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  • Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:57 AM | Anonymous
    MSED: MSED prides itself in being associated with the premiere marketing and sales executives in southeastern Michigan. What did it mean to you to be awarded with the Platinum Award?


    MM: Bragging rights, meeting the MSED judges, the other nominees and learning what has made them successful. . . . .


    MSED: How did you feel when you heard your name announced as a winner at theBlack Tie Gala?


    MM: Honestly, the company I founded and run, was so very different from the other nominees . . . I was not sure whether this was an advantage or disadvantage.  Obviously, I was pleased and thrilled. 


    MSED: Can you share your story about what you accomplished to get the award?


    MM: I think what set me apart from all the other nominees was the nature of the work, and the fact that without a single dollar available for marketing, I launched our enterprise- The Pink Fund, a non-profit that pays bills for women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer - by putting a plaster painted cast of my bust on ebay to get attention and donations.  Seventeen newspapers across the country picked up the story and we were on our way.


    Other companies have marketing challenges around budget as well, but I don’t think their execs were personally broke and standing in line at the local food bank while trying to launch their ventures. I believe my story had a totally different appeal.


    MSED: What advice do you have for aspiring Platinum Award winners who want to achieve success in marketing and/or sales?


    MM: Do something crazy and different. Use humor. Emotionally grab your potential customer’s attention.  Stop talking features and benefits and think with your heart.  Once you’ve touched their hearts and have their attention, then you can talk features and benefits. Engage, entertain and educate, in that order.


    MSED: What do you enjoy most about MSED and in what ways, if any, has it helped you in your career?


    MM: What has been most helpful is the bragging rights  around the award.  Honestly, when others who don’t know you see the value in your work, your creativity and persistence, it is a huge encouragement to keep on going. 



    Know of an outstanding individual or team that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for our Platinum Awards here.


    Click to learn more about The Pink Fund.

  • Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit(MSED) is accepting nominations of exceptional marketing and sales professionals in southeastern Michigan for the organization’s coveted Platinum Awards.


    Two Platinum Award winners will be honored at MSED’s 21st Annual Black-Tie Gala Dinner in October. The awards recognize work which led to the awarding or generation of new business and/or cost savings from Jan. 1, 2013 through June 1, 2014. Nominees do not have to be MSED members and the nominations can be made for a team or individual.


    Past Platinum Award Winners include individuals or teams from companies such as Borg Warner, Rugged Liner, Reliance One, Dow Automotive, CSM Worldwide, Priority Health, Grede Holdings, SKF, Rehmann and Compuware.


    The award nomination form can be downloaded through the MSED website at www.msedetroit.org. The completed nomination along with any additional information about the nominee should be emailed to meetings@meeting-coordinators.com by September 1.


    According to Len Damico, chairman of the 2014 MSED Platinum Awards and executive vice president, H.C. Olsen & Associates, recipients of the Platinum Awards are commended by their peers for their top performances in the marketing and sales professions.


    “Given the improving economy, this is a great opportunity for marketing and sales professionals to celebrate their business achievements and share their tips for success to help other southeast Michigan businesses,” Damico said.


    Nominees will be evaluated by MSED judges based on their achievements in increasing or maintaining sales, using creative problem-solving methods, reaching or exceeding company goals, impacting a business or industry and exhibiting exemplary teamwork or leadership as an individual, including distinguishing oneself from the competition during 2013 and the first part of this year.


    A group of finalists will be selected from the nominees and interviewed by a panel of judges, with the winners being announced at MSED’s annual Black-Tie Gala Dinner in October.


    The Platinum Awards are sponsored again this year by Corp! magazine.


    For more information on the MSED Platinum Award nominations, event sponsorships or advertising opportunities, contact Meeting Coordinators at 248-643-6590 or visit the MSED website at www.msedetroit.org.

  • Monday, May 19, 2014 9:43 AM | Anonymous
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP earned its fifth Elite award from the Michigan Business and Professional Association at an event recognizing West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For held in the Grand Rapids area on May 8, 2014. Honigman scored the highest of all 101 companies in the Strategic Company Performance Elite award category, which is one of only 12 award categories.

