“Janesville: An American Story”

by Amy Goldstein Published April 2017, Simon & Schuster, 369 pages Hardcover $27, softcover $10, ebook edition $12 In a nutshell: In an all too familiar refrain, a Midwestern town struggles to find itself after losing its major employer. Who’s it for? General audiences; those involved in economic or...

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....

A Quest for More: Lab services provider posts steady growth

One of the key components of an annual physical exam is a run-of-the-mill blood test. Once the blood is drawn, things aren't so cut and dried: There’s a complex system operated by a huge corporation that ensures quality results overnight or even sooner. Quest Diagnostics, the world’s...

Back to the Future: Trains to the transportation rescue

Cars without drivers are part of the major shift taking place in how people and goods move around. Soon, planners say, a network of regional transit options – including autonomous vehicles, car-share, ride-share, bike-share, private shuttle services, public transportation and city-to-city passenger rail – will...

Education Commitment Needed at All Levels

by Doug Luciani Consensus is a simple concept but a difficult one to achieve. One topic most agree on, however, is the importance of a good education for our learners of all ages to keep our region, state and country competitive – even relevant – in...