Earth-friendly shops serve coffee and the environment at the same time

By Karen Dybis Coffee shops – those homey respites that provide caffeine, community and conversation – are moving toward greater sustainability practices, conserving everything from water used to make their brews to recycling the grounds to looking at where their beans are grown and processed to be more environmentally friendly. There’s every kind of “green” […]

Conference seeks to help young workers boost job skills, emotional wellness

By Karen Dybis Some of the hottest topics in human resources and among workplace experts are finding ways to build resilient employees who feel connected to their jobs but also find time to take care of themselves, physically and mentally. In Detroit, a new partnership seeks to teach young workers these skills – something particularly […]

How do you grab a Gen Z customer? Make your products stylish, durable

By Karen Dybis Two of the toughest generations to market to are Generation Z and the millennials. So what do you do when your products are travel bags, such as backpacks, duffels and the like? You get creative. You find cool partnerships. And you build in so many uses that every generation will be impressed, […]