Helium, Sugar & Shoes: Tricks of Gonzo Job Seekers

Clich├ęs' just aren't cutting it in today's job market. The currently unemployed need more than the old saw, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson said it better: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Few...

Dental Check-Up: Feeling the Bite of the Recession

REGION - This time last year Traverse City dentist Dr. Fred Arnold had cut back his office hours and was experiencing a 25 percent drop in productivity. The tip of decline was August 2008 and, as the economy unraveled, his patient volume took a hit. "We...

Drink + Eat: The business up food and drink Up North.

We raise our glasses to longtime contributor Cari Noga, whose monthly Michigan Grapevine column provided years of regional wine news and commentary to our readers. She leaves a big wine glass to fill, but we feel confident that TCBN Head Writer Lynn Geiger, who will...

The It List: Your guide to the people, products and places of 2010

Skilled Manufacturing The automotive supplier closed 2009 with a huge bang, nabbing nearly $650,000 in exemptions from Traverse City and Michigan over the next 12 years, which will allow it to expand into the aerospace industry without ever leaving TC. Coming down Skilled Manufacturing's assembly...