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2014-03-17 12:26:11

DETROIT, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor Detroit luminaries Dan Gilbert and Matt Cullen at the fourth annual Heroes Gala Dinner, aiming to raise more than $1 million for the DSO. The dinner and dancing will take place immediately following a special one-night-only fundraising concert by Oscar-winning composer John Williams and legendary director Steven Spielberg in Orchestra Hall benefitting the DSO. Gala...

2014-03-13 12:31:49

DETROIT, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority (DWJBA), managing agent for the circa 1955, 747,000 square foot Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, Michigan, continues to receive national recognition for its facilities and operational management and building of the year designation. The Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority is the State of Michigan's oldest public authority. The twenty story municipal landmark is home to the city of...

2014-03-12 16:28:03

LANSING, Mich., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The early bird registration deadline is nearing for the National Main Streets Conference, the premier historic preservation and downtown revitalization event in the country, coming to Detroit's GM Renaissance Center from May 18-20. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/MM85741LOGO The deadline to secure early bird registration rates is Monday, March 17. The event showcases and celebrates the innovative ideas and...

2014-03-11 23:24:46

Wayne State University's Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program attracts and retains talent to the city of Detroit. Two recent "graduates" move on to Detroit Future City and Belle Isle Conservancy. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Former NextEnergy employees and Detroit Revitalization Fellows, Erin Kelly and Katy Wyerman have accepted positions with leading Detroit-based organizations. Kelly and Wyerman came to NextEnergy through Wayne State University’s Detroit...

2014-02-19 23:01:59

Fitness 19 Farmington Hills has re-opened its doors at its newly remodeled Farmington Center location. Farmington , MI (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Fitness 19 Farmington Hills has re-opened its doors at its newly remodeled Farmington Center location. Located at 23296 Farmington Road Farmington Hills, MI, this facility now includes modern durable rubber flooring in the free weight area, completely refurbished locker and bathroom areas with added locker storage space, new wood floors, a...

2014-02-13 16:21:53

Nearly $1 billion spent with Michigan businesses in 2013 DETROIT, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy exceeded its target for spending with Michigan-based companies in 2013, as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the importance of supporting in-state companies through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative. Last year, DTE spent $809 million with suppliers based in Michigan, compared with a target of $625 million. This means DTE Energy spent more than $1.6...

2014-02-10 23:24:28

LHP Software adds second Detroit area location, plans to double employee count. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 LHP Software, an Indiana-based engineering services company, is continuing its expansion in the Detroit automotive market. Since opening its Troy office in January 2012, LHP has grown to more than 20 employees based there and recently added a second Troy location that will serve as its technical and training center for the region. Through a partnership with...

2014-01-30 12:25:49

WIXOM, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArtServe Michigan today released its third Creative State Michigan report focused on Fiscal Year 2011 for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Creative State Michigan 2014 and the creative industries as a whole in Creative State Michigan 2014: Creative Industries Report. Learn more at www.CreativeStateMI.org. "ArtServe expanded its data to comprehensively define and measure the influence of the creative industries to Michigan's...

2014-01-28 23:23:44

SME forum will promote transfer of NASA technology to manufacturing purposes. Detroit (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 SME and The New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) have joined forces to create the SME Technology Interchange. This first-time event features 25 NASA innovations that can transfer to business and manufacturing applications. It will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit. Space-age technology designed for...

2014-01-28 12:27:02

DETROIT, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau: What: Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) 2014 Annual Membership Meeting Who: DMCVB members and the general public are welcome to attend. Cost is $45 for DMCVB members and $50 for non-members. On-site registration will be available. When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9 a.m.-noon Presentation begins at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.