Rehmann expands footprint with opening of new Detroit office

TROY, Mich., August 14, 2019 – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm with locations across Michigan, Ohio and Florida is strengthening its Michigan presence by relocating in downtown Detroit. The new, expanded 6,000-square-foot office is located at 1249 Griswold St., Suite 201 in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district.
Headquartered in Troy, Rehmann has been offering solutions to clients across the country for more than 75 years. The new downtown location will continue to allow the Firm to provide its signature “Rehmann Experience” to its clients—many of which are located in Detroit.
“Rehmann has long-standing ties to the city of Detroit and to the community, and we’re eager to expand our services and network in downtown Detroit,” said Randy Rupp, CEO of Rehmann. “Committed to being the firm of choice for our associates, we pride ourselves in creating a people-centric culture. We expect our Detroit office will be a great space for our employees and our clients to call home.”
Built in 1915, the Farwell Building’s rich history includes an interior designed by famed glass artist Louis Tiffany and most recently served as the setting for hit movies such as “Batman vs. Superman” and “Transformers”. It’s listed on both the State Register of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places.
While Rehmann is the central tenant, the building will house apartments and a new restaurant by Phoenicia owner Sameer Eid. Rehmann’s office is a modern, open-concept office space and includes a staff of roughly 20 employees, who have relocated from other offices.
“The historic Farwell Building in the heart of Capitol Park is the perfect addition to our current footprint, and a draw for current and future employees,” Rupp added. “As our firm continues to experience rapid growth across the country, we’re excited about the opportunities for our firm and our employees right here at home.”
For information about career opportunities with Rehmann, visit Rehmann.com/careers.
About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services and advisory firm that provides accounting and assurance, comprehensive technology, accounting and human resource solutions, specialized consulting and wealth management services. For more than 75 years, Rehmann has provided forward-thinking solutions, making it our duty to anticipate our clients’ daily and future needs. Rehmann has over 900 associates in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.

Foster Swift Welcomes Four Attorneys

Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC welcomes Michael Cassar, Hilary McDaniel, Toufic Saati and Emily Wisniewski to the firm. All four participated in the firm’s summer associate program and were sworn in on October 31.

Hilary is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group, Emily is a part of the firm’s Business and Corporate practice group and Michael is a member of Foster Swift’s Finance, Real Estate & Bankruptcy practice group. All three will practice from Foster Swift’s Lansing office.

Meanwhile, Toufic will serve as a part of the firm’s Litigation practice group in Southfield. The addition of Toufic is also the second time in as many months that Foster Swift’s Southfield office has expanded: five attorneys were added on September 18.

Clayton & McKervey Expands Office and Introduces State-of-the Art Lifesize Technology

Clayton & McKervey, an international accounting and business advisory firm servicing growth-driven middle market companies, has recently expanded its offices to accommodate the firm’s steady growth. The firm also significantly enhanced its technology through the installation of LifeSize, a state-of-the-art communication tool.

The renovation was completed in April 2016 in the firm’s Southfield, Mich. offices, located in the 2000 tower of the Town Center. It features enhanced meeting room and collaboration space. Clayton & McKervey moved into its current location in 2007 after outgrowing its former suite, also located in Southfield. The firm currently employs 65 global tax and accounting professionals.

“Our employees are already benefitting from the larger collaboration space, including a multi-purpose area which accommodates firm meetings and trainings,” said Trudy Thornsberry, vice president of operations for Clayton & McKervey.

During construction, the firm took the opportunity to equip a dozen offices and conference rooms with LifeSize technology to expand opportunities for face-to-face communication across town, or across the globe. Featuring wall-mounted monitors and encrypted messaging, LifeSize will serve as a daily tool to augment the firm’s international travel and client meetings.

Clayton & McKervey is a metro Detroit-based accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm was established in 1953 and is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients throughout Europe, China, North America and South America. To learn more, visit claytonmckervey.com.

