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Spotlight in the News: Special Ministries of Livingston County works to pair special needs adults with local area businesses

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Adults with developmental disabilities may have special needs but they share the same basic need for community and belonging. This is the inspiration behind Special Ministries of Livingston County. Special Ministries of Livingston County was originally founded in 1972 as a faith-based program for special needs adults within St. George…

Taste Buds Food Co. has a fresh take on food to go

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Taste Buds Food Co., 4230 E. Grand River Ave. in the Savannah Shopping Center in Genoa Township,  specializes in fresh packaged food items for delivery, catering and wholesale distribution. Everything is prepared from scratch. “We wanted to change the way people look at food-to-go,” said owner Aaron Baumeier. “Everything is…

Financial planning is in Lampert’s blood

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Tom Lampert of Archer Huntley Financial Services in Brighton opened his first savings account when he was 8 years old, and he purchased his first stock with the help of his mother when he was 11. He’s always been a financial planner, it seems. “My parents split when I was…

Rodan + Fields redefines anti-aging products

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Sandi Jinks wants anyone thinking about visiting a plastic surgeon for a little nip and/or tuck to know what Rodan + Fields can do for them. “I tell people that the products are an alternative to Botox,” Jinks said. “They’re as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist…

Kivisto Tree Service offers on-site milling services

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John Kivisto of Kivisto Tree Service began  his own business cutting trees, selling firewood, and doing outdoor maintenance work to put himself through college. After he graduated from Michigan Tech University in 2010, Kivisto began working for a construction company while continuing his tree business on the side. Soon, he…

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