Everyone hopes to snag the best interns for their summer programs, especially if it’s in the skilled trades, which has been seeing an especially tight labor market. The question is how you go about getting word out about your program to students and school mentors. Electrical firm Feyen Zylstra found a unique way, and the […]
In March, Stefanini, a $1B global IT provider, announced Spencer Gracias as the new CEO for the North America and Asia Pacific regions. Working from the company’s U.S. headquarters, Gracias is tasked with the huge job of implementing Stefanini’s strategic plan to serve as a “digital transformation agent” for its clients. Gracias – who previously worked […]
How regulatory environment can affect growth of a community
Nationwide, there are numerous cities that were once strongholds of the industrial revolution, beacons for job seekers intent on seeking new futures for a next generation. While many of those same cities eventually fell into disrepair and decline, the mantle of rustbelt worn with derision, some have now embraced a new hope. One standout example is […]
With its attendance rising and seeing a need for more exhibition space, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park today announced it is adding more than 80,000 square feet of new space to the venerable Grand Rapids landmark, the result of a $115-million capital campaign.
If you know who Alexa is and you’ve asked her to turn up the heat or play you some music, then chances are you are already familiar with home-voice assistants. This unique use of technology has grown rapidly, and the market has plenty of room to expand both in term of unit sales and the […]
Does your business have authority in the online marketplace? If you’re not sure, the answer is, No. What does authority have to do with social media in 2017? Everything. If you want to increase your brand awareness, drive more traffic to your website, and increase sales, then social authority must play a role in the […]
Even in digital age, there are communication challenges in workplace
It was in 2008 that Sam Sisakhti began disrupting the fashion industry with the launch of ustrendy.com, an e-commerce site that calls itself a “curated marketplace” that brings together sellers and consumers from around the world.
Gov. Rick Snyder has returned from his sixth State of Michigan trade mission to China since 2011 with several new relationships forged and agreements signed.
M-1 Rail and its QLINE promise to redefine transportation future for the city.
Soft Surroundings, a St. Louis-based women’s lifestyle brand, is taking its triple threat of apparel, beauty and home goods to new markets in 2017, moving forward in a tough retail landscape with confidence that women of all ages will want to “Live Soft.”
Crime is always a concern, especially on a national basis, most recently evidenced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program that revealed a 3.9 percent increase in violent crimes across the nation compared with 2015 statistics.
In a move that Bedrock Detroit officials have dreamed of for months if not years, the real-estate firm and Microsoft Corp. officials announced Friday that the technology company will move some of its operations into downtown Detroit.
Across the nation, thousands of pork producers typically have, in their state or very near by, a facility they can transport their animals to for processing, an obviously key link in a chain that ends with customers selecting product from their grocery shelves or a restaurant patron ordering from the menu.
Ask any of a number of filmmakers and producers nationwide about what they think the “next big thing” in the industry is likely to be and it won’t be long before the term “virtual reality” comes up. Certainly, Hollywood has taken note, as have media companies, including The New York Times, which has dallied with […]
Let’s start by defining a family business. The classic definition is a business where a single-family lineage has ownership control, is active in management and involves multiple generations. But some of those boundaries have become blurred. What about blended families? How about publicly traded companies? Would siblings who used “family money” for startup capital fit? […]
Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s most familiar name when it comes to furniture and accessories, Wednesday reached an agreement to sell the company to Thomas H. Lee Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. After 58 years, Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder of Warren-based Art Van Furniture, said in a statement that the timing felt […]
It’s that season again. People across the United States, at least those who live in regions where there’s some “traditional” sense of weather distinction, experience four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. But when it comes to auto buyers—and more particularly the 16,680 franchised new car and truck dealers belonging to the National Automobile Dealers Association—we’re […]
With less than two weeks before America’s 45th president takes office, those who listened to Donald J. Trump’s argument about the need for infrastructure renewal may find our series of articles on the issue even more interesting than when they were first published. The need for a more national, integrated approach to dealing with the […]
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