- Sunday, June 2, 2013
Downtown readies for summer
Downtown Traverse City will see new food trucks, festivals, pubs and storefronts this summer along with the over 200 seasoned shops, eateries and events that call the district home.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 06/02/2013
VanDrie Home Furnishings, with stores in Cadillac, Traverse City, Big Rapids and Houghton Lake, is celebrating its 60th anniversary as an independent, family-owned home furnishings retailer.Continued ...
Snyder 'disappointed' by PulteGroup HQ move
PulteGroup Inc.'s announcement Friday of plans to move its corporate headquarters from suburban Detroit to Atlanta came at an awkward time for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his allies, who portray his policies as the cure for years of economic illness.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
Ag Forum: Breweries lead way in ‘triple bottom line’ style
Michigan is home to more than 120 craft breweries, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild, making Michigan fifth in the country with 17 new breweries opening their doors in 2012 alone.Continued ...
Futures File: Hurricane season already affecting prices
As hurricane season looms, orange juice prices have risen sharply on speculation that storms could cut into orange production.Continued ...
EU wants U.S. wheat to be tested
The European Union is urging its 27 member states to test certain wheat shipments from the United States after unauthorized genetically modified grains were found on a U.S. farm, officials said Friday.Continued ...
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Economy grew 2.4% in first quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated.Continued ...
Building Permits: 05/31/2013
Building permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
The Record: 05/31/2013
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
State fails to inspect dairies, stores
A Michigan agency took too long to check dairies, groceries and food-processing plants for safety — in some cases waiting a dozen years to conduct inspections that the state wants done every six, 12 or 18 months, according to an audit released Thursday.Continued ...
Cheap leases to spur electric car sales
Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish sales of electric cars.Continued ...
Tesla promises to add charging stations across the nation
Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. promises to boost the number of fast-charging stations in the U.S. and Canada to make cross-country travel by electric car possible in the next year.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
Chinese firm to buy Smithfield
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- That ham sandwich you had for lunch is the latest example of China's growing appetite for U.S. investment. Smithfield Foods Inc., one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S., on Wednesday agreed to be bought by Shuanghui InterContinued ...
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
7 charged in $6B online money-laundering case
Calling it perhaps the biggest money-laundering scheme in U.S. history, federal prosecutors charged seven people Tuesday with running what amounted to an online, underworld bank that handled $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.Continued ...
U.S. confidence rising
Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.Continued ...
Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum
The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws — a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software to help them or simply hire someone else to do it all.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 26, 2013
DeMarco's bakery stock is rising
Claudia DeMarco and her late husband Bob Stevenson used to be able to look out the window of their bagel and pizza shop on South Airport Road and count the cars that went by.Continued ...
Harley Luplow: Doing good deeds through business
As a small business consultant I have the honor of getting to know my clients on a personal basis.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 05/26/2013
Rheumatology services; Leadership lunch; Negotiate conflict.Continued ...
SCORE: Building up your freelance business career
The freedom and flexibility of freelancing can be very attractive. Certain fields work particularly well as a freelance business. Some examples include graphic design, web design, writing, photography, and technology.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 05/26/2013
Traverse City Area Public Schools has announced that Erich Wangeman has accepted the position of choir director at Traverse City West Senior High School effective for the 2013-2014 school year.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ag Forum: It's imperative to help bees
During spring in the fruit business, our thoughts always turn to pollination.Continued ...
Futures File: Hogs hurry higher in preparation for the holiday
Hog prices surged this week as the market prepared for Memorial Day weekend, which is typically a period of high demand.Continued ...
Farm Focus in Brief: 05/25/2013
Farmland leases; Rose-growing basics.Continued ...
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Moped Army founder returns to Kalamazoo
Vintage moped enthusiast Daniel Kastner is re-rooting his 10-year-old moped business in Kalamazoo, and he’s brought some creative friends with him.Continued ...