Ann Arbor’s own Paul Sagniaw, Co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer (CSO) of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has acheived national renown direct from the White House as a 2014 Raise the Wage Champion of Change. What has Saginaw championed? A forward-thinking, employee-oriented, supporitve and enriching work environment. Zingerman’s employees are rewarded for their hard work with good wages, health benefits, paid time-off, classes on open book finance and access to the Community Chest— a fund that aids employees during financial emergencies. Kudos to Sagniaw, and to Zingerman’s, for this remarkable acheivement, and to the Ann Arbor community, for nurturing this equal-parts economic and humanistic success.
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode