More Perks and New Name for Popular State Training Fund

A popular state program that’s brought millions in worker training dollars to the Grand Traverse region is getting some business-friendly tweaks. The changes – and a new name – are coming to the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund, an initiative that wins praise in many corners. “This...

Meet the Vineyard Managers Who Pair Skills with Winemakers

Making an award-winning wine takes more than good grapes. It takes a village. [caption id="attachment_15488" align="alignleft" width="200"] Coenraad Stassen, winemaker and estate manager at Brys Estate Vineyard.[/caption] To that end, Coenraad Stassen, winemaker and estate manager at Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery, has teamed up with vineyard managers...

Michigan’s New Opioid Laws: Saving grace or administrative nightmare?

New Michigan rules are on the way for those who prescribe prescription painkillers and other controlled substances. The requirements – like checking an online database of controlled substances dispensed in Michigan, and prescribing for acute pain no more than seven-day supply of opioids in a seven-day...

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....