Vineyard prices soar; compare Michigan wines at TC’s Cherry Stop

Conventional wisdom holds that Michigan's real estate market plunged more than a year ago and has done nothing but sink since. But conventional wisdom ignores the small but significant niche of vineyard property. As the northern Michigan wine industry expands - with four new wineries...

Play Money: Online toy retailer wins $30K grant

TRAVERSE CITY - The owner of an online retailer of children's green and natural toys has a "grown-up" problem: How to keep accommodating her businesses' continual growth. Sheri Novak, owner of Hazelnut Kids, recently received the National Association for the Self-Employed's 2008 Achievement Award,...

40Under40 2008 Winners

In putting together this section this year, we looked for natural born leaders - those in positions of importance, influence and power. You'll find 18 winners from last year's listing, and a constellation of new faces. We culled through more than 100 nominations sent in...