Welcome to the community of Big Rapids, home of Ferris State University with our guest David Eisler, President of Ferris.  Taking Buy Local Michigan on the road really promotes Michigan Businesses, Communities and People. Business happens at businesses location… building leaders is happening in Big Rapids at Ferris State University.

According to the Ferris website, “No matter the season, the Big Rapids area offers many ways to get back to nature, miles of trails to explore, beautiful golf courses, all the camping adventures you could ask for, and the mighty Muskegon River to tube, explore, fish or swim.”

A fun fact according to Wikipedia,  “There are ninety-three colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Michigan that are listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. These institutions include eight research universities, nineteen master’s universities, and seventeen baccalaureate colleges, as well as thirty-one associates colleges. In addition, there are eighteen institutions classified as special-focus institutions, eleven labeled as baccalaureate/associate’s colleges, and two tribal colleges which operate in the state.”  The rich history of Ferris is shared in this interview.

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