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It may seem that women enjoy drinking wine more than men, but when it comes to winemakers, it is a male dominated industry. The amount of women entering the field has been increasing. When Nancie Oxley became St. Julian Winery’s head winemaker in 2010, she also earned the title of Michigan’s first female winemaker in 2002 when she was hired.
Do you know the Golden Rule of startups? It's an easy one: the one that makes the gold, makes the rules. But does this always have to be the case when raising funds for your startup?
Why is food important to the local economy? Sitting in front of an audience for a Startup Grind Kalamazoo Fireside Chat on May 28, 2015, Erika Block, Founder of Local Orbit, stated that food is really about people, culture, and local community. During what began as a theatre project, Erika found patterns when listening to stories about the paths people were making. Erika’s ability to listen and realize patterns in a manner that connected people eventually made her decide in 2007 that the “theatre project” was greater than a project.