Farmers’ Markets and What They do for the Local Economy

As we are near the end of spring, many farmers markets are emerging to the city to share their bounty of hearty goods with the local community. Mid-Michigan is home to many farmers markets where locals can go to purchase fresh produce and delicious baked goods. “Farmers markets are a unique incubator of small local […]

THE INNER sanctum A little piece of the past

Finding Jim Herbert’s office is a bit challenging. Although he is founder and CEO of Neogen Corp., one of Lansing’s greatest corporate success stories, his office is stuck away in the corner of the first floor of the Center for Microbiological Excellence, which used to be the Allen Street School on Kalamazoo Street. There is […]

EmpowHERing Youth: Annual Retreat Gives Girls Passion and Purpose

For the past three years, an annual event in the Greater Lansing area has helped promote positive personal and professional change in girls and young women. Suzy Merchant, head coach of Michigan State University (MSU) Women’s Basketball, and MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business have partnered since 2016 to provide girls from divergent backgrounds with […]

Behind the Scenes: Samantha Harkins

Samantha Harkins is chief of staff for Lansing Mayor Andy Schor. She joined his staff before his inauguration in January and previously worked with Schor for four years at the Michigan Municipal League, a collaboration of officials from municipalities across the state. Harkins also worked in government in Norfolk, Virginia, and in the Michigan House […]

Manufacturing Metropolis

A few years back, as the Great Recession strangled the nation’s economy and forced automotive giants to bankruptcy court, manufacturing in mid-Michigan and throughout the state hit a low point unrivaled since the start of the Industrial Age. Jobs and revenues were lost. Today, that’s history. Manufacturing has rebounded to add jobs, products, stability and […]

The Inner Sanctum: A Fitting Home Found Nowhere Else

For our third installment of Inner Sanctum, we meet two Lansing business leaders and the spaces they work in every day. Jack Davis is a lawyer who has been involved in the capital’s most important projects for over 50 years. He has received many accolades and at the age of 79 is still going strong. […]

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