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Businesses big and small flock to SVSU for sustainability conference

Saginaw Valley State University is partnering with Shri Ram College of Commerce from India to host a conference on sustainability.

The event is bringing together corporate representatives and small business owners alike, in order to discuss the many aspects of sustainability on several levels.

J.J. Boehm (Baem), Director of Media Relations for SVSU, says the barriers between local and international business are getting smaller every day.

“It used to be that you could be a successful local or regional business, but in today’s marketplace you need to be able to compete globally in order to succeed even as that local or regional business. And by the same token, a local or regional business may have opportunities in an emerging economy such as India.”

Speakers will take a look at sustainability in regards to energy, family business, agribusiness, and economic development.

The conference began Wednesday, September 24 and runs through Friday the 26.
ON THE WEB:
SVSU Conference on Sustainability:
http://www.svsu.edu/gbs2014/

Food stamp aid to decrease for Michigan families


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More than 100,000 Michigan families are facing cuts in food aid coming as early as October, since Michigan has opted out of what officials are calling a “loophole” in a federal program.
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St. Ignace to host race across Mackinac Bridge

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“Mackinac Bridge” by Original uploader was Jeffness at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Sam at en.wikipedia. – Transferred from en.wikipedia. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Temperatures are cooling and the fall colors are beginning to show – a perfect recipe for running a race across the Mackinac Bridge.
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