More jobs might mean more flu

A new study from Ball State University says it’s time to start paying attention to who’s sick at work – before the situation gets out of hand. According to the study, “businesses should take precautions in advance of flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in […]

Library Collaborative Announces Record Digital Checkouts

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services recently announced its OverDrive group achieved a record-breaking 2 million digital book checkouts in 2019. This milestone for the library illustrates the sustained growth and importance of library lending of e-books and audiobooks. This also includes creative ways libraries have served communities with digital services. MCLS’ group is one of […]

American Red Cross makes Urgent Call for Blood Donors

While donors of all blood types are urged to give blood and platelets as soon as possible to help restock the blood supply, the American Red Cross is also asking that those with type O blood step up. Donors of all blood types – especially types O positive and O negative – are urged to […]

4 Local Resources Every Startup Needs

Starting a new business is risky. According to the Small Business Association, 30% of new businesses fail in the first two years, 50% in the first five and 66% within 10 years. Opening a business requires a person to invest everything they have into it: money, time, emotions, family, etc. There’s a lot on the […]

Cuts to SNAP Places the Hungry in Danger

The Food Bank Council of Michigan called significant funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program harmful to those that may be unable to obtain essential foods and nutrition to live comfortably and healthily. “The Food Bank Council of Michigan believes people have the right to feed themselves with dignity,” said Phil Knight, executive director […]

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