Walsh Leadership Center, Michigan Business and Professional Association Sign Collaboration Agreement

Walsh College and the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) have entered into an agreement to transfer affinity groups and select small- and family-business training events coordinated by the Walsh Institute Leadership Center to the MBPA, according to Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College, and Jennifer Kluge, CEO, MBPA.

With the agreement, MBPA gains new programming for training, events and experience-sharing for its members. Walsh College will continue to offer specific educational resources and meeting space to MBPA.

Both Walsh and MBPA will work together and expand their individual resources in connection with group presentations and sponsorships.

The transfer is effective January 1, 2016. Jan Hubbard, director, Walsh Institute Leadership Center, moved to the MBPA effective November 30, 2015 and has been named executive director, MichBusiness.

MBPA has a long history as a member service organization with systems in place for greater efficiencies.

“We are very excited to bring affinity groups to our MichBusiness initiative. We recognize the value of peer-to-peer learning,” said Kluge.

“We welcome the Walsh groups to MBPA and hope to create many new groups for HR professionals, family businesses, food industry professionals, and women in business,” she added.

“Walsh College is pleased with this arrangement with MBPA,” said Bergeron. “We believe it best serves our valued constituencies, and we look forward to collaborating on future programs.”

Hubbard joins MBPA after 15 years in various roles at Walsh. She is a veteran of the non-profit industry, starting in Washington, D.C. with The American Advertising Federation, where she was communications director, then with the Advertising Club of Washington, D.C., as executive director.

Returning to her home state of Michigan in 1988, she was appointed director, Marketing and Communications, for the United Way of Oakland County. During her 13 years at United Way, Hubbard was a resource and a recognized leader for innovative initiatives.

She is a 25-year member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hubbard holds a B.A. in Communications from Western Michigan University and has completed graduate work in Strategic Leadership at Walsh College.

A celebration of the agreement is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Andiamo restaurant, Bloomfield Township, Mich. Media representatives are welcome to attend.

For more information on Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu. Visit www.michbusiness.org for more information on MBPA.

Nemeth Law again named one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for; 2015 marks the 14th year the firm is included on the list

Nemeth Law again named one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for; 2015 marks the 14th year the firm is included on the list

Detroit, Mich. —Aug. 5, 2015— Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This is the 14th time Nemeth Law, P.C. has received the award. All award winners will be honored at an event to be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Entries for The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® are reviewed by an independent research firm, which evaluates each company based on key measures in the categories of: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., says the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for recognition continues to reinforce the firm’s longstanding commitment to its employees.

“Nemeth Law offers policies and programs that encourage and foster the growth and development of our employees. Because we serve employers on human resource issues, it is especially gratifying to be recognized for our own best in class human resource practices,” Nemeth said.

Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president and CEO, commended all of this year’s 101 Best & Brightest winners.

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s ‘Best and Brightest’ companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This award has become a designation sought after by hundreds of Metropolitan Detroit area companies and is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees,” Kluge said.

About the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA)
The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.