    This is Honigman’s third recognition for Strategic Company Performance, which underscores the affirmative feedback from Honigman’s staff and attorneys. Their survey responses identify how firm leadership effectively and proactively collaborates with them to achieve the established strategic goals and objectives for the firm and its clients.

    "We are proud to provide a forum for these select companies to be recognized and honored. It takes dedication and a strong commitment to one's employees to be named an Elite Winner. This year's recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success," said Jennifer Kluge, president of the MBPA, which presents the 101 Best and Brightest program.  

    For the last several years, Honigman has earned a total of nine regional and three national Best and Brightest Company to Work For awards, three Detroit Free Press Top Workplace in Michigan awards, and five Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women awards.

    About Honigman
    Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Honigman’s highly credentialed attorneys and staff, along with its customer-service focus, provide clients in a wide variety of industries timely and cost-effective counsel. For more information about Honigman visit
    www.honigman.com.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:17 AM | Anonymous
    This past Friday, a team from Reliance One spent their R1 Impact Day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit.  They assisted the farm personnel with clean up in the barns in order to get them ready for the upcoming season.  In the first barn, they removed straw so they could start relocating dirt to the lower areas of the barn, while also disposing of large piles of trash.  In the second barn, Robin, Joe, and Jake focused on leaf removal while Ericka sorted gloves for future volunteers. 
     
    The team said Forgotten Harvest was very thankful they were able to get some of these larger tasks off of their list, since they usually get pushed aside when the weather gets nicer, which is when their focus turns to planting and harvesting. 
     
    "While we sit down at our tables each and every day to enjoy a meal, we don’t realize that one out of every five people in Southeast Michigan goes without.  This farm has a goal of delivering 1.7 million pounds of food to the tables of those in need.  Knowing that we had a small part in that eventual success was a great feeling,” stated Robin Hilliker, R1 Account Manager.
     
    About Forgotten Harvest:
     
    http://www.forgottenharvest.org/
     
    The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.  This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.
     
    About Reliance One:
     
    http://www.reliance-one.com
     
    Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct). 
     
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:11 AM | Anonymous

    Northern Lakes Economic Alliance took time Friday to recognize several groups and individuals whose efforts help enhance Northern Michigan economically.  The event drew more than 700 guests to North Central Michigan College and featured a keynote address by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

    Northern Lakes presented economic development "Project of the Year" honors to the organizations that collaborated to develop the Mobile Digital Fabrication Lab, or "Fab Lab" for short. This recently unveiled mobile lab is meant to help area workers, as well as high-school and college students, develop skills needed to use computer numeric control (CNC) systems in manufacturing.

    North Central Michigan College is leading the way in providing a new “channel” of education for the benefit of many.  “You are on the forefront due to the Fab Lab”, said Governor Snyder.
    “Triune Specialty Trailers was honored to be selected as the prime contractor for the development of this extraordinary mobile outreach trailer on behalf of North Central Michigan College,” said Harry Kurtz, President of Triune Specialty Trailers.   “Producing these types of creative, meaningful, mobilized solutions is what we do best.”
     
    The Mobile Fab Lab is already scheduled for training and students are lining up to get on the schedule.  Governor Snyder, North Central Michigan College and the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance are confident this is the beginning for many more trailers similar to this one.  CNC education is a primary focus with many other areas of educational need for manufacturing, skilled trades and professional services.
     
    About North Central Michigan College:  North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.
     
    About Northern Lakes Economic Alliance: The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a non-profit economic development partnership providing resources to create and retain quality jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties.
     
    About Triune Specialty Trailers:  A specialized manufacturing company located in the heart of Automation Alley, Triune’s mission is to be the premier designer and manufacturer of specialized transportation solutions with the highest standard for excellence, client services and noteworthy reliability. Our commitment to quality “is a way of life.”

