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About UP Second Wave

The Upper Peninsula Second Wave tells the story of the new economy in Michigan's Upper Peninsula -- a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and play.

Each Wednesday, the online newspaper presents original stories, video and photography to tell that story. Get Upper Peninsula Second Wave free in your e-mailbox each week. Sign up here.

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Managing Editor: Sam Eggleston
Sam Eggleston has been a freelance writer and editor for the past two years. Prior to his foray into the freelance world in 2008, Eggleston was a full-time journalist for nearly 10 years, working for Ogden Newspapers, Morris Communications and Gannett. He has nearly three dozen local, state and national writing awards ranging from sports to columns to features to coverage. Eggleston is a native to the Upper Peninsula, graduating from Mid Peninsula High School before making the long trek to Northern Michigan University. He began his journalism career in Escanaba before moving to Alaska, Detroit and back to Marquette. He currently resides in Marquette County with his wife, Kim, and his daughter, Shaylyn.

Managing Photographer: Shawn Malone
Shawn Malone is Managing Photographer for Upper Peninsula Second Wave. She has been a freelance photographer for the past 10 years. Her work has been used worldwide in every type of media. During the summer, you might find her at an art show around the midwest, where she exhibits her collection of landscape art, primarily of scenic Lake Superior. Malone moved to the Upper Peninsula from Chicago in 2000 and lives in Marquette with her husband, Brian, and dog, Molly.

Executive Editor: Walter Wasacz, Issue Media Group

Publishers and co-founders of IMG: Paul Schutt and Brian Boyle, Issue Media Group

Web Site and E-Newsletter Technology: Matt Lehman and Mark Walz, Fluent Consulting

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Model D (Detroit)

Rapid Growth (Grand Rapids)
Southwest Michigan's Second Wave

Northwest Michigan's Second Wave

Mid Michigan Second Wave


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Soapbox (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Yonge Street (Toronto)

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