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Welkom to Tulip Time

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:02
I'm a Zeeland native—and while it may not be Holland, I was still raised on the tulips, elephant ears and wooden shoes of Tulip Time. Not to boast, but I even got half days of school because half of the student body was performing in the festivities anyway. (That's probably why we all spell "welkom" with a "k.") Read more...

5 Reasons My Heart Belongs in Cannonsburg

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:02
Cannonsburg, Michigan. Have you heard of it? It's OK if you haven't. It's a small community northeast of Grand Rapids. Some may say, "If you blink, you'll miss it." It really is that small. Sure, you can drive through it quickly, but what you see out your window will probably pique your interest. Spend more than a year in Cannonbsburg, and I promise you'll never forget it. Read more...

Entrepreneurship Is a Way of Life

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:06
If you're outside the business world, you may never have pondered entrepreneurship. If you're inside the business world, you may never have considered it as a philosophy of value to daily living. Read more...
Many traditions are associated with "tying the knot." But did you know that one of the latest nuptial trends has to do with nature? Read more...

The Future is Female

Thursday, 09 March 2017 05:04
"Gender equity is not a fad," said Amber Snow, Lead Talent Development Specialist at Amway. Read more...

Why Faces Are So Important to Our Identity

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:44
It's obvious when a woman feels good about herself: She shows it. She carries herself with more confidence. She smiles. She is open to the world around her. She exudes warmth and friendliness. All simply because she's happy about her appearance. Read more...

Forced Couple Fun: Nonna’s The Trattoria

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:51
I recently had a breakfast meeting at Nonna's in downtown Ada. As most of you know, downtown Ada has had quite a bit of change. When I walked in to the restaurant, my breakfast companion wasn't there, which seemed odd. I then remembered I was in the Pantry—and the new Trattoria was across the street. I found my breakfast companion, had our meeting and enjoyed an amazing breakfast. Read more...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:36
Winter in Michigan is breathtakingly beautiful, and the parks and trails that we love to visit in the warmer months are transformed into new venues that allow us to explore the outdoors in myriad ways. All too often, however, once the holidays have past and the novelty of snow has worn off, we become less active and go into hibernation. It takes a little more motivation to get bundled up and hit the trails—but once you get out there, you won't regret it! Read more...

In Defense of the Women's March

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:41
On January 21, 2017, millions of people came together for the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches across the United States and around the globe. Not only has the Women's March claimed fame as the largest protest in U.S. history, but it also garnered support in all seven continents. Read more...

Winter Is Here: Binge-Watch-Worthy Shows

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 05:03
Winter is here ... and binge-watching television shows is a great way to escape the snow, ice and biting wind. It's easy to spend an entire weekend curled up on the couch enjoying a good story. And you know what? It feels great. Read more...
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