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...

Shopping Software? Six Things to Know

  One of the wonderful things about doing business in the Traverse region is the closeness of our business community. If you need something from a company with whom you do business, you can meet for lunch at Sorellina to hash out details. There's nothing like...

One Hot Product: CooLED CEO sees growth in the LED market

  Tim Burden's sales pitch for his LED conversion company is a salesperson's dream. “Everybody’s got lights. And they want ideas to reduce their cost of operations," said Burden, CEO of CooLED, a Traverse City-based industrial lighting company. "The beautiful thing is it always reduces the cost." Burden's...