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2014-07-29 12:20:55

TROY, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Troy-based public relations firm that specializes in the automotive supplier sector, Bianchi Public Relations, Inc., has joined the Detroit Regional Chamber's MICHauto initiative as an investor, putting it among some 55 companies supporting the effort aimed at growing the auto industry in its historic capital. "MICHauto is a public-private collaborative effort that champions our home state, Michigan, as the global epicenter of the...

2014-07-29 12:20:52

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Martin has been named vice president of sales and marketing at HELLA's Corporate Center USA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140729/130767 Based in Plymouth, Martin will be responsible for further strengthening customer relationships in HELLA's automotive electronics and lighting businesses. She also will focus on helping to position the company for additional growth in strategic product areas, including energy management,...

2014-07-29 08:34:13

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- War Memorial Hospital - Michigan, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has chosen to deploy JEMS Technology's Telehealth System across all of its healthcare divisions. Using JEMS' HIPAA-compliant mobile health platform, War Memorial medical professionals can send live streaming video to a specialty physician via an iPhone, iPad or Android-based phone or tablet. The specialist will be able to review the video on their smart device in real...

2014-07-28 16:21:32

M-1 RAIL Officials and Detroit Mayor Review Construction Site DETROIT, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction crews took to Woodward Avenue (M-1) in Detroit today to start construction activities on the city's new 3.3 mile modern streetcar line. M-1 RAIL is the first public streetcar line in the United States being supported by a public-private partnership comprised of foundations, corporations, and local, county, state and federal governments....

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...

2014-07-24 23:12:51

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the Michigan Counseling Association (MCA). This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to MCA members, adding exclusive benefits and...

2014-07-24 23:10:24

FACE Skincare Medical Wellness is proud to introduce the Geneo™ 3-in-1 Super Facial, a new and innovative treatment, exclusively available at the leading medical spa in the greater Detroit, MI area. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Skin management experts at FACE Skincare Medical Wellness are excited to introduce a new and innovative treatment, the Geneo™ 3-in-1 Super Facial, specifically designed to increase hydration and minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores, leaving skin...

2014-07-24 16:26:49

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Physicians announced today that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated 134 United Physicians primary care practices representing 360 primary care physicians (PCPs) as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. "Our physicians are dedicated to enhancing the overall health of our patient population and devoted to delivering high quality,...

2014-07-24 12:27:36

Partnership between Stratis Health, MPRO and MetaStar FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract to support its work improving health care for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. The new contract takes effect Aug. 1, 2014. During the next five years, the QIN-QIO work will focus on health care...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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