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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The following Berry Moorman attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list:Donald F. Carney Jr. – Estate and Trust LitigationSheryl A. Laughren – Employment and LaborJohn J. Schrot Jr. – Family LawHarvey B. Wallace II – Estate Planning and ProbateSuper Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Agency appoints new president, mobilizes teams and leadership around client satisfaction and services. Royal Oak, Mich., September 18, 2018 – Airfoil Communications, an independent technology-focused PR and marketing communications firm, today announced a reorientation of its team and resources to provide diversified services to best meet its clients’ evolving needs. “We are in the first year of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Companies Jointly Launch First Project for Full Cabin Retrofit  Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, announced today that it has been named an authorized dealer and installer for Innov8 Cabin Solutions. Innov8 is the developer of CabinFlex Technology, a suite of affordable upgrade solutions for aircraft cabins.  In addition, both companies are pleased ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, New Partnerships
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Auburn Hills, Mich. – Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for states, local governments and public school districts, has released its new Munetrix Student Learning Objectives (SLO) version of the Educator Evaluator tool to simplify customer compliance with Michigan Public Act 173, which governs educator evaluations for teachers and ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, Education
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
AMT's Vice President of Sales and Engineering Craig Salvalaggio will present "Successfully Implementing Your Automation Strategy" during the Chief Robotics Officer Summit at RoboBusiness 2018. The Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Summit is a conference designed for professionals whose responsibility is evaluating and managing the deployment of automation, robotics and the latest intelligent ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SOUTHFIELD -- Communities and society are profoundly affected by how efficiently, effectively, and safely people and goods move. But what are the proper roles of society and industry in designing future transportation systems? In the 2018 installment of the President’s Symposium Series at Lawrence Technological University on Thursday, Oct. 11, a panel of experts will discuss those roles, and ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan,September 18, 2018:  Thirty Howard & Howard attorneys were recently named to Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars 2018 as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research.  Only five percent of the attorneys in Michigan were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, September 17, 2018
[DETROIT] – This October, SolvIT is proud to be working with Grand Circus to offer additional funding for a coding bootcamp thanks to the TechHire Initiative. On August 21, Mayor Mike Duggan’s Detroit at Work initiative announced the opening of applications for the next ‘Tech Hire Bootcamp’ with Grand Circus, a professional technology training institute in Detroit and Grand Rapids, as the training ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Monday, September 17, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University will host its ninth annual Innovation Encounter Oct. 19 and 20 on the university’s Southfield campus.  Innovation Encounter is a two-day entrepreneurial boot camp in which students use both their engineering know-how and their creativity to design a viable solution to a real-world industry problem. Students stretch their skills in critical ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Monday, September 17, 2018
Katie Linton was brought in on August 4th, 2018 starting as a Technical Recruiter. The Reliance One Family happily extends this warm welcome to Katie! “I’m excited to have Katie join my team. Her drive and willingness to succeed will be a great asset. Looking forward to mentoring and developing her into the great recruiter I know that she can be.” ~ Brittney Rimmer, Account Manager. Before ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community
Monday, September 17, 2018
Congratulations to the following Kerr Russell attorneys who have been designated "Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters: Jason Bank, bankruptcy (business) - since 2008 William Blasses, bankruptcy (business) - since 2013 - also named to "Rising Stars" listJames Cambridge, business/corporate law - since 2006Michael Carroll, construction - 2009-10, 2013-nowJames Case, construction - since 2006Katherine ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, September 14, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Butzel Longimmigration law attorneyReginald A. Pacis will be a featured panelist during a program on immigration on October 11, 2018 at the Howell Carnegie District Library. Among the topics of discussion: What are the most common paths to permanent  resident status or temporary status for foreign nationals?  Other featured panelists include: Fayrouz Saad, former director of ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Kudos to Kerr Russell member Daniel Ferris who served as editor of the recently published Damages and Remedies in Michigan, a leading litigation treatise published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Fellow editors included Barbara A. Patek, Mark Granzotto, and David H. Freedman. You can order the publication here - from the website: If your client is injured or wronged, do you ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Auburn Hills, Mich. –Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for states, local governments and public school districts, is showing its support for Escanaba and Michigan’s SB 1025 and HB 6049, so-called Dark Store legislation, by donating 10% of its subscription service price for each new Michigan city, village, township or county ...read more
Categories: Government
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
FBI statistics show that violent crime and property crime have declined nationally since the 1990s. This positive news, however, is tempered by the rapid growth of identity theft. According to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll, 60 million Americans have been the victims of identity theft, a number that increases every year. If your identity is stolen, it can be time-consuming, frustrating ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TROY, Michigan, September 12, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) announces the release and immediate availability of free Basic Editions of its Model-Based Development suite and its open matrix language (OML) source code. To help innovators everywhere accelerate the time-to-benefits from Model-Based Development (MBD) and to make MBD more open and accessible, Altair is taking the following ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
DETROIT—For the second year in a row, the first-time pass rate of University of Detroit Mercy accounting students who took the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam ranks among the nation’s best.   According to data released this month by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Detroit Mercy students and alumni achieved a 63 percent pass rate and an average test score of 77.1 ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
SOUTHFIELD – Lawrence Technological University has been named a Five-Star Institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for achievement in character-driven athletics.The NAIA ranks its 250-plus member institutions for performance in training, promotion, conduct in competition, and commitment to the five core values of the NAIA’s Champions of Character Initiative – ...read more
Categories: Education, Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Troy, Michigan – Success in tomorrow’s competitive market depends on strong leadership and a skilled workforce. That’s why innovative and effective education is so important now.  For more than 150 years, Davenport University has been supporting, transforming and shaping tomorrow’s leaders through education. The Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx), the training and development division ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Detroit, MI – September 13, 2018 - Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “Automotive Growth in Mexico: What to Expect from the US-Mexico Trade Agreement’ http://globalbusinessprofessor.com/automotive-growth-in-mexico-what-to-expect-from-the-us-mexico-trade-agreement/ features Hector Soto, Managing Director, San Luis Potosi Automotive Cluster (Mexico).  In the 17-minute Audio ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman shareholder John LeRoy will be speaking at the Smart Device Link (SDL) Developer Conference & Hackathon in Los Angeles, CA. LeRoy’s presentation will focus on the open source and intellectual property (IP) issues that need to be considered while developing connected cars. The SDL Developer Conference & Hackathon will be attended by leading automakers, connected ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
