Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

‘Tis the season to Shop Small! On main streets across America, small businesses are getting ready to welcome customers on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on Nov. 25. Results from the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and American Express, show six in ten (61 percent) U.S. consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday going into the day, and of those, 82 percent plan to shop at a small, independently owned retailer or dine at a small, independently-owned restaurant on the day.

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Jackson County Museum Day

Experience Jackson is excited to announce that participating museums throughout Jackson County will be open to the public free of charge for Jackson County Museum Day on September 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Some locations will keep it low-key with an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours while others are hosting festivals, child-friendly activities, historical demonstrations and providing guided tours. There will be 11 participating locations around Jackson County; a list of the museums and what they will be offering can be found at

By Jennifer Cronkhite
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Baker College’s business programs earn IACBE reaffirmation of accreditation through 2023

JACKSON, Mich. – Baker College System’s business education programs have received reaffirmation of accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) through July 31, 2023.

“The IACBE self-study and site visits are tedious, challenging and rewarding and ultimately substantiate the quality of Baker College’s business programs and offerings,” said Cleamon Moorer Jr., DBA, Baker College’s dean of the College of Business. “Receiving reaffirmation of accreditation is a strong testament to Baker College’s rigorous high-quality curriculum, successful learning outcomes and dedicated faculty and staff.”

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