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Michigan’s best St. Patty’s Day wardrobe options

There’s an old adage that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, that’s not really true, but it is true that you can get in the Irish spirit by donning something green. That said, not everyone has that color in regular rotation in their wardrobe. Fear not lads and lasses, there are some Michigan companies

Michigan’s best St. Patty’s Day wardrobe options2020-03-04T13:39:40-05:00

Michigan entities band together to launch Industry 4.0 Accelerator

Three prominent entities have banded together to give Michigan a leap forward in manufacturing amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution. Automation Alley, Lean Rocket Lab and Lawrence Technological University’s (LTU) Centrepolis Accelerator have created a new Industry 4.0 Accelerator program, which is the first of its kind in the U.S. The goal is to help small and medium-sized

Michigan entities band together to launch Industry 4.0 Accelerator2020-03-04T13:40:14-05:00

Valentine gifts to make his day

Shopping for men can sometimes be challenging. It’s not that they are more particular necessarily, so much as the fact that they aren’t as likely as women to express what they like or even drop any hints. That may create the need for a little bit of sleuthing. Think about food and beverages, hobbies and interests, or

Valentine gifts to make his day2020-03-04T13:41:49-05:00

Valentine gifts to make her day

The key to making her Valentine’s Day special is demonstrating that you cared enough to put some thought into the gift. One easy way to do that is to avoid big box and online superstores and instead shop a neighborhood boutique or gallery. You’ll find items that are much more unique. Ideally, choose something that is locally-made.

Valentine gifts to make her day2020-03-04T13:42:04-05:00

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market

When most people think of Detroit’s Eastern Market, they think of food, and for good reason. The market has been the city’s premier site for the buying and selling of fresh, flavorful, local foods for well over a century and a half. However, to think only of scrumptious morsels when visiting the district is to under appreciate

GETTEES to open flagship store in Detroit’s Eastern Market2020-03-04T15:11:39-05:00

5 unique snacks you just have to try

The season of road trips, picnics, and beach days is upon us. What better time than now to up your snack game? These unique options will tantalize your palate and perhaps even surprise a guest or two. Original Cinnful Crunch When I was a kid I absolutely loved buttered toast, topped with cinnamon and sugar. It was

5 unique snacks you just have to try2020-03-04T15:09:15-05:00

Family recipe sparks delectable adventure

Throughout the years of running this campaign I’ve met many food producers across the state with remarkably similar origin stories. It all starts with a phenomenal family recipe, followed by the encouragement of loved ones, and then some innovative twists of their own. Granny’s Confections in Howell is no exception to this path to success. In their case it

Family recipe sparks delectable adventure2020-03-04T15:09:43-05:00

Why I got into beekeeping

The origin of my business, Sunrise Side Honey, LLC, goes way back to when I was a kid, growing up spending most of my summers all across the great state of Michigan. Outdoor activities have and always will be a part of my life and because of that, beekeeping just seemed like a natural progression that could achieve

Why I got into beekeeping2020-03-04T14:57:14-05:00

Michigan distillers capture 9 medals in national competition

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), has announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. The annual Awards marked the official opening day of the 2019 ACSA Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michigan distillers captured nine medals. According to ACSA, the competition received nearly 500 entries from 38 states and

Michigan distillers capture 9 medals in national competition2020-03-04T14:54:50-05:00
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