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Coming to a Planet Near You

Several eco-friendly suggestions for Earth Day 2019 Earth Day has been coming around every year on April 22 since 1970. This year, businesses all over the world  have plans for honoring the magnificent planet we humans started shambling around on some 300,000 years ago. If you’re a business owner, what can you do to help […]

Performing Arts Center Proposed for Downtown Lansing

If the plans of Mayor Andy Schor and a lot of other people come to fruition, downtown Lansing has a performing arts center (PAC) in its future. The center would stand in addition to a multi-use performance stage in the works at Adado Park and the Capital Region Community Foundation’s plan for a performance space […]

In Michigan Will Cannabis-infused Drinks Elbow Beer Off the Shelves?

In November, Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize the possession of marijuana for recreational use when Proposal 1 was passed with 55 percent of voters in favor. Major players in the fight were Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which supported the initiative, and Healthy and Productive Michigan, which opposed it.  These two […]

Marketing Agency Owner Helps Businesses Set Themselves Apart

Amy Zander is owner of Zander Management, a local marketing agency that focuses on content creation and social media with an emphasis on brand archetype strategies. She is a firm believer that words matter and works with small to mid-size businesses that generally do not have their own in-house marketing department. Her clients vary in […]

Minimum Wage and Sick Time Initiatives Fair to Workers or Unfair to Employers?

When the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature voted to adopt measures that would boost the state’s minimum wage, eliminate the tipped minimum wage and require employers to provide paid sick leave, it might have appeared to be a victory for those who support those initiatives. It isn’t that simple, however. Michigan lawmakers adopted the two proposals with […]

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