98% of export companies are small businesses. Don’t limit your business’ growth by not exporting.Farmington Hills, MI - Join the Export-Import Bank (EXIM), the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE) and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) to learn how to finance exports and grow your business internationally. At our event, we will ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The XMC730 provides flexible, high-density I/O with high-performance DMA to solve a variety of SWaP-challenges.Wixom, MI - Acromag expands their general purpose I/O offering with an XMC version of their very popular PMC730 multi-function I/O module. The XMC730 performs analog input, analog output, digital I/O and counter/timer functions. Three models provide front 68-pin SCSI-2 I/O connection or ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 10, 2018
Kerr Russell member Jason Bank (bankruptcy/turnaround) has been published in the September issue of The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. His article "Nuts and Bolts of Evaluating Third-Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans" begins on page 7 here, or you can download a PDF of his article here. Excerpt from the piece: "To release or not to release? This should be the question that creditors ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, September 10, 2018
News Summary:  University of Detroit Mercy is one of only two Michigan Schools in top 25 for Midwest Best Regional Universities. The University also ranks no. 17 in Best of the Midwest for Veterans and no. 35 nationally for Best Value Schools.  DETROIT—For the 18th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2019 edition of ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government
Monday, September 10, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Leaders and Innovators business speaker series, presented by Lawrence Technological University and WWJ Newsradio 950, is back for another program year. The first event, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, is titled “Your Next Job.”  The event begins with continental breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m., with the program running for 8 to 9 a.m. The venue is the University ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Monday, September 10, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. –Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that twenty of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars list for their accomplishments in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers Magazine. The annual listing honors outstanding exceptional lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, September 10, 2018
• New Indian on-road vehicle has deep ties to SE Michigan • Marazzo is first pay-off of Indian automaker’s decision to come to U.S. • The multi-purpose vehicle was engineered in Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, MI, September 5, 2018 — Mahindra announces the release of the Marazzo—Mahindra Automotive’s breakthrough new multi-purpose vehicle engineered from the ground up by Mahindra Automotive North ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article, Company Milestone
Monday, September 10, 2018
Rouxmesnil-Bouteilles, France, September 10, 2018 - SERAPID Group, a leading supplier of lifts, quick die change and horizontal transfer systems, is pleased to announce its latest QSX Seating System installation to be unveiled at the grand opening of the Philharmonic Concert Hall at Zaraydye Park, Moscow, Russia.   The innovative SERAPID QSX system, the first system to combine curved row raked ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, September 10, 2018
Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that five attorneys in its Metro Detroit office are included in the 2018 list of Michigan Super Lawyers, while one is named to this year’s list of Rising Stars.    The lawyers include:  Michigan Super Lawyers 2018Michael BrennanLisabeth CoakleyGlenn ForbisPaul Keller Robert Lenihan Michigan ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, September 10, 2018
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is once again represented with 57 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list in the 13th annual publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.The peer-review award recognizes attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan have been recognized.Warner attorneys featured on the list ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, September 07, 2018
DETROIT, Mich. –  Numerous Butzel Long attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list. Notably, Damien DuMouchel and Michael R. Griffie have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list for the first time.  Moreover, David F. DuMouchel has been named – “Top 10: 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers” and Beth S. Gotthelf – “Top 25: 2018 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers.”Super Lawyers ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, September 07, 2018
Workshop to provide training for new Bid Targeting System from the Michigan Defense CenterTraining session focused on small and mid-size companies looking to bid on government contracts  Nearly 4,000 Michigan businesses are currently serving the defense industry, but according to the Michigan Defense Center, there is room for more. To open up access, the center recently launched the Bid Targeting ...read more
Categories: Government, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, September 07, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman, in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), is hosting a Chinese Delegation for a roundtable discussion on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Southfield, Michigan. The roundtable will focus on recent developments with U.S. patent challenges and trade secrets. It will be moderated by Brooks Kushman shareholder Kristin L. Murphy, and shareholders John LeRoy, ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Education
Friday, September 07, 2018
Ann Arbor, Mich. --- Sept. 7, 2018 ---Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney in the Ann Arbor officeofBrinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a Michigan Rising Star 2018 by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, September 07, 2018
Kerr Russell member Mike Carroll (construction) has been chosen as one of the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men (who) Wear Pink.” The kickoff event was held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on August 23, and, while Mike had a conflict, his “campaign manager” Roy Sexton represented. You can show your support here. Why Mike Wears Pink “I know how deeply this insidious and challenging disease ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Beaumont Health plans to develop new, comprehensive outpatient care campuses in northeast Macomb County and western Wayne County in 2020. Groundbreakings will occur next year.  “Our goal is to create one-stop medical destinations with a full array of outpatient services close to where people live, work and play,” Beaumont CEO John Fox said. “We know there is a lot of projected growth in Macomb ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 06, 2018
There is a dictum in business commonly attributed to Peter Drucker, “Innovate or die.” In order to survive in an ever-changing world, companies need to anticipate change or be left behind. The same holds true for schools that teach business. The true test of innovation for those colleges and universities is their responsiveness to the demands of the business world and the needs of their students. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Entrepreneur, small biz conference features powerful speaker lineup  SOUTHFIELD – The National Entrepreneurs Association South East Michigan Entrepreneurs and Lawrence Technological University have teamed up to host the 2018 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on LTU’s Southfield campus.  With the theme “Small Business Doing Big Business,” the ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Thursday, September 06, 2018
For the sixth straight year, Oakland University’s Honors College has a record number of freshmen joining its ranks.    Approximately 620 students comprise this year’s Honors College freshman class, which is around a 40 percent increase over last year. The students come from all areas of study, including Pre-Medicine/Health Sciences/Nursing (39 percent), Engineering/Computer Science (22 ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 06, 2018
