Business in Temporary: 05/12/2021 | Business

Kalkaska Award nominations due

KALKASKA – Nominations for the Kalkaska Business and Citizen of the Year Awards are due May 16.

Nominations can be submitted online to the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation at

The Community Foundation for Counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau was established in 1992. More information about the Community Foundation can be found at

Treasury: Registration closes May 17th

LANSING – The Michigan Treasury Department is reminding taxpayers that individual income tax returns are due before midnight on May 17th.

State individual income tax returns can be filed electronically or through the U.S. Postal Service. The state deadline is the same as that set by the Internal Revenue Service for federal returns.

More than 4.4 million Michigan taxpayers (86 percent) were submitted via email in 2020. You can find more information about e-filing at

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file after the May 17 deadline may apply for an extension until October 15, 2021.

For more information on the Treasury, visit or on Twitter @MiTreasury.

Virtual business after hours event

PETOSKEY – Petoskey’s Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual after-hours event on May 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The event takes place on the Remo platform, which, according to a press release, “offers opportunities for personal networking at tables” and offers up to six seats. Users can switch to different virtual tables, similar to normal business after hour events.

More information is available at No chamber membership is required for the free event. Sponsors of the event include Michigan’s Blue Cross Blue Shield and Boyne Resorts.

The Fifth Third Bank honors 5/3 babies

CINCINNATI – Fifth Third Bank donated $ 1,053 to families of 31 babies born May 3 in five hospitals in northern and western Michigan to open a college savings account.

Babies who were born on 5th / 3rd A fifth-third were born, too. Participating hospitals included Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. Other attendees included Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health Muskegon, and Metro Health – University of Michigan Health.

Fifth Third has been running the May 3 promotion for more than 25 years.

Heritage acquires Lake Effect Digital

CADILLAC – Cadillac’s Heritage Broadcasting Company took over Traverse City’s Lake Effect Digital marketing agency, according to a press release last week.

The acquisition will enable Heritage Broadcasting to “offer a complete suite of digital solutions to businesses and organizations across Michigan,” the press release said. The two companies will operate under the umbrella of the Heritage Broadcasting Company, with Lake Effect Digital continuing to use its name.

TrackMan comes to the Boyne Highlands

PORT FEATHERS – Boyne Golf announced that the TrackMan Range program has been added to the Ross Golf Center at Boyne Highlands Resort. The techno debuted on May 7th with an official opening on May 29th.

According to the press release, the 30-Bay TrackMan program and a free app offer golfers “access to eight important data points, including range, total length, ball speed, flight path height, take-off angle, take-off direction and more”.

TrackMan Range also offers games like Bulls Eye, Hit It, and Capture the Flag.

A season pass for the TrackMan Range at Ross Golf Center is $ 600. An unlimited day pass is $ 100, while a 60-ball bucket is $ 25. Further information can be found at

Consumer energy on Forbes list

JACKSON – Consumers Energy was named America’s Best Diversity Workplace by Forbes Magazine as the best utility company in the country.

Consumers Energy was ranked 22nd in the national overall ranking and 2nd in Michigan. The ranking is based on a survey of 50,000 Americans who work for companies with 1,000 or more employees, according to a press release.

Quicken Loans was ranked 3rd overall and 1st in Michigan.

Other Michigan companies on the national list (in order of their ranking) were Michigan’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Henry Ford’s Healthcare System, Ally Financial, Stryker, General Motors, Bosch, Kelly, Kellogg, Dow, Ford Motor, Whirlpool and DTE Energy and Denso.

DTE Energy issues a dividend

DETROIT – DTE Energy’s board of directors announced a dividend of $ 1.085 per share on its common stock.

The cash dividend is payable to shareholders of record on July 15 at close of business on June 30. DTE Energy has been paying a cash dividend for more than 100 years, according to a press release.

Bank announces dividend, first quarter results

GRAND RAPIDS – The Independent Bank Corporation announced a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 21 cents per share.

The company is the holding company of the Michigan-based Independent Bank. The dividend will be paid on May 14th to shareholders of record on May 5th.

The Independent Bank reported net income of $ 22 million ($ 1.00 per diluted share) for the first quarter of 2021, versus net income of $ 4.8 million (21 cents per diluted share). Net deposit growth of $ 221.2 million was also reported.

You can find more information about the bank at

Company offers free bus tracking app

OWOSSO – Indian Trails bus company announced that a free bus tracker app is available for download.

The app for Apple and Android smartphones developed by Saucon Technologies enables passengers to follow, according to a press release, “the progress of their daily buses along the routes to each bus stop”. The GPS tracking data is updated every 30 seconds.

More information is available at

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