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Veteran Astronaut Urges Kids to Shoot for the Moon

Harris stresses the importance of STEM education during visit to Sylvan Learning Center   Kids at Lansing’s Sylvan Learning Center recently learned about the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, math – compliments of a visitor from outer space. Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. is a two-time space shuttle crew member and the first African […]

The Challenges and Benefits of Owning a Family Business

Family-owned enterprises are the backbone of the American economy. Studies have shown about 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family controlled and represent the full spectrum of American companies from small business to major corporation, according to the Conway Center for Family Business. There are approximately 156,000 family-owned businesses in Michigan, according to data extrapolated […]

2019 Newsmakers

By Rich Adams The Greater Lansing region is teeming with inventive and dedicated community leaders, entrepreneurs, dreamers and advocates who are helping to build a strong and safe community. They were asked questions about what was important in 2019 and looked into the future to discuss plans for the new year. Laurie Strauss Baumer Executive […]

Unconscious Bias in Hiring Process Hinders Business Success

With the current skilled workers shortage in the Lansing region, many companies need to hire good workers now. Many of those companies tend to hire people who look, think or act like the other employees in the company. Kimberly Giles, a human behavior expert, said in a Forbes article that hiring only similar people is […]

Spuds Shortage May Mean Fewer Fries

All eyes are on potatoes. An early freeze and continued cold weather have created a shortage of potatoes in key growing and production areas of the United States and Canada – and that worries the people who make french fries. As a result of the inclement weather, smaller spuds are being harvested, according to an […]

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