aboutNORTH.com find what you need up north Michigan!aboutNORTH is a local, Traverse City, Michigan based marketing company and social marketing network for businesses formerly known as Network Traverse City.

We provide local businesses with banner advertising, online marketing and social media promotion opportunities. We have a staff of Michigan locals that are passionate about their home state and helping build business, jobs and opportunities for the good people that live here.

We are currently undergoing a VERY BIG and EXCITING re-branding. Please bear with us as we improve the site to give you a bigger and better all about NORTH Michigan.


Who is aboutNORTH?


Michelle Hazard – Founder

Michelle teaches small businesses how to use social media for themselves so they can manage it themselves. She enjoys bringing together people and businesses, connecting them on social marketing platforms where they can grow.

Michelle started aboutNORTH as Network Traverse City in 2010 – growing the network to a mecca for all things Northern Michigan.



Marc Shade – Web Developer

Marc Shade has been involved in building the Web since the earliest days of the industry. He founded 2 Acre Studios in 2010 to provide local Michigan businesses affordable access to ad agency services.

In 2015 Marc began working with aboutNorth!



Ray Weigel – Sales & Marketing

Ray Weigel has helped create and launch multiple companies, websites, graphic design projects and branding packages for clients in Michigan and across the country as a web designer for national client, a freelance marketing consultant and the founder of Traverse City Web Design in Traverse City, Michigan

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