Graceland Fruit ‘Focused and on a Great Path’

For nearly 50 years, Graceland Fruit has played an important role in the Up North tart cherry industry. Founded as a growers’ cooperative that processed and helped market the annual harvest, the company later pioneered fruit drying processes that helped create year-round utilization of fruit. Graceland’s...

How COVID-19 has changed auto insurance, likely forever

What if your car insurance premium changed every month depending on how often you were driving, or as a result of how safely you were performing behind the wheel? According to David Ford of Traverse City’s Ford Insurance Agency, that kind of possibility isn’t so far...

Balancing Act: How to end disproportionate job loss for women

In December 2020, the United States lost 140,000 jobs. Women accounted for 100% of the lost jobs. Diving deeper into the government jobs report, women actually lost 156,000 jobs while men gained 16,000 new jobs in December (resulting a net loss of 140,000 jobs). When the...