On this week's show, Steve and Holly talk with "uncommon entrepreneurs."
FIRST - we highlight a coffee business in Traverse City (Higher Grounds Trading Company) and discuss the benefits of fair trade for both growers and Michigan's economy.
THEN – we focus on a group of high school students in Williamston (InvenTeam) whose invention could save many lives on the Great Lakes each year. What is it? Tune in this weekend to find out!
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Higher Grounds Trading Company
Higher Grounds is a small, vertically-integrated company committed to smart growth, sustainable business practices, and being a nexus for social change. They are fueled by its social mission to advance economic justice worldwide, and driven by a passion for sourcing the highest-quality coffees from around the world. Click here to visit their site!
Williamston High School
Williamston High School, a Mid-Michigan public school, garnered national attention recently for winning a $10,000 grant from the Lamelson-MIT InvenTeam Initiative. Williamston is the only school in Michigan to win this prestigious grant. What was their invention? The Offshore Rip Current Alert, or ORCA, is a solar-powered, buoy-mounted device designed to alert swimmers when dangerous rip currents are present. With several drowning deaths each year attributable to rip currents, the invention has the potential to save lives locally and abroad. Steve and Holly traveled to Williamston this week to meet with High School Math Teacher and mentor, Dan Schab, and his team of student inventors to learn more!
Dan Schab - Math Teacher
Michael Robinson - Student
Julie Xu - Student
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