The Great Reveal: The TCBN Office Re-do

Last month I outlined the challenge that Traverse City Business News editor Lynda Twardowski Wheatley put to the Lankford Design Group: Help her redo the office she shares with head writer, Lynn Geiger - and do it inexpensively.After an assessment of her office I identified...

Secrets of My Success: Small Biz Winners

Looking to get inside the head of a successful small-business owner? The TCBN picked the brains of four winners - each named business of the year by their local chambers in the last two years - to find out what they know and what they've...

Start-up of the Month: Healthcare Coordinates, LLC

One of the fastest growing health care fields is patient advocacy and medical care coordination. With that in mind, MaryPat Randall and Evelyn Richardson founded Healthcare Coordinates, LLC. The business uses skills culled from their combined 65 years in the medical field and aims to...

Rock Bottom Gym

TRAVERSE CITY - Doug Petersen doesn't believe his gym is going to get you and your friends fit."We are the icing, not the cake," says Petersen. "I can be a resource, but I'm only seeing someone maybe three hours out of 168 hours a week."As...

Munson Healthcare Breast Health Center Receives Accreditation

The Smith Family Breast Health Center at Copper Ridge, which is part of Munson Healthcare, has achieved national recognition for excellence: an American College of Radiology accreditation in stereotactic biopsy. The accreditation was the last step in the facility's quest to become a Breast Imaging...

Hot List: 2011

TCAPSNew TCAPS superintendent Steve Cousins' main focus in 2011: Preparing area students for a future filled with global connections and the increased use of technology.Now entering his first full year on the job, Cousins will oversee TCAPS Tomorrow, an ambitious plan he says will give...

Critical Care: Why northwest Michigan needs a burn center

A friend told me a story this summer. Her two-year-old boy pulled a pot of scalding water onto his chest from the stove. They were away from home when it happened. So EMS was called, and the solution was to strap mom to the gurney,...

Q&A with Steve Cassens

Steve Cassens has led Cherry Capital Airport since 1978 - an eternity in the rapidly changing aviation business. He's retiring this month, and he spent a few moments with the TCBN talking airfares, changes in Traverse City, and more.BN: What was the airport like...

Area Schools to Nosh on Healthier Foods

TCAPS' Nutrition Standards Initiative is taking form and will likely impact the district by 2011. Traverse City Area Public Schools superintendent Steve Cousins recently met with CFO Paul Soma, Director of Food Service Kristen Misiak and Board of Education President Marjorie Rich to discuss...