Fort Street Galley NAIAS Detroit Discount

*Come into Fort Street Galley and receive 15% off the FSG Bar with your ticket to the Auto Show!

As one of Eater Detroit’s ’10 Hottest New Cocktail Bars’ (http://bit.ly/2FHisd4), our Elite Bar Program has a variety of delicious beverage offerings such as our draft cocktails that can be ordered with low abv or your alcohol of choice, charity cocktails, an assortment of craft beers, an incredible selection of wine, spirits, and more.

Not to mention, you can pair your beverage with food from one of our four unique restaurant concepts. Come on down before or after your North American International Auto Show visit. See you soon!

*Offer only valid 01.17-01.27 with proof of admission to the NAIAS Detroit

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American Society of Employers to offer HR and leadership-focused classes in two new locations: Mount Clemens and Lansing

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, Communications Manager, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org

Livonia, Mich. —January 16, 2019 — ASE, a not-for-profit employer association that serves as a source for information and support on all matters affecting employment, recently announced that it would expand the instructor-led courses it offers into Mount Clemens and Lansing. “We are very excited to extend our reach to these areas in Michigan,” stated ASE President & CEO Mary E. Corrado. “As our membership grows, we continue to extend our services to meet their needs.”

In partnership with Macomb County Planning and Economic Development, ASE now offers classes in Mount Clemens for HR professionals and business leaders. “Macomb County offers many services to help businesses achieve success,” said John Paul Rea, Director of the Department of Planning & Economic Development. “This new partnership offers a great opportunity for HR professionals and others to enhance their skills at a training offered close to home.”

ASE has partnered with the Michigan Bankers Association to bring similar classes to the Lansing area. “We are excited to collaborate with the American Society of Employers to bring our members even more valuable training options,” stated Stephanie A. Fisher, Director of Education, Michigan Bankers Association.

As an introductory offer, ASE is offering member rates and an additional 10% discount now through March 15. To take advantage of this offer, enter discount code ‘TD10’ when registering. Interested individuals can register by email at asetraining@aseonline.org or by calling 248-223-8041. A full list of classes and events can be found on the ASE website at www.aseonline.org.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers for over 115 years. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

OCC board elects chair, officers at first meeting of 2019

John McCulloch of Royal Oak was re-elected chair of the Oakland Community College board of trustees by his fellow board members during the board’s first meeting of the new year. Re-elected to a two-year term as vice chair was Pamala Davis of Clawson, secretary Pamela Jackson of Commerce Township, and treasurer Susan Anderson of Royal Oak.

McCulloch, a trustee since 2014 and chair of the OCC board since 2017, is currently an executive consultant for APM Enterprises in Royal Oak, where he advises companies and municipalities regarding acquisitions, business development, organizational alignment and improvement, and fiduciary compliance. His previous public service includes 10 years on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, five of those years as board chair.

Davis, whom voters re-elected to a new six-year term in November 2018 and a retired a code enforcement officer for the city of Royal Oak and former adult-education teacher, has been a trustee since 1994 and is currently the longest-serving member of the board.

Jackson, newly elected by voters in 2016, is a retired OCC faculty member and consultant/owner of Fresh Perspectives specializing in construction, historic restoration, renovations and prison education.

Anderson was also re-elected to treasurer. A licensed CPA, she was elected to the board in 2016, and owns SE Anderson & Associates LLC.

Other board members continuing as trustees at large are:
• Kathleen Bertolini of Clarkston, an HR trainer with Oakland County and retired middle school teacher, who has been a trustee since 2016.
• Shirley Bryant of Farmington Hills, a retired executive director of community relations for the Birmingham Public Schools, who has been a trustee since 2008.
• Christine O’Sullivan of Madison Heights, a business manager with O’Sullivan Moving & Storage Company, who has been a trustee since 2012.

The seven members of the OCC board of trustees are elected on a nonpartisan, at-large basis by voters living within the college district, an area that generally coincides with the boundaries of Oakland County. Trustees serve as volunteers and are not paid for their services.

For additional information on the board visit, oaklandcc.edu/about/board-of-trustees.

About OCC
With five campuses in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s No. 1 transfer institution, offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their potential and enhance their communities. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.

