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Monday, May 24, 2010

Summit Sports launches

Summit Sports launches website
    Summit Sports Inc. has announced the company’s newest website, www.skateboards. us just in time for summer boarding season.“We wanted to create a onestop online shop for boarders and the introduction of SkateBoards. us lets us accomplish that goal in a big way,” said company President Steve Kopitz. The e-commerce site joins a family of Summit Sports’ websites. With sporting goods shops in Brighton, Keego Harbor, Lansing, and Rochester, , Summit Sports also operates Don Thomas Sporthaus, a dedicated ski shop, in Birmingham.

Cantor Colburn LLP opens Houston office
    The law firm of Cantor Colburn LLP has announced the opening of its new office in Houston. Edmund P. Anderson, a partner from Cantor Colburn’s Troy office, will manage the new office. Houston intellectual properly attorney Paul S. Madan and his team from Madan & Sriram, P.C. will merge that practice into Cantor Colburn. The Houston office is the fifth for Cantor Colburn. Its other offices are in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Hartford and Troy.

LMS North America and the Center for Professional Studies offer certification
    LMS, a provider of engineering solutions and services, and the Center for Professional Studies, a State of Michigan licensed technical training institution, partnered to offer the first Simulation/Test Engineer certification program. Currently there is no certification for this specific group of technical professionals being offered by academia, industry or professional organizations. Through their partnership, LMS and the Center for Professional Studies are able to provide targeted training in software tools and methodologies along with the hands-on application in a real world setting beginning in June 2010.
    The center also offers technical professionals certification in Design Engineering, Program Management and Lean Six Sigma, with all certifications including hands-on experience with partnering companies. For more information, visit www.
    The center started its first session for the unemployed in June 2009 and out of 80 graduates, 64 of them are back in the workforce. Training was funded by federal and state programs.

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