fold. During this past spring semester, NMC...