New platforms for simulation-driven design combine early concept development, virtual validation, manufacturability, and cloud collaboration to innovate products faster   TROY, Michigan, September 6, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced the release and immediate availability of the Altair Inspire™ simulation-driven design platform, and the Altair 365™ cloud collaboration platform.  The Altair ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 06, 2018
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – For nearly ten years, Brooks Kushman has welcomed students from Detroit Cristo Rey High School as a part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The program is designed to give the Cristo Rey students the opportunity to spend one day a week working at a local business and the other four days a week in the classroom.  Brooks Kushman is one of many local businesses ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Thursday, September 06, 2018
College of Health Professions' McAuley School of Nursingreceives grant for White Coat Ceremony, Oct. 10  The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that the College of Health Professions' (CHP) McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) was selected to receive a grant to support the Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing on Oct. 10, ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Uncertainty quantification (UQ) plays a critical role in establishing the credibility and predictive capability of a model. Verification and validation (V&V) frameworks have been developed for the fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) disciplines, as well as organization-specific guidance for NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense to address ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Detroit, MI – September 5, 2018 - Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “The Future of Automotive IT: How Sensors Will Change How We Drive” - A Global Perspective http://globalbusinessprofessor.com/the-future-of-automotive-it-how-sensors-will-change-how-we-drive-a-global-perspective/ features Bruce M. Belzowski, Managing Director, Automotive Futures Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
HRPro/BenePro was recently named as one of the top three 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The awards program was created in 2012 and is aproject of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group.  This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Integrating both a battery-free and now, a battery power source within the same offering will expand customer reach.Based at the company headquarters in the Greater Detroit area, RedViking, a Plymouth, Michigan design and build company for manufacturing and testing solutions, today announced that they will expand their AGV offering.   By adding a battery power source solution in addition to ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Detroit, MI – September 4, 2018 - Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “I-9 Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?” http://globalbusinessprofessor.com/i-9-audits-is-your-company-prepared/ features Christina Apfel, Immigration Attorney, MSI Global Talent Solutions.  In the 15-minute Audio Interview, Ms. Apfel discusses and answers these questions:1.       What is an I-9 ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
solidThinking units are a market-first licensing model providing on-demand flexibility to access Altair's entire simulation-driven design portfolio on the desktop and in the cloud TROY, Michigan, August 29, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced the introduction of a new software licensing model for its solidThinking suite of simulation-driven design software.  Based off of Altair’s patented ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Auburn Hills, Michigan and Moab, Utah – Mahindra Automotive North America, with operations based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, announces a long-reaching agreement to support the efforts of Adventure Vet, a 501c.3 located in Moab, Utah.  The charitable donation of ROXOR off-road vehicles is part of a broader “Mahindra Rise” program designed to assist in the recovery of returning veterans, primarily ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Contact: Joe BaumanPhone: (248) 430-6135Email: joeb@bbcc.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       August 29, 2018  Birmingham, Mich. – This year marks the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s 15th annual Vine & Dine, presented by Mi Bank in organization. The event benefits Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and will be held from ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Beaumont is partnering with WellStreet Urgent Care, an Atlanta-based organization, to open up to 30 urgent care centers throughout Metro Detroit by the end of 2019. A handful of the centers will open late this year and early next year. The first locations will be announced within the next few weeks.“This comprehensive network of urgent care centers will help lower the cost of health care for ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Company Milestone
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that twenty-nine of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taking an operations-focused approach, Ghafari team members are helping clients elevate their performance and efficiency.  Dearborn, MI – Bill Herrmann, Vice President of Ghafari Productivity Solutions group shares how the firm partner with their clients to help them operate more efficiently. “At a high level, we’re focused on generating value for our clients by developing and implementing lean ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Auburn Hills, Mich. – August 28, 2018 –Munetrix, a public sector solutions provider offering data management, analytics and reporting tools for states, local governments and public school districts, is pleased to announce that Mathew Varghese has joined the company as Vice President of Technology. The announcement was made by Munetrix President, Bob Kittle.    In this new role, Varghese will be a ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
William C. Lentine has joined the law firm of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP as a partner.  Lentine concentrates his practice in taxation, business law and estate planning for high net worth individuals. His broad business law experience includes advising on buy and sell side mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning and taxation, business entity formation and planning and federal and state ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 27, 2018
Network with the Midwest’s leading automation professionals and learn about the latest in automation technology from Leoni at the Oktoberfest-style event on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Lake Orion, MI, USA; August 27, 2018 – Leoni Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (Leoni EPS) celebrates its German heritage and innovations in factory automation at the third annual Oktoberfest-style event on ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, August 27, 2018
Sterling Insurance Group named Change Agent WINNER in Safeco social media giving competitionCongratulations, Gleaners Community Food Bank!Sterling Insurance Group is proud to announce it has won Safeco Insurance’s Change Agent awards for 2018. The prize: $2,000 for the non-profit of its choice, Gleaners Community Food Bank. Thank you to all who helped Sterling win the competition for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, New Partnerships
Monday, August 27, 2018
Kerr Russell, in partnership with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, hosted a half-day seminar "Engaging Experienced Employees" on August 22. OESA's Ginger Juncker facilitated, and Drew Rhodes helped develop this opportunity for Kerr Russell to support Presenters/panelists included Kerr Russell’s Mark Knoth, Marsh & McLennan Agency - Michigan’s Elaine Coffman, Chelsea Milling Company’s ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Friday, August 24, 2018
  James Lentini, D.M.A., provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Oakland University, speaks at the August 23 signing of articulation agreements between OU, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College that will help transition qualified students from OCC and Macomb to OU in pursuit of School of Business Administration bachelor's degrees. Oakland University, along ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, Education, Community, General News Article
Friday, August 24, 2018
Inc. magazine today revealed that Alta Vista Technology is No. 2353 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, August 24, 2018
NBS Commercial Interiors was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Michigan, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, August 24, 2018
