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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


The Song Remains the Same: With national recognition, Lillian Werbin and Elderly Instruments aren’t about to change their tune

Elderly Instruments has long hit all the right notes for musicians in Greater Lansing. As a long-time prominent presence in the mid-Michigan small-busines…

Surveying the Landscape: Jami Teachworth goes the whole yard at SimTech Outdoor Solutions

When you’re in the business of helping people grow their outdoor spaces, what can be more satisfying than growing your business too? That’s the delightful…

Chumming the Watering Hole: Submerging into East Lansing’s Landshark Bar & Grill

These days, it sits in the shadows of downtown East Lansing’s high-rise boom; however, generations of Spartans know the Landshark Bar & Grill as a fin-ta…

Leading as a Way of Life: Nikki Thompson Frazier embodies influence, inspiration and example

Titles don’t always do descriptive justice to relate the depth of someone or the profound difference a single person makes in the lives of others. More th…

Set Blasters to Stunning: Mike Hafez uses technology to level-up the human experience at Zap Zone XL

When it comes down to it, the act of laser-tagging someone hasn’t changed much since the first Michigan Zap Zone opened almost 30 years ago: Players are stil…

Old Town, New Tricks: Lansing neighborhood district looks to reengage shoppers

What’s old is new again.   Lansing’s Old Town has the distinction of being the city’s original shopping and boutique district, but business owners are put…

Still Climbing Higher: On the Record with Pete Kramer of Kramer Management Group

It’s been a busy year for Pete Kramer since the company he founded and leads, Kramer Management Group, was named Business of the Year in the 2022 Entrepreneu…

Charging Toward the Future: Consumers Energy’s Bethany Tabor talks EV Transformation

Bethany Tabor recently had a pizza delivered to her home via an electric vehicle. While that may seem cool now, she hopes EVs are just another ho-hum way to …

In good times and bad: Looking at the insurance landscape with Adam Gilroy

You could say insurance is Adam Gilroy’s intrinsic inheritance. Gilroy’s late father, Nelson, started Capital Insurance Services in 1980, and Gilroy has b…

A testament to ‘try’ — Ody Norkin rallies Greater Lansing and the world in Ukraine relief effort

When Greater Lansing resident Ody Norkin saw televised images of Ukrainian innocents seeking refuge amid a Russian onslaught, he knew he had to do something….