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Monday, December 13, 2010

Made in Michigan Movement releases free holiday guide

Made in Michigan Movement releases free holiday guide

The Made in Michigan Movement of Waterford Township has launched its second annual Michigan HolidayGuide. The free guide, available to download at, offers a list of quality products made in Michigan by Michigan-based businesses.
“We believe we can be a driving force behind the shifting movement to buy local and hope this becomes a sustainable part of Michigan’s culture,” Made in Michigan Movement CEO Neil Yaremchuk said. Each company in the guide either produces premium food products that are Michigan-made or goods that are high quality and affordable gift-giving ideas.
Featured companies include Dip Sensations, The Vegetarian Express, Upper Crust Candle Co., Pitt & Co., Bon-a-Rose, Hook to Cook, CompanySoap, Wrigley’s Rewards, Selestial Soap, Will Cole Company, and Schaws. For information, call 586-783-9487 or visit

Automation Alley promotes three staff members

Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, has restructured and promoted three staff members. Charles DeVries has been promoted to senior director, Business Development. DeVries’ previous title was director, Government Affairs.
Alysia Green, formerly the Workforce Development supervisor, now holds the new position of manager, Talent Development. She is responsible for administering Automation Alley programming and managing all workforce development initiatives.
Additionally, Katie Mullin is now serving as the Alley’s new manager, marketing and communications. Her previous title was marketing and communications coordinator.

Thornton & Grooms receives safety award

Thornton & Grooms of Birmingham and Farmington Hills received the Federated Insurance Safety First! Contractor of the Year Award on Oct. 30, during the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors—National Association’s convention, CONNECT 2010, held in Las Vegas.

Bon-Ton Stores collects $6.5 million for charity

Bon-Ton Stores Inc, which includes the Parisian locations: Partridge Creek Mall in Clinton Township; The Village at Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills and Laurel Park Place in Livonia raised more than $6.5 million for local non-profit organizations and agencies through its annual Community Day event on Nov. 13. The stores sold $5 discount savings booklets which included a $10 coupon and multiple discounts that could be used that day.

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