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Disclosures reveal private wealth is being funneled into congressional races

THREE 100 DOLLAR ROLLSDisclosures released last week reveal congressional candidates in two primary races have spent a combined one million dollars of personal wealth on their campaigns just last quarter.

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Northern Michigan businesses search for seasonal employment

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Photograph (may or may not be digitally edited)

Some northern Michigan businesses are having trouble finding enough workers during the busy summer tourism season.


Even in July, many tourism related businesses are still searching for seasonal employees. And part of the problem may be that fewer young people are staying in northern Michigan over the summer.

Jane Butzier is the operations manager for Northwest Michigan Works. She said it’s a year-round problem, but is heightened during summer.

“There is all the tourism and seasonal employment. So that requires probably more of a younger workforce. The young families and the people who are trying to make this their home, and have families here, need more typically than seasonal employment. So again it’s tapping that younger workforce that we don’t have much of.”

Butzier said she’s been seeing problems like this, especially during the summer, for the last three years.

Destiny or self-will? The story behind a Traverse City entrepreneur’s success

Sue Kellogg holding her product, Nawgum.

Sue Kellogg holding her product, Nawgum.

There are entrepreneurs and then there are “mom-preneurs”.

In Traverse City lives a woman who does it all — she created a teething toy for children, started her own company and now sells her product all over the United States and Canada. Continue reading

Campaign promoting businesses along I-69 expands to southern Michigan

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An effort to promote economic development in Genesee and Shiawassee counties is expanding south to the Michigan-Indiana border.

The effort began 5 years ago to promote development along the I-69 corridor. This summer, the effort is expanding south to include the cities of Charlotte, Coldwater and Marshall, Michigan. Continue reading

MDOT awards grants to help fund business expansions

bad-yellow-line-roadjpg-55a2be0a87eeea1d_largeA public / private investment will fund three road improvement projects in Huron and Lapeer counties this year, that will help several area businesses expand their operations.

The improvements will allow three companies to expand, creating 135 new full time jobs. Continue reading

Northern Michigan ‘Food Hub’ helps local businesses to grow


Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.

And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.
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Midland among top areas in the country where middle class thrives

Midland's "tridge," a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.

Midland’s “tridge,” a three-way bridge that connects over the meeting of the Chippewa and Titabawassee Rivers. Photo courtesy by Downtown Midland.


Downtown areas are known to be the “cherry on top” of its respective city – a place to visit, shop and explore.
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