Job Creation Promise? More Political Rhetoric

I’ve been pondering this new paradigm that has government granting tax breaks to businesses that promise to create jobs. Business benefits from lower taxes, politicians can benefit by posing as job creators, and taxpayers…well, if there are any benefits, they’re offset by paying the price...

Structuring IT For Business Success

CIO, CTO, IT Director, IT Manager … oh my! Yes, Dorothy had it right, technology (even the job titles) can be overwhelming at times for today’s businesses. But, tech plays a pivotal role in any business’ success. So let’s leave the lions and tigers and...

Health News Across The Region

  New Health Care Training Program Launches Integrity Home Health Care in Traverse City has opened Integrity Health Training School. Starting this month, it is offering a Nurse Aide Training Program that prepares students to become certified nurse aides. Executive Director Greg Hall said the training will likely...

(i)Phone Home

Andy Schmitt was at a conference in San Francisco when the family cat slipped out of his Incochee Woods house. While talking to his wife, Beth, in Traverse City from his California hotel room, he then activated their home’s outdoor cameras and watched his iPad...

Newsmakers: People On The Move

FINANCIAL SERVICES Steven Adams has joined Golba Financial in Traverse City as a registered representative. He brings several years of financial and business experience to the position, including work with national brokerages and also as CEO of a home warranty and liability company. Patty Bell-Johnson, an account...

The Man Makeover

Whether it’s the result of a youth-obsessed culture, selfie-obsessed social media or simply an improving economy, minimally invasive and reconstructive procedures have been steadily fueling the billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry. Contributing to this sharp increase in total procedures is a change in clientele seeking out...

Addiction Treatment Services: How It Turned Its Life Around

By Ross Boissoneau Those suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol have a two-pronged problem to face: dealing with the addiction and dealing with the shame it brings. In its efforts to combat both those challenges, Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) of Traverse City has also...

Airlines Commit Larger Aircraft, More Seats For TVC Travelers

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) experienced 5.1 percent growth in 2014, and all indications show the regional airport in a positive growth pattern again this year. Cherry Capital Airport has flown past Lansing and is now ranked fourth among all Michigan airports in total passengers – following Detroit, Grand...