Telemedicine takes off in Northern Michigan

Telemedicine isn't new, but its value to northern Michigan's healthcare is growing "by the day," said Laura Glenn, vice president of physician network for Munson Healthcare. In fact, Munson Healthcare's nine hospitals have been ramping up the focus on telemedicine “by the day, by the week,...

The Infinite Game

By Simon Sinek Published by Portfolio Books, October 15, 2019; 272 pages; hardcover $28; e-book $15; audiobook $25 In a nutshell: There’s an important distinction between maintaining the status quo and working with a long-term purpose. Who is it for? General audiences, although the book’s examples make it pertinent...

A Lack of Rural Fiber: Benzie County expands broadband…with help

In rural Benzie County and beyond, a small company with big goals is spreading high-speed internet service. Four-year-old Eclipse Communications LLC has a mission to bring high-performance broadband to areas of Benzie that lack adequate options – a strategy supported by county government and driven by...

War on Drugs: Pharmaceutical reps say times have changed

Intense scrutiny and mounting regulations have put a choke hold on the pharmaceutical industry from its boondoggle days. Nowhere is this more noticeable than on the front lines, where pharmaceutical sales reps – or drug reps to most – have witnessed the highs and lows of...

Need for Speed: TCLP Fiber coming in March

After years of study, planning, and preparation, Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) is launching the first phase of its high-speed fiber internet project. Phase one, which will provide the option of fiber internet access to more than 2,000 of TCLP’s customers, is expected to impact...