Lansing-area Businesses Have History

From education and fashion to early automobiles and health care, these businesses in the Greater Lansing region have stood the test of time. 74 years: Builders’ Hardware Co. was founded in 1946 by two brothers, Edward Hertel and Crawford Hertel, after they returned from World War II. It was located in East Lansing but moved […]

Veteran Astronaut Urges Kids to Shoot for the Moon

Harris stresses the importance of STEM education during visit to Sylvan Learning Center   Kids at Lansing’s Sylvan Learning Center recently learned about the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, math – compliments of a visitor from outer space. Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. is a two-time space shuttle crew member and the first African […]

The Cornerstones of Community and Culture

The month of February is devoted to celebrating the 400-year history of the achievements of African Americans in the United States. Some of the greatest, yet underappreciated, triumphs are those of the African American trailblazers and entrepreneurs who put their all into starting businesses. According to the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitor Bureau website, the […]

The Challenges and Benefits of Owning a Family Business

Family-owned enterprises are the backbone of the American economy. Studies have shown about 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family controlled and represent the full spectrum of American companies from small business to major corporation, according to the Conway Center for Family Business. There are approximately 156,000 family-owned businesses in Michigan, according to data extrapolated […]

Michigan Leading the Way in Clean Energy

State’s energy companies full-steam ahead on renewable efforts   In 2008, Michigan introduced the Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act that requires the state’s investor-owned utilities, alternative retail suppliers, electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities to generate 15% of their retail electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2021. Michigan’s two biggest energy providers are […]

How to Start a Nonprofit

Tips, tricks and more for the aspiring do-gooder   So, you want to know if starting a nonprofit is right for you. In your gut, you can feel the passion you embody toward making a greater impact in your community. You recognize that the nonprofit world can be a tough feat, but your desire to […]

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