Mental Health Authority sees increasing requests for services

Trouble sleeping? Feeling on edge? Difficulties concentrating? Racing thoughts? These are all symptoms of anxiety or severe stress. Fatigue, feelings of helplessness or emptiness, changes in appetite or weight, and loss of interest in things you once enjoyed are signs of depression. If you are experiencing such...

First Aid: Medical assistant apprenticeship program a first in the region

They’re vital aids to medical providers, interacting with patients and handling any number of duties that help a healthcare setting run smoothly. They’re medical assistants and in the Grand Traverse region, they’re in short supply. [caption id="attachment_62843" align="alignleft" width="98"] Christy Chowhan[/caption] “It’s very difficult. We have had several...

High End: If you’re selling, the wealthy are buying

The pandemic shut down much of the world and threw millions of people out of work. Even for those whose wealth didn’t suffer, the shutdowns and weeks of sobering news provided a pause. Still, it's been quite a run for those with means. In fact, the...

Moving Money: Bank, credit unions expand in the face of COVID

COVID-19 changed the way banks and credit unions operated, shifting many branch services to online platforms. But the pandemic didn’t stop some from moving to brick-and-mortar expansions and, in one case, undertaking a major merger. The big news roiling the local banking scene was Columbus, Ohio-based...

Leaders, This is Our Time

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." – Anne Frank In my early twenties, I was sure I was going to be a Russian Orthodox priest. I even earned my master’s degree in theology from Saint...