Miller Canfield announced today that it is the only firm in Michigan to be named among 41 major law firms nationwide that have earned Mansfield Certification from Diversity Lab, the national incubator for innovative ideas and solutions to boost diversity and inclusion in law, and is one of just 27 to earn the Mansfield Certified Plus designation for 2018. Law firms earning Mansfield ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, August 23, 2018
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's award of a contract by the U.S. Government to Loc Performance Products, Inc. represents a trend of saving money while improving the quality of products and enhancing the safety of those serving in America's Armed Forces.This newest contract is for the manufacture of an armored assembly for the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 23, 2018
CHICAGO ---Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, and with an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is pleased  to announce that through its participation in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Pilot Program 1.0, the firm has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification and Certification Plus status.   Diversity Lab bestowed the accreditation as part of its ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s industrial engineering team recently produced a simulation for a food processing client using FlexSim’s discrete event simulation software. Facing a compressed schedule, we were able to quickly illustrate and evaluate the planned sortation line process for the client’s warehouse and gather valuable throughput and utilization data. Using FlexSim, we stress-tested our ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 23, 2018
SOUTHFIELD – Tracy Sweeney, whose architecture career spans nearly two decades and has been marked by both design awards and tireless volunteer service to the community and the profession, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award by Lawrence Technological University.  Sweeney, a native of St. Clair Shores, earned two undergraduate degrees from LTU in 2001, ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, Education
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Livonia, Mich. ---August 22, 2018 --- The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter results.  Highlights of ASE’s 2018 Quarterly Economic & Employment Survey – Second Quarter:   Although most employers (55%) see no change in their future business outlook, a ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, August 23, 2018
DETROIT — University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant (PA) student Mary Beth Couretas knew she wanted to do something special for her elective clinical rotation. Couretas accomplished that by becoming the first Detroit Mercy PA student to do an international clinical rotation, completing a rotation in Mombasa, Kenya.   “As long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to help those less ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Taylor, Mich. —Atlas Oil Company was named the Excellence in Health and Safety award winner and a finalist in the Trucking Company of the Year and Oilfield Services Company of the Year award categories at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Awards for their outstanding work and impressive safety record in the region.  “When we entered the oil field in 2014, we knew we had to do so with the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
TROY, Mich., Aug. 20, 2018 — Walsh is pleased to announce the appointment of four business leaders to its Board of Trustees: Jackie Buchanan, Michael Davenport, Dennis J. Harder and Brian Pilarski. “We are excited to welcome these outstanding professionals to our Board of Trustees,” said Walsh President and CEO, Marsha Kelliher. “Each of them brings a unique perspective and expertise, and they ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David F. DuMouchel, who Chairs the firm’s Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigation and Criminal Defense practice, has been elected to the first Board of Directors of the Federal Community Defender of Eastern District of Michigan. The Board will provide oversight  in the provision of indigent defense services in the United States ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
APACC Launches New Website and Member App    APACC invites visitors to explore its new website www.apacc.net. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. Farmington Hills, MI - APACC - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, an ethnic-based Chamber of Commerce focused on business development and ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan   Reliance One, Incorporated was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan. The awards program was created in 2012 and is a project of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group.   This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Community, Event Announcement
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
With an on-site professional coaching, free education and fitness programs, veggie Wednesdays and corporate-sponsored events for employees and their families, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has once again been named as a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work.    For the sixth time, Crain’s Detroit Business has recognized the firm as one of the “Cool Places to Work” for large employers. Warner ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Sterling Insurance Group chosen as Change Agent Finalist in Safeco giving competition Sterling Insurance Group is proud to announce it’s a finalist in Safeco Insurance’s Change Agent awards for 2018. The agency is 1 of 10 finalists in the competition, and 1 of only 2 agencies in the Midwest region. Fighting Hunger The theme of the award is Fighting Hunger. As a finalist, Sterling is now ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Crain’s Business Recognizes RedViking 3rd Year in a RowRedViking was recently named as one of the 2018 Cool Places to Work in Michigan for a third consecutive year. The awards program was created in 2012 and is aproject of Crain Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business, and Best Companies Group.  This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, August 20, 2018
Ted Oberlies Discusses the Importance of Strengthened Investments in Technology for Worker Productivity Senior Vice President of Ghafari’s Aviation Group, Ted Oberlies, was quoted in an article about improvements in U.S. worker productivity that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Titled “U.S. Worker Productivity Improves at Best Pace in Three Years”, the article cites strengthened investments in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, August 20, 2018
Ann Arbor, Mich. --- Steven L. Oberholtzer, managing shareholder of the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based  Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the area of patent law.  Oberholtzer has appeared on the Best Lawyers list since 2011 and joins 13 of his Brinks’ colleagues ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Monday, August 20, 2018
Eleven Warner Norcross + Judd LLP attorneys have been named Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.  Best Lawyers is an annual peer-reviewed guide that denotes legal excellence in specific practice areas. Attorneys named as 2019 Lawyers of the Year are: Jeffrey W. Bracken – Lansing Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year Dennis J. Donohue – Grand Rapids Water Law Lawyer of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, August 17, 2018
Holland, MI, 08/15/2016 – Worksighted, a Michigan-based managed IT services provider, has earned its seventh consecutive ranking in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.  The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. This year, Worksighted is listed as 4137.   “As we grow alongside our clients, we can provide more services and a larger team to ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Holland, MI, 07/31/18 – Worksighted, one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Michigan, has hired Justin Himebaugh as the director of finance. In this new role, Himebaugh will lead the accounting and finance department at Worksighted.   “We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, requiring us to expand our executive leadership team,” said Mat Nguyen, co-founder ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hamtramck, MI—Bromberg & Associates, LLC, a full-spectrum Language Solutions Company (LSC) based in Hamtramck, Michigan, is pleased to announce the upcoming event, “It’s Not Political Correctness,” a discussion on Implicit Bias and Cultural Competence in Today’s Marketplace to be held on Tuesday, September 25th at the Macomb County Family Resource Center. This discussion will provide valuable ...read more
