2021 Entrepreneurial Awards

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.

Articles by Omar Sofradzija


Greater Lansing Champions Women Leaders

Capital Steel & Wire Inc. had been a personal proposition since Kelly Preston started it with her husband around a dining-room table with $6,000 in savin…

Family Foundations: Van Martin’s Storied Roots Help the Region Grow as One

Cities don’t just build themselves. For developers to develop and businesspeople to do business, complex deals have to happen that turn the where and the how…

Back in the Saddleback

Since first opening its doors in 2015, innovation has been baked into Saddleback BBQ’s DNA. So the acclaimed REO Town-based eatery had a head start when the …

Hiring Goes on Through Virtual Job Fairs

How do you connect employers with workers when a pandemic mandates that you stay away from people? Capital Area Michigan Works! found a solution. The orga…

Bridal Gown Industry Finds the Positives

When your business is selling wedding dresses, there aren’t a lot of options to pivot to when a pandemic strikes — no tearing apart dresses to make the mater…

Lansing Center Ready to Adapt for Reopening

Prep sports have been able to resurface at times amid the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and health clubs have been able to seize opportunities here and t…

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