IPS Technology Services Becomes Platinum Member of Automation Alley

TROY, Mich., August 27, 2014 — IPS Technology Services recently increased their membership investment at Automation Alley to Platinum Level in anticipation of continued growth and service expansion in the information technology industry.

Although Troy-based IPS Technology Services has maintained an active membership in Automation Alley since 1999, President and CEO Pradip Sengupta decided to increase the company’s membership level to Platinum this year to better leverage the technology matchmaker’s benefits for members who demonstrate higher levels of commitment. As a Platinum member, IPS Technology Services will have the opportunity to gain exposure in the community by having the option to host a quarterly networking event at their headquarters. This opportunity accompanies benefits afforded to lower membership levels, including the ability to post events to the Automation Alley website and the option to participate in industry-specific committees.

“We are pleased to increase our membership investment at Automation Alley,” says Sengupta, “Automation Alley is ‘Technology’s Matchmaker for Business’ and technology is the foundation of our company. We look forward to leveraging the new networking opportunities available to us at this increased level of commitment. This, in turn, will allow us to substantiate the benefits of working with IPS in all aspects of service delivery such as price, quality, dedication, and responsiveness.”

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

1. IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
2. Technology Consulting, SharePoint, Enterprise Architecture, Best Practices
3. Web based Enterprise and Mobile Application Development and Integration
4. Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
5. Engineering IT services
6. Website development, Digital Marketing, and Social Media

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-526-9000, send an email to info@ipstechnologyservices.com or click www.ipstechnologyservices.com.

Level One Bank moves into new corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills

Level One Bank, one of Oakland County’s largest community banks, has moved into its new corporate headquarters, located at 32991 Hamilton Court in Farmington Hills (off 12 Mile Road east of Farmington Road). The newly renovated, 92,000 sq. ft. building brought together Level One team members from two separate corporate office locations in Farmington Hills.

The new office buildout, encompassing three floors, allowed Level One to create a unique workspace for its employees with an open floor plan designed to promote teamwork and enhance customer service. Level One teams were actively involved in the planning process and were entrusted to make decisions on furniture and finishes throughout the space, ensuring an employee friendly work environment. Some features of interest include collaborative meeting areas and conference rooms, many with floor-to-ceiling whiteboard/brainstorming walls, an exercise room and frosted glass applications in offices and workstations to optimize natural light.

“Joining our teams together has brought a new, positive energy to our entire organization, including new workplace dynamics that will ultimately improve productivity and service to our customers,” said Patrick J. Fehring, Level One Bank President and CEO. “Our goal was not only to create a space that would increase efficiencies and teamwork, but to create an environment that employees and customers can call home.”

Level One Bank’s new HQ features Zeeland, Michigan-based Herman Miller Systems Furniture, coordinated through Facility Matrix Group in Pontiac. Kraemer Design Group in Detroit handled the facility’s innovative interior design, while Metro Detroit’s Sachse Construction completed the office build out.
The headquarters move does not affect any of the Level One Bank branches. The branches at Level One’s two previous Farmington Hills office locations are continuing to operate as usual.

VisionIT Celebrates Expansion of Global Headquarters With Open House Ribbon Cutting Event

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing served as guest of honor as VisionIT professionals and guests celebrated the company’s newly expanded and updated global headquarters in Detroit’s New Center One Building.

With VisionIT CEO David Segura, President Christine Rice and the company’s Executive Team, the mayor provided remarks on VisionIT’s history and commitment to the city before participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion.

“It is quite rewarding to spend such a special evening with our clients, collaborators and team members ,” said Segura. “They have powered our success and growth. We have a showcase facility to operate from that serves our clients across the U.S. and Latin America.”

Entertainment was provided by legendary Motown session guitarist and Funk Brother Dennis Coffey who has played on more than 100 gold records including with: Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Four Tops.

ABOUT VISIONIT
VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For nearly 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 38 U.S. states, and global operations in Latin America including Puerto Rico and Mexico, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about this growing technology leader visit www.visionit.com.