Making It in Northern Michigan: Dutchman Manufacturing Co.

by Clark Miller Dutchman Manufacturing Company recently doubled its workforce. Since founding the company in 2011, Tom Van Fossen has relied solely on just two very special “employees.” Both of them work tirelessly, accurately and profitably – and without pay. They are computer numerical control (CNC) devices....

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

By Adam Grant/Reviewed by Chris Wendel Knowing where to look for the book “Think Again” by Adam Grant in my local bookstore presented me with a challenge: Which section of the store would I find it? Part business, part self-help, part science; this nebulous category likes...

Businesses, counties lay the groundwork for Ironman 2021

When organizers announced last December they were bringing the Ironman 70.3 triathlon to Frankfort, it took just minutes for the phone to start ringing off the hook at beachfront Harbor Lights Resort. Within two hours, all accommodations at the resort – including motel rooms, suites and...