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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Henry Ford Hospice offers volunteer training

WARREN
Henry Ford Hospice offers volunteer training
Henry Ford Hospice is offering a 20-hour volunteer training program for caring men and women who are interested in helping provide support to terminally ill patients and their families. The program begins Tuesday, Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 28 from 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Henry Ford Macomb, Warren Campus, 13355 East 10 Mile Road, Warren. For more information or to register, contact Maria Ciccone, Henry Ford Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 586-263-2840.

DETROIT
GM fires ‘fewer than 10’ Michigan, Ohio employees for violating e-mail policy
General Motors Corp.officials have confirmed that the company has dismissed a handful of employees at sites in Michigan and Ohio for violating the company’s e-mail policy. The employees were turned in by other employees and the total number of employees was “fewer than 10,” according to a source with knowledge of the firings. GM spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter declined to comment on the incident.

MOUNT CLEMENS
Sav-On Phil’s expands pharmacy, extends hours
Sav-On Phil’s Pharmacy, located at 35 North Walnut Street in downtown Mount Clemens, has completed a major renovation and expansion. Hours also were extended. The store is now open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

PONTIAC
Chief Financial Credit Union gets new chief
Pontiac-based Chief Financial Credit Union has named Tom Dluzen of Petersburg, Mich., as the new president and CEO. Dluzen brings more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

WIXOM
MontAd adds new client for full-service marketing
Wixom-based MontAd, a full-service marketing agency, has been named agency of record for Distribution Service Technologies of Lake Forest, California. According to Rita Siedlaczek, a partner at MontAd, the firm will develop and implement a range of programs to help brand and position the e-commerce supplier in its markets.
“Distribution Service Technologies is an aftermarket technology company, and we needed a firm that was experienced with both technology and aftermarket organizations,” said Stan Gowisnock, president and chief executive officer, DST.

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