Avoiding Judgmental Messages in Sales (and Life)

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,…

Community Invited to Participate in Birmingham Hometown Parade, May 17

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County

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…

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County

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…

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

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…