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Think you know who uses coupons? Think again. Today, Generation X and Millennials are the biggest users of both digital and print coupons.

On September 20, 2018, the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM) will be celebrating the 9th annual MCOY Awards at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

In recent weeks, Universal Robots has announced the introduction of the new e-Series Platform robot, which promises to be the most advanced technical product in the cobot space. 

So, you’ve cleared all the initial hurdles. You’ve established yourself as a distribution company, you’ve built up your customer base, and you’ve plotted a path for growth. Now it’s time for careful, long-term planning and intentional organization of all of your company’s assets.

Searching for a new lease location, a building to purchase, or even land to build a new facility can be daunting. It is a common misconception to think this endeavor can be handled alone, but in the end, owners or sellers can