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Zingerman’s co-founder Paul Saginaw on the importance of robust local business ecosystems, the upcoming BALLE conference in Grand Rapids, and the meaning of “real prosperity”

For the first time ever, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) will be holding its national, annual conference for independently owned, socially responsible businesses, here, in Michigan. The meeting, which is being called Real Prosperity Starts Here, is scheduled to take place in Grand Rapids this May, and, as of right now, I’m […]

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Local street party

Taste of Ann Arbor is this weekend. I’ve never been before, but I hear that it’s a good time. I’d like to do something similar in Ypsi, but I don’t find the idea of a “Taste of Ypsi” all that appetizing. As much as I love Ypsi, I don’t want to taste it. Still, I […]

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