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Portage | Leisa Thompson
As home to Southwest Michigan's largest enclosed mall and an extensive commercial strip Portage draws those born to shop. But it is the city's commitment to what's outside those shops - - its green spaces and blue waters - that make Portage a place people love to call home. More than 60 linear trail miles give cyclists and walkers plenty of places to go. Some 800 acres of protected land is open to the public. Seven lakes offer water sports and fishing. The network of parks and trails, used for walking, cycling and canoeing, are proof of the city's commitment to balancing green spaces and workplaces, workplaces that include some of the world's biggest names. The city is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Pfizer, a world leader in biopharmaceuticals; Stryker, a medical technology leader; and the U.S. Headquarters of Mann+Hummel Group, a major corporation in automotive components. Portage enjoys the benefits of being close to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Community College -- all of which contribute to the city's highly educated workforce. Restaurants and bars are a mixture of nationally recognized establishments and local favorites. During the summer months cultural events are offered in venues in each of the city's parks.
How will drones change the way business is done?
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Two Southwest Michigan men are integral to a team in Ann Arbor building one of the next big deals in the world of technology. With code they created themselves and years of work, SkySpecs is engineering the future. Kathy Jennings talks with Danny Ellis about the company's work with unmanned aerial vehicles.
A horse trainer with a healing touch
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy sends a healing pulse through an area of the body experiencing pain. The results are something that keeps bringing people back to Erin McElmurry. Zinta Aistars has the story on the owner of Every Stride Dressage.
Harnessing the Future
Thursday, September 12, 2013
When it comes to farming sometimes old is new again. At least it is for Gina Wertz. She tells Donna McClurkan about her reasons for learning one of the oldest ways for tilling the earth.
Coworking spaces gain foothold in Southwest Michigan
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Coworking is catching on. Kelle Barr has the story of a couple of spots in Southwest where doing business just got easier by sharing work space with others.
Latitude 42 hops forward with Portage's first microbrewery
Thursday, August 08, 2013
It's all about embracing your local beer, says the executive chef of the first microbrew in Portage. Zinta Aistars talks with the team behind Latitude 42.
A short break for the holiday
Thursday, June 27, 2013
If the meteorologist is to be believed by this time next week we will be celebrating the national holiday in the sunshine. With the holiday comes a break for the staff of Second Wave during the week of July 4. We will return with new stories and pictures for you July 11.
Meanwhile, check out places to enjoy fireworks displays next week.
What I've learned during Michigan's fight on home foreclosure
Thursday, May 02, 2013
MSHDA is partnering with the state’s religious leaders and faith communities to help homeowners avoid foreclosure with a program that addresses each homeowner’s unique situation.
Dreaming of owning a Michigan home?
Second Wave Staff
Thursday, March 07, 2013
With low mortgage rates and many houses to choose from, there’s never been a better time for state residents to buy their own home.
Forum finds common ground in the earth beneath our feet
Thursday, February 07, 2013
What do Green Drinks and sustainable business practices have in common? Leaders of the Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum tell Zinta Aistars all about it.
Thanks for listening, Michigan!
Second Wave Staff
Thursday, February 07, 2013
People across the state have helped "the Prosperity Agenda" radio show on Detroit news/talk 760 WJR win international acclaim.
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