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In the News: Popular Mechanics Magazine Highlights Michigan, American-Made Products in New Issue

Buying local or the “Shop Small” movement has gained a lot of attention in recent years as small businesses remind people to buy nearby for basic needs and wants. But you don’t hear as much these days about “Buy American.” The magazine Popular Mechanics decided to do something about that, and the most recent issue […]

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How do you ensure young minds expand and grow? You invest in them, show concern for their future and do what you can to enrich that talent. That is what the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program tries to do annually. This year, Comcast NBCUniversal awarded approximately $99,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to […]

Steal This Idea: Scholarship Fund Highlights Talented Michigan Students, Volunteer Efforts

How do you ensure young minds expand and grow? You invest in them, show concern for their future and do what you can to enrich that talent. That is what the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program tries to do annually. This year, Comcast NBCUniversal awarded approximately $99,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to […]

American Diabetes Association Honors Local Dads with Father of the Year Awards

Fathers hold a special place in a family and in the world. And as the nation celebrated Father’s Day recently, the reasons why Dads are so important is clear in our collective minds. Many may celebrate with dinner, buying Dad a tie or a “Best Dad Ever” mug. But Tom O’Brien, platform director for global […]

Bakery Expansion Helps Business Partners Solve Problems, Grow Together

Baking even a small batch of goodies takes time, effort and, most importantly, the precise amount of ingredients. If you don’t measure well or have the best ingredients on hand, you won’t have success. That is where Hearthside Bakery recently found itself, and it knew it had to grow to keep making its beloved baked […]

Steal This Idea: Employees Receive Surprise Shopping Trip in Fun Office Raffle

Imagine how you would feel if your boss walked up to you, handed you a gift card and told you that you were heading to your favorite mall for a shopping spree. That actually happened to Todd Solgat, a senior graphic designer at United Shore and one of the eight winners. Recently, the Troy-based company […]

‘Bring Out the Good Month’ Helps Employees, Community Organizations

It’s often said that an afternoon walk during the workday is more energizing than an extra cup of coffee. So what happens when you combine work, a walk and a great cause? The result is a high-energy event that brought together many Allstate volunteers for a truly good deed. Nearly 30 local Allstate employees and […]

Mackinac Policy Conference Takes On Politics, Connected Technology and Economic Opportunity

Starting today, thousands of Michigan policy makers, business people and media representatives will meet at the Grand Hotel for the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference. Keynote speakers include Gov. Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as well as visionaries including Apsen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Brookings Institution Vice President […]

Design Mavens House Industries Brings Innovative Exhibition to Henry Ford Museum

Anyone who works with a computer – and that’s pretty much everyone these days – has searched for just the right font to help them tell a story, communicate their ideas or illustrate signs for everything from “for sale” notices, new-store openings or even television shows. Chances are, House Industries design a favorite typeface, font […]

Steal This Idea: Architect Adds Real Personality to a New Space with Historic Objects

If you want to give your office, store or restaurant authenticity, all you need to do is look around you and find ways to incorporate local history and tradition into your interior design. That’s what Pontiac-based TDG Architects did when it started working on the interior design of the Flagstar Bank Strand Theatre and Slow’s […]

Author and Teacher Adds One More Accolade to Her Resume: Fullbright Specialist

Lynne Golodner has held many titles: Author, Teacher, Public-Relations Specialist, Business Owner. Now, she can add Fullbright Specialist to that list. One Earth Writing CEO and Founder, Golodner was recently named a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. State Department, serving a three-year term beginning in April 2017. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational […]