Local Mental Health Coup

Traverse House Receives Coveted ICCD AccreditationTRAVERSE CITY - The International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) recently granted first-time accreditation for Traverse House Clubhouse, a program under the auspices of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH), where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild...

Big Strides

TRAVERSE CITY - Local runner Holly Shurg isn't out to take top place in her age group, or even to run lots of races for that matter. Her goal is simple: Just keep running."I'm not a fast runner, I don't run high mileage," says Shurg,...

Buying – and Building – a Food Franchise

A look at the local franchise market, what it takes to be an owner, and how one locally based company decided franchising was the right growth strategy for them.By Lynn GeigerTRAVERSE CITY - It took more than four years from the day Josh and Deanna...

Chateau Grand Traverse Invention Hits the Restaurant Market

TRAVERSE CITY - Emerald Wine System is officially available for purchase. The patent-pending computerized wine dispenser - developed by Ed O'Keefe Jr., founder of Chateau Grand Traverse winery, with Bob Kalik, long time wine industry counsel and former president of the American Vintners Association -...

THE ENTREPRENEUR with Dean Adams

The local building and construction market may seem sluggish to some, but for one local entrepreneur time is on his side, and his building business is flourishing.Dean Adams, the young and gregarious owner of Bay Area Contracting, in part attributes his business success to taking...

MMC ICU Manager Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Traverse City - During the past five years, Jerry Huron, R.N., Munson Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit manager has helped provide 47 life-saving organs for transplantation and tissue grafts from 97 tissue donors. For his commitment to life-saving organ and tissue donation, Gift of Life...