New Destination Detroit Video Showcases Regional Collaboration

Destination Detroit is North America’s premier regional business attraction team. The regional initiative brings together all the resources of one of America’s fastest growing locations. Learn more about Destination Detroit by watching the video below:

Led by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Destination Detroit is operated in partnership with the region’s principal economic development agencies:

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Forgotten Harvest Launches 25th Anniversary Raffle; Ticket Purchase Feeds Hungry, Provides Chance to Win 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Cash

Non-profit’s raffle honors founder, Dr. Nancy Fishman, who initially rescued food using her own Jeep® brand vehicle

OAK PARK, Mich., June 2, 2015 – It all began 25 years ago with one woman, and her Jeep® brand vehicle, who rescued food to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Today, Forgotten Harvest is one of America’s largest food rescue organizations. In honor of its founder and to continue its mission, the non-profit is conducting a 25th Anniversary Raffle with a top prize of a 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×4.

Each ticket purchased will provide 250 meals to those in need, while offering a chance to win the award-winning SUV or cash prizes of $10,000 or $2,500.Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased by calling 855-751-4380 or completing an online form (http://ow.ly/MaUZv) and either emailing, mailing or faxing it.

“Our anniversary raffle is yet another way to continue our mission of relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste, while at the same time having a chance to win a Jeep® Grand Cherokee or cash,” said Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes. “Every raffle ticket purchase goes a long way. A $50 raffle ticket purchase means 250 meals provided to those in need.”

The raffle is open to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older as of March 26, 2015. The official drawing will take place on September 30, 2015. For official rules and other details, please visit http://ow.ly/MaUZv.

Forgotten Harvest humbly began out of the back of a Jeep® brand vehicle by Dr. Fishman who herself, at one time, stood in line to get food assistance. At that point, she had a 2-year-old daughter, had not finished her education and was struggling to make ends meet. She made a commitment to help others in need of food assistance. Through her remarkable drive and perseverance, she completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, attended Harvard Law School’s Program on Advanced Negotiation and, using her own vehicle, began rescuing food from local events and religious celebrations.

“While we have made significant progress over the past 25 years, our job at Forgotten Harvest is ‘Far From Done,’” Mayes said.

About Forgotten Harvest

Oak Park, Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” over 48 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Forgotten Harvest has been ranked as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at www.forgottenharvest.org.

Walsh College Appoints Fioravante to Marketing Faculty Position

Walsh College has appointed Dr. Philip (Phil) Fioravante as associate professor of Marketing, according to Dr. Michael Levens, chair, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, and Information Technology, and associate professor, Marketing.

Dr. Fioravante joins Walsh’s full-time faculty after 14 years as adjunct associate professor and most recently as clinical associate professor.

Dr. Fioravante holds three degrees: A B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Michigan State University in 1984; a M.B.A. in International Business from Wayne State University in 1990; and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management – Strategy and Technology from Capella University in 2011.

He also attended the advanced executive program, Technology and Product Strategy, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 2002.

His academic experience includes a position on the board of the College of Engineering, Michigan State University. His areas of expertise include strategy, international market and product development, lean manufacturing and supply chain processes, and private equity and venture capital markets.

Dr. Fioravante has served in a variety of professional senior leadership roles for more than 30 years. Most recently, he was president, North America Region and Global Purchasing, Quality and Program Management, at The Woodbridge Group, an international manufacturer.

“Our students will benefit from the wealth of business experience Phil brings to Walsh,” said Dr. David Shields, executive vice president and chief academic officer. “His devotion to teaching is second only to his passion for business professionalism and for marketing.”

Dr. Fioravante’s honors include the MSU College of Engineering Applied Engineering Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004 and also its Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Original Equipment Supplier Association.

For more information about Walsh College, go to www.walshcollege.edu.

For a photo of Dr. Fioravante, go to http://www.walshcollege.edu/Upload/Images/Faculty/Phil%20Fioravante.jpg.

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

Walsh College Will Host Free Retail Loss Prevention Training Forum

Retail Loss Prevention: Designing Smart Security Solutions, a free, three-hour training session co-sponsored by Walsh College, the Troy Police Department, Huffmaster Crisis Response, and ASIS Detroit, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, at Walsh College’s Troy campus.

Participants will learn about services available from local police units and their crime prevention sections; retail-focused “smart” security technology solutions; and the increased value component to loss prevention.

The session will also offer insight into new, “virtual security” solutions, including currently available technology and blended security solutions involving both human and digital components. Options discussed will include plainclothes “shoppers,” hidden or overt smart cameras, security officers on-foot or on-patrol, technology monitoring, or combinations of these techniques.

The event will help store owners, site managers, security or loss prevention specialists know more about available options and how to deploy them in an era of limited budgets and dwindling margins.

In addition, there will be a brief presentation on the current state of security convergence. The convergence represents the intersection of security and information technology (IT), the roles in security leadership between IT and traditional security, and the new horizon of security involving blended solutions of analog (human) and digital (smart technology) security.

Attendees who are ASIS board-certified will receive three full credits toward recertification.

Pre-registration is required and seats are limited. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retail-loss-prevention-training-forum-tickets-11055303711.

For more information, email msaad@huffmaster.com; a.breidenich@troymi.gov; or EdwardKeiser@Protectionone.com.

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.