The stars were out at the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards Nov. 9 at Hotel Kabuki.
About Richard Blanchard
Rick is the Managing Editor of Corp! magazine. He has worked in reporting and editing roles at the Port Huron Times Herald, Lansing State Journal and The Detroit News, where he was most recently assistant business editor. A native of Michigan, Richard also worked in Washington state as a reporter, photographer and editor at the Anacortes American. He received a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan and a master’s in accountancy from the University of Phoenix.
Entries by Richard Blanchard
Wellness is not only about being healthy and fit, it is about creating vibrant communities, engaged workers and robust businesses and organizations.
I made a major change this summer. It’s one that is making my life so much less stressful. Yes, I made the change to 20-volt cordless impact drivers by DeWalt. I fought hard against it, thinking my 18-volt Ryobi drill was just fine. But heck, what a difference. Today’s impact drivers are amazing. (I know, […]
OK, you gave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport and gate and everything is on schedule. Enter I-94 (or many other busy freeways), backups, construction – and *#!**!!!!! OMG! All of a sudden you are out of time and need to maximize every move you make. You are also famished because you […]
Urban agriculture entrepreneurs increasingly feed city residents. More farmers are urged for this expanding sector, as an estimated 15-20 percent of the world’s food is grown in and around urban areas.
We’ve all been there. You are trying to measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling and the tape measure keeps flopping over. Or you are cutting a 2X4 inch stud for a wall you are building and you can’t quite get an accurate measure and have to keep making kerf-wide cuts to make […]
Stand-out companies in human resources practices brought their innovative ideas to The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee to celebrate their winning status in the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition.
Score another victory for those businesses wanting to locate in Michigan, but now won’t consider it. The reason this time is not labor, a perceived shortage of skilled workers or the climate. This time it’s the water. Yes, Flint’s crisis of tainted water would turn businesses away from locating here. This is how we move it forward.
Michigan’s future is threatened by a lack of cohesion behind a common strategy for growing the economy and prioritizing investments in areas that will improve overall competitiveness, according to panelists at the CEO summit hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan.
The fall holiday season has some of the busiest vehicle travel days of the year. And with gas prices – averaging $2.19 a gallon nationally on Nov. 13 – the lowest in nearly a decade, the choice to hit the road to visit family and friends looks even better. The U.S. Department of Transportation tells […]
Wellness increases productivity, whether it’s for an organization or business. The Best and Brightest in Wellness awards provide companies, schools and churches with the opportunity to showcase their best practices. These programs help their employees, businesses and communities thrive.
On the links and you need a beverage, burger or a new set of cold weather gloves from the clubhouse? Well, a new app called Golfler has you covered.
For Dawn Dickson, winning an entrepreneur pitch contest held at the annual PowerMoves.NOLA conference in New Orleans this year yielded much more than the $25,000 check she received. The instant validation offered from potential investors who, after Dickson’s pitch, discussed the longevity and foundation of Dickson’s “solution to stiletto-sore feet” was an added bonus. Flat […]
Houston’s award-winning ABIS Inc. makes it a point to celebrate their employees’ successes, milestones and families in their fully-stocked Star Lounge.
Never stop challenging accepted practices with innovations — it’s what entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and many others do on a daily basis. If you can build a better wheel, do it!
The decision is made. From now on it will be almond milk creamer in my coffee. It has the least calories, compared with popular brands of coconut creamer and soy creamer. Almond creamer has half the calories of coconut and a quarter of the calories of soy. Considering all the coffee-driven workers and workplaces out […]
So what do you do with all the passwords and user names accumulated by your activities online? I sure can’t remember all of mine, and don’t really like to have them scribbled on a sheet of paper and stuffed in my sock in a dresser. It’s just not convenient and poses a security threat. And […]
The inaugural class of New Leaders Council Detroit marked their completion of the organization’s five-month leadership training institute with a ‘Fellows Affair.’
Mahindra USA launches $100,000 Urban Agriculture Grant Program in Detroit with five non-profit organizations as inaugural recipients.
Angel Collazo comes to the FONA workplace in Geneva, Ill., one day a week to talk to employees about their work and lives. Collazo, or “Chaplain Angel” as he likes to be called, is one of 165 Corporate Chaplains of America who visit companies across the United States to answer to the needs of workers – and employers.
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