Categories: Community, Event Announcement, Government, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2019 by Best Lawyers®. The awards, presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, are presented to the following attorneys:   Gerald T. Welch: 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas/Fort Worth, TexasGlenn E. ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, August 10, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- Aug. 10, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces that Maryann Daddow has been promoted to senior director of finance and Cynthia Hutchison has been promoted to senior director, Automation Alley.    Hutchison had been director of business development and government affairs at Automation Alley and will continue in ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, August 10, 2018
Anastasios Douvikas, Ghafari’s director of ICT + Security spoke with the firm’s editorial team to discuss some of today’s biggest security concerns at airports and beyond. Douvikas has more than 15 years of experience, specializing in information technology, data center infrastructure, structured cabling, AV distribution, LAN architecture, BMS networks, fire alarm and mass notification systems, ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, Government
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
TROY, Mich.--- August 8, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the appointment of several new members to its board of directors. Board members serve as the nonprofit association’s governing body and provide oversight vital to the development of programs, services, events and committees. The new members are:   Charles Conlen, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, August 06, 2018
The five-day MES Summer School was held from July 16 to 20, 2018, in Troy, MI. More courses in the U.S. to come. Software company Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.) continues to build and expand its training program in the U.S., having recently wrapped up a five-day intensive training class in Detroit on model-based development. Based on the successful MES Summer School on Introduction ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Monday, August 06, 2018
Four-course online program offers training to help manage copyrights, cybersecurity risks, and more.   The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will be offering a new online certificate program developed specifically to address the increasing demand on individuals and organizations to safeguard their intellectual property (IP) assets, such as inventions, marks, technological innovations, ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Dearborn, MI – Recognized among ENR’s top 20 global airport designers, Ghafari uses rigorous methodologies to streamline the aviation industry’s toughest projects. The firm’s aviation experience spans the entire spectrum of airport facilities, from passenger terminals and aircraft maintenance hangars, to cargo centers and mission-critical facilities. Watch Ghafari Senior Vice President, Ted ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Blue Water Importers started over 20 years ago when owner, Jack Dempsey, began purchasing vehicles in Canada for sale in the US. As time went on, Blue Water took over the transport of the vehicles, the work of conforming them to DOT requirements, and titling. Today, Blue Water specializes in the conformity and transport of vehicles for other dealers. With a team of just under twenty people, they ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Leading industry publication Engineering News-Record recently published its “Top 500 Sourcebook” for 2018, an annual report that analyzes market trends and ranks the largest U.S.-based architecture and engineering firms across different sectors and project types.This year, Ghafari achieved the following rankings:#108 // Top 500 Design Firms#1 // Automotive Plants (our 12th ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Helena Leurent to bring global perspective to Integr8’s focus on smart factory innovation    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301     TROY, Mich.---July 24, 2018--- Helena Leurent, head of future of production with the World Economic Forum, is headed to Detroit, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, July 20, 2018
Global Architecture + Engineering Firm to Design $1.6 Billion Greenfield Project for Joint Venture  Dearborn, MI - Global award-winning firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architecture and engineering services for a new automotive plant for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (MTMUS) in Huntsville, Alabama. This joint venture represents a $1.6 billion ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that thirteen of its intellectual property attorneys were recently honored in the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Harness Dickey alumnus Greg Stobbs was also named to the list. The categories for which Harness Dickey attorneys were selected ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, July 16, 2018
International event will feature educators who use custom vehicles to bringSTEM education to communities  DETROIT—Local specialty vehicle manufacturer Triune Specialty Trailers will co-host this year’s Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference (MLCC) in partnership with the MdBio Foundation, an education non-profit based in Maryland. The conference will be held on Wayne State University’s downtown ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Friday, July 13, 2018
Oxford, MI -  Barron Industries is part of the Farnborough International Airshow Trade mission sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Barron, an Oakland County based manufacturer of precision machined investment castings, is a first-time exhibitor at  the biennial airshow southwest of London, England  starting Monday, July 16.Barron Industries will be part of the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Thursday, July 12, 2018
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit teammates raised $1,159 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the office’s second quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ employees have the option of wearing blue jeans to work, in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter. ...read more
Categories: Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Friday, July 06, 2018
The one-million-square-foot facility will be the largest thin-film solar module facility in the United States  Dearborn, MI - Global architecture, engineering, and process design firm Ghafari Associates is set to design the new First Solar module manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio. The one-million-square-foot facility will sit on a greenfield site and once complete will be the largest ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, June 29, 2018
Kerr Russell attorneysDaniel Schulte, Patrick Haddad, and Katherine Cser arrived bright and early for the “Ask the Experts" panel at Michigan State Medical Society's 7th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting in Dearborn on May 17. Discussing opioid legislation, professional liability insurance, electronic medical records, identifying and preventing workplace harassment, accessibility, patient/physician ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Happy 20th anniversary, Corp! Magazine. Thank you for all you do to keep our business community informed and in the media spotlight. We appreciate you, and Kerr Russell is a proud advertiser. Kudos, Jennifer Kluge, on this amazing accomplishment and on your exceptional team, including William Dunn and J.D. Booth. Corp! hosted a celebratory event on May 16 at Royal Oak's Emagine Theatre. Kerr ...read more
Categories: Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Darmstadt, June 2018 – PROSTEP AG, one of the leading consulting and software companies in the field of product lifecycle management (PLM), has added new functions for publishing 2D and 3D content on the web to its PDF Generator 3D software, which enables 3D PDF documents to be created automatically. Version 8.0 now allows both the export of 3D data to HTML5 and the automatic generation of BOMs ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Event expected to draw 750 attendees to Detroit; early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities available at integr8conference.com    Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich.---June 27, 2018---Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Facility enhancements designed around patient comfort and accessibility with new spa-influenced theme   Dearborn, MI - Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – is pleased to announce Scott McInerney - Commercial Producer & Certified Risk Architect – has earned his CIC credit.Congratulations to Scott McInerney! Recently, Scott earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. There are 5 segments that are required to pass, which include 2 ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Corporate Eagle, a provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs, based at Oakland County International airport, announced that Vice President of Maintenance Operations George Terry has received the General Aviation Service Technician Award from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Corporate Eagle President and CEO Rick Nini made the ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, June 18, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was pleased to support the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Spring Soiree. The event brought in a record-breaking amount of donations this year, raising almost $70,000 for the Association. "Having lost both my Father and Grandmother to this horrible disease, this ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Monday, June 18, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466  TROY, Mich.--- June 18, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, announced today that the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Company Milestone
