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...

Lean, mean and green

How Howard Vogel creates and recreates homes for the futureTRAVERSE CITY - Howard Vogel takes old homes - even if they're a century or more old - and makes them environmentally-efficient while maintaining their classic character and charm.Vogel, who owns Heart Stone Land & Homes,...

Traverse City State Bank Snags Lender Awards

TRAVERSE CITY - Traverse City State Bank (TCSB) has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan District Office with two distinct awards: The Community Lender of the Year Award, for the best overall performance among Michigan community banks who directly participate in...

Hagerty Center to become ‘Green Venue’ in June

Only a handful of facilities statewide have earned certificationTRAVERSE CITY - It all started with garbage. Between the events and conferences it hosted and what was generated by Lobdell's restaurant, the Hagerty Center quite simply made too much of it. So Nate Glidden, executive director...