Lansing is in the national spotlight lately with the right-to-work legislation debate. This morning the State Police estimated that the current crowd on the Capitol lawn is more than 10,000 protestors strong and growing rapidly. Activity on Twitter is equally alive; #savemi, #righttowork, “Capitol” and “Michigan” have been or still are current trending topics so far today. With the protests comes the media frenzy– helicopters are circling overhead, reporters are tweeting, and photographers are going to extremes to get the perfect shot. We’ve been following the #righttowork movement on Twitter and want to share a couple of our favorite Twit Pics thus far.
Taken by @jameeurrea who tweeted, “Many thanks to the guy on the Capitol steps who put me on his shoulders to get this shot. #righttowork pic.twitter.com/kkFAJ8DK”
Snapped yesterday by @MelissaDAnders who tweeted, “60+ state police vehicles near Capitol for #righttowork protests pic.twitter.com/ZoO7qWH9″
Photo by @weezwrites who tweeted, “Doug Barnes of St. Johns has a message for @onetoughnerd #righttowork pic.twitter.com/juc8yn5QP”
While having a business plan is necessary, all business owners know that plans can and will change. When David Gregware found the perfect space in Lansing’s Old Town, he realized it was much larger than needed.
“I had to make it evolve from the flower shop,” Gregware said. And so Tallulah’s Folly was created.
Tallulah’s Folly describes itself as, “An eccentric retreat filled with a melange of unique offerings, flora & shenanigans.” The business is proud to support local artists and all of their food products are made in Michigan as well.
When it comes to advertising, Gregware said that he will occasionally use the City Pulse and that content is usually tied in with the Old Town Commercial Association, which he is very involved with.
Tallulah’s Folly is active on Twitter and Facebook, which Gregware said he spends about two hours a day working on. When their Twitter page was hacked last week and a spam email was direct messaged to all of their followers, Gregware was shocked. “I felt horrible,” he said. But after a password change and apology tweet, it seems like no damage was done.
Gregware admitted that keeping up with the changes on social media can be a handful. “It’s a learning experience every other week,” he said.
Stop by 1220 Turner Street this holiday shopping season to help support local artists and check out all of the treasures in Tallulah’s Folly.