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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 […]

Birmingham Schools Parents Warned of Chicken Pox Cases

March 26th 2015

Birmingham Schools Parents Warned of Chicken Pox Cases (Compiled, March 26, 2015) Parents of students in three schools in Birmingham were sent a letter warning them of cases of chicken pox and suggested that parents might consider keeping un-vaccinated children out of school through April 14, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.  […]

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

March 26th 2015

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our […]

Guest View: Power up positive energy & clear the negativity from your life

March 26th 2015

Guest View: Power up positive energy & clear the negativity from your life (Jacki Smith, Coventry Creations, March 26, 2015) Remaining a victim gives the negative energy in your life an all you can eat ticket to your soul.   To step out of victim-hood you have to step into personal responsibility.   Be responsible for rest […]

Capturing Motor City Soul Through The Camera Lens (video)

March 25th 2015

Capturing Motor City Soul Through The Camera Lens (Steve Furay, Common Breath Media, March 25, 2015) Picking up a camera and capturing the magic of Motown has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, giving me an opportunity to be an active participant in one of the great urban revitalization processes in […]

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11

March 25th 2015

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11 (Laura Witkowski, Fido Personal Dog Training, March 25, 2015) As more people adopt pit bull-type dogs, more people are realizing the truth: that they’re… wait for it… just normal dogs. And just like any dogs, they should be assessed individually, not judged based on preconceived notions. […]

Legalizing Pot: Political Perspectives

March 25th 2015

Legalizing Pot: Political Perspectives (Guest Viewpoint by Jermain Jones, March 25, 2015) With the act of failing to compromise becoming the new symbol of detestation in legislative bodies across the country, one thing we should be harmoniously in agreement on is the fact that recreational marijuana usage should be one less tiff to bicker over. […]

Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4: How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce?

March 25th 2015

Divorce and Families pt 2 of 4:  How do Elementary Age Children React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 25, 2015)   Divorce can be hard on children at any age. But for elementary age children, the process can cause developmental delays and significant emotional distress. This […]

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business

March 24th 2015

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business (Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, Chazzano Coffee, March 24, 2015) My wife, Lisa, and I made a mistake. We should have involved her in the business from the beginning instead of allowing her to spend more time with the kids. That’s a difficult thing to say out loud because […]