Languages of the World


How many languages are there in the world? That’s a subject open to debate. Language experts at Ethnologue and the National Virtual Translation Center cite numbers of around 6,900. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language won’t commit and estimates the number at between 3,000 and 10,000.

Inspired by Inspiration


While reading this article, be prepared to be captivated by the story of how four women are using Lansing’s designation as a Federal Trade Zone to help them become experts in international trade.

Going Global


Businesses are always looking for ways to grow market share. Unfortunately, many are unaware of all the options available. A program is now available in the Greater Lansing area that can not only identify companies able to sell their products on a global scale, but fast-track the process as well.

Bringing Communities Together


As the popularity of going green has expanded, many businesses have sought to incorporate green-friendly practices into their daily operations. However, it takes a unique organization to turn every practice and project it does into an environmentally positive action—such is the case with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Ingham County and Clinton County Habitat for Humanity.

Focused on Renewable Energy


Green has always been Bill Demmer’s favorite color. The unabashed Michigan State University sports supporter—he’s a 1970 graduate of MSU with a BS in mechanical engineering—is thinking green even more than usual these days.

The New Face of Green


Going green doesn’t necessarily mean a complete overhaul of one’s lifestyle. It can start with small efforts that become routine. Much like anything in life, it takes subtle changes, conscious decisions and repeat actions to become a new norm. One such change is how one shops and where. With more environmental awareness as well as financial responsibility, consignment shopping is becoming not only green, but trendy.

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