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When the going gets rough, the entrepreneurial spirit gets creative and resourceful.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Mango Languages doubles its size

Mango doubles its size, relocates offices
Mango Languages, a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public, recently announced that it has relocated its offices and has more than doubled the size of its space to accommodate the company’s continued growth. Mango Languages is now located in Farmington Hills at 30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 300. For more information visit

Florist named top member
Florists’ Transworld Delivery has named Wesley Berry, owner of Wesley Berry Flowers of Commerce Township, as one of its prestigious “top members” for the sixth year in a row. To be named one of FTD’s top members is one of the highest achievements in the floral industry, and is based on monthly order volume, membership qualifications, and purchases of business and product support. To find a Wesley Berry Flowers location, call 800-937-5397 or visit

United Van Lines recognizes Corrigan drivers
The following Michigan drivers for Corrigan Moving Systems received United Van Lines prestigious Safe Driving and Excellent Performance Award for 2009: Eric Yerkes of Ortonville, Harjeet Bains of Milan, Terry Rieger of Kentwood, and Robert Bradshaw of Flint. They received the award for having accumulated the best safe driving and overall performance records during 2009. For more information, visit

Pink Pump aims to aid schools with T-shirts
 Pink Pump, a growing women’s shoe and apparel business based in Bloomfield Hills, has launched its special edition “Rep Your City” shirts, aimed at helping local schools. Each shirt will have a zip code unique to each store’s location, and $10 from each purchase of these shirts will be donated to the school district in that city. Pink Pump has locations in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and Royal Oak. For more information, visit

Oakland County Bar names new president
Jennifer M. Grieco, a partner with Southfield-based Neuman Anderson, P.C., has been elected president of the Oakland County Bar Association. Grieco is one of the youngest attorneys to ever be elected president of the association and one of only six women in the association’s 76-year history to lead the organization. She will serve a one-year term. A frequent speaker and published author, Grieco currently serves as a trustee of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Council, American Bar Association and Michigan Association for Justice. For more information, visit

Walsh adds adviser for international students
Rochester resident Liesl Scullen has joined Walsh College as international student adviser in the admissions and academic advising office. Prior to joining Walsh, Scullen was interim international student adviser in the International Office at Oakland Community College; program coordinator at The American University in Washington, D.C. and taught Spanish courses at Wayne State University. For information, visit

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