Hagery Opens Online Garage

TRAVERSE CITY - So just how much is that (insert your favorite car here) worth?You could spend a good hour paging through a Kelley Blue Book to find its value, according to data available at the last printing. But Hagerty has a better idea. The...

Is Your Website Mobile Ready?

Why you need to transform your traditional website for the smartphone user of today - and the millions tomorrow.There is always much discussion on new trending marketing ideas and their relevance to increasing the bottom line of your business. Lately, a lot of that discussion...

New Williamsburg Company Offers Home Monitoring by Smartphone

WILLIAMSBURG - Synergy Sound & Vision has added something smart to their home electronics installation business: Internet-based cameras and heating/cooling controls that can be monitored by a user's smartphone and/or home computer.The company, which has offices in southeast Michigan and recently expanded into Williamsburg, has...

Past, Present, Future?

TRAVERSE CITY - Raymond Minervini II is angry. He believes the state has reneged on a promise to him and other Renaissance Zone developers, a move that could affect growth at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons."I understand the state is going through a lot...

Book Review: “Boring Meetings Suck” by Jon Petz

Before I picked up Jon Petz's "Boring Meetings Suck," there was still part of me that was still resigned to the fact that meetings were something to be tolerated, regardless of their structure or end result. Wrong. Petz's book draws a distinct line in the...

Discrimination is a Bad Business Model

Having lived through the '50s and '60s, I can reflect back to the civil rights lunch counter sit-ins - the most memorable taking place at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.The struggle of the Greensboro Four - the four black students who sat...

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...