American Society of Employers to offer HR and leadership-focused classes in two new locations: Mount Clemens and Lansing

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, Communications Manager, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org

Livonia, Mich. —January 16, 2019 — ASE, a not-for-profit employer association that serves as a source for information and support on all matters affecting employment, recently announced that it would expand the instructor-led courses it offers into Mount Clemens and Lansing. “We are very excited to extend our reach to these areas in Michigan,” stated ASE President & CEO Mary E. Corrado. “As our membership grows, we continue to extend our services to meet their needs.”

In partnership with Macomb County Planning and Economic Development, ASE now offers classes in Mount Clemens for HR professionals and business leaders. “Macomb County offers many services to help businesses achieve success,” said John Paul Rea, Director of the Department of Planning & Economic Development. “This new partnership offers a great opportunity for HR professionals and others to enhance their skills at a training offered close to home.”

ASE has partnered with the Michigan Bankers Association to bring similar classes to the Lansing area. “We are excited to collaborate with the American Society of Employers to bring our members even more valuable training options,” stated Stephanie A. Fisher, Director of Education, Michigan Bankers Association.

As an introductory offer, ASE is offering member rates and an additional 10% discount now through March 15. To take advantage of this offer, enter discount code ‘TD10’ when registering. Interested individuals can register by email at asetraining@aseonline.org or by calling 248-223-8041. A full list of classes and events can be found on the ASE website at www.aseonline.org.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers for over 115 years. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

Roundup of Top Announcements from the 2019 NAIAS

This week all eyes were on Detroit as the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked into full gear. Below is a recap of the most newsworthy stories and announcements coming out of NAIAS and Automobili-D, as well as what to look forward as you visit the show.

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to Genesis Motor America, Ram Trucks and Hyundai Motor Company – recipients of the 2019 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. Announced this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The awards are among the most prestigious in the industry. Winners are chosen by a panel of 54 jurors from print, online and broadcast media across the United States and Canada.
  • Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford Motor Company and Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen announced today that both company’s have decided to work together to cut the cost of new technology development in a joint alliance.
  • Making waves on Tuesday, Detroit Mobility Lab’s Chris Thomas and Jessica Robinson, who both spoke at MICHauto’s Student Summit this past October, announced the Detroit Mobility Lab is launching the Michigan Mobility Institute in Detroit. The institute will focus on educating and re-educating engineers in AI, robotics and other mobility needs. The Michigan Mobility Institute was created as a way to answer the need for the estimated 100,000 new mobility jobs to come with future mobility.
  • Techstars Mobility announced a new name, Techstars Detroit, along with a new partnership with Lear Corporation and new home at the Lear Innovation Center.
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced four pilot projects funded by the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge that will address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state.
  • Eyes on Design awards were awarded to Axalta for “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials,” ABC Technologies for “Best Interiors” and Ford Motor Co.’s 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for “Best Production Vehicle.”

Reveals:

  • Ford Motor Company: Revealed the new Shelby GT500, the most powerful street legal Mustang ever. With more features and more power, the Shelby GT500 produces more than 700 horsepower sending it from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds.
  • RAM: Making its debut at NAIAS, Ram rolled out their new heavy-duty Ram 2500. Offering advanced safety features including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and blind spot warning on all versions. The Ram 1500 also scooped up as the truck of the year award.
  • Toyota Motor Corp.: Aiming to return to Toyota’s signature, performance and excitement, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda revealed the new Toyota Supra on Monday. As Toyota’s commitment to Michigan to continues to thrive, this announcement was felt throughout Detroit as the excitement around the newly unveiled vehicle increased.
  • Nissan EV: Focused on luxury, Nissan reveled the IMs concept EV. The concept is explained as a “elevated sports sedan” the concepts proportions positions the vehicle as a segment of its own due to its electric vehicle identity and unique features.

View photos and read more coverage from NAIAS.

Dennis Archer Jr.

2019 Detroit Policy Conference Chair, President, Archer Corporate Services; CEO, Ignition Media Group

Dennis Archer Jr edited photo

Dennis Archer, Jr. is founding principal and president of Archer Corporate Services (ACS), and CEO of Ignition Media Group. Leveraging his background in marketing and advertising, Archer has created a portfolio of companies, each creating niches for themselves. Under his leadership, ACS has grown into one of the nation’s leading marketing fulfillment services firms serving clients such as General Motors Co., Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Michelin. Ignition Media Group, a boutique integrated marketing agency headquartered in downtown Detroit, specializes in experiential marketing, public relations, event production and brand development.