Friday, June 15, 2018
Yousif B. Ghafari Profiled in American Dreams Special Report  Dearborn, MI – June 15, 2018 - Yousif B. Ghafari, Chairman and Founder of Ghafari Associates, was profiled in a Crain’s Detroit Business special report called “American Dreams”. The report features ten entrepreneurs that represent a cross-section of countries, industries, and stories and have all made a positive impact on their ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Paula’s Pay it Forward, Paula and Gary Longwell, and Kerr Russell's Angie Lyons-Hincks are featured in the latest Beaumont Health "Blend" e-newsletter. Quote: "Angie and her family are angels ... They really are. They took a painful moment in their lives and turned it into a beautiful, positive way to help others in need.” From the Paula's Pay It Forward Facebook page description: "We would ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community
Monday, June 11, 2018
Registration now open for Sept. 17 boot camp  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466    TROY, Mich.--- June 11, 2018 --- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has partnered with Cleary University to offer a 35-hour, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, June 08, 2018
Global firm is recognized for work at O’Hare International Airport valued at $162 million  Chicago, IL – June 1, 2018 – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates was ranked among the top 10 architectural firms of the past year by The Real DealChicago, coming in at #7. Ghafari made this list for its extensive work at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is collectively ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – along with Auto Owners Insurance was a sponsor of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Southeast Michigan (ABC SEMI) Annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. It was a night to put on your best attire and enjoy good friends and food while recognizing the best that the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, June 04, 2018
For some, ‘1 million open tech jobs by 2020’ is a looming, overwhelming statistic. For Grand Circus, it’s a challenge they want to be a solution for, and a direct line to fulfil their vision: to close the talent gap for employers. The professional tech training institute with campuses in Detroit and Grand Rapids has launched The Academy, a program where employers can try out Grand Circus grads for ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, June 04, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – has published their summer edition of their bi-annually published Risk & Business magazine.The magazine features articles written by each of the agency’s commercial insurance and employee benefit producers, as well as the firm’s two principals.  Article topics were hand-selected to cover hop ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Strategically redistributing rainwater for efficiency and cost savings An article written by Gary Winslow, Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, appeared in Industrial Maintenance + Plant Operation. Titled “How a GM Plant Turned Raindrops into Dollars”, the article discusses how General Motors, working with Ghafari engineers, implemented a solution at one of their Detroit-area plants that ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Friday, May 25, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing Insurance Brokerages in the country – led a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace course at the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA) CPE Mega Conference on Wednesday, May 23. Sterling Insurance Group’s Senior Vice President and Commercial Insurance Producer, Andrew Turnbull, presented the course from an ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Partnerships
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Birmingham, Michigan, May, 2018–  PROSTEP, the leading PLM migration and integration specialist in the area of product data integration, announces their Premium Sponsorship at SIEMENS PLM Connection Americas 2018 held in Phoenix, AZ on June 4-7, 2018. The event provides PROSTEP experts the opportunity to educate the audience in PLM, secure data exchange, and 3D PDF technologies to expand knowledge ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, Event Announcement, New Partnerships
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Troy, Mich., May 22, 2018 --- The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded Automation Alley a year-long grant to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses embrace Industry 4.0, the smart factory revolution characterized by the convergence of digital and physical technologies. The grant aligns with Automation Alley's existing Industry 4.0 programs for startups, manufactures and defense ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Assessment – Key Activities for Risk Mitigation  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Andy Cannon, Director of Business Consulting, and Bill Salatino, Director of Manufacturing Consulting, are co-presenting at a professional development / knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Industrial Asset Management Council’s (IAMC) Kohler chapter.  In their presentation – titled “Due Diligence and Asset Assessment – ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Acromag’s software-programmable microBlox signal conditioning modules can now be used to split or duplicate RTD, thermocouple, two-wire transmitter, and other input signals into multiple process control outputs. Wixom, MI: Acromag’s new uBSP signal splitter/duplicator acts as a carrier for their microBlox line of plug-in signal conditioning modules to drive two scalable 4-20mA or 0-10V control ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global engineering and architecture firm continues to rank among the best in the industry  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) “Top 500 Design Firms” for the 28th consecutive year. The leading voice on the engineering, architecture, and construction industry, ENR surveys firms in key markets and ranks them based on annual revenue. The “Top 500 Design Firms” lists ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Will politics make U.S. manufacturing great?Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Process Engineering Group President, Larry Denton was recently featured in an article by Engineering News-Record. Titled “Will Politics Make U.S. Manufacturing Great?”, the article discusses the anticipated impact of political efforts to alter trade and tax policies on manufacturers’ willingness to increase their investment in ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Harness Dickey (www.hdp.com) is pleased to share that Metro Detroit patent attorney Tyson Benson will lead an online webinar presentation offering a practical overview of the revised Bayh-Dole regulations affecting universities and tech transfer offices. The webinar will take place Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 PM EST.   This complimentary, hour long webinar will cover a number of regulation updates ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, May 07, 2018
Message from Kerr Russell's receptionist Angie Lyons-Hincks: “I wanted share with you all some pictures of what you helped make happen. When we started this, I would have been happy with 25 bags. Then with the amount of interest, we changed to 50 bags, but because of you, Facebook and Paula's family, we were able to deliver 126 comfort bags as well as lunch for the staff at the clinic. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, May 04, 2018
