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Witness to Positive Change

We’re getting closer. As a business owner in Lansing for nearly two decades, I’ve had the privilege of occupying a front-row seat to the surging tide of our city’s rejuvenation. I’m also a supporter of those behind the scenes working the pulleys and levers in an effort to build upon the momentum of the city’s […]

Refocusing the Image of HR

An office – or any business for that matter – is a bit like a microcosm of society as a whole. It’s a place where people of different backgrounds, attitudes and beliefs work side by side, and it functions best when it is operating in harmony and a basic set of behavioral expectations and guidelines […]

Embracing the Next Normal

Time marches on. As does technology. That should be an addendum to the idiom about death and taxes being the only things that can be said are certainties in life. Time always advances – and with it so does the world and its technological achievements. Technology can be a scary proposition. We are all hardwired […]


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 […]

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