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Michigan Council of Women in Technology Recognizes Female Role Models

Female voices are essential in any company, and that’s especially true in the field of technology. Having female mentors, executives and employees with growth potential truly can serve as the backbone of any successful business. Recently, the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation honored a strong female role model, Alison Gleeson, with its “Woman […]

Meijer, Diaper Banks and Diaper Providers Team Up to Help Families in Need

Some household items are more than necessities – they are essentials. Diapers fall into that category, but there are some families in financial stress that cannot afford this much-needed item that is essential to a child’s healthy development. In partnership with Huggies and Meijer, Michigan residents can have a hand in helping the 1 in […]

Author Reflects on Her Life and Memories of Michigan in New Memoir

Sharon Harrigan is the author of “Playing with Dynamite: A Memoir” (releasing October 1, 2017). Kirkus Reviews calls it “a warm, engaging read about the ways in which memory distorts our understanding of family.” Her work has also appeared in the New York Times (Modern Love) and elsewhere. Harrigan will be reading at Literati in […]

Michigan’s New Housing Chief Sees Plenty of Reasons for Optimism in the Marketplace

For Earl Poleski, anywhere new affordable building or rehabilitation activity is happening in the state of Michigan is a big deal. That’s because Poleski, the new Michigan State Housing Development Authority executive director, knows these types of projects have such a transformative effect on the people who live in them and the surrounding neighborhoods and […]

Workplace Finds Cool Interior Design and Smart Benefits Boosts Retention

Worksighted, a Michigan IT firm, describes itself in a simple way to potential employees: “We work hard, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are committed to growing the company, our customers and ourselves.” To that end, the Holland-based IT consulting company, has created a dynamic workplace in terms of interior design, employee benefits […]

Art Center Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary Honoring ‘Art For All’

With a slogan like “art for all,” the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, shows it is a regional art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences. The BBAC, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary milestone this fall, has been […]

Twelve-Year-Old Entrepreneur Brings Healthy Lollipops to the Sweets Marketplace

Most 12-year-old kids are thinking about school, sports, video games and when their parents might let them have their own smartphone. But one Michigan tween is doing a lot more with her free time – she started a business. Alina Morse, the inventor of Zollipops, known as the “Good-For-Your-Teeth Lollipop,” sells her healthy treats in […]

Steal This Idea: Scholarship Fund Highlights Talented Michigan Students, Volunteer Efforts

How do you ensure young minds expand and grow? You invest in them, show concern for their future and do what you can to enrich that talent. That is what the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program tries to do annually. This year, Comcast NBCUniversal awarded approximately $99,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to […]

Steal This Idea: Architect Adds Real Personality to a New Space with Historic Objects

If you want to give your office, store or restaurant authenticity, all you need to do is look around you and find ways to incorporate local history and tradition into your interior design. That’s what Pontiac-based TDG Architects did when it started working on the interior design of the Flagstar Bank Strand Theatre and Slow’s […]

Think You Could Create a New Ice-Cream Flavor? Here’s Your Chance

What would you put in an ice cream flavored to represent the great city of Detroit? If you have some tasty ideas, Hudsonville Ice Cream wants to hear from you. Hudsonville Ice Cream, a family-owned, Holland, Mich.-based company, is calling on metro Detroiters to help create the next flavor of its artisan-crafted ice cream through […]

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 […]

Steal This Idea: Hold a Career Open House to Introduce Your Company to Workers

Every office tries to be a “fun” place where there is a good mix of work, great co-workers and a relaxed atmosphere that celebrates teamwork. So if you want a mix ice-cream socials, mentorship for new hires, lifelong learning and cool HR practices like a casual dress code, Stefanini is looking for you. Stefanini, a […]

Electrical Apprentices Design Wreaths for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Baking cookies, singing carols and decorating for the holidays are a key part of getting ready for the holidays. But giving back to your community also should fit in there somewhere. Recently, student apprentices of Grand Rapids-based electrical firm Feyen Zylstra were able to give back through their creativity. The students and business donated six […]

Teacher Turns Advocate to Create Awareness for Organ Donation

Throughout her life, Audrey Weinberg has been a teacher, an advocate for others and a healthcare crusader. Her mission? To improve the lives of people, regardless of their age, gender or healthcare needs. Weinberg, who has chronic kidney failure herself, is a tireless promoter for The Gift of Life Michigan, which is the state’s only […]