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...

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...

Blast Off: How northern Michigan is launching as an aerospace contender

Satellites, spaceports, and heat-treated aircraft parts: these are a few elements of Traverse City’s growing aerospace industry. Up until a couple years ago, no one would have mentioned “Traverse City” and “space technology” in the same breath. Now, northern Michigan is a growing epicenter for activity,...

Invented at Britten

Over 33 years, Britten has evolved from simple banners to one of northern Michigan's biggest success stories. Having morphed from Britten Banners to Britten Studios, the company is now known as Britten, Inc., a multi-million dollar banner production, advertising and large-format printing company. Several proprietary innovations...