Eleven Berry Moorman P.C. Attorneys Named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019

Berry Moorman P.C. is pleased to announce that eleven of our attorneys from the Detroit, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor offices have been named to Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019.  The distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Berry Moorman P.C. attorneys have been nominated and named to the Leading Lawyers 2019 List for their work in the following areas of practice: Closely & Privately Held Business, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxes,  Estate and Trust, Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition, International Trade and Business, Family Law, and Immigration, Non-Profit and Charitable Trusts, and Corporate Finance.

Leading Lawyers is a rating service of top lawyers from more than 100 practice areas who have been recommended by their peers. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, research and review by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. Less than five percent of the attorneys in each state are named Leading Lawyers.

The Berry Moorman P.C. Attorneys who are listed in the Michigan Leading Lawyers 2019 list are as follows:

Sheryl A. Laughren, Mark E. Straetmans, George H. Runstadler III, Harvey B. Wallace II, Donald F. Carney Jr., John J. Schrot Jr., David M. Foy, Randolph T. Barker, Randolph M. Wright, Simon M. Edelstein, and Thomas M. Sullivan.

About Berry Moorman P.C.

Founded in 1926, Berry Moorman P.C. has proudly served the automotive industry, diverse businesses, charitable and philanthropic organizations, and notable citizens and families that together comprise the Detroit area’s rich tapestry of commerce and culture.

From business and corporate law, estate and succession planning, family law, litigation, labor and employment to immigration, international law and tax law, our attorneys have the qualifications, reputation and commitment to provide the best legal representation available.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency – January 2019 Update

Written by: Anne Zobel, Chief Program Officer, Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency’s (Wayne Metro) Community Development team has been busily putting the pieces together to build out the during the Cortland Neighborhood Weatherization Training Center during the winter months. Our plan is to completely retrofit a neighborhood home into a training and demonstration center for Weatherization Contractor certification classes and community education, as well as to serve as a neighborhood meeting place.

In November 2018, over 100 community partners and stakeholders joined us for the Cortland Community Impact Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  We took a moment to celebrate the completion of our new state of the art Early Childhood Education center while announcing our next phases of development including the Training Center.

The excitement generated at this event led to a $75,000 grant award from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to support our Live Smart education services at the site. Live Smart is a customized community education series that integrates home repair, energy, water and financial literacy classes within this traditional home. Retrofits to the home will provide hands-on, interactive learning tools such as energy meters and rain gardens.

On Martin Luther King Day we will be hosting a day of service on our campus. Thirty-five General Motors employees through GMCares will be helping Wayne Metro do everything from organize books for our community library to demolish the kitchen and some interior walls in the training center so we can start building out to our new specifications. Our next steps will be to build a new water smart bathroom and handicap access through a redesigned rear entrance.

Stay tuned for campus and neighborhood cleanup and beautification volunteer events in the spring.

Motown Museum – January 2019 Update

Written by: Paul Barker, Director, Development and Community Activation, Motown Museum

As a proud recipient of a NeighborHUB grant, the Motown Museum wasted no time in implementing plans to transform a vacant lot next to the Museum into a year-round gathering space. The space is designed to bring tourists and local residents together and to expand the museum experience outside its physical structure.

Plans for designing, constructing and creating programming in the space were pulled together quickly.  In collaboration with the design firm Hamilton Anderson Associates, we achieved an exciting design and chose fabrication materials based on other successful placemaking spaces around the country.  Assistance in planning came from the New York professionals at Projects for Public Spaces who gifted additional funds to help construct the space.

Construction plans will begin in the spring. In the meantime, the Museum continues to expand its public engagement programs as planned in our grant by utilizing existing museum space until the new space is completed. Our December “Carols and Cocoa” event brought in record numbers of community participants for free performances, cookies, cocoa and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Our next event will be a celebration of the MLK holiday on January 21, offering free admission for children, Dr. King CD giveaways and performances by our Motown MIC spoken word composition poets on each tour.

Some advice to those planning on developing similar projects: work closely with community and historic groups in your area while planning and setting timelines to guarantee stronger community support and more seamless implementation. If you have any questions about our project, please feel free to contact me at 313.875.2264 ext. 226 or by email at pbarker@motownmuseum.org.