The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Manchester District Library – James Miller, Library Director – Manchester’s new library director says he considers the library a local business…

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Art Trapp and Jessica Ping Hausman

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce:  The Ping Family  – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Jessica Ping Hausman, Paychex / Former Washtenaw County Commissioner In her 17 years with this payroll services company, Jessica Ping Hausman has set-up 2500 accounts for clients with Paychex.  A former Washtenaw County Commissioner, Jessica and her family have been long involved in the Saline community.
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Victoria Shon

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival – Victoria Schon, Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee – The iconic scene of an artist in a big brimmed hat with an easel painting or sketching an outdoor scene will come alive this week in Dexter.  This type of art is called plein air – or open air – and the Dexter Arts, Culure and Heritage Committe is hosting  a festival to attract these artists to the town from August 13-17.  Visit www.dextermi.gov/arts for details.
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James Miller

 

 

 

Manchester Area Chamber of CommerceManchester District Library – James Miller, Director, Manchester District Library – Manchester’s new Library Director says he considers the library as much a local business as it is a community or quasi-governmental organization, with many of the same concerns and needs as the businesses who are members of the chamber.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reprieve for the Save the Bomber Plant Campaign- Bruce Rasher, Racer Trust – The group managing the redevelopment of the former GM Willow Run property is…

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Stewart Beal, Developer, Beal Group Construction

 

Thompson Block Shares to be Sold to the Public:  Stewart Beal, President, Beal Properties and Beal Construction – The Thompson Block in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, owned by Stewart Beal, has been beset with problems.  A devastating fire, court haggling, and a structure that many question whether it will ever be completed.  Now Beal has devised a creative way to get the funding he needs to finish the project and provide investors with a piece of the block. 
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Art Trapp Steve Thelen Erika Drake

 

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce: Saline Community Fair – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Steve Thelen, Saline Community Fair Board of Directors; Erika Drake, Saline Steer Club/Junior, Saline H.S.  The 78th Annual Saline Community Fair is set for August 27-September 2 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.  It features carnival rides, a livestock auction, a talent show, extreme racing motocross, and many more entertaining activities.  But it’s the hardworking students who prepare their animals for show and auction who will impress you with their dedication and business knowledge.
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Angela Minicuci

Wellness Wednesday:  Spread of Parasitic Disease – Angela Minicuci, Public Information Officer, Michigan Department of Community Health – A parasitic outbreak sickening nearly 400 people has now been traced to bagged salad mix, at least in two of the states impacted.  Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska say prepackaged salad mix is the source of the cyclospora in their states.  The Michigan Department of Community Health is monitoring the situation, which has yet to hit our state.
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Bruce Rasher

 

Reprieve for the Save the Bomber Plant  Campaign- Bruce Rasher, Racer Trust The group managing the redevelopment of the former GM Willow Run property is extending the purchase deadline.  Racer Trust says the Yankee Air Museum now has two extra months to pull together the money needed to buy a portion of the building.  The history of the property traces its roots back to WWII when it produced B24 bombers.
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Manchester Chamber LogoManchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Essential Oils  –  Kathy Donnellon, DoTERRA – DoTERRA is a Latin derivative meaning “gift of the earth.”  This company, started several years ago by a group of healthcare and business professionals, markets essential oils.  This Saturday, November 3 in Novi at the Doubletree Hotal you are invited to the Natural Health Symposium featuring DoTERRA’s Essential Oils.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Art of Science – Dr. Deborah Gumucio, Founder, UM Center for Organogenesis – If you are looking for something highly unusual at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, you will want to check out a booth on East University Avenue where the art for sale isn’t just beautiful, but it might also save lives.

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Laurie Dawson

 

 

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce:  Organized Event Planning – Laurie Dawson, Owner – There’s a new way to host a non-profit fundraiser.  Saline’s Laurie Dawson has launched Organized Event Planning to raise money for local non-profit groups in a more coordinated fashion.  In addition, she is publishing a new monthly magazine focusing on the schools, library, senior citizens, chamber and other activities.  The first issue debuts next month.  For more info, contact Laurie at 734.546.8421 or email her at oep.laurie@gmail.com.
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Deb GumucioBioArtographyWellness Wednesday: The Art of Science –  Dr. Deborah Gumucio, Cell Biologist / Founder, Center for Organogenesis – If you are looking for something highly unusual at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, you will want to check out a booth on East University Avenue where the art for sale isn’t just beautiful, but it might also save lives.
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Janet Larson

 

 

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Manchester Chicken Broil – Janet Larson, Chamber President: A community effort of volunteers gets underway Thursday, as the Manchester Chicken Broil stokes up the grill and mixes up that famous coleslaw.
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Susan Smith Gray Stephanie Kadel Taras Greg Fleming

