How to Hang Up the Phony Networking and Get Real

I bristle when someone says, "I'm networking!" These two words just hit me the wrong way. In fact, I've reached the clear conclusion that I'm not a fan of networking as a verb. I have no desire to go into a room full...

Alex Moczwan’s Suite Life: The Tale of TC’s Hotel Titan

Despite its glass walls, tile floor and the buzz of summer traffic along US-31 just beyond the parking lot outside, the lobby of TC's Best Western hotel is quiet. Water trickles softly over the rock in a small fountain sculpture. The noise of passing cars...

6 great places for northern newcomers to mingle and make plans

New to the northern Michigan scene and eager to meet the business community? Or thinking about an Up North move and want some rock-solid advice and assistance to get your business off the ground? Check out the groups below for meeting, greeting and some tried...

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

It's a month of firsts for our area's wine industry, starting with a statewide event that will pair a local vintner's wines with "tweets." Next up is a first-of-its-kind training program that will produce a workforce skilled in cool climate viticulture. And, lastly, a Leelanau...

Employment Up North: Where the Jobs Are

REGION - Without a doubt, the unemployment picture in northern Michigan has been dark in 2009. However, as glimmers of light are starting to show at the end of the low employment tunnel, some sectors are looking downright bright. First the tough news: Unemployment in Grand...

Restaurateurs’ Sante eatery to anchor $12M development

BOYNE CITY/TC - The Traverse City company that brought Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen and Red Mesa Grill to the region is embarking on a new adventure: a European-style bistro on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City. Magnum Hospitality's Santé will anchor Catt Development's $12 million One...

Fresh Ideas for Corporate Meetings Up North … for any budget

One Weekend.Three Meeting Planners.And a slew of ideas for food, drink, lodging and activities to inspire your next corporate event.The Planner: Alison BeersOwnerEvents NorthThe Scenario: Client needs to woo eight high-powered business owners to relocate their families and businesses to Traverse City. These executives have...

Real Estate Up North: The Real Story

After years of incredible growth, real estate in the Grand Traverse region has experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune, and no one is predicting an easy road back. A once vibrant industry has been hit with a one-two punch of the financial crisis and an...