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Celebrating growth in Michigan continues with this year’s Economic Bright Spots

Heading toward the second half of 2017, Michigan’s economic fundamentals are strong. For instance, the state’s unemployment rate stood at a solid 4.7 percent in April, and personal income in 2016 increased by 3.6 percent in Michigan, which matched the national average and was the second-fastest increase among the Great Lakes states, according to the […]

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Bargain hunters, rejoice: Macy’s is actively expanding its Backstage The Outlet Store brand, a “store within a store” that officials say blends an “outlet experience” with a traditional department store. Intended to offer shoppers a new discount destination, the “Backstage” brand appears to be gaining traction. As evidence of that, Macy’s is opening its first “Backstage” […]

Macy’s ‘Backstage’ hopes to redefine brand as it spreads across country

Bargain hunters, rejoice: Macy’s is actively expanding its Backstage The Outlet Store brand, a “store within a store” that officials say blends an “outlet experience” with a traditional department store. Intended to offer shoppers a new discount destination, the “Backstage” brand appears to be gaining traction. As evidence of that, Macy’s is opening its first “Backstage” […]

Adient’s First Timer Talks Investment, Economic Opportunity at Mackinac Policy Conference

He admits it: Glen Ponczak, Adient’s vice president of communications and investor relations, is a newbie to the Mackinac Policy Conference. It’s his first time attending the event, which takes place on Mackinac Island the end of May. “While I have been with involved with the auto industry for 30 years during my tenure with […]

‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’ Bring Joy to Workplaces

In just about any economy, most people have a choice of where they’ll spend what amounts to more than a third of their typical adult working life—the organization that compensates their time, skills and expertise with money, the resource we then trade for the other important things around us, like food, housing and those tiny […]

Spa-Inspired Shared Workspace Leverages Entrepreneur Trend

Starting your own business can be an exciting, intellectually stimulating time, but it also can feel isolating as you leave behind trusted co-workers and the social life of a busy corporate office. As the telecommuting trend continues to grow, freelancers expand their reach and companies look for ways to reduce costs, more people are going to […]

Relishing the Perfect Storm

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 […]

Pushing for Prosperity

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 […]