To help shape the state’s next generation of leaders, LAFCU’s Write to Educate Essay Contest awarded two $2,500 college scholarships with the requirement that each student select a charity to receive a $500 LAFCU donation. The Lansing-based credit union hopes to show the power of giving back.
You may hear Millennials and younger generations don’t like email. Is the death of email upon us? Social media platforms continue to grow as a preferred method of communication. Despite this fact, email remains a powerful and universal digital marketing tool in your toolbox. I believe the era of email is over when social sites […]
Tom Stroup has the kind of business where a single phone call not only changes his plans for the day, but may require him to have as much as $25,000 in funds available at a moment’s notice. Stroup is owner of Valaset, a computer repair and restoration company. That phone call could come in from […]
The Southfield MLK, Jr. Task Force, Inc. will sponsor the ‘Freedom Ride’ for middle and high school students through historical civil rights sites in Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C. The Task Force launched a fundraising campaign for students to participate at no cost.
DETROIT – Bob Riney, President and Chief Operating Officer with Henry Ford Health System, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Boy Scouts.
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 […]
Once Mark Fogarasi heard of a franchise business known as Rocket Fizz, he simply could not get the idea of owning a store of his own out of his mind. There was the first mention when he saw it on “Undercover Boss,” a popular TV show that Fogarasi had not regularly watched but happened to […]
Cash flow issues are one of the big reasons businesses fail. And these types of problems are directly related to an owner not staying on top of the numbers and having poor accounting practices.
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” […]
Detroit is home to many iconic companies, and their names become synonymous with the city, its hard-working mentality and its overall forward-thinking attitude. They range from classics like R.L. Polk to tasty foodies like Better Made Snack Foods to beloved MBAD African Bead Museum. A relatively new addition to the list is Shinola – the […]
Each year, BlackBerry runs a global giving campaign which challenges employees to work as a team competing for funding to local charitable causes. The program has been running for 8 years and has supported over 45 food banks with ~150,000 meals.
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 […]
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 […]
Dave Osborne may be the ultimate spokesperson for his company, a grocery-shopping service known as Instacart.
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 […]
We like to have fun here at The Disability Network while making amazing things happen in the community! From raising mental health awareness by sporting Mohawks in the office and on social media, to opening minds in uncommon ways to challenge common perceptions, TDN is rockin’ it!
Katy Olesnavage can point to a variety of people in her young life who have influenced her: her parents, her teachers, her friends. But the people who changed her path completely – leading her to attend MIT, earn a $15,000 prize and get a job at SpaceX – are the ones who started a robotics […]
Sky’s the Limit for Older Adults
At least one home builder is suggesting the long-held concept of a “forever home”—a dwelling that will last through all phases of a person’s life—may be outdated.
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 […]
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