Latest Michigan Stories

2014-07-02 23:12:03

Participants from all over Michigan are changing lives by participating in this First Annual event that will help Victims become Victors. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Eagle Village is a healing center working with youth who have experienced abuse or neglect as well as those who may be struggling with behavioral issues. This 5K is one of several Victims2Victors athletic events hosted by Eagle Village. The race is scheduled for July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. on the Eagle Village campus in...

2014-07-02 23:03:43

Michigan Governor Snyder urged to exercise full authority over Enbridge Pipeline No. 5 under public lands easement agreement and Great Lakes Submerged Land Act Traverse City Michigan (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Traverse City – Seventeen conservation, water and environmental groups and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians today sent a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder urging greater state action to regulate Enbridge Pipeline No. 5. The 61 year-old pipeline transports nearly 23...

2014-07-01 23:08:07

Full service location to offer custom hose assemblies, couplings, fittings and accessories for hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial and mobile applications – the first in Macomb County. Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Exotic Automation & Supply, one of the largest Parker Hannifin distributors in the Midwest, is opening a Parker Branch location in Shelby Township, Michigan. It will be the company’s eighth location in Michigan and first in Macomb County. Located at 12798 23...

2014-07-01 23:06:02

Billhighway automated solution helps Michigan Humane Society streamline and support multi-channel fundraising efforts. Troy, MI (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Billhighway is pleased to announce the addition of the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) to its client roster. The company will provide lockbox services, automated donation processing and back-office integration to the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization. With its constant-improvement philosophy and strong focus on...

2014-07-01 23:02:18

Anthony F. Caffrey III, R. Carl Lanfear, Jr., and Paul Kittinger recognized by Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Royal Oak, Michigan (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Anthony F. Caffrey III, a partner with the law firm Cardelli Lanfear, PC, has been recognized with a 2014 Distinguished Brief Award from the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. The co-authors of the article, R. Carl Lanfear, Jr., and Paul Kittinger, were also recognized. Caffrey received this year’s award for his authorship of an application for...

2014-07-01 16:30:34

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute will host the fifth annual Origins of Cancer symposium, Friday, July 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76339 The one-day symposium, held in partnership with the Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies, Inc. (FACS), brings together medical and scientific experts from around the world to discuss the origins of cancer. This year's theme, Beyond the Tumor Cell, highlights inflammation and immune...

2014-07-01 16:29:53

Acquisition Preserves Critical Acute Care Hospital GARDEN CITY, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Garden City Hospital (GCH), located in Garden City, Michigan. Prime Healthcare plans to invest at least $35 million in infrastructure and capital improvements beyond routine replacements and additions into Garden City Hospital. It will also continue to provide charity care at the existing level or...

2014-07-01 16:25:16

Giveaway Serves up Big Pizza Prizes and Chance to Vote for Favorite Little Caesars Commercial DETROIT, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Caesars Pizza, home of the $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo, welcomes fans who register to vote for their favorite Little Caesars commercial for a chance to win free Lunch Combos for a year, as well as other prizes. The "Lunch & Laugh" sweepstakes celebrates the $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style...

2014-07-01 12:31:48

FRANKLIN, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saphran Solutions, a Michigan-based developer of management software programs, is introducing a new capacity and asset planning system to help companies more accurately forecast product demand and reduce costs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130219/DE62416LOGO Saphran's proprietary software program, CapacityBase, simulates and evaluates multiple product-demand scenarios to map out a company's short and long-term capital investment plans to...

2014-07-01 12:25:14

CFI Group's 2014 Retail Satisfaction Barometer reveals consumers prefer to shop through mobile apps to compare prices and for a personalized shopping experience ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CFI Group's Retail Satisfaction Barometer reveals consumers' expectations during the shopping process, specifically noting the popularity of mobile technology. The report uncovered that the use of mobile applications for shopping purposes doubled in the past year, with 41 percent...

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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