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2014-09-08 12:28:42

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced the selection of two key senior leadership executives. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, the acclaimed executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, has been named chief strategy officer, effective Oct. 6, 2014. Linh Nguyen, currently WKKF's vice president for Learning & Impact and interim vice president for program strategy leading WKKF's place-based...

2014-09-08 12:20:33

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- i.M. Branded, an image company that specializes in helping companies promote their brands in unique and creative ways, is making a BIG impact across the Metro Detroit region. This month i.M. Branded will be working on "bigger than life" projects on the General Motors Renaissance Center, Belle Isle Park and the Fiat Chrysler headquarters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/143836 GMC®, NFL® and ESPN Monday Night...

2014-09-08 08:33:04

Ilitch Organization to Goal: a New, Michigan-made Arena in Detroit DETROIT, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) invites Michigan-based construction contractors and suppliers from across the state, as well as Detroit-based contractors, to learn about supply, joint venture and construction opportunities available through the construction of the Detroit Sports and Entertainment District and its new arena. The September 9 event will connect contractors...

2014-09-08 08:27:04

Publisher and philanthropist is remembered for legendary reference works, advocacy for libraries and hallmark literary events GROSSE POINTE, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr., whose legendary directories and literary resources transformed library reference service around the world, died August 12, 2014 in Detroit, MI. He was 88. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143543 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143544 Mr....

2014-09-08 08:21:12

500 volunteers, 3,000 hours of service scheduled the week of September 8 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, one of the leading automotive financial services providers in the U.S., is mobilizing 500 volunteers across Metropolitan Detroit to deliver ten nonprofit organizations more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service during the company's second-annual Week of Caring. Week of Caring is a week-long community service campaign that...

2014-09-05 16:21:28

DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy will host its inaugural five-day DTE Cares Week, a companywide service project, to positively impact the communities DTE serves. Sept. 8 - 12, more than 600 employees from across the state will volunteer to help non-profit organizations. They will provide at least 5,000 hours of service by working at more than 30 sites in Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, West Michigan and Huron County. Volunteers will participate in a variety of...

2014-09-05 08:24:42

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Sept. 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Michigan as a result of drought and cooler than normal temperatures from Aug. 1 through Sept. 28, 2013....

2014-09-05 08:20:45

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As small- and big-game hunting seasons get underway in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding everyone that hunting is not allowed on its property. "We are asking Michigan sportsmen and sportswomen to remember that Consumers Energy property is private land, not public property," said Mike Williams, Consumers Energy's director of corporate security. "We appreciate the vast majority of hunters who follow the law and do not trespass, and...

2014-09-04 23:13:32

Author Ernest P. Chiodo provides information, outlines considerations for exposure to potentially deadly substance (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “Carbon Monoxide” (published by Xlibris) is an odorless, colorless gas that is found in combustion fumes and that body’s red blood cells pick it up quicker than oxygen, blocking the latter from entering the body, causing injury and even death. Each year more...

2014-09-04 23:07:29

Charter Township of Orion announced today that it is has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a BidNet e-procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids in Michigan. Orion, MI. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Charter Township of Orion announced today that it is has joined the MITN Purchasing Group, a BidNet e-procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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