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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Palm Beach Patio celebrates grand reopening

Palm Beach Patio celebrates grand reopening

Members of the business community joined Palm Beach Patio & Casual Furniture owner Jane Fedrigo at a grand reopening ribbon cutting ceremony. A staple on the Waterford Township retail scene for more than 25 years, the store’s recent renovations include a brand new brick facade and awning, fresh exterior paint and a revitalized roof. It is at 7350 Highland Road.

AGIS to host HIPAA seminar
AGIS, a full-service employee benefits brokerage agency headquartered in Birmingham will host a free seminar on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act entitled, “HIPAA and the HITECH Act of 2009” at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, with breakfast followed by the seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road in Troy. For information, visit

Winning Futures receives $10,000 from Comcast
Comcast has awarded a $10,000 grant to Winning Futures, an organization that teaches students life skills through mentoring and innovative workshops to help develop tomorrow’s leaders. Made available through the Comcast Foundation, the grant will help support Winning Futures’ staff and mentors. The program impacts youth in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties through its school-based “Winning Futures” mentoring programs. For information, contact 586-294-8449 or visit

New Gongos team focused on financial research
Gongos Research has added a fourth team to its Research Group, the Financial & Diversified team. The new team will be led by research practitioner and strategist Katherine Ephlin. The team will concentrate on qualitative and quantitative research initiatives for several companies in the banking and financial services industries, including U.S. Bank and Visa. In addition to five researchers who join Ephlin on this new team, Gongos Research has added two new hires: Alfred Ishak as Project Director and Marisa Paruch as Senior Project Coordinator. For information, visit

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