Big Medicare Change = Big Rewards for Munson?

REGION - Since the long fought-for enactment of the Social Security Act, any change in Medicare has been held captive to decades of debate and much deliberation.Nevertheless, a major change is coming this October: a new approach to the way hospitals are reimbursed for Medicare...

Hows Does Your Town Add Up?

REGION - Just like your car's dashboard gives you quick, easy-to-understand info - your current speed, miles traveled, and how much gas is left in your tank - local units of government are creating financial dashboards for the very same purpose.It's purpose? To give residents...

Profile: The North’s Newest White Collar-Crime Hunter

TRAVERSE CITY - FBI agent Daniel Roberts has wiretapped mobsters, spent an entire Olympics scouring terrorist leads and even dug for Jimmy Hoffa.Now, he's making his expertise available for corporate clients.Roberts has signed on with Rehmann, a Detroit-based accounting and business consulting firm, to work...

The Impact Up North: Pure Michigan’s Post-Summer Report Card

REGION - It's a safe bet that if you watch TV or listen to the radio, you've heard the honey-smooth voice of actor-comedian Tim Allen extolling the virtues of our state in the Pure Michigan ad campaign.Since 2006, Pure Michigan ads have described the wonders...

Does Your Website Make the Cut?

Earlier this year, Google rolled out Panda, a big update to their search algorithm. The goal of Panda, and all of Google's algorithm updates, was to improve the quality of Google search results. Google waved its massive wand one day, and poof, tons of businesses...

TC’s Appia Communications in the Fast Lane – Again

TRAVERSE CITY - Appia Communications, a provider of managed communications and network services headquartered in Traverse City, has been named to CRN Magazine's Fast Growth 100 list for the third year in a row. Companies on the list average a two-year growth of 130 percent."We...

Hybra Tech’s Latest Invention and Radio Partnership

TRAVERSE CITY - Hybra Advance Technology, Inc. has launched a new product: sound band, a wireless headset that employs surface-excitation sound production technology. Translation? The device is placed behind the ear - not inside or covering the ear, as earbuds andconventional headphones do. This design...

Two TC Tech Titans Partner Up

TRAVERSE CITY - Salamander and Versus have teamed up to create a process using complementary software programs to ensure tracking of patients from incident to the hospital bed.How did these two companies, both based in Traverse City, combine their efforts to create this potentially game-changing...

TC’s Miner’s North Wired Into High-Tech Trend

TRAVERSE CIT - What would you call a jewelry store that began displaying quick-response patterned bar codes around the store, which included everything from links to the store's website to information about movies at the Traverse City Film Festival?If you were the jewelry trade journal...