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creative:impact-Zingerman's And The Artistry Of Business Management

Jan 30, 2018

Ari Weinszeig, Co-founder and Co-owner of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses joins WEMU's David Fair and Deb Polich of the Arts Alliance.
Credit Courtesy photo The Ann / theannmag.com

For some, it might seem incongruous to try and run a business from the perspective of an artist.  It's exactly that perspective that has made the Zingerman's Community of Businesses such a success. In this week's 'creative:impact," we explore the artistic vision of Zingerman's co-founder and co-owner, Ari Weinzweig, and the business model it helped create that is being imitated around the world. 

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1. WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.   

RESOURCES FOR TODAY'S CONVERSATION:

Zingerman's Community of Businesses

Zingerman's Mission and Guiding Principles

Ari Weinzweig 

Zingerman's Books

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu