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Rich Adams

Rich Adams was a print and broadcast journalist for more than four decades. Now a freelance writer, Adams is an avid fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs and also enjoys spending time in the kitchen reconnecting with cooking and baking.

Articles by Rich Adams


New Businesses Open Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 devastated many restaurants and small businesses in Michigan. Yet some Lansing-area businesses chose to open despite the pandemic. For Veg-N, a v…

Gig Economy Surges During Pandemic

The gig economy  might sound new, but it has been around for decades. While we associate “gig” with musicians, it also encompasses freelancers, independent c…

Lugnuts Take Second Swing on 25th Season

Play ball, redux. When normal veered into foul territory last year, so did the Lansing Lugnuts’ 25th anniversary plans. All minor league play was suspende…

Mackinac Policy Conference Moves to Fall

For years Michigan’s lawmakers and deal-shapers have discussed the policies and issues facing the state in a gathering against the idyllic backdrop of Mackin…

Conversational AI Open True Dialogue with People

Have you ever called a customer service line and gotten a chatbot? That’s the “voice” on the other end of the call. Chatbots don’t always understand the issu…

Contactless Payment Methods Soar During Pandemic

COVID-19 has forced people to make lifestyle adjustments. Among those changes is how to pay for purchases. In the annual State of Retail Payments study, t…

Blank Slate to Transform into Village of Okemos

Drive along Okemos Road near Hamilton Road and there’s a void. Yet that emptiness is setting the stage for creation of a walkable downtown district. The $…

Lessons Learned a Year After Lockdown

One year ago, COVID-19 caused the wheels to come off Michigan’s economy. It wasn’t until June that the shutdown was lifted with specific restrictions. As …

Telemedicine Zooms During Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck last spring, we have added phrases to our vocabulary, such as social distancing and personal protective equipment. Anot…

Iconic Temple Building Gets New Life in Old Town

The Temple Building, which stood empty for a decade, is undergoing a resurrection. The structure at Cedar Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue is being …

Full-Speed Ahead at Red Cedar Project

The structures going up across from Frandor Mall aren’t simply new housing and retail spaces. The construction is perceived as a way to strengthen the Lansin…

Winter Sports Shift This Season

Skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling have always been popular sports in Michigan. This winter, changes caused by COVID-19 could compress the sports into slo…

Agribusiness Rolls with the Pandemic Punches

We consider many segments of our workforce as being essential during the pandemic — health care employees, essential retail workers, state employees, and tho…

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