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Wayfair Service Center Brings 500 Jobs

The scoop behind the project and what’s in store for the community   For Meridian Township, 2020 has some exciting news in store for its community, local businesses and higher education facilities. In November, Wayfair, a Fortune 500 internet retail company and e-commerce giant, finalized its decision to open a new customer service center in […]

How to Start a Nonprofit

Tips, tricks and more for the aspiring do-gooder   So, you want to know if starting a nonprofit is right for you. In your gut, you can feel the passion you embody toward making a greater impact in your community. You recognize that the nonprofit world can be a tough feat, but your desire to […]

U.S. Workers’ Job Satisfaction Rates Soar Higher Than in Last Two Decades

The scoop on what’s satisfying, what’s not and how these drivers can push employers to continue implementing workplace improvements A recent study conducted by The Conference Board, shows that more than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. With this number being the highest percentage job satisfaction in two decades, the question stands […]

Cliff Farr

Passionate Motivator, Philanthropist & Ice Cream Franchisee Shaftsburg, Michigan, native Cliff Farr is the owner, motivator and enthusiast behind Kona Ice of East Lansing. Nationwide, the overarching Kona Ice brand has given back millions of dollars to charities and nonprofits in need. Only in his sophomore year as a Kona Ice franchisee, Farr set out […]

Rebecca Roberts: Building People, not just parts

Rebecca Roberts is the executive director for the CEO, president and executive team at Dowding Industries in Eaton Rapids. She joined her family business 30 years ago as a receptionist, while also in college studying accounting. Roberts’ taste for challenge has allowed her to wear various hats at the company, and she sat down with […]

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