Articles

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Creates a Community Art Statement

A company’s choice of artwork for its offices should reflect not only the business but also its values and its commitment to the community. The new artwork at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) in Farmington Hills does all that and more. MBFS and Cranbrook Academy of Art Master of Fine Arts student Brandon Bullard recently revealed […]

Michigan Companies Rank High on New ‘Best Places for Millennials to Work’ List

Many employers puzzle over what the millennial generation wants at work – but few people actually thing to ask them directly. That is where the “Great Places to Work” survey comes in. Together with Fortune magazine, Great Places to Work asked the employees themselves, creating the 2015 list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials […]

Seeing Opportunities and Grabbing Them Has Allowed This Title Company to Grow – and Fast

Neil Sherman knows that to be competitive in today’s business environment, you need a mix of old-school customer service and new-school technology. That is why his Best Homes Title has invested in new partnerships as well as customer-friendly tools, such as an app that lets its users get access to information faster and easier than […]

Working with Students is the Job This Jack-of-All-Trades Enjoys Most

She’s a writer, an inventor and a business owner. But for Leila Rotberg-Charlesworth, her most important title is that of educator. Rotberg-Charlesworth is the owner and principal at Red Hill Montessori Plus School in Farmington Hills, a place where children have grown to love learning for nearly three decades. Rotberg-Charlesworth has been in the education […]

When in Doubt, Dress Up: Accessories Show Off Your Fashion Personality

How important are accessories you ask? Let’s just say: They’re very, very important in how someone understands you and your personality when it comes to clothing. According to Rod Brown of The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills, accessories are essential to separating your work essentials – like a suit, tie or dress shirt – from […]

Career Crush: She Went from Designing Training Programs to Kentucky Derby Hats

Now here’s a career trajectory for you: Rachelle Willnus went from designing training programs for Ford Motor Co. to designing hats, fascinators and headbands perfect for the Kentucky Derby or other occasion. Whoa – that’s a big shift. But it makes perfect sense to Willnus, who works out of her home in Farmington Hills, where […]

This Computer Geek Can Fix Your Hard Drive and Your Golf Swing, Too

To most people, he’s Al “The Geek” Zara, owner of Geektown USA in Farmington Hills, a company that provides a full-service marketing and IT solution for small to large businesses across Michigan. But Zara also has turned his passion for high-tech stuff into another enterprise. Like most golfers, Zara is obsessed with improving his game. […]

Tailoring, Simple Accessories Make for a Well-Dressed Man, Says Detroit-Born Designer

Montee Holland describes his fashion-industry acumen as coming of his “Detroit-born business savvy.” Although the former Marine has lived and worked across the globe, something about Metro Detroit has always called him home. These days, Holland is known as a clothing designer to celebrities – fans include musical group Take 6, Pastor Marvin Winans as […]