If I Had Only Three Wishes…

Ask any nonprofit what they need most and the answer is an easy one - cold hard cash. But what if money was off the table? Then what would they wish for?The TCBN asked several area nonprofits around the area and asked them for three...

The Modern Farmer

After only two years in business, Nic and Jen Welty's 9 Bean Rows farm is boasting a 75-percent gross profit margin. Key to their success? Embracing innovation in an age-old industry.By Lynn GeigerLEELANAU - Nic Welty is the epitome of the modern farmer. His business...

Great Lakes Neurotherapy and Performance Consultants

Todd Serby and Linda Walker have long used counseling and therapy to help individuals through various challenges including educational issues, mood disorders, brain injury, cognitive dysfunction, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. They recently formed a collaborative partnership utilizing neurotherapy and biofeedback to serve all areas...

High & Dry?

Kalkaska's once-promising natural gas discovery went from boom to bust overnight. The landowners left in the dust have questions. And they're considering taking them - and the gas companies they signed with - to court.KALKASKA - Northern Michigan's landowners are shaking off the collapse of...

Going the Distance

In the wee morning hours, when the sun has yet to burn off the fog along the bay, and at night, when moon and stars take their places in the northern skies, you see them on the road. Whether they're on foot or cycle, alone...

A Plan for the Ages

Connie Hintsala's eldercare placement service doesn't charge her clients a dime, but her business is thriving.TRAVERSE CITY - Sometimes you find a job. And sometimes the job finds you.Connie Hintsala had no intentions of starting her own business. She was perfectly happy working in sales...

Woolly Mammoth

16 years ago Leelanau County's Sue Burns started recycling a few shrunken sweaters into fabulous fashion pieces. Today her homespun business has extended its reach to 900 retail outlets around the nation and, in 2011, is looking at $2 million dollars in sales.LEELANAU - A...