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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chamber ‘Fall Grub Crawl’ is Sept. 22

Chamber offers ‘Fall Grub Crawl’
Eleven restaurants will offer samples of their fare at the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber’s Fall “Grub Crawl” on Sept. 22. This year’s fall event features top restaurants along Hall Road and M-59 west of Schoenherr. The restaurants will offer their specialties to those attending from 5:30 through 9:30 p.m.
“This is one of the most fun events that our chamber puts on,” said chamber President Wayne Oehmke. “We want to invite all members of the community to join us.”
There is a free shuttle service going between all the restaurants or you can drive to each. The cost is $25 per person. Register online at and click on the “Grub Crawl” banner or call
the Chamber at 586-731-5400 extensions 10 or 13, before 3 p.m. the day of the event.

Business association names title company among ‘best and brightest’
Troy-based eTitle Agency, Inc., a full-service title and closing company, has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by Warren-based Michigan Business and Professional Association. eTitle was recognized for its high level of employee satisfaction and overall work environment.
“We are honored to be selected for this award by the MBPA,” said eTitle President Alison Orlans. “It’s great to be recognized for the benefits, initiatives, programs and culture we have developed to attract and retain outstanding employees and provide them with an energetic and collaborative work environment.”
In addition to surveys which were completed by employees anonymously, eTitle as a firm was evaluated in categories such as communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.
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KMT Robotic Solutions, Inc. celebrates 25 years in business
KMT Robotic Solutions, Inc. is celebrating 25 years of providing global companies with robotic automation solutions to improve the safety and competitiveness of their manufacturing operations.
President and CEO Kevin McManus presented mementos to the founders of the original company Robotic Production Technology: Chuck and Melinda Russo, along with former VP-Sales Jim Wogan, Sr.
Two employees, Mary Roberts and Keith Miller, were honored for their 25 years of service.
KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills.  KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 3,600 robots installed around the world and more than 25 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing and supporting robotic cutting, trimming and cleaning solutions for manufacturing customers. For more information, go to

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