Traverse City Business Hall of Fame

Traverse City Business Hall of FameHonoring TC's past and present movers and shakersBy Gayle Neu Ever since Hannah, Lay & Co. purchased an "inefficient saw mill" from Captain Harry Boardman at the mouth of the Boardman River in 1851 and built a steam-powered mill, Traverse...

New Biz? This is Where the Money Is

New Biz? This is Where the Money IsBy Becky KalajianEveryone agrees: Your widget/idea/service is sure to be the Next Big Thing. But when it comes to getting the cash you need, those same people won't put the money where their mouth is.The search for funds...

Cherry Capital Airport: Changes in Store for 2014

Cherry Capital Airport: Changes in Store for 2014By Kevin KleinThis year a changed aviation environment emerged in communities across the country. Consolidations among airlines helped companies become profitable again in an industry rife with billions of lost revenue and bankruptcies.Now, regionalization is taking place as...

Festival Fatigue or Killing the Cash Cow?

Festival Fatigue or Killing the Cash Cow?By Ron JollyIf you google "Traverse City festival fatigue" you'll find dozens of newspapers, radio stations and blog sites across the country posting stories about city resident Lou Colombo's attempt to reduce festival frequency and noise. His unrealized hope...