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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 […]

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David DiChiera understands the work-life balance more so than the average American. After all, this is a man who started an opera company in Detroit, built a successful entertainment venue and composed beloved operas including “Cyrano.” This month, his Michigan Opera Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 season with “Cyrano,” the masterwork of MOT Founder and Artistic […]

DiChiera: To Inspire Creativity in Yourself and Others You Have to Make the Time

David DiChiera understands the work-life balance more so than the average American. After all, this is a man who started an opera company in Detroit, built a successful entertainment venue and composed beloved operas including “Cyrano.” This month, his Michigan Opera Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 season with “Cyrano,” the masterwork of MOT Founder and Artistic […]

Five Employee Tips for a Healthy and Productive Workday

Sitting behind a desk all day can be harmful over time, however, an investment in employee health can help reverse this harm. A Willis Health and Productivity Survey found that 93 percent of healthier employees led to more productivity, engagement and satisfaction at work. This has led to more employers starting, or expanding, workplace wellness […]

Higher Hopes! Distributing 140,000 Pounds of Food Through Unique Meal-Kit Program

Giving people an education is a great way to give them a head start. But if they don’t have the food they need to give them the energy to go to school, to study and to excel, then those educational opportunities may be missed. That’s something that Bill Birndorf wanted to prevent. Birndorf, who founded […]

Baker College Highlights Diversity of Law Enforcement Careers

Nearly 250 high school students explored law enforcement careers at Baker College’s recent Policing Day. Attendees included students from the Southwest Macomb Technical Educational Consortium. Policing agencies represented included the Detroit and Wayne County police departments; DNR; Michigan State Police; and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, among many more.        

School, Business Partnership Creates Unique Lake Michigan Field Trip for Students

A conversation four years ago between a local company and officials from Grand Rapids Public Schools sparked a unique partnership that the school district says serves as an inspiration for other businesses to get involved in enlightening city school children. The result of that meeting between Open Systems Technologies (OST) and GRPS is several field […]

Comcast Cares Volunteer Efforts Brought Employees, Community Together

There’s power in numbers – especially when it comes to company-wide volunteer programs where thousands of employees and community members come together for a common good. In April, Comcast invited its Michigan employees and their family members, friends and community partners to volunteer with them on more than 25 service projects through the state. Called […]

Employer Health Plans: Helping Employees Understand Their Benefits

Nearly 67 percent of Americans are enrolled in health insurance through their employer, according to the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau. However, health insurance is complicated. Your employees shouldn’t be challenged with the jargon and tough-to-follow stipulations of their health plan. Additionally, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that a large number of Americans enrolled in […]

Walsh College to Launch New Master of Arts in Business Degree Program

Imagine this: You graduated from the College for Creative Studies with an art degree, but you’re now working for one of the automotive manufacturers as a designer or clay sculptor. You’re moving up in the ranks – yet you feel like you don’t know the ropes of running a business. That’s where a new kind […]

Wondering What to Eat for Lent? Try This Tasty Salmon Salad

Whether out to eat or dining in this Lent, those who adhere to the Lenten tradition are seeking creative and delicious fish options. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern’s location in Bingham Farms offers a variety of fish options that take culinary flavor to another level. Among its signature dishes are the Baja Fish Tacos, […]

Steal This Idea: Company Promotes Wellness with Mobile Stress Solutions Truck

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 encourage 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 […]

Tech Firm Adds Fundraising Component to Popular March Madness Party

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 […]

Laugh Your Way to Inspiration!

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 […]

Why Volunteering is Beneficial to Your Employees’ Health

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 […]