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2014-08-14 08:26:46

Unprecedented offer means customers get 2, 4, even 6 regular-season tickets with purchase of any of over a hundred room groups, mattresses or Big Picture Packages. AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Come to Gardner-White during our EPIC Holiday Sale and you could end up not only with a great deal on your new furniture or mattress, but up to six free tickets to an upcoming regular-season Detroit Lions home game at Ford Field. This incredible deal is only available...

2014-08-13 16:22:47

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1625 per share, an increase of approximately 14 percent from the previous quarterly rate of $0.1425 per share. This represents the ninth consecutive year that ITC has raised the dividend rate on its common stock. The quarterly cash dividend is payable on September 15, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 2, 2014. "We...

2014-08-13 16:22:27

Rejji P. Hayes Named as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer NOVI, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that Rejji P. Hayes has been named as a senior vice president and the company's permanent chief financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hayes will also continue in the role of treasurer. ITC also announced the appointment of Albert Ernst and Dave Lopez to its board of directors, effective immediately. As CFO,...

2014-08-13 12:30:14

Goat Cheese Places Second in 'Original Recipe' Category and Third in 'Soft-Ripened All Milk' Category NORTHPORT, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Idyll Farms, a sustainable, pasture-based farmstead goat creamery located in Northport, Michigan and owned by Amy and Mark Spitznagel, was awarded two ribbons on July 31 at the American Cheese Society (ACS) National Competition in Sacramento, California for its chevres (French-style goat cheeses)....

2014-08-13 08:31:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the most successful skills training programs in North America will mark a major milestone this year at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, MI. For the past 25 years, a partnership between the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) and WCC has produced thousands of certified and internationally recognized instructors in the piping industry. Photo -...

2014-08-12 23:13:16

Event will include more than 100 industry professionals from the U.S. and Canada to examine salt supply issues and discuss innovative ideas to address challenges. Madison Heights, Michigan (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 SnowEx, a leading manufacturer of snow and ice management equipment, will host the Snow and Ice Management Association’s (SIMA’s) Salt Summit at its Madison Heights, Michigan, facility on August 26, 2014. More than 100 industry professionals from the U.S. and Canada are...

2014-08-12 23:12:46

For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support from Midtown Concierge. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support to schedule an oil change, make dinner plans, buy gifts, get...

2014-08-12 23:12:01

Entrepreneurs Michael and Monica Farrier are renovating a 1950s inn in northern Michigan to create Elvyn Lea Lodge. As the new owners upgrade rooms and amenities, travelers are discovering this hidden gem as a retreat and venue for weddings and events. Boyne City, MI (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 A northern Michigan inn is getting a fresh start under the stewardship of new owners Michael and Monica Farrier, who purchased the former Village Inn (later known as the Boyne Valley Lodge) and 44 acre...

2014-08-12 12:32:30

TROY, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- solidThinking, Inc. today announced the latest version of solidThinking Inspire®, adding a multitude of new features. solidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily leading to reductions in cost, development time, material consumption, and product weight. Important new features in solidThinking Inspire 2014 include geometry...

2014-08-12 12:28:51

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce will be launching a statewide private health insurance marketplace - Michigan's Insurance Marketplace at www.MiChamberMarketplace.org - on September 1, 2014. The marketplace was created to meet the growing needs of employers as they try to comply with health care reform and offer the best coverage available for their employees. "Starting September 1(st), individuals and employers across Michigan, who...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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