Interview with James Defrees, Founder of The 517 Coffee Co

By Crystal Chen Lansing Mosaic caught up with James Defrees, founder of the 517 Coffee Co in Lansing, Michigan. His business is all about serving small-batch, craft-roasted coffee through community. He talks about what motivated him to start his business and challenges he is facing now. This summer, James Defrees keeps a quite busy schedule. … Continue reading Interview with James Defrees, Founder of The 517 Coffee Co

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Interview with Naomi Gauldin, Founder of Impeccables.

The  Lansing Economic Area Partnership  will be hosting its 4th annual Hatched event on December 28th featuring nine winners from their 2017 monthly business pitch competition to compete for a $10,000 grand prize. Lansing Mosaic caught up with one of the winners who will be competing, Naomi Gauldin. Naomi Gauldin is the founder of Impeccables, … Continue reading Interview with Naomi Gauldin, Founder of Impeccables.

Teff-Riffic Ethiopian Business in Lansing  

Rahel Musa is the owner and operator of her family business Teff-Riffic. Teff-Riffic is an Ethiopian food stand inside the Allen Market Place consisting of healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes. Teff, a tiny gluten-free whole grain that is a nutritional powerhouse is Musa's signature ingredient as she preps her Ethiopian dishes and creates her teff flour. Musa's native country Eritrea, located just north of Ethiopia, is well known for growing teff and has been a staple  of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years.  Musa is bringing that tradition to Lansing.

Interview with Doug Salazar, CO-Owner of Sunripe Produce

Sunripe Produce is a family owned and operated produce market located on the north side of Lansing.  Sunripe Produce recently opened in the fall of 2016.  Lansing Mosaic interviewed Doug Salazar, Co-Owner of Sunripe Produce who tells us more about Sunripe Produce and how they are filling the need for the community. Tell us about Sunripe Produce? We are … Continue reading Interview with Doug Salazar, CO-Owner of Sunripe Produce