The Hot List 2013

Every town has its buzzworthy topics and Traverse City is no exception. Whether it's pouring multiple millions into a renovation, launching a hot new app, or just keeping something big under wraps, the business community is taking notice...

Larkin Partners with TCAPS in “Score 20”

Traverse City - The Larkin Group of Traverse City recently announced a new partnership with the Traverse City Area Public School (TCAPS) system in which a percentage of their commission for new policies will be donated back to the schools. The sponsorship program allows for...

TC Mom’s Loss Turns into Heroic Mission

A young girl's tragic death in a sledding accident has inspired an award-winning safety program. The Chill Out Winter Safety Program promotes safe practices during winter activities such as sledding, skiing, ice fishing, and more. It was created by Munson Medical Center staffers Tammie Budrow...

National Vacuum Going Gangbusters

TRAVERSE CITY - A Traverse City company is working with one of the nation's largest producers of natural gas to produce a fleet of eco-friendly tanker trucks.National Vacuum Equipment, founded in 1980 by owner Bruce Luoma, is partnering with Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy, the most active...

Hot List: 2011

TCAPSNew TCAPS superintendent Steve Cousins' main focus in 2011: Preparing area students for a future filled with global connections and the increased use of technology.Now entering his first full year on the job, Cousins will oversee TCAPS Tomorrow, an ambitious plan he says will give...

High & Dry?

Kalkaska's once-promising natural gas discovery went from boom to bust overnight. The landowners left in the dust have questions. And they're considering taking them - and the gas companies they signed with - to court.KALKASKA - Northern Michigan's landowners are shaking off the collapse of...

Drink & Eat

There was no lion in northern Michigan's March this year, but a lamb on both ends - and pretty much the whole way through. The traditional March gloom, replaced by long stretches of sunny days and mild temps, was all it took to invigorate area...

Nat’l Food Safety Fears Might Cost Regional Agriculture

During an otherwise cheerful meeting of local foodies at the Michigan Land Use Institute last year, Don Coe stood up and announced storm clouds were on the horizon. The co-owner of Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay and state agriculture commissioner said the peanut butter...

TC’s World Magnetics acquires NY, CA companies

TRAVERSE CITY - While State of Michigan officials racked their brains on how to attract jobs and build up business activity, World Magnetics went ahead and pursued the same goals the old-fashioned way: The firm recently bought two small manufacturing companies - one in New...