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2014-10-07 12:37:25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Davenport University's Donald W. Maine College of Business is launching a new Competency-Based Master of Business Administration (CMBA) designed specifically for experienced business professionals who wish to receive credit based on their demonstrated competencies. This enhanced MBA program will be offered online beginning in January 2015. "The Davenport University CMBA is a completely different approach to graduate...

2014-10-07 12:31:32

DETROIT, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, more than 30% of people 65 and older are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, and over the course of the next 10 years, this number is expected to increase by 50% as Baby Boomers begin to enroll. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have created more choice in plan options and provider partnerships to meet the new, evolving health needs of Michigan's Medicare-eligible seniors and persons with disabilities. "With Baby Boomers...

2014-10-07 12:24:04

Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Lead Statewide Awareness Campaign LANSING, Mich., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's evolving energy industry, one of the state's largest employers, will be in the spotlight next week, as part of a national campaign to recruit talent for the energy workforce of the future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148236 Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Oct. 13-19 as "Careers in Energy" week to raise awareness about a sector that boasts 84,000...

2014-10-07 08:30:12

Population health management solution is physician organization's strategic foundation for improving care and managing risk ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Physicians, Inc., one of the largest independent physician organizations in Michigan, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Wellcentive to empower its physicians to successfully participate in quality programs and risk-based contracts. Under the new agreement, United Physicians will roll out...

2014-10-06 23:07:07

Automotive leaders will meet, share best practices for creating more efficient design and engineering, visualization and factory modeling Novi, Mich. (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Join Premier Autodesk Gold Partner, Tata Technologies and elite automotive industry designers, engineers, plant managers and decision makers for the annual Automotive Innovation Forum on Thursday, October 9 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich. Attendees will participate in a choice of four customized...

2014-10-06 12:26:37

First-ever online access to acclaimed historical reports streamlines research, provides avenue for new insights ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have teamed to create the first online archive of the EIU's global economic analyses - a single source for unbiased, comprehensive reports and statistical data on approximately 200 countries. Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Archive will combine ProQuest's expertise...

2014-10-04 23:01:49

Fans are buzzing with the news that Bob Seger has announced a new tour with The Silver Bullet Band and many are searching for cheap tickets. QueenBeeTickets.com is delighting savvy online shoppers with Bob Seger tour tickets at discounted prices during today’s public ticket offering. Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 QueenBeeTickets.com is offering music fans lower prices for Bob Seger tour tickets. The singer/songwriter is touring the U.S. and Canada beginning in November,...

2014-10-04 23:00:51

Ticket Down announces that legendary artist, Bob Seger, will be touring in 2014-2015 in support of his new album “Ride Out.” This trusted ticket site is offering their customer appreciation discount code CHEAP for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced their 2014-2015 “Ride Out” tour in support of their first new album in 10 years by the same name. Another legendary band, the J. Geils band, will be opening act....

2014-10-03 16:20:42

TROY, Mich., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High school and middle school students in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will learn about high-tech careers in manufacturing when they visit Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) plants during Manufacturing Day activities this month. "We hope to inspire young people to consider opportunities in the strong and growing manufacturing sector," said Wayne Watson, general manager, Operations, Americas. "In the years ahead, manufacturing will...

2014-10-03 12:24:03

Their focus: Connect with kids to get them moving and developing healthier habits DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage Michigan children to get physically active and develop healthier habits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Pistons as the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Mob Squad, the youth hip hop and jazz dance crew that performs at Detroit Pistons' games at the Palace in Auburn Hills. The sponsorship supports Blue...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.