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Fall Conference Aimed At Empowering Millennials Set For Detroit

DETROIT - A fall conference aimed at empowering and motivating millennials, while catering to their networking needs, will be held at the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit. Scheduled for Sept. 14, the conference will feature speakers including Dennis Archer Jr., CEO of Detroit-based Ignition Media Group; Amanda Lewan, CEO of co-working space Bamboo Detroit; Gwen Jimmere,

By |2019-08-14T16:29:51-04:00August 14th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

LLamasoft Announces Partnership With JD Logistics

ANN ARBOR—LLamasoft, a developer of supply chain design and modeling software, announced a strategic partnership with JD Logistics, the logistics arm of, China’s largest retailer. Through the partnership, JD Logistics will exclusively deliver and integrate LLamasoft’s solutions as part of its existing service and technology offerings to select manufacturers, retailers and logistics providers in

By |2019-08-13T18:57:57-04:00August 13th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Grand Rapids Community College Gets $140,000 Grant To Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Rapids Community College has been awarded a $140,000 grant to participate in a national effort to expand registered apprenticeship opportunities, helping students gain a quality education in addition to on-the-job training in a rewarding career.  GRCC is one of 80 colleges selected for the Expanding Community College Apprenticeship Initiative, led by

By |2019-08-08T16:25:30-04:00August 8th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Acquires Northwest Consulting

 GRAND RAPIDS -  Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber has acquired Northwest Consultants Inc., bringing together two privately-held consulting firms rooted in infrastructure engineering services in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to better serve the Midwest. “This acquisition is a fantastic opportunity for both Fishbeck and NCI, and I am excited to welcome a new group of

By |2019-08-03T15:00:15-04:00August 3rd, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

NFIB Names Emily Carlson Regional Media Manager

LANSING – NFIB, a national small business advocacy organization, named Emily Carlson Senior Media Manager for 11 states in the Midwest, including Michigan. “We are very excited to have a strategic communicator like Emily join the NFIB team,” said NFIB State Director in Michigan, Charlie Owens. “With her experience as a reporter in the Midwest,

By |2019-08-03T14:53:33-04:00August 3rd, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Dematic Appoints Biolchini Chief Executive Officer for Americas Region

GRAND RAPIDS - Dematic’s Bernard Biolchini has recently been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for the Americas Region, covering the company’s operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Biolchini joined the company in 2014 and previously held the position of Managing Director, Dematic Southern Europe. Bernard Biolchini “I am honored to

By |2019-07-26T14:07:59-04:00July 26th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Robert Half Technology Survey: Texting Becomes Latest Hiring Trend

DETROIT - As technology evolves, so do communications practices. A new survey shows some 70 percent of Detroit tech leaders said their company uses texts to coordinate interviews with prospective candidates, 3 points above the national average. Robert Half Technology Survey said in today’s hot job market, time is of the essence and texting with

By |2019-07-26T09:41:37-04:00July 25th, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Xfinity Mobile Offers Bring Your Own Android-Based Device

DETROIT– Comcast is offering Xfinity Internet customers the opportunity to bring their own Android-based devices to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country and not be forced to buy a new smart phone. Initially, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 9 and Note 8 models qualify for BYOD, and Comcast expects

By |2019-07-21T15:51:12-04:00July 21st, 2019|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Waupaca Foundry Opens In UP’s Ironwood

LANSING–Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, this week started operations in Ironwood in the far western Upper Peninsula. The new plant will process iron castings produced at the company’s plants at Waupaca, Wis., about 150 miles away, west of Green Bay. The company’s expansion into the city of Ironwood is expected to generate an investment

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Ambs Call Center Earns 2019 ATSI Award Of Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS - Ambs Call Center has received the ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence for best answering service. This annual award is presented by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI) an industry trade association for telephone answering service providers. Now a 16-time winner, Ambs Call Center earned the Sapphire Award at ATSI’s 2019 Annual Convention

By |2019-07-07T18:45:35-04:00July 7th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|