Specialty crop grant proposals due Feb. 27

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has set a Feb. 27 deadline for proposals to receive funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. Feb. […]

LARA Warns Corporations of Scheme to File Bogus Documents

Be wary of a scheme offering assistance in filing services that do not exist   Michigan companies are being warned of a scheme offering assistance in filing services that do not exist, according to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). LARA Director Orlene Hawks said some businesses have received notices from the […]

Michigan building operators could qualify for energy discount

Public and nonprofit building operators could qualify for a $400 discount or attending building operator certification classes this year, according to the Michigan Energy Office (MEO). In addition to the discount, participants may also qualify for utility rebates and a veteran discount. The goal of the certification class is to achieve more energy savings in […]

Let’s go to the fair – job fair, that is

If you are looking for your first job right out of high school or college, or if you are dissatisfied with your current job and want to explore your possibilities, you can go online to the many job-recruiting websites (Indeed, Monster) to see what might be available in your field and your city. Another route […]

Pagan to lead Progressive Women’s Caucus

The Progressive Women’s Caucus has selected state Rep. Kristy Pagan to serve as chair of the caucus. The Canton Democrat is serving her third term in the Michigan House. She previously served as leader of the Progressive Women’s Caucus’ Gender Violence and Women’s Health task forces and was legislative co-chair of former first lady Sue […]


Now more than ever, change is inevitable. Businesses big and small must change and grow at a quicker pace to keep up with emerging technology, economic cycles and internal factors. Though change is constant, a vast number of business owners find their employees struggle with it. Employees fear change because they feel left in the […]

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