Village Barrel Room Honors Past, Present

[caption id="attachment_21452" align="alignright" width="300"] Oak barreled wines aging in the lower level of The Barrel Room, which opened in May 2017 at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.[/caption] Note: Please see the “Inside the Village” insert in the June TCBN for more updates on The Village...

Can Do: Wineries tap into canning for consumer convenience

Just in time for summer, Leelanau Cellars and Chateau Chantal are tapping in to a new market: wines in a can. Leelanau’s three canned varieties – sparkling red, white and rosé – and Chateau Chantal’s bubbly cherry and bubbly white canned wines step into a trend...

Federal Law Scaring Local Financial Institutions Away from Cannabis Banking

Some local bank and credit union officials say they’re anxious to cultivate the blossoming marijuana industry. There’s just one problem. Although Michigan voters approved the sale and use of medical and recreational marijuana, the drug is still an illegal controlled substance under federal law. “We’ve made the decision...

Cultivating Success in Our Backyard

An important event took place early last month that will help chart the future of economic development in the Grand Traverse region. More than 50 stakeholders representing different sectors with varied points of views – large companies, small firms, nonprofits and public sector officials –...