Kerr Russell has worked with Hour Media to place advertising in the Michigan Links, a publication of The Golf Association of Michigan. The publication will be distributed to golf clubs all across Michigan and reach thousands of Golf Association members. Kerr Russell launched its new brand advertising with "A Track Record of Results" in November. Working with Identity Public Relations and ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships, General News Article
Friday, May 04, 2018
The Combined Resources Strengthen the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Design Strategic DirectionDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates, Engineering News-Record Midwest’s “2017 Design Firm of the Year”, is proud to announce that it has acquired Concept Design Group, an award-winning architectural and interior design firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The acquisition will expand Ghafari’s Western ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article, New Partnerships
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Soothsayer Analytics builds Data Science Solutions & Centers of Excellence for companies such as Abercrombie, Ford, Steelcase, and Visteon.  As part of Soothsayer’s mission to democratize innovation in the Midwest, they are now offering innovative Leadership Seminars in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Analytics, and other emerging technologies.  In tandem with prestigious ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, Government, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 30, 2018
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466TROY, Mich., April 30, 2018 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, unveiled the findings of its research report on Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution), today at its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez speaks to ENR  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez were both quoted in a recent Engineering News-Record article about how manufacturing sector clients are seeking highly flexible facilities that enable greater process efficiencies and collaboration among ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, April 16, 2018
Scott Adams Discuss Ways to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIMDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates Director of Virtual Design + Construction was featured in an article by USGlass News Network highlighting key points from a recent webinar hosted by Engineering News-Recording.In this webinar, called “Leveraging BIM and Virtual Reality for Project Efficiencies”, Adams discussed some of the ways ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, April 05, 2018
MES sets its sights on targeted support of US customers via its local subsidiary, Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.) The Berlin-based software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) has opened a subsidiary in Detroit, MI (USA), effective April 1: Model Engineering Solutions Inc. (MES, Inc.). With MES, Inc., MES will offer its US customers a local point of contact for the ...read more
Categories: Community, New Office/Location, Event Announcement, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, April 05, 2018
CEO and President Lon Offenbacher Honored with Executive Leadership Award  Annual MSED Award Honors Inteva Growth in Global Footprint and Customer Base  TROY, Mich., April 5, 2018 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that its CEO and President Lon Offenbacher received the 2017 Executive Leadership Award from ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, April 05, 2018
(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit teammates raised $1,588 for Teen HYPE during the office’s first quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ employees have the option of wearing blue jeans to work, in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Teen HYPE’s mission is to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Monday, March 12, 2018
Harness Dickey (www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, was recently named a Top Ten patent firm for the third time in three years by industry news source IPWatchdog. The list, “Top Patent Firms for 2017,” compiles data on the number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2017 in which firms are listed on the front page of the issued ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Friday, March 09, 2018
TROY, Mich. -- Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has been invited by the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the U.S.- U.A.E. Business Council to host an information session at Automation Alley on March 14, 2018  regarding opportunities to participate in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Expo ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Design Systems, Inc. University (DSIU) has launched!  We are excited to formally roll out the formation of our training programs to our client base designed to teach the next generation of engineers in all aspects of manufacturing engineering and the development of manufacturing facilities – some things you just can’t learn out of a textbook!  DSIU has courses in place ranging from conveyors to ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, February 26, 2018
Harness Dickey (http://www.hdp.com) is pleased to announce that patent attorney Paul Keller has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” class of 2018. The class will be honored at the publication’s annual luncheon and awards celebration on Thursday, April 5, 2018.     “Paul deserves this honor. He is a distinguished lawyer and we are all very happy to have him as a partner,” ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Lansing, Michigan – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Glenn Forbis has been named to Managing IP’s shortlist for its “Outstanding Litigator: Michigan” award.  The awards ceremony will take place March 15 in New York City.  Forbis is a Principal in the firm’s Troy, Michigan, headquarters.  A patent ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Troy, Michigan – FACTON, the leader in Enterprise Product Costing (EPC), is starting the new calendar year with great momentum, according to Ruediger Stern, FACTON President North America.   “We are pleased to announce the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted us exclusive use of the FACTON EPC name as our trademark in the U.S.,” said Stern. “We are committed to continuing our growth in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2018 edition of the international World Trademark Review 1000. The publication, which includes both law firms and practitioners, identifies the world’s leading experts in trademark law from 70 global jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(DEARBORN, Mich.) — The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, January 22, 2018
Enhanced 2018 Technology in Industry Report to debut April 30 at the Detroit Institute of Arts  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248-260-8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248-457-3301 TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has assembled a ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced today that 18 of its attorneys have been recognized by Leading Lawyers as 2018 Leading Lawyers in their respected legal practice areas. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Seeing 18 members of our ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Representatives from Beaumont Health, Strategic Staffing Solutions join board      TROY, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has elected Kurt Saldana, president of Quality Metalcraft, as its new board president and Rochelle Black, Oakland University vice president of government and community affairs, as secretary of the ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com), one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, recently announced as of January, 1, 2018 that patent attorneys Kiyoshi Kozu, Timothy Martin and Steven Wangerow have been named among the firm’s newly elected Principals for 2018.  The three attorneys work in the firm’s Metro Detroit headquarters.  “We are excited to have ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting now acknowledges achievements in the four categories of Full Vehicle, Module, Enabling Technology and The Future of LightweightingTROY, Mich. – Jan. 3, 2018 – The 2018 Enlighten Award, presented jointly by Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is now open for submissions. Fostering innovation for ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Event to examine global economy, projected international trends  Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley, kampen@automationalley.com, 248.457.3301; Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, barbara@eafocus.com, 248.260.8466  TROY, Mich. — Dec. 12, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, December 11, 2017
