Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference to Focus on Diversity

When the single-largest gathering of Michigan’s tourism industry convenes March 27-29 in Grand Rapids, it will be more than an opportunity to network and sharpen knowledge. The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism will shed light on diversity – a topic top-of-mind throughout business and society....

Munson Healthcare Foundation Nabs $400K Kid Nutrition Grant

Culinary medicine support. A peer-to-peer network for food service directors to share healthy food best practices and recipes. School farmers markets and vouchers for teachers to purchase produce. Farm fruit and vegetable drop-offs at purchasing worksites. Those are just a few ways that a $401,513 grant...

Michigan-Grown Vines Take Root at Commercial Venture

Next year at this time, Tom Greyerbiehl hopes to have a new type of grapevine planted in his Benzie County vineyard. It could come not from out-of-state nurseries where he’s purchased vines before, but from the local operations of Campbell Milarch Vines, LLC. The Copemish-based venture, a...

Increased Focus on Apprenticeships Good for Workforce

Graphic designer. Baker. Firefighter. Customer service representative. They may not be occupations that readily come to mind as candidates for apprenticeships, but they’re among a myriad of possibilities that Evelyn Szpliet, the Northwest Michigan Works! new point person on apprenticeships, is happy to help employers consider. Szpliet...