Gracie’s Closet collects clothes for foster kids

KINGSLEY - For Ida Plamondon, the yard sale season means more than bargains. She is busy trying to collect clothing and other gently used items for children in the foster care system. Plamondon and her husband, Rick, of Kingsley have been foster parents for six years. "Nine...

Nonprofit organizations, take note!

Final regulations for 403(b) plans (commonly referred to as tax-deferred annuities) issued July 2007 are effective for tax years after 2008. The new regulations affect all 403(b) plans including those set up for public school employees and churches. This article addresses only 403(b)...

Tech 12

The following market leaders have been selected as this year's Traverse City Business News' Tech 12 based on their innovation and economic impact, and responses from area business leaders and readers. What was their 'a-ha' moment? What will be a major technological breakthrough for...

Is your company’s data protected?

If you were unable to access the data on your computer, how long could you function without access to your customers' account information, email contact list or company financial information? According to FEMA stats, 43 percent of small and medium-sized businesses fail to reopen...

Word of foot puts Benzie company on the map

BENZONIA - In this technology-crazed world we live in, Fernand Footwear makes shoes that are designed and handmade to fit the feet that wear them. In his small, but airy Benzonia shop just off the main drag, owner Tim McKay traces his customers' feet and...