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2014-07-23 12:26:59

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO and best-selling author Dan Milstein learned hard lessons working his way to the pinnacle of the sales profession. In his new book, Street Smart Selling, Milstein reaches out to help aspiring salespeople work their way up to join him at the top. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129683 Street Smart Selling, (ISBN 978-0-9835527-7-2 Paperback, 978-0-9835527-8-9 Hardcover, 978-0-9835527-9-6 E-Book, available on Amazon.com...

2014-07-23 12:23:50

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative materials combination consisting of two distinct polyurethanes provides Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) new HDR-2C rod seal with special extrusion stability at high pressures and great flexibility at temperatures down to -50 degrees C. This innovative materials combination is particularly well suited to address environmental challenges encountered in the fluid power industry. Seals in hydraulic...

2014-07-23 12:22:01

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Dodge Charger leads Large Car segment for fourth consecutive year -- Challenger ranks highest in Sporty Car segment for third time in four years -- Dodge Dart leads highly competitive Compact Car segment -- Five additional Chrysler Group models rank among top three in their segments: Jeep(®) Cherokee, Jeep(®) Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Ram 2500/3500 and Fiat 500L The Dodge brand ranks...

2014-07-23 12:21:13

Company appoints Raj Singh to new chief information officer position DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchise dealers, has named Raj Singh as chief information officer (CIO), a new position on FordDirect's executive team. As CIO, Singh oversees a department of professionals and more than 50 technology providers and vendors, and is responsible for technology compliance, infrastructure management, data...

2014-07-23 12:20:52

Consumers Can Win Year's Worth of Free Fuel GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six local CITGO Marketers in Michigan and CITGO Petroleum Corporation have teamed up for the Good Stuff Giveaway promotion to reward loyal customers in the Grand Rapids and Benton Harbor areas. From July 15 through August 26, customers can visit their local participating CITGO station to retrieve the promotional code to be entered for a chance to win a $100 CITGO Gift Card and a grand prize...

2014-07-23 08:37:14

SAGINAW, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national, non-profit group purchasing organization located in Saginaw, MI, has named Lightower Fiber Networks as an approved vendor for high bandwidth private line telecommunications, IP and colocation services. The Master Service Agreement will enable MiCTA members to purchase Lightower's private line telecommunications, IP and specialty services at a discount. "MiCTA is pleased to welcome Lightower as an approved...

2014-07-23 08:34:09

DETROIT and MT. PLEASANT, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huron Capital Partners ("Huron Capital") and Bandit Industries announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent to recapitalize Bandit as a private company, and to provide resources and capital to reinforce Bandit's continued record growth while accelerating the company's global growth strategy. Jerry Morey will continue to run the business as President & CEO. Upon closing, a CEO succession plan will be...

2014-07-22 12:29:56

LEBANON, N.H., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized leader in outcomes research and quality improvement, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President for Enterprise Support Services across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. In this newly-created position, he will work with CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein and key members of the senior management team to create a sustainable health system - a regional...

2014-07-22 12:21:51

FLINT, Mich., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Bishop International Airport Authority Board is expected to approve the hiring of Craig Williams, A.A.E., as the new Airport Director. He is currently employed as the Director of Operations and Facilities at the Ft. Wayne International Airport in Indiana. Airport Authority Chairperson, Mike McNamara: "The Airport Authority Board is looking forward to welcoming Mr. Williams and his family to Bishop International Airport. Our...

2014-07-22 12:21:04

Award winner to be announced on August 4th at the 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars TROY, Mich., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced 11 nominations for the 2(nd) Altair Enlighten Award. The award, presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is the automotive industry's only award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting. The winner will be announced during the "Featherweight Competition: Agile, Light,...


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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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