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.