Why investing in young children is imperative

Michigan's business voice is growing insistent regarding the need to substantially invest in children ages zero to five. This is no less true for the chambers of commerce that comprise the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance. "Investing" in these kids includes financial resources, parental engagement,...

Lake Michigan Credit Union Hires TC Team

TRAVERSE CITY - Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) has opened a mortgage office in Traverse City and hired four new loan officers for the Traverse City area.Corbin Buttleman has been hired as vice president of mortgages in Traverse City and Carol Reichard, Julie Courtade, and...

What Will the Stock Market Do This Election Year?

It's not uncommon for financial advisors to be asked this year: "Should we do anything different with my portfolio given it's an election year?" Luckily, this has been so well researched that it's not difficult to find good data on the subject.Many in the financial...

Detroit company buys Benzie shops, retains workers

BENZIE CO. - A Detroit-area company has purchased HW Jencks, a privately-held, family-run machine shop with two Benzie County locations, Frankfort and Benzonia, keeping all of the approximately 25 employees.Troy-based Ross Controls, an international manufacturer of pneumatic valves, control systems and safety products for the...

Honor State Bank improves online, mobile banking

Honor Bank is lanching a brand new website, mobile website and downloadable mobile banking app this month.The website is being rebuilt from the ground up and will offer an improved user experience, with features like financial calculators and a customer inquirery system.The mobile website will...

Local waste Fighters

What some area businesses are doing to keep it greenWhen the TCBN asked, we received - dozens of emails about what you and your businesses are doing to keep Traverse City the oasis it is. Here is a sampling of what is green in Traverse...

Applying Martial Arts to Your Business/Legal Problems

We have all come across them: times when cooler heads do not prevail and things go from unpleasant to downright nasty. If it's a business situation, how do you extricate yourself from the situation with minimum collateral damage? Knowing your tactical options and how to...