Ross Mortgage Corporation closed its offices on Thursday, August 3, and brought more than 60 employees together to help clean up a Detroit neighborhood by removing blight, picking weeds, mowing lawns, and picking up garbage.
Deep breathing. Finding a mantra. Sitting still and thinking quietly. These might not sound like things you and your co-workers might do at work – but one expert says they should be. “It’s not uncommon now for big corporations to encourage meditation during breaks and even hold meditation events during working hours,” says Dr. Barbara […]
Cleamon Moorer Jr., DBA, Baker College’s dean of the College of Business, has been named one of Black Enterprise magazine’s Modern Men of Distinction and referred to as “Mr. Higher Education.” The Modern Men of Distinction feature challenges the narrative of black men by media and popular culture.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Detroit office raised $12,054 at its 5th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser. All proceeds from the outing were donated to The Miracle League of Plymouth, a not-for-profit organization that provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball.
Sachse Construction, a premier commercial construction management firm recognized as one of the most trusted and respected construction partners in North America, raised more than $200,000 at its annual Play It Foreward charity golf outing, benefitting Downtown Boxing Gym and Kids Without Cancer.
When you think of corporate America, tag artists and graffiti don’t usually come to mind, but this company took a different approach. When you walk up to Global Telecom Solutions (GTS), the outside of their building doesn’t prepare you for the masterful artistry of the colorful walls and doors of this telecommunications consulting firm. “It […]
Said ITC team co-captain Gail Elliott, “Relay gives us the opportunity to remember those we’ve lost to cancer, honor those who have fought or are fighting back, praise the caregivers, and most importantly – fundraise to support cancer research and much-needed services for patients and caregivers.”
Something extraordinary is happening in neighborhoods all around the city of Detroit. Hundreds of lots formerly plagued by abandoned houses and crab grass are now home to chicken coops, flower and vegetable gardens, and large-scale drip irrigation fields blooming with crops of all kinds.
Professionals of all kinds are starting podcasts, those smartphone-friendly broadcasts that are like radio shows for a modern audience. Recently, a Midwest office of Express Employment Professionals helped with an episode of its company’s national podcast series, “On the Job: From Hired to Retired.” The series, which began in May, has had thousands of people […]
Three Baker College of Jackson teams were in the top 13 out of 40 — placing 5th, 10th and 13th — in the all-day national Hack the Arch, an atypical capture-the-flag cybersecurity competition, June 24. It was organized by the St. Louis Chapter of the Military Cyber Professionals Association.
Zeal Credit Union’s Incredible Science Machine (ISM) will attempt to break the record for the most dominoes toppled in America on Sun., July 30, 2017 at the Trillium Academy in Taylor, MI. In 2016, the Incredible Science Machine broke the Guinness World Record for the largest domino circle field.
100 Businesses Who Care (BWC), a philanthropic group of executives from Southeast Michigan has made its inaugural donation of $27,000 to Life Directions, a Detroit based non-profit that serves at-risk youth.
There are days when you need another space to work outside of your office. When it comes to space to type, talk or meet, there are few places better than a local coffeehouse. Having a favorite coffeehouse is essential to not only getting that all-important caffeine boost, it also can serve as a place for […]
Michigan Community Resources (MCR) and volunteers from Ford Motor Company helped Detroit Abloom and Marygrove Community Association install green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.
Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan has named LAFCU’s Kelli Ellsworth Etchison as Contributor of the Year for her extraordinary support of the Institute over time. Denise Peek, EIMM executive director, describes Kelli as an ardent cheerleader for entrepreneurs and the spirit that drives them.
Mastering a proper handshake is essential to not only greeting someone when you first meet but it also seals nearly every deal, serves as the start of many all-important interviews and acts as a polite way to end a conversation. As today is National Handshake Day, it is an ideal time to review what makes […]
Buying local or the “Shop Small” movement has gained a lot of attention in recent years as small businesses remind people to buy nearby for basic needs and wants. But you don’t hear as much these days about “Buy American.” The magazine Popular Mechanics decided to do something about that, and the most recent issue […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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