Can You Hear Me Now? Bluetooth technology hits the hearing aid market

Today's businesses depend on information technology to keep things in order and running smoothly. Whether it's computers, fax machines, or cell phones, staying in business means staying on top of technology. Communication between you, your co-workers, your employees, or your customer needs to be accurate,...

Undercover Green: Energy Efficiency in Unlikely Places

REGION - One of the first pieces of mail Alan "AJ" James opened when he hired on as director of Kalkaska's Kaliseum was the recreational complex's electric bill. What he saw was a dollar sign, followed by a lot of numbers. He says his heart...

Maximizing Returns and Minimizing Costs in Collection Lawsuits

Thanks to current economic conditions, huge numbers of collection lawsuits are being filed across the country every day. However, in many cases - even when the lawsuits produce a favorable judgment - they produce little or no recovery for the judgment creditor.If your business accounts...

Entrepreneur Profile: Michelle White

After nabbing sizeable funding boosts from an independent investor and the Central Michigan University-Research Corporation in 2009, the cherry queen recently relaunched her cherry nutraceutical line and redesigned its entire look. The TCBN tunes in to track Michelle's Miracle from its modest beginnings to its...

The New Power Lunch

REGION - The term "power lunch" may conjure images of suit-clad executives vying for career advancement over expensive noonday meals at exclusive eateries. But increasingly, local business people are redefining the lunch hour. They're incorporating a midday workout to power their bodies and minds through...

Top 10 Secrets to Successful Interior Design

The interior design profession has captivated consumers for decades now, but with the constant barrage of design magazines and television shows on this subject, combined with the endless resources available on the Internet, you may be more confused than enlightened. How do you know exactly...

TC’s World Magnetics acquires NY, CA companies

TRAVERSE CITY - While State of Michigan officials racked their brains on how to attract jobs and build up business activity, World Magnetics went ahead and pursued the same goals the old-fashioned way: The firm recently bought two small manufacturing companies - one in New...