Beyond Local

Traverse City's Cherry Capital Foods is at the forefront of local food distribution in Michigan and is poised to take on the Great Lakes region.TRAVERSE CITY - It started with a great concept: make it easier to get local food off the farms and into...

Fudgies of the South

Fudgies of the SouthSnowbirds cause the same sort of excitement (and grief) in Naples as fudgies do here. By Becky KalajianThe same group that spends millions crowding Traverse City hotels, shops and restaurants during the summer heads south as soon as the leaves hit the...

Savvy Travelers Go Old School

Savvy Travelers Go Old SchoolForget the deal-seeking, internet-savvy tourist. Experienced travelers continue to go old school, using local agencies to book millions in travel per year."We're actually flourishing, we write millions of dollars of travel every year," said Mark Allen, branch manager of the AAA...

New Venues Ride on Event Wave

Numbers don't lie. Last year, more than 3.3 million visitors made trips to the region, many of them here to attend events. It's a number that has grown a steady 4.5 percent annually since 2006. It's no surprise that new event-friendly venues have popped up to...