Ask the advisors: 401(k)s; teaching kids to save

Dear Advisors:I'm planning to switch jobs. What can I do with the money that's in my 401(k) once I leave? If you expect to retire soon or you are switching jobs, you may be in line to receive a substantial payout from a qualified retirement plan....

Moomers business up since scooping the competition

When it comes to America's favorite ice cream, Moomers is one scoop above the rest. And now it's more popular than ever. Since receiving national recognition, sales have gone up more than 15 percent, and have put Traverse City on the map.ABC's Good Morning...

Q&A with Alex Rheinheimer

Alex Rheinheimer and her husband Dean own and operate Horse Shows By The Bay, an annual equestrian festival based in Traverse City. The event continues to grow in size and prominence. Rheinheimer met with TCBN Publisher Luke Haase in June.BN: Your event is the...

The backyard vacation

One of the advantages of living in a resort area is that a vacation experience is always within reach. On the rare weekend that remains unscheduled on our calendar, my wife and I look forward to what the tourism industry refers to as "day...

Economy has new group seeing green

TRAVERSE CITY - When Jeffery Stratton moved his family to Traverse City from the Ludington area, he thought he'd do the same kind of work he always had, electrical contracting. What he found was a market saturated with traditional competitors who had been in the...

Green around the collar: ‘Green jobs’ not easy to define

REGION - Employment has occupied only two slots on the color wheel - blue and white. Traditionally, blue-collar workers have made their living with their might and white-collar workers have made their living with their minds. While that is admittedly an oversimplification of the work...