     

    For additional information on Triune Specialty Trailers, please visit our website at www.triunemfg.com or contact Tim Turczyn or Mike Bamrick at 248-629-2965.

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:45 PM | Anonymous
    MADISON HEIGHTS, MICH., April 16, 2014 – North Central Michigan College takes delivery of the first ever Mobile Fab Lab!  

    The mobile lab takes manufacturing training on the road.  The innovative mobile CNC Digital Fabrication Lab known as “The Fab Lab” is the only one of its kind in Northern Michigan, if not the entire State of Michigan operated by a state school. 

    The unit will provide CNC programming and machining training to high school and college students in Northern Michigan to support workforce development in the region.  The unit was acquired by North Central Michigan College with the support of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

     
    “This was an outstanding opportunity for Triune to participate in the production of a mobile controlled environment,” said Don Hunley, Vice President. “Creating a mobile CNC classroom setting using traditional mobile solutions (a trailer) is extremely innovative and the applications are limitless”
     
    About North Central Michigan College:  North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.
     
    About Northern Lakes Economic Alliance: The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a non-profit economic development partnership providing resources to create and retain quality jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties.
     
    About Triune Specialty Trailers:  A specialized manufacturing company located in the heart of Automation Alley, Triune’s mission is to be the premier designer and manufacturer of specialized transportation solutions with the highest standard for excellence, client services and noteworthy reliability. Our commitment to quality “is a way of life.”
     
    For additional information on Triune Specialty Trailers, please visit our website at www.triunemfg.com or contact Tim Turczyn or Mike Bamrick at 248-629-2965.
  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    Member News from Reliance One:

     

    Reliance One is introducing an exciting new initiative that will focus on their volunteering and charity programs; “R1 Impact Through Serving Others.” The committee members have put together a program that will benefit both the community and employees.  “As a company, we are committed to being involved in the communities with which we do business,” said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One. 
     
    The company will continue to support organizations such as; The Rainbow Connection, The Ronald McDonald House and local families through the Adopt a Family program that helps bring joy around the holidays.   In addition, the company introduced “The Reliance One Day of Service Program.”  Throughout the year, co-workers will join together as teams and devote days of volunteering to organizations in Southeast Michigan.  “It is important to me that each and every team member knows how important it to give back to the community.   This not only will help with some great causes, but help grow and develop our employees,” said Beath.
     
    Reliance One will be coordinating fundraisers to help support these organizations throughout the year.  Our company volunteer efforts and donations will be continuously updated on the R1 website.
     
    About Reliance One:
    www.reliance-one.com
     
    Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:47 PM | Anonymous

     

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  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:22 AM | Anonymous
    Reliance One, Inc., a Michigan based staffing and recruiting firm, is proudly celebrating 15 years of solving staffing challenges for our clients and providing jobs to thousands of people.
     
    Over the past 15 years, Reliance One has been developing and supporting complete staffing solutions that meet the highly demanding and complex requirements of its clients. Reliance One has established itself as a true partner for building teams and assisting with workforce flexibility. 
     
    Since its inception in 1998, Reliance One has grown from two employees, current President Jim Beath and Vice President Jim Paquette, who were working out of a home in Flint, Michigan to a company with over 60 internal employees and over 1300 contactors onsite with clients.  “This is an exciting time to be in the staffing industry and our clients have never needed our services more than they do right now, said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One.
     
    Reliance One relocated its headquarters to Auburn Hills in March of 2012.  “We purchased a 22,000 square-foot building in Auburn Hills and created a state of the art recruiting center for our clients and employees.   The building is designed with the latest technologies and the layout is perfect for what we do – putting people to work,” said Beath.
     
    Reliance One, stronger than ever at its 15-year anniversary, continues to be committed to provide high-quality staffing solutions and services.  The best is yet to come.
     
    About Reliance One:
    www.reliance-one.com
    Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).
  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:21 PM | Anonymous
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    State Senate acts fast to halt issue-ads disclosure bill
    State developing regulations to govern deaf and hard-of-hearing interpreter services
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    Michigan Shakespeare Fest joins Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance
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