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Avoiding Judgmental Messages in Sales (and Life)

March 27th 2015

Avoiding Judgmental Messages in Sales (and Life) (Erik Meier, Sandler Training, March 27, 2015) Did you ever have a conversation with a prospect who suddenly, and for no apparent reason, became unreceptive to perfectly good advice? It happens to many salespeople. Shortly after we offer advice or insights rooted from deep personal and organizational experience, […]

Guest View: On the Restructuring of Ferndale Schools

March 27th 2015

Guest View: On the Restructuring of Ferndale Schools (Mike Davisson, March 27, 2015) My wife Amy and I moved to Ferndale in 2008 when we were expecting our first child. Perhaps unlike some folks, we did not think about schools too much at that time – we were so wrapped up in selling one house, […]

Community Invited to Participate in Birmingham Hometown Parade, May 17

March 27th 2015

Community Invited to Participate in Birmingham Hometown Parade, May 17 For more than 40 years, the City of Birmingham has kicked off the spring and summer season with a community parade. The treasured community tradition, titled the Birmingham Hometown Parade, is scheduled for Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in downtown Birmingham. Members of the […]

Doing What You Love Takes Guts: GUTS Founder Shares Story

March 27th 2015

Doing What You Love Takes Guts: GUTS Founder Shares Story (Guest View by Paul Turner, Team GUTS, March 27, 2015) In 2006, after 15 years of operation, I closed the doors on my marketing firm, Andrew Joseph & Company. It was not the Great Recession of 2007/08 that did us in. Rather, our decline started […]

Poem: Poetry in Motion by Malik

March 27th 2015

POETRY IN MOTION By MALIK Through the slums I walk aimlessly, with the sky as my roof collecting bottles and pennies shamelessly. I’m a drifter no one knows my name. Consuming loose cigarettes and Liquor Store sandwiches to alleviate the pain. Why me? As I walk but no one’s there. Having a full blown conversation […]

Ferndale School Presents The Wizard of Oz March 27, 28, and 29

March 27th 2015

Ferndale School Presents The Wizard of Oz March 27, 28, and 29 (Judy Donlin, March 27, 2015) We have over 100 students from Ferndale Public Schools district involved in the cast, crews and pit orchestra.  The cast has been rehearsing since mid-December with Director Melissa Smith, Vocal coordinator Kim Schroeder and Choreographer Jan Whinham. The […]

Family Matters Star Arrested in Oakland County for Back Child Support

March 27th 2015

Family Matters Star Arrested in Oakland County for Back Child Support (March 27, 2015) Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on the 90s sitcom Family Matters was arrested in Oakland County on allegations of failing to pay back child support.  According to TMZ, McCrary has a son who is about 5 or 6 years old.  […]

Clawson Students Named Semi-Finalists in McDonald’s Black History Art Contest

March 26th 2015

Clawson Students Named Semi-Finalists in McDonald’s Black History Art Contest (Clawson Schools Press Release, March 26, 2015) Six Clawson High School students have been chosen as semi-finalists in the ‘McDonald’s Celebrates Black History Moments on Canvas’ art contest. The contest honors the contributions of people of African descent to American and world history. Each Clawson […]

Cowgirl Pub Crawl Adds New Establishments – Ferndale April 4

March 26th 2015

Cowgirl Pub Crawl Adds New Establishment – Ferndale April 4 Camp Casey, a Michigan based non-profit horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families, is hosting their sixth annual Cowbell Pub Crawl Saturday April 4, 2015. This year’s event adds new establishments, fun surprises to the night. The walking crawl will kick off […]

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County

March 26th 2015

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, March 26, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Jordie A. Kramer as director of human resources for Oakland County. Kramer replaces Nancy Scarlet who retired Dec. 31, 2014. “Jordie has been an exemplary employee during her 17-plus years in […]