Local Painter Nabs Nat’l Spokesperson Gig

TRAVERSE CITY - If you purchase FrogTape brand painter's tape, there's a good chance you'll recognize the name and face associated with it. Professional local painter Dan Brady has been named the official spokesperson for the super painter-friendly product.But Brady was a fan of FrogTape...

Commercial Real Estate Report

Industrial and manufacturing properties! Wait, I know what you're thinking: "Did he just really say industrial and manufacturing properties?" Yes I did. I know it may be hard to believe because everything you hear in the news regarding Michigan and manufacturing would lead you to...

Historic Hotel Sieting Saved

KALKASKA - For some 20 years, Jeff Sieting has had his eye on the building in Kalkaska that bears his name. The historic Hotel Sieting, built in 1912 by his great-great grandfather's brother, has sat vacant since the mid-80s, growing more dilapidated with each passing...

Waterfront Watch

Northport, Acme and Traverse City are all taking a good, hard look at their waterfront property and either readying the construction equipment, starting to spend their bayfront bucks or debating what they want to see at the water's edge. Here's the latest goings-on in each...

Blackbird Arts Takes Wing

TRAVERSE CITY - There's a new artistic spirit in town. Blackbird Arts, an independent studio offering programs for children, families and adults, has opened on Traverse City's east side. During its grand opening at the end of April, some 160 canvas tiles were painted to...

New Digs for Long Lake students

TRAVERSE CITY - Construction of the new Long Lake Elementary School has gone "very well" and will wrap up on schedule next month, reports Paul Mahon, capital projects director for Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). The month of August will be spent moving furnishings...

Student-Run Credit Union Branch a Success

TRAVERSE CITY - The region's first full-service student-operated Credit Union branch in an educational institution ended on a high note and will re-open next fall. Members Credit Union (MCU) and Traverse Bay Intermediate School District (TBAISD) launched a pilot program last fall designed to...

Public, Private, Charter?

REGION - With the economic decline of the past few years, you might expect private schools to show a decline in enrollment, and public schools to show a corresponding increase.And you might be wrong.While some private schools are showing a decline, others show an increase...

Tailor-Made Employees for TC Companies

Over his more than two decades at Northwestern Michigan College, Rich Wolin has seen a number of efforts designed to bring quality jobs to the Traverse City region.But none has excited NMC's Director of Training and Research like the state's New Jobs Training Program, which...