Top Area CPA Firms

With the February issue, the Traverse City Business News is launching a new Lists section. Going forward, the Business News will periodically be publishing a ranking of local businesses in a particular industry, based on revenue, annual billings or some other form of measurement. Below is...

Book Review: Finish Big

Finish Big, How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top 294 pgs.   Hardcover: $27.95, E-version $11.99   Penguin Group 2014     “A good exit takes time – measured in years, not months.” Hundreds of books have been published for the aspiring entrepreneur who wants to start a business. At the...

Getting Down To Business … Out Of The Office

Some projects require a no-frills, all-business meeting to hash through the details and get to work. But what if your company or collaborative wants to plan a different kind of meeting, maybe even a retreat, to awaken the group’s synergy and spark some ingenuity? Or,...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES David Boeve has been named vice president and commercial lender for Chemical Bank’s Traverse City office. He manages business and commercial banking accounts and is responsible for increasing deposit and loan amounts. He brings more than 11 years of experience in the industry, most...

DBAs

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY   TAMI'S BILLING SERVICE, 4919 Silver Pines Rd, TC, Tamara Calvary GRAND TRAVERSE COLLISION, 231 W 17th, TC, Christopher Hall GRAND TRAVERSE DISCOUNT ROOTER, 1249 Dyer Lake Road, TC, Jesse Fleming, Kimberly Fleming KVS WILDLIFE CONTROL, 5446 Mobile Trl W, TC, Stephen Lee REDNECK CHARMS, 3850 Scenic Ridge...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

STATEWIDE DISTRIBUTOR BUYS WICKSALL Great Lakes Wine and Spirits has acquired beverage distributor Wicksall Distributors, Inc. following the retirement of majority owner Pat Wicksall. Traverse City-based Wicksall Distributors has 60 employees and services nearly 600 retailers in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, Wexford and Missaukee counties....

Commentary: All Aboard! TC Rail Service Needs Support Now

Imagine packing a bag for the weekend, heading over to the Filling Station (at the historic Train Depot) in Traverse City for lunch – and then actually boarding a train. As you settle into your clean, comfortable seat, the train pulls south along Boardman Lake...

50 Years Of “Car Talk” In Traverse City

For one week every summer for the past 50 years, Traverse City becomes a mini Motor City. Since its creation in 1965, the Center for Automotive Research's (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars have been held exclusively in Traverse City  – some 250 miles north of the automotive...

Pick, Pack and Ship

For entrepreneurs, coming up with a great product is a great start – but it's only the start. Then there's marketing and sales to drive demand and ultimately – but most importantly – packaging and shipping of goods to customers. Timothy Young, owner of specialty food...