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Make Meaning Podcast - Episode 26 - Profit + Wellbeing with Jarret Schlaff

Episode 26 – Jarret Schlaff – Profit + Wellbeing

Jarret Alan Schlaff is cultivator, engineer, and organizer (CEO) of Pingree Detroit, a worker-owned, community-based manufacturing company co-founded in January 2015. In Pingree’s Detroit workshop, Detroiters and U.S. veterans are paid a living wage to handcraft bags, urban utility boots, and accessories using luxury-grade leather upcycled from the American auto industry.   Listen to Jarret Schlaff on the Make Meaning podcast with Lynne Golodner About Jarret, CEO Pingree Detroit Jarret Schlaff lives on Detroit’s eastside in the Charlevoix Villages community and is committed to fostering neighborhood resilience and developing opportunities for sustainable, community driven job creation accessible to all.   Since 2007,  he has launched four separate nonprofit projects and […]

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Episode 17 – Karen Dybis – Telling Stories that Matter

Karen Dybis is everywhere, writing about the pulse of Michigan and Detroit. With 20+ years of writing and publishing, Karen specializes in writing about little-known local gems, stories, innovations and inspirations. This week, on the Make Meaning podcast, Lynne Golodner chats with Karen about why storytelling is so important in business today. About Karen Dybis Karen Dybis, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and in Communication in 1995, is a Metro Detroit writer who has blogged for Time magazine, worked the business desk at The Detroit News and many other publications.   She is the […]

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Episode 3 – Paul Saginaw – Just Be Nice

For the Make Meaning Podcast Episode #3, Paul Saginaw, co-founder of Zingerman’s joins Lynne in-studio to tell the story behind Zingerman’s and how they built a community of business from scratch. Beyond the two co-founders of Zingermans, there are now 17 managing partners and over 750 employees. Paul believes that he has been successful in spite of the fact that he has limited natural talent and abilities because he has always thought that the only real limits are those of vision. In this episode, Paul shares three tips on how to build business and why it’s important to him to “be […]

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