Articles by Jacob Wheeler
Attracting Young Talent (Back) to Michigan with Passenger Rail

Attracting Young Talent (Back) to Michigan with Passenger Rail

Owosso native and entrepreneur Alyson Caverson is excited about the Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger rail project, which will run from the population centers of southeast Michigan to the emerging economies in the northwest, and pass through Owosso and towns like Howell, Durand, Alma, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac-all opportunities for her to grow Happy Girl Granola.

Culinary Medicine Gains Momentum in Traverse City

Culinary Medicine Gains Momentum in Traverse City

Grand Traverse Internal and Family Medicine (Grand Traverse Internists), a clinic in Traverse City’s medical district, plans to hire a part-time Registered Dietitian -in part because its doctors were inspired after attending a Culinary Medicine conference last September. The conference also kicked into high gear Chip Hoagland’s plans for a culinary campus at the former Long Lake Elementary School.

Groundwork Welcomes Spring 2018 Fellows

Groundwork Welcomes Spring 2018 Fellows

The Groundwork Center welcomes two new fellows and one returning fellow for our winter/spring term, which runs from January until June. Ann Arbor native Christian Koch and Mesick native Maya Grant join Harbor Springs native Abigail Hackman, who returns for a third term.

A Central Michigan University Student Moves to the Rhythm of the Rails

A Central Michigan University Student Moves to the Rhythm of the Rails

Andrew Vriesman, a 22-year-old senior at Central Michigan University, is excited about passenger rail that will one day connect Mt. Pleasant with Ann Arbor to the southeast and with Traverse City and Petoskey to the northwest. The route will travel through thriving downtowns that include growing businesses, tech sectors, and colleges that are collectively home to 90,000 students.

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