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Monday, December 02, 2019
DETROIT — The first-time pass rate of University of Detroit Mercy accounting graduates who take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam is the best in the nation, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). NASBA reported the new rankings in the 2018 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.  Data released this week by NASBA indicate more
Categories: Community, Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government
Friday, November 22, 2019
NEDCC Preservation Specialist Sean Ferguson helped implement an environmental monitoring program at OU. The first floor of Kresge Library is home to Oakland University Archives and Special Collections, a vast trove of books, newspapers, photos, microfilms, audio/visual materials and artifacts. Many are centuries old and held exclusively by OU Libraries.    Aside from their value as sources for more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Thursday, November 21, 2019
There are some things money simply can’t buy, and experience is one of them. Three students from Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business received both – invaluable experience and money – after taking first place in the school’s first-ever “Taxitition” tax case competition.   This year’s winning team of finance and accounting students, aka the “Write-off Warriors,” David Borg, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS, NV, November 19, 2019 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard has donated $12,500 to the YMCA of Southern Nevada’s annual “Strong Kids” Campaign. The funds raised provide scholarships for memberships and programming to underprivileged youth and families.  The YMCA of Southern Nevada is an inclusive organization of men, women, and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the more
Categories: Community
Thursday, November 14, 2019
LANSING, Mich. –Foster Swift’s new associates, Cody A. Mott, Alaina M. Nelson and Caroline N. Renner, were sworn in on November 12 at the Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing. All had previously participated in the firm’s summer associate program.   An Indiana University Maurer School of Law alum, Mott will practice from both the firm’s Grand Rapids and Lansing offices in the Business & Tax more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Lori Crose with UPCEA President Nelson Baker Lori Crose, director of Professional and Continuing Education at OU, was recently honored at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Super Regional Conference with the Outstanding Leadership Award for the association's Central Region.   Crose was recognized for helping create customized professional and continuing more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, November 11, 2019
Oakland University’s Macomb-OU Inc. has launched a program aimed at helping Macomb County teachers learn best practices in cybersecurity education, an area that has become more important as technology-related data and security threats increase.  The course, Cybersecurity Essentials for Educators, is offered at the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, a Sterling Heights-based facility that more
Categories: Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Education, New Partnerships
Friday, November 01, 2019
Harness Dickey (, one of the nation’s largest patent and trademark law firms, is proud to earn both national and metropolitan top tier rankings in the 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.   Harness Dickey is included in the following national and metropolitan rankings: National Tier 2Trademark LawNational Tier 3Copyright LawLitigation – more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Darmstadt, October 2019 – Blockchain and additive production not only go well together – they are also arousing great interest. Over 70 participants from industry, development and the research community attended the User Day held at the Center for Applied Aviation Research (ZAL) in Hamburg, where PROSTEP, together with other consortium partners, presented the results of the joint SAMPL (Secure more
Categories: General News Article, Community
Friday, October 11, 2019
Darmstadt, September 2019 – PROSTEP, a PLM consulting and software company, offers companies wanting to move all or part of their PLM and ERP systems to the cloud and integrate them with each other a cloud-capable solution. Thanks to its modular architecture and the use of microservices, Version 9 and higher of the world’s leading OpenPDM solution can be used in hybrid cloud scenarios. OpenPDM is more
Categories: Company Milestone, Community, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, September 27, 2019
Rochester Hills, Michigan – August, 2019 -  PROSTEP, the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration, moved away from their computers to give back to the community at Rochester Hill’s Leader Dogs for the Blind. The event, which provided Leader Dogs with all 15 PROSTEP employees was completed not only as a company team-builder but also a way to give back to the local more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Monday, September 16, 2019
 Sterling Heights, Mich. Sept. 2019 – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the country – has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.  Only 267 independent more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Company Milestone
Monday, August 05, 2019
Airports Council International recently indicated that the Colombian aviation sector will be among the top-10 fastest growing in the world over the next 30 years. In light of this forecast, Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional (OPAIN) recognized the realities of decreasing non-aeronautical revenue areas, disconnected passenger flows, and inconsistencies of terminal and holdroom environments at more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Government
Friday, February 01, 2019
Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit raised $1,750 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their fourth quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ teammates have the option of wearing blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 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 more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
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 more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
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 more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
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 more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
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 more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
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, more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, New Partnerships, 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 more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
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 more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
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 more
Categories: Event Announcement, Community, General News Article, Education
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, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, Education
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 more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
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 more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government

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