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Friday, September 3, 2010

Colossal Closeouts sells brand names for less

Waterford Twp.
Colossal Closeouts sells brand names for less

With the economy being stressful to consumers in the Detroit area, Colossal Closeouts was created to provide customers a place to shop for new brand name merchandise at very low pricing. They said they do not compare their store to the big box discounters like Kmart and Walmart or resale shops.
The shop carries many items that upscale boutiques, department stores, university sport shops, and golf clubs carry at closeout prices. The owners purchase goods from stores that have closed or manufacturers that overproduced. The store’s inventory is constantly changing, they said.
Colossal Closeouts is at 4396 Dixie Hwy in Waterford Township, just west of Sashabaw Road in the Rite Aid Center next to Papa Romano’s. For more information, call 248-461-6170.

Huron Valley Schools names new human resources director

Huron Valley Schools recently appointed Jim Baker as the new executive director of human resources. Baker comes from Romulus Community Schools where he was the director of human resources. He has also worked as a secondary teacher, assistant principal and high school principal.

Wireless Network names new general manager

Wireless Network, a Verizon Wireless retailer, recently announced the naming of Marty Rosen as the new general manager of the organization. In his new position, Rosen will be in charge of generating sales leads and customers in Bloomfield Hills, White Lake Township, Rochester, Warren, Oxford and Sterling Heights. He has more than 20 years of cellular sales experience.

C&L Ward a top remodeling company

C&L Ward, headquartered in Davison, was recently ranked 96th among the top 500 remodeling companies in the nation by Qualified Remodeler magazine. The company recently opened a fourth showroom in Novi. C&L specializes in the installation of windows, doors, siding, roofing and Hunter Douglas interior window treatments. For more information, visit

National Enclosure, MERO Structures join forces

National Enclosure Company LLC of Ypsilanti announces the formation of a business alliance with MERO Structures Inc., the new American division of German-based MERO-TSK, a company with international experience in the design, engineering and development of advanced facades and structures. Together, National Enclosure and MERO Structures will provide technologically advanced structures and facade systems in the United States to commercial developments. The first official, joint effort will be the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Phase II renovation and expansion, a contract valued at $7 million. For more information, visit

Bosco named one of top bars in nation

The Bosco lounge of Ferndale recently celebrated its ninth anniversary of business. The nightclub has been recognized by Nightclub & Bar magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 bars/nightclubs, and by the “Fine Living Network” as one of the top 10 places to have a drink. For more information, call 248-541-8818 or visit

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel expands to Troy

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (CBWM) recently announced that its relocation and property management divisions are expanding to a new location on Sept. 7 to better serve its clients. The divisions, headed by Carolyn Bowen-Keating, will be moving to the CBWM Troy Sales Office, 4700 Rochester Road, in Troy.

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