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Ever since Ransom E. Olds founded Olds Motor Works in Lansing, the Capital City has been a leader in manufacturing technology. Olds’ second Lansing venture, the REO Motor Car Co., brought us the technological wonder of the progressive assembly line in 1905. Our dedication to industrial improvements and quest to work smarter, not harder, brings […]

Opioids are Everyone’s Responsibility

America is on drugs. We’ve been told since the ‘80s that we need to “Just Say No.” We haven’t listened and by all appearances, it only seems to get worse by the day. People often think this is another state’s issue, neighboring community’s problem or it happens in someone else’s family.  It’s everyone’s problem.  It’s […]

Small Successes Provide a Greater Good

I can’t stress enough the importance of small businesses nationally, regionally and locally. Most employment in Michigan is a result of small businesses with fewer than 99 employees creating 63 percent of all businesses, according to the 2017 Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship report. Over half of that percentage has fewer than 25 employees, according […]

Evolving Learning Opportunities Help Us All Grow

“There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don’t need to work on themselves.” — Terence McKenna If you’re like me, you already know this about yourself. It’s important to keep learning and evolving. It’s certainly much easier if you enjoy it – and you’re young. Education can be a wondrous and magical process. […]

Learning: More Than a Degree

We’re all learning. Every day. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Some things you seek out because you’re sure it will be helpful on your career path. I have a friend who is working hard to complete her Master of Business Administration (MBA). She works full time, raises her family, travels a ton and still […]

Health Care is Complex

Everyone needs it, but few people want to deal with it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to know that there are doctors, nurses and others available when needed. I’m just not fond of going, or at least of putting aside the time to schedule physicals and tests. And, I know I’m not alone.  […]

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