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Zingerman’s founder Paul Saginaw on his time with Obama, the importance of raising the minimum wage, and why business owners should invest in their employees instead of their lobbyists

Early last winter, when the National Restaurant Association issued a formal statement about how raising the minimum wage would kill their industry, Paul Saginaw, one of the co-founders of Ann Arbor’s iconic Zingerman’s Deli, felt compelled to respond, and argue in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25. “We would be irresponsible employers […]

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Totally Quotable Clementine: Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom edition

[Previous installments of Totally Quotable Clementine can be found here.]

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Falling behind in the polls, the Romney campaign, in disarray, goes for broke, calling the President godless, telling the sick to die, and declaring war on the environment

When Republican business owners start enthusiastically bear-hugging Obama, if you’re Romney, you know you have a problem… The more sane among the Republicans are beginning to jump ship, and team Romney, instead of trying to win them back, by offering real solutions to the serious problems that confront our nation, has decided to double down […]

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Deadline reminder, and words of encouragement, for would-be Shadow Art Fair participants

As I think I mentioned not too long ago, this year’s Shadow Art Fair will be taking place at Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery between noon and midnight on Saturday, July 21. What I think I neglected to mention, though, is that vendor applications close on May 1. So, if you want to be a part of […]

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Celebrating the life of Stanley T. Mad Hatter with a parade tomorrow

In early January of this year, a Detroit rock icon passed away in Ypsilanti at the age of 62. He was born Stanley Zillifro, but, in the mid-1960s, as the Detroit rock scene took off, was reborn as Stanley T. Mad Hatter. And, it was under that monicker that he became famous, emceeing countless historic […]

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