The Region’s SEV Slide

REGION - As equalized property values continue to slide, taxable values are also declining.While many will be happy to see the figure that sets their property taxes going down, it also means they might see fewer police on roads that are in increasingly bad repair.Counties...

Colour Us Northerners

REGION - Pittsburgh Paints has created a new line of paint for the home that's inspired by the northern Michigan region - and it was developed by area designers.The Up North collection, which includes colors like Beach Glass Blue, Morel Mushroom, Farm Market Red, boasts...

The Incredible Shrinking Cubicle

According to industry analysts, the office furniture industry has contracted by approximately 25 percent over the last 10 years. Michigan has seen the impact as many industry leaders reduce manufacturing jobs and facilities.What's really driving this downturn? Sure, it's easy to point the finger at...

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...