Book Review: A World Without Email

Reviewed by Chris Wendel Those old enough to remember the early days of email may recall when the work days didn’t revolve around reacting to a back and forth volley of online messages. The original intention of email was to send written memos that expedited communication....

Making It in Northern Michigan: Anchor Lamina

by Clark Miller With 150 employees, Anchor Lamina, an international producer of components for stamping dies, ranks as an important employer in Bellaire. So when the pandemic hit, General Manager Tom Davidson took quick action to keep it that way. “We worked through the entire pandemic, only slowing down...

Proposed Tax Increases: How to plan; what to do

by Jeff Wood Does anyone enjoy paying taxes? We understand that some level of tax should be paid, but no one desires to pay more than necessary. This leads to much time and expense being spent in creating a strategy for tax minimization. Despite the widely variable marginal...

High, But Dry: Post-pandemic cash flow worries small businesses as demand picks up

[caption id="attachment_66104" align="alignleft" width="288"] Marcie Earl is the owner of The Place Promotional Products in Elk Rapids.[/caption] by Amy Lane At Marcie Earl’s Elk Rapids business, orders for custom-designed items like promotional pens and sports team T-shirts have been making a return as Michigan moves past COVID-19. That’s...

The Summer of Transition

by Warren Call July means Cherry Festival and a welcome return to normal zaniness after the not-normal zaniness of the pandemic. July could also mark another important milestone: the end of standing meetings for the Grand Traverse County Joint Operations Center (JOC). This collaborative group of public and...