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Advocating for the Latinx business community: How one organization supports economic growth

Having personally experienced challenges finding quality employment and getting connected when he moved to Grand Rapids 10 years ago, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Guillermo Cisneros is now forging partnerships within West Michigan to help educate and empower the Latinx business community.

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En defensa de la comunidad empresarial latinx: Como un organización apoya crecimiento económico

Después de haber experimentado personalmente los desafíos para encontrar un buen empleo y hace los necesarios contactos cuando se mudó a Grand Rapids hace 10 años, director ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana del Oeste de Michigan, Guillermo Cisneros ahora está apoyando organizaciones en West Michigan para ayudar a educar y empoderar a la comunidad empresarial latinx.

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Local entrepreneurs collaborate to navigate new cannabusiness industry

After local medical marijuana regulations and statewide recreational use have passed, local advocates and entrepreneurs work together to navigate the new cannabusiness economy.

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RapidChat: Zachary Pisciotta of Green Wagon Farm talks pizza, vegetables, and farm-to-table dining

"I guess for romantic purposes you could say it was always within me," mentions Zachary Pisciotta, Former Executive Chef of Reserve Wine & Food, when asked about how he became a chef. Now serving as Harvest Manager and resident farm-dinner coordinator at Green Wagon Farm, Zach is experiencing the "Farm-to-Table" phenomenon from both ends of the spectrum.

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UIX: When the future comes to West Michigan, will we be ready?

The future is on its way in the form of advanced technologies and artificial intelligence. In some corners of West Michigan, it's already here, and it's changing the ways we connect with each other, the ways we work with each other, and the ways we write new laws. But, the question remains: Are we ready to embrace it?

Dawn Powell, director of the Sanford Activity and Dining Center in Midland.

These initiatives are improving Michigan seniors' health by making sure they're not alone

Social isolation and loneliness can have serious negative impacts on older adults' health, but efforts around the state are working to connect seniors to their communities and the resources available to them.

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In early childhood centers, food education is hands-on

Some Michigan early childhood centers teach children the value of fresh food through hands-on gardening. From hoophouse to garden bed, these centers are planting the seeds of healthy eating for kids and their families.

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