From scrubbing floors and fitness equipment to managing the day-to-day operations of big-box clubs, Dean Mitchell has held pretty much every job in his career as a health and wellness expert. Now, he’s added a new title: author. The owner of one of Downtown Northville’s successful fitness businesses, Mitchell Fitness Solutions in downtown Northville, recently […]
Companies of all sizes are focusing on workplace wellness, investing in a variety of approaches to provide a positive, healthy environment for its employees and to encouraging healthy lifestyles among all of their workers. BNP Media recently began working with MeditationWorks — a mobile stress solutions truck — as a way to promote positivity and […]
When you walk into Detroit’s Build Institute, one of the first faces that greets you is April Boyle, the executive director and all-around cheerleader for the small-business accelerator. For the past five years, Boyle and her capable staff have helped hundreds of people get their start in Detroit. Now, the well-respected idea activator is celebrating […]
Daniela Rodriguez, MD PLC, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in St Clair Shores, MI. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), she’s great at what she does, but that’s not her only talent. Daniela is a decorated horse jumper and has been since her early childhood. She trains at the Bayside […]
Bringing your employees together to socialize and bond as a company is a great idea. Adding a way to raise funds for a great cause is even better. For the 12th consecutive year, Grand Rapids-based technology firm Open Systems Technologies commemorated the opening day of NCAA Basketball’s March Madness tournament with a party for 1,000 […]
Did you know there is scientific research that shows laughter–even if induced or “fake”–can increase blood flow, burn calories, and release endorphins for physical, mental and emotional health? Laughter can also engage the right side of the brain, enabling creativity and problem solving to flow! Laughter Yoga sessions are one of the many activities Ability […]
Industry recognition for your business is essential to both public perception of your goods and services as well as internal satisfaction of a job well done. That is why Samaritas is celebrating an award given to one of its subsidiaries on behalf of its home-care division. Home Care Assistance of West Michigan, a part of […]
Volunteering – whether it is tutoring, serving at a soup kitchen or gardening at a community center – is a gratifying experience that can also lead to better health. According to a Harvard Medical School study, people who regularly volunteer are rewarded with better physical and mental health. Another study conducted by Johns Hopkins University […]
Recruiting Millennials takes a mix of style and savvy – employers who know the kind of young people they want on the job are smart to go where they are. And the City Year Career Day event by Comcast is a great example of how to do it. Recently, Comcast recently hosted a Career Day […]
The Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted a Team Member Talent Show on Wednesday, March 8th. The show gives team members a chance show off their hidden talents among comedians, artists and singers.
Finding local produce to suit those healthy 2017 resolutions can be a challenge during Michigan winters. Co-owners Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes of The Farmer’s Hand in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood make it easier to find with healthy, all-local, Michigan-focused produce and more. Winter is a difficult time for Michigan farmers, noted Foulkes, many of whom […]
It takes one set of skills to open a business – but keeping it going typically requires an entirely new skill base that needs regular maintenance and investment. That’s where the the 2017 Small Business Workshop comes in. Now in its third year, the Small Business Workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 […]
So, you’re a smart, imaginative, persuasive Millennial and – contrary to the bad rap your generation usually gets – you’re willing to work hard. You’re just waiting for all those boomers and Xers to get the heck out of the way so you can have your turn at the brass ring. But why wait? That’s […]
Van Nguyen, an employee at Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), works hard during the day, but her true passion comes alive after hours. Nguyen loves to sing her heart out! She’s good at it, too. Really good. Watch and listen below!
With warmer temperatures on the way, people may be looking to lose weight, try new things and prepare for summer fashion. That is where a refreshing drink option called a mocktail comes in. Mocktails are non- alcoholic cocktails, and they are a favorite of “The Juice Lady,” or Cherie Calbom, MSN. Calbom, a longtime juice […]
Largely enabled by the advances in technology and resources, deaf entrepreneurs interested in taking on the challenge of starting a new company have more options than ever. With technology, deaf entrepreneurs can start their own business, whether it’s an accounting firm, a bakery down the street or even a yoga studio, without few complications, according […]
Marketing Lab, Alchemy, incorporates the 5 elements; fire, earth, metal, water and wood, into the lab’s decor. With wood walls, bamboo plants, metal signs and portraits of groundbreaking scientists and magicians, this Alchemist’s lair makes for the ultimate workspace.
Since 2011, Todd Turfe, a multicultural specialist at DTE Energy, has been dressing up as favorite superhero characters and volunteering his time to visit kids in hospitals all across the metro Detroit area. On a typical day, Turfe’s superhero persona meets with 15-20 children, who are suffering from ailments ranging from broken bones to pneumonia […]
The story of The Four Tops – one of Detroit’s most legendary musical groups – starts when Abdul “Duke” Fakir was eight years old. It is a story of unity, friendship and professionalism that ranks The Four Tops among the rare group of singing superstars that stayed together for decades. Together, The Four Tops created […]
Some names are legendary in retail, and when you hear them you instantly think you know everything about those stores. A good example is Mr. Alan’s, a longtime sneaker and sports-apparel chain. But today’s Mr. Alan’s is a far different place than it used to be when it was founded more than 40 years ago. […]
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