How to Weather the Projected Economic Downturn

Business owners and households can take action now to deflect financial damage It seems every time you turn on the news someone is talking about the “R” word. While most agree an economic slowdown is possible in the near future, not all talking heads are calling it a recession. The very definition of a recession […]

Officers From Michigan Serve Together on USS Blue Ridge

Seven find camaraderie far from home on the South China Sea Michigan is well represented on the USS Blue Ridge, the flagship of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. Seven Navy and Marine officers from the Great Lakes State are serving on the command and control ship, which boasts a crew of 52 officers and 790 […]

Avast Ye! Give No Quarter on Talk Like a Pirate Day

How a racquetball game turned into an international day of slang In case it is not marked prominently – in red letters – on your calendar, Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The idea was formulated on a racquetball court on June 6, 1995. John Baur and Mark Summers of Albany, Oregon, […]

Going PRO!

Michigan’s had a complicated relationship with manufacturing jobs for a long time now. Unemployment in Michigan is at a 20-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and employment in manufacturing is on the rise, yet some scars still remain from the most recent economic recession. Still, manufacturing continues to be a cornerstone of […]

Reviews Can Make or Break a Business

Be sure to respond to all feedback, positive or negative Have you ever wanted to see what other consumers have said about a product before making a purchase? It seems to be the main determinant in the decision to buy or not to buy. According to a report by Fan & Fuel, 92% of shoppers […]

Haven House Announces Pledge Drive to Combat Homelessness

Two local foundations have stepped up with grants to help Haven House kickstart a new pledge drive to combat homelessness in the community over the next five years. The R.E. Olds Foundation and the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation recently announced grants to Haven House totaling $30,000. The funding will provide incentive matching dollars for Haven […]

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