Going With the Flow: Tamarack shifts gears, continues growth

The word “pivot” has been thrown around a lot lately as businesses look to shift the way they and/or their employees function. That can mean people working from home, businesses offering curbside or delivery service or even changing what they do – think restaurants becoming...

In Deep Water: Protecting shoreline property a double-edged sword

Rising waters are prompting property owners to invest in costly shoreline protection projects. But the flood of permit applications has alarmed some, who say that these projects can have a lasting impact on the environment. The uptick of shoreline protection applications tracked by the Michigan Department of...

Triple Whammy: Three post-COVID-19 issues to consider

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual for nearly all, especially in the areas of service workers, work from home options and racial inequalities. Service worker shortage. Many services organizations cannot find labor to fill jobs. This was a problem last year, but it...

Safer Surfaces: Great Lakes Stainless is fighting the virus with copper

[caption id="attachment_53254" align="alignleft" width="288"] Great Lakes Stainless employee Kirk Toedebusch laser etches a logo into a copper cover for a door.[/caption] In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in the United States, businesses were ordered to shutter unless essential and residents quarantined as a...