Lessons from the Dirt

Lessons from the Dirt

Well, more accurately, lessons from the dirt in my garden. The soil is the foundation of the garden, containing both the nutrition the plants need and the moisture to move the nutrition from the soil up through the roots and out the leaves where carbon dioxide is...
Trends in the Pet Industry

Trends in the Pet Industry

Pets probably thought they hit the jackpot when the pandemic hit. The hours pets spent alone while owners were away at work or school were now filled with activity having their humans home during the day. It also seemed that many people I know adopted a furry friend...
Lessons from the World of Politics

Lessons from the World of Politics

What is politics and why should I care? For me, it all started a few weeks ago when I became interested in supporting a tax referendum. On August 2, Holland residents will vote on a millage for Holland City Fiber to install city-wide fiber optic infrastructure for the...
The New World of Recruiting Talent

The New World of Recruiting Talent

We hear repeatedly that attracting and retaining talent is a major issue for economic development organizations today. Often, the HR department is looked to as being the responsible entity for carrying out this task. However, it is more of a marketing assignment to...
The Adventure Continues

The Adventure Continues

For those who may have missed it, last month’s article described my pending knee replacement. On April 11th,  I underwent surgery to replace my right knee. What I learned in the process of this phase is that it takes an army of people to support this effort. First and...