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Faced With Economic Uncertainty, Michiganders Started Their Own Businesses in Record Numbers.

With economic uncertainty high, more people started new businesses. If that ain’t Michigan. 

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Cruisin’ for a Reunion: High-End Great Lakes Cruises Return After Pandemic Break

Cruise lines are back on the Great Lakes. If you want to go, get ready to pay a lot, and get in line.

Rye Old Fashioned - Photo credit flickr.com/scaredykat
16 Michigan Speakeasies Inspired by the Roaring Twenties

Knock, knock. What’s the password? Get the inside scoop on Michigan’s best speakeasy-inspired hangouts and haunts.

Photos Courtesy Crust - the baking company
‘Like a Puzzle:’ Lessons From a Michigan Small Business That Survived the Pandemic

The pandemic threw a major curveball at Crust. But now, the popular Fenton business has a revised business model and wisdom to boot.

Photo courtesy Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.
Michigan’s ‘Shecession’ Could Set Working Women Back a Decade, But There Is a Plan to Help

The sharp decline of women in the workforce caused by the pandemic may have lasting damage on women's careers. That could set workplace equity back unless decisive action is taken.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

Knoop in Grand Rapids bills itself as a "rooftop beer garden" focusing on Dutch and German food.
These 7 Michigan Restaurants Opened During the Pandemic, and We Are Here to Try Them in 2021

The pandemic has been hard on the restaurant industry, but some Michiganders have seized the opportunity and opened in the most trying time.