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  • Zingerman’s: A Community of Businesses

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    What is Zingerman's

    Filmmaker Joe York answers the question "What is Zingerman's?" in this lively and thoughtful short film.

    The 12 Natural
    Laws of Business

    Ari Weinzweig speaks about consulting and
    business casting for small businesses.

    About Zingerman's

    Rejecting the franchising model, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig opted to develop new enterprises with entrepreneurs that would follow the Zingerman's guiding principles and commit to doing business in and around Ann Arbor. The Zingerman's Community of Businesses is a family of nine independently operated businesses all located in the Ann Arbor, MI area.  Zingerman's Delicatessen was founded in 1982.


    What is Zingerman's


    Documentary filmmaker, Joe York, works with the University of Mississippi's Center for Documentary Projects. York produced 17 documentary shorts with the Southern Foodways Alliance. He also produces a blues radio show, Highway 61 Radio, that airs on the stations of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

    The 12 Natural Laws of Business

    Spring Arbor University


    Affecting Local Change: Making A Movement
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    Tracey Roman


    Tracey Roman is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of The Mill Magazine. She established the publication in 2010 to promote the town she calls home. She is a Main Street advocate, a preservationist, and an unrelenting optimist.