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Friday, May 7, 2010

Trevarrow ACE Hardware holds "Free Ink Week"

Trevarrow ACE Hardware holds "Free Ink Week"
Trevarrow ACE Hardware and Ink-O-Dem are launching "Free Ink Week” Saturday, May 8 with a remote WJR-AM broadcast at the store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The radio remote will feature local home improvement guru and syndicated radio show host, Glenn Haege and  master gardener and TV spokesperson, Ashton Ritchie. "Cooking with Roscoe" also begins at 10 a.m. featuring free grilled food served outside. The store is located at 97 West Long Lake Road in Troy and will be offering free inkjet cartridge refills through May 15. For more information, call 248-689-8030.

Law firm offers business property tax appeals
Churchill Legal Group, PLC, a Bloomfield Hills-based team of real estate attorneys, certified appraisers and valuation experts specializes in challenging high property tax assessments on behalf of commercial property owners. Commercial property owners have until May 31 to file an appeal of their tax assessment with the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Churchill encourages owners of any type of income-generating property to contact them if they feel their property is over-assessed. Therefore, nearly every commercial property owner can benefit from an appeal,” explains Paul DePorre, a Churchill principal.
Appeals are filed against the city or township where the property is located, and a hearing is conducted before an administrative law judge in Lansing, to determine whether tax relief is warranted.  This process usually takes about two years. Churchill works on a contingency basis and offers a complimentary, preliminary analysis to determine whether a property is over-assessed. For more information, call 248-341-3774 or visit www.churchilllegalgroup.com.

Indianwood holds wine and beer tasting benefit
Orion Keg & Wine and Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan are holding their 3rd Annual Wine & Beer Tasting 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday May 13 at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, Great Hall Facility, 1081 Indianwood Road, Lake Orion. The tasting will feature 150 wines and beers of the world, light appetizers and live entertainment. Advance tickets are $40 a person or two for $70. Tickets will be $45 at door. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. For more information, call 1-800-825-2536 or visit www.leukemiamichigan.org.

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