Tourism Coalition Urges Funding of Pure Michigan Campaign

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cut 147 items from the state budget in September, the Pure Michigan campaign was a victim of the line-item vetoes. Actor and comedian Tim Allen’s voice accompanies picturesque video of Michigan, ranging from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. Forbes named the Pure Michigan campaign among the Top 10 state tourism campaigns […]

Helping Employees Lend a Helping Hand

Giving back to the community is good business for any business. It’s a simple way to support the people and organizations that are supporting you. Yet that support doesn’t necessarily have to be financial contributions to philanthropic endeavors – and it doesn’t necessarily have to come from a company’s leadership. A 2018 report released by […]

China Opens Door to Resumed Ag Imports

Action likely will have little effect on Michigan farmers this year When China suspended the import of agriculture products in August, some Michigan farmers were very concerned. After all, soybeans are Michigan’s largest food export. Farmers across the state produced 109 million bushels of soybeans in 2018, a value of $941 million. In 2018, $185 […]

State Agency Awards Grant to St. Johns-Based Conservancy

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, or EGLE, recently announced grants totaling $431,000 for five projects – including one in St. Johns – that will benefit Michigan lakes and streams by developing new or updating existing watershed management plans. The management plans will help restore impaired waters and protect high-quality waters by […]

Energy-saving Tips from the Experts

On the surface, it might seem counterintuitive for a utility to promote energy-efficiency. But in reality, it’s just good business. Not only is the promotion of energy conservation incentivized by improved customer engagement and satisfaction, it is also a low-cost method to reduce the need to take on further expenses needed to build facilities and […]

Hospitals Launch Initiative to Improve Health Care, Costs

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Center recently announced the launch of an effort funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to make health systems across Michigan more age-friendly and better serve older Michigan residents, while lowering costs of care. Recruitment of participants began in August and, to date, 14 organizations have committed to […]

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