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Omar Sofradzija

Omar Sofradzija was a journalist in Nevada and Illinois who covered everything from car crashes to Hurricane Katrina before moving to Michigan in 2007, where at Michigan State University he has advised the student-run newspaper and taught journalism classes.

Omar Sofradzija


7 in the 517: Individuals Making a Difference in the Region

By many measures, the 2020s have — so far — been a tumultuous time. Whether it’s politics, the economy, public health, the environment or even society at lar…

Retailer Aondray Worthy Weaves Civility, Style and Community into his Brand

Aondray A. Worthy doesn’t consider his Lansing business as simply a men’s clothing retailer; rather, WalkWorthy Meanswear is a “haberdashery,” with custom tu…

Are We in a Recession? Experts Provide Insights

Are we in a recession or not? Seems like a simple question, but answers are all over the board. 517 Magazine reached out to a pair of Michigan-based economic…

Reseda Group is Helping MSUFCU Build a Stronger Region

If you’re paying attention at all around mid-Michigan, you certainly must know about Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. As deeply engaged as …

A Commitment to Care

Schools work with health providers to combat nursing shortage The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the everyday heroism of nurses, amplifying the crit…

Shuffling the Deck Downtown

Development at Former Market Hopes to Play a Role in The City’s Ongoing Shift The people behind the Lansing Shuffle Food Hall & Social Club aren’t tryin…

Bradly’s HG Looks to be a Modern Trading Post in Old Town

Bradly Rakowski has come full circle. What started out in 2011 as a pop-up shop in Old Town Lansing’s Absolute Gallery has grown into Bradly’s HG, an …

A Time of Transitions: Rehmann Advisers Help Guide Succession Planning

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity, or so the saying goes. When it comes to running a small or midsize business in mid-Michigan, a little bit of foresig…

Powering Up The City: NECA Leading the Charge on Net-Zero Electric Production

More than a century ago, mid-Michigan’s electrical professionals got to work bringing electric light to Greater Lansing for the first time ever. Now, their s…

Consumers Dedicates to a Greener Future

Quite a few New Year’s resolutions may be centered around being cleaner and greener. To that end, mid-Michigan businesses will have plenty of opportunities t…