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“The secret is in the soil,” says White Lotus Farms. “We started with Organic Certification but now go far beyond this. Great produce starts with great soil and our strong focus on soil enrichment produces food that is not only nutritious but also measurably more flavor. White Lotus Farms is a three acre farm 10 mins outside of Ann Arbor, MI owned and operated by a small dedicated group of people committed to flavor and beauty.” (Photos via White Lotus Facebook)
This Beloved Ann Arbor Farm Is Surviving the Pandemic Without PPP

They're crediting the success to figuring "this online thing out" right away. Michigan responded.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Vice President Joe Biden is laying out his plans and protections for businesses and workers. Photo via Shutterstock.
Biden’s Proposals Could Improve Business Opportunities in Michigan

Proposals from the candidate address essential workers, business owners, and the coronavirus.

Detroit's Redford Theatre has championed creative programming for their patrons for years. In addition to enabling participation in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of the arts in the historically preserved theatre, the Motor City Theatre Organ Society (the group that runs the Redford) is dedicated to the preservation, use, understanding, and enjoyment of the theatre pipe organ. The Redford's Barton Theatre Pipe Organ was installed for the opening of the theatre in 1928, and it's still played at the beginning of shows today! (Photo courtesy of the Redford Theatre)
Livestreams, Drive-Ins, and Curbside Concessions: How to Get Your Movie Theater Fix in Michigan

Michigan’s movie theaters are providing film fans with creative offerings on- and offline during the pandemic, and they need your support to keep ’em coming.

Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit, helps a customer who stopped by to pick up an online order. (Photo by Adam Fox-Long)
WATCH: How a Detroit Bookstore Owner Kept Her Community Reading During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, Source Booksellers owner Janet Webster Jones has a new approach to her timeless mission of connecting Michiganders with good reads.

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Billionaires, Trump Officials Receive PPP Loans While Many Small Businesses Are Left Out

PPP beneficiaries included billionaires, Trump administration officials, members of Congress, political donors, and wealthy financial institutions.

A bartender mixes a drink while wearing a mask and face shield at Slater's 50/50 in Santa Clarita, CA. Bars have been tied to numerous recent outbreaks across the nation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Michigan’s Cocktails-to-Go and Social Drinking Districts: What to Expect

Gov. Whitmer’s plan for cocktails-to-go will make for a fun summer, but see how this fits into her ultimate goal of making schools safe for the fall.

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.