When he's not writing, The Keel's managing editor MJ Galbraith travels the world as a musician. Here he takes a break during a recent trip to Lisbon.
Looking back at two years of covering development news for The Keel, it’s nice to reflect on all the different entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed. There’s a plucky verve to the spirit of a small business owner, one that I admire.
It’s not easy opening your own business and that’s evidenced by some of the stories on this very website; not every business whose opening we’ve covered remains open. Heck, some of the openings didn’t even end up happening in the first place. The best-laid plans …
But that’s what I like about the local entrepreneur community. They’ve got ideas and they’re not afraid to act on them.
This issue marks my first as managing editor of The Keel. It’s a batch of stories chronicling the different ways local businesses are working together to help the community and each other navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering small businesses has been right in my wheelhouse, but I look forward to expanding my scope in the coming weeks, months, and beyond to bring you an even bigger picture of what’s next for the Port Huron region.
It’s a strange time to be taking the helm — COVID-19 has all but erased six weeks of an editorial calendar full of compelling stories. The best-laid plans …
Now we’re finding new stories to tell.
I’m looking forward to it.