Ann Arbor City Club – Susan Smith Gray, President; Stephanie Kadel Tara, President Elect; Greg Fleming, General Manager – In 1951 a group of ten women set out to locate an appropriate facility for women’s organizations to meet in a comfortable and congenial atmosphere.  They found such a place in the Canfield residence. The original name was the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club (AAWCC).  Dr. Roy Bishop Canfield, a professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Hospital, had purchased the home at 1830 Washtenaw from Charles Spooner in 1915. The original house dates back to 1886.   Today, the Ann Arbor City Club offers fine dining, classes, interest groups, guest speakers, community service, theme parties, event hosting privileges, fun and friendship!  And it’s never been more economical to join.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Heroin in Washtenaw County – James Balmer, President, Dawn Farm – There have been eight overdoses from heroin in two days in the Ann Arbor area with one of those persons dying. What is going on?

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Art Trapp and Chris Michalak

 

 

 

 

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce: Tax & Financial Planning  – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Chris Michalak, Capstone Tax & Financial Located in the Busch’s Shopping Center in Saline, Capstone Tax & Financial was started in 1983 by Dennis Michalak.  Today his son, Chris, partners with him in the business which provides longterm financial planning for individuals and families.
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Jim Balmer

 

 

 

Wellness Wednesday:  Heroin in Washtenaw County – James Balmer, President, Dawn Farm – There have been eight overdoses from heroin in two days in the Ann Arbor area with one of those persons dying.  What is going on?  We talk with a man who is on the front lines fighting substance abuse in our community.  Since we first conducted this interview, a second person’s death from the eight overdoses has been confirmed.
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Manchester Chamber LogoManchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Relay for Life of Manchester   – Patti McCabe, Kiwanis of Manchester – Help create a world with no cancer and more birthdays.  Local residents participating in the Relay for Life of Manchester will be fighting back against cancer June 22-23 in Manchester.
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Henry Payne working at his desk at The Detroit News photo's by Wayne Smith 09/09/04 permision for reproduction to the Princeton Alumni Magazine.

 

 

Who’s Watching the White House? Henry Payne, Detroit News – Recent testimony by Tea Party representatives who had been harrassed by the IRS was riveting to watch, but where was the coverage by the mainstream media outlets?  Columnist Henry Payne says the Detroit Free Press, CNN, and ABC realized that the greatest threat of IRSgate is not to America’s civil liberties – but to their Democratic allies.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Monday, June 3, 2013

Tornado Strikes Twice as Saline Family Aids Victims – Donna Pepper, Saline Resident – When a tornado ravaged their former state, the Pepper family of Saline knew they had to help…

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Donna Pepper

 

 

 


Tornado Strikes Twice as Saline Family Aids Victims
–  Donna Pepper, Saline Resident – When a tornado ravaged their former state, the Pepper family of Saline knew they had to help.  Donna and Cam and their daughter, Sloane, travelled to Moore, Oklahoma last week and what they encountered was another tornado.
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Mandy Grewal

 

 

 


Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
:  Pittsfield Township Update – Mandy Grewal, Pittsfield Township Supervisor –
We get an update on township activities, including a new farmers market, a grant for the fire department, and a roundabout coming around.
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Dr. David Mielke

 

 

 

Business Ethos:  Taxing Apple- Dr. David Mielke, Retired Dean of the College of Business at EMU – The largest U.S. corporate taxpayer is being accused of skating out of paying an additional millions in taxes.  The company is Apple – – is it the problem?  Or is it an antiquated tax system to blame?

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Laura Morris June 2013

 

 

 

Milan Area Chamber of Commerce: Cartridge World – Laura Morris, Owner, Cartridge World They don’t just drill and fill, but actually remanufacture your ink and toner cartridges.  We ask Cartridge World owner Laura Morris whether 3D printing is expected to change her business.  Also, like so many of our great business owners who give back to the community, Laura tells us about an upcoming fundraiser and awareness-maker, the Saline Relay for Life.
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Ingrid Ault and Penny Corbett

 

 

 


Think Local First:
  Jorn Court Associates 
– Ingrid Ault, TLF Executive Director; Penny Corbett, Owner, Jorn Court Associates – Overwhelmed by paperwork and financial affairs?  Whether you own a business or need personal assistance with your own finances, Penny Corbett can help.  She can do everything from monthly bank and credit card account reconciliation to bookkeeping and tax preparation.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reinventing Michigan: The State’s Future – Central Michigan University’s Micheline Maynard, CMU Donald Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism / Former NYT Detroit Bureau Chief – A new website created by Central Michigan University Business Journalism students highlights Michigan’s efforts to reinvent itself.

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Micki Maynard

 

 


Reinventing Michigan:  The State’s Future
– Central Michigan University’s Micheline Maynard, CMU Donald Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism / Former NYT Detroit Bureau Chief
–  A new website created by Central Michigan University Business Journalism students highlights Michigan’s efforts to reinvent itself.  The students fanned out across Michigan searching for stories of reinvention, innovation, and reality.
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Art Trapp and Bari Livsey

 

 

 

Saline Area Chamber of CommerceHydra Clean Inc. – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Bari Lyn Livsey, Co-Owner, Hydra Clean Inc A Saline company started in the downturn of the economy is thriving today.  Hydra Clean Inc. specializes in restoring tile, grout, and hard surfaces using thermal pressure, solutions, and extractions.
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Dr Matthew Davis 2

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: “Study Drugs” – Dr. Matthew Davis, Director, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health –  Drug abuse consistently ranks high among adults’ top health concerns for children in the United States. Recently, misuse of prescription stimulant medications as “study drugs” has been gaining public attention.  To examine parents’ awareness about this emerging issue, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents about their teens’ use of “study drugs” and their level of concern about the misuse of “study drugs” in their communities.
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Janet Larson

 

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Manchester Update – Janet Larson, Chamber President – A new local artist is being featured at the Wild Acorn.  Also, funding is sought for the Main Street bridge.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Should Welfare Come with Conditions? – Judy Putnam, Michigan League for Public Policy – The Michigan legislature is looking at placing new conditions on welfare recipients, including drug screening and cutting off cash to families whose children miss too much school. Is this the right thing to do?

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Dr David Steinberg

 

The U.S.’s First Accessible Clinical Hoop HouseDr. David Steinberg, M.D., Medical Director for Rehabilitation Services/Vice Chair, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor –  A big red barn and a solar-heated greenhouse known as a hoop house now grace the property at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor.  The new structures are designed to provide therapy for St. Joseph rehab patients, as well as patients of the Eisenhower Center, many of whom are recovering from stroke or injury from accidents.
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Art Trapp and Mark Bobo

 

 

 

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce: Seniors Helping Seniors  – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Mark Bobo, Seniors Helping Seniors A company born out of a young girl’s work with Mother Teresa, Seniors Helping Seniors pairs seniors for care giving for other seniors.  They provide in-home care with the added companionship and care brought by seniors who understand the journey of life.  The company has 300 franchises with 15 based in Michigan.
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Corporal Robert Pasternak

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: Michigan Boating Rules Tighten:  Corporal Robert Pasternak, Marine Safety Division Supervisor, Washtenaw County Sheriff Marine Patrol – Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start of the summer watercraft season and some recent state laws have helped to reduce boating accidents in Michigan.  Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the water.
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Carrie Jones

 

 

 

 

Banner Year for Venture Capital in Michigan:  Carrie Jones, Executive Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association – Michigan is bucking the national trend of declining venture capital activity.  In the last year,  Michigan jumped to 15th in the U.S. for VC activity, with more than $240M invested.
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Janet Larson

 

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce:  Chamber Debuts New Meeting Location & Website  – Janet Larson, Chamber President – The Chamber has moved its monthly meetings to a new location, with member businesses taking turns supplying the lunch.  In addition, a new website for the Chamber will be unveiled soon.
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Judy Putnam

 


Should Welfare Come with Conditions
? – Judy Putnam, Communications Director, Michigan League for Public Policy –  The Michigan legislature is looking at placing new conditions on welfare recipients, including drug screening and cutting off cash to families whose children miss too much school.  Proponents say such reforms will protect taxpayer money and encourage families to achieve self-sufficiency.  Opponents of the plan claim it will guarantee more poverty.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Breast Cancer Gene – Dr. Tari Stull, Medical Director, Center for Breast Health, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor – Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a double mastectomy because she carries the breast cancer gene. Should women with a history of breast cancer undergo genetic testing?

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Cindy Czubko and Bob Rosenberger

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce: Saline Main Street  – Cindy Czubko, President, Board of Directors; Bob Rosenberger, Manager Saline Main Street is part of the nationwide Main Street program, whose members comprise more than 2,000 communities.  The program grew out of the National Trust in 1980, designed to use preservation concepts to keep downtowns vibrant and alive.
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Dr. Tari Stull

 

Wellness Wednesday:  The Breast Cancer Gene – Dr. Tari Stull, Medical Director, Center for Breast Health, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor – In 1974 First Lady Betty Ford talked openly about her mastectomy.  Four decades later actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she recently underwent a double mastectomy because she carries the breast cancer gene.  By having both of her breasts removed her doctors said she cuts her risk of developing breast cancer from 87% to less than 5%.  Should women with a history of breast cancer undergo genetic testing?
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AAHOM

TechTwilight – Mel Drumm, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum This annual fundraiser features exhibits from regional innovators and inventors brings together technology, technologists and families.
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Kitty Crutchfield

 

Manchester Area Chamber of CommerceManchester Farmers MarketKitty Crutchfield, New Market Manager – The Village of Manchester is now sponsoring the Farmers Market and there’s a new Market Manager at the helm.  The Manchester Farmers Market operates Thursdays from 4-8 PM on Adrian Street in Manchester, Michigan.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Flag for Every Classroom – Art Trapp, Saline Chamber Executive Director; Allison Collins, Senior, Saline H.S./Girl Scout – There is new legislation mandating that Michigan public school students have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and now a Saline high school senior and girl scout wants to ensure that there is an American flag…

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Art Trapp and Allison Collins

 

Saline Area Chamber of Commerce:  A Flag for Every Classroom – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Allison Collins, Senior, Saline H.S./Girl Scout There is new legislation mandating that Michigan public school students have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and now a Saline high school senior and girl scout wants to ensure that there is an American flag in every classroom in her district.  Allison Collins is a member of the elite Girl Scout Troop known as the Mackinac Island Honor Guard, and takes pride in her flag duties.
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Alice Penrose

 

Wellness Wednesday:  “Weighing In” on Choosing a Healthier Future – Dr. Alice Penrose, Medical Director, Washtenaw County Public Health – The Michigan Healthier Tomorrow campaign is asking overweight residents to pledge to lose 10% of their body weight and track their own key health measures.  Can Michigan finally shake off the dubious distinction of being one of the fattest states in the nation?
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Janet Larson

 

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Wellness Foundation – Janet Larson, Chamber President – For the last few months, the chamber has been working with the Village Council to approve a grant request for funding for a shared-use trail.  The project is designed to fulfill one of the wellness goals of the of the 5 Healthiest Towns initiative.
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James Leonard 2

 

The Friction Between Washtenaw Community College’s President and Faculty – James Leonard, Writer, Ann Arbor Observer – After two key administrators at Washtenaw Community College left, it soon became apparent that there were disagreements between the school’s president and some of its faculty members.  James Leonard takes us inside the controversy.
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The Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY – Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pay Equity in Michigan: State Representative Gretchen Driskell has introduced legislation to create pay equity in Michigan. Should the government force employers to provide equal pay?

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Elizabeth Jean


Easy As Pie
– Elizabeth Jean, Owner, Elizabeth Jean’s Pie Kits – A farewell dinner for a soldier deploying to Iraq and a last minute scramble to add all-American homemade apple pie to the table, planted the seed for the creation of Elizabeth Jean’s Homemade Pies.  This Northville, Michigan company now produces fast and easy pie kits for grocery stores around the country.
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Art Trapp and Bill HoffmanSaline Area Chamber of Commerce: Employing a Security Firm – Art Trapp, Chamber Executive Director; Bill Hoffman, A.D.A. Security This 60 year-old company based in Adrian has been providing security and investigation services to area businesses and residents.  From armed and unarmed guards for factories, businesses, and festivals to private investigators, A.D.A. Security has a broad range of investigative services and can handle events of up to 90,000 attendees.
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Michael Forbes

 

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: New Hospital Gown Has Your Back – Michael Forbes, Product Designer, Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit – The drafty backside is finally gone.  A newly designed hospital gown is being tested on several inpatient floors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.  It is among the first inventions to be made public by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Henry Ford Hospital Gowncollaboration with the College for Creative Studies.
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Gretchen Driskell

 

Pay Equity in MichiganState Representative Gretchen Driskell –It’s estimated that in Michigan women make about $13,000 less than men on average.  Women who work full-time outside of the home make 74% of their male counterparts, which is less than the nationwide gap of 77%.   State Representatives Gretchen Driskell and Dian Slavens have introduced legislation to create pay equity in Michigan.  Should the government force employers to provide equal pay?
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Jeff Wallace

 

Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce: Central Business District Parking Examined –  Jeff Wallace, Manchester Village Manager – The Manchester Village Council and the Manchester Village Planning Commission held a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss possible parking limits and truck loading and unloading rules for the downtown’s public parking lots.
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Mike Radzik

 

 

 

Banning Street Basketball GamesMike Radzik, Director, Ypsilanti Township Office of Community Standards Ypsilanti – A movement is afoot to end kids from playing basketball in public streets.  Mike Radzik explains what’s behind Ypsilanti Township’s interest in such a ban.
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