Lake Orion, MI, December 11, 2017 – Leoni Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (Leoni EPS), North America's leading automation solution provider in robotic cable management, automation training, and machine vision systems, is pleased to announce its certification as a Platinum Partner System Integrator (PSI) for Cognex in North America. The partnership with Cognex, a leading supplier of ...read more
Categories: New Partnerships
Monday, December 04, 2017
The Macomb County Chamber welcomed the following businesses to its membership in November 2017:  Raytheon, Beverly HillsBest Version Media-Shelby Neighbors, WashingtonTims Five-Mile, Clinton TownshipEvolution Medical Spa, Shelby TwpPro Quality Flooring, MacombKeller Williams-Lakeside, Shelby TwpBrose Jefferson, Inc., WarrenSummit Plastic Molding, Shelby TwpDex YP, St Clair ShoresAdvia Credit ...read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Monday, November 13, 2017
Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in metro Detroit for 2018. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.             This is the ninth consecutive year that Dawda ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
On Nov. 7 at a special event in Detroit, Inforum Michigan released the 2017 Women’s Leadership Report, an in-depth analysis of the status of women at the highest levels of governance and leadership in Michigan’s largest 100 publicly traded companies. The report is a collaborative initiative between Inforum and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. The report, produced by ...read more
Categories: Community, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Harness Dickey (http://www.hdp.com), one of the nation’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, has been named to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list for the fourth year in a row.  The awards are published annually by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® and include firms ranked nationally and according to metropolitan designations.   Harness Dickey was honored with the following national ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced today that 21 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by DBusiness as 2018 Top Lawyers in their respected legal practice areas. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Having 21 members of our ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Company Awards/Honors
Monday, October 30, 2017
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions announced for Automation Alley’s Nov. 9 Industry 4.0-themed conference in Detroit  “With Industry 4.0, the backbone of factories will become their digital thread”  TROY, Mich., Oct. 31, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced keynote presentation and breakout session topics for its ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/), one of the country’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to welcome intellectual property attorney David Goswami to its Metro Detroit office.  Prior to pursuing a career in IP law, Goswami served as Director of Operations for a boutique title agency based in Royal Oak, Michigan.  “From his first-hand knowledge of running a small business to ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 24, 2017 – Coherix, Inc., a global leader in Three-Dimensional (3D) Machine Vision, today announced Dwight Carlson, CEO and Chairman of Coherix, will be speaking at the Integr8™ conference on November 9 in Detroit.   In the panel discussion, Mr. Carlson will be sharing his expertise in 3D vision technology for assembly error proofing in the automotive, semiconductor ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Monday, October 23, 2017
Harness Dickey (http://www.hdp.com) is pleased to announce that patent attorney and litigator Brad Luchsinger has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” class of 2017. According to the publication’s website, attorneys are chosen for displaying “ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers.”    Luchsinger’s practice focuses on ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Friday, October 20, 2017
    Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC (Dawda Mann), a full-service business law firm providing the expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and care of a boutique firm, announced that Kylie Bergmann has been named a 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Managing Member Ed Dawda made the announcement.     “Kylie has been a key player at Dawda Mann for over four years,” said ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, October 06, 2017
Media Contacts: Nicole Kampe – Automation Alley 248-457-3301 Kathleen Achtenberg – MEDC 517-335-4590  Michigan companies travel to Mexico to expand export opportunities, create jobsNew STEP export assistance funds available for Michigan’s small businesses   Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies are traveling to Mexico to meet with prospective partners, distributors and end customers ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Harness Dickey (https://www.hdp.com/), one of the country’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to congratulate firm client Pear Therapeutics on the recent FDA approval of their innovative prescription digital therapeutic application. This marks the first time that the FDA has approved a mobile app to treat Substance Use Disorder, or SUD.  "With this recent approval from the FDA, ...read more
Categories: General News Article
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hundreds of tech, manufacturing professionals plus industry leading speakers expected for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  DETROIT, Mich. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Discounted group passes of three, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The DEP CAE Engineering Conclave 2017, which took place on September8, 2017, at the Westin, Southfield in Detroit, USA brought together 300+ CAD and CAE users and decision makers to discuss trends and news on simulation and development topics. The event focused on advanced CAE technologies for lightweighting, optimization, morphing, automated meshing, fast modeling, and process ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2017 —  With assistance from Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, another international company is setting up shop in Southeast Michigan. APAG Cosyst of Switzerland has moved out of Automation Alley’s International Business Center in Troy, Mich. and into a facility in Madison Heights, Mich. The company is expected to hire 13 ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Industry leaders, business executives to convene in Detroit on Nov. 9 for first Industry 4.0 conference of its kind, hosted by Automation Alley  Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley; kampen@automationalley.com; 248.457.3301  TROY, Mich. — Sept. 6, 2017 —  Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, August 14, 2017
TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has created a new steering committee focused on promoting the advancement of modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion (MSVI) technologies across the state. Joining the MSVI Steering Committee are corporate, academic and government leaders who will establish a networking ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Integr8™ conference planners prep for an anticipated 500 manufacturing and technology professionals to head to Detroit, Nov. 9  TROY, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, has announced that its Integr8™ conference, the country’s first cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, is gaining buzz ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Special VIP ticket package also available to first 100 members  TROY, Mich., June 13, 2017 —  Automation Alley is offering its members a special early bird rate and VIP ticket package to attend Integr8™, the technology and manufacturing business association’s new interactive, cross-discipline global Industry 4.0 conference. Integr8™ will feature world-renowned speakers, panels and a technology ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Q1 of 2017 marked the launch of a new initiative at Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, focused on helping Southeast Michigan’s manufacturing and technology companies better prepare for Industry 4.0, or the smart manufacturing technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.  The initiative kicked off in February with the debut of ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley
Monday, April 17, 2017
Integr8™ to feature world-renowned speakers, panels, technology expo and more, Nov. 9 in Detroit  TROY, Mich., April 17, 2017 —  Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, is presenting a new interactive, cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technology that will take place in Detroit this fall.  The conference, titled Integr8™, ...read more
Categories: Automation Alley, Event Announcement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article

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