What to Watch: What will make headlines in 2019?

What will we be reading and hearing about this year? From big changes in key community leadership positions to medical marijuana businesses in Traverse City, the TCBN has once again compiled a list of the people, places and products that we predict will be making headlines...

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

By Brene´Brown Reviewed by Chris Wendel 260 pages, Random House, Oct. 2018, Hardcover $20 In a Nutshell: In the latest of her bestselling books, research professor, author and speaker Brené Brown takes on the issue of vulnerability that prevents us from leading our companies, groups and families. Who’s it for?...

Ampel Feedback gets customers’ comments on the spot

Local entrepreneur Sebastian Garbsch got the idea for his latest startup business in the least likely of places: an airport bathroom. As Garbsch recalls it, he was catching a connecting flight at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago about six years ago. While washing his hands in...

Business and (Community) Service Go Hand in Hand

Business and service go together. A business may have the best product or concept on the planet, but without the service necessary to connect with customers, even the brightest ideas won’t reach their full potential. Same is true for success and service. Traverse City’s leadership...