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Casey Cowell Joins Groundwork Board

Casey Cowell Joins Groundwork Board

Groundwork news | March 14, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Tech entrepreneur, startup investor and philanthropist Casey Cowell has joined Groundwork's Board of Directors. In 1976, Cowell and friends created U.S. Robotics, which developed the world's first computer modem. The Cowell Cancer Center at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City recently opened, exemplifying his commitment to healthful communities. Cowell wants to help foster healthful communities in northern Michigan, as well as expand the region's growing tech scene and create jobs in Traverse City.

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Rail to Ann Arbor Project About to Roll Down the Tracks

Rail to Ann Arbor Project About to Roll Down the Tracks

strong cities and towns | March 13, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

A passenger rail study that will evaluate the feasibility of running regular train service between Petoskey, Traverse City and Ann Arbor is set to leave the station this spring, the Traverse Ticker reported in February. The “A2TC Train” study is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Groundwork Center.

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A Place to Raise a Family: Shelli DiFranco's Move to Traverse City

A Place to Raise a Family: Shelli DiFranco's Move to Traverse City

strong cities and towns | March 8, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Shelli and Joey DiFranco got the 'itch' to move to Traverse City from Chicago after falling in love with the region's natural beauty and a vibrant culinary scene. Shelli initially got a job with Hagerty Insurance, which allowed them to make the leap. They live outside town, in Leelanau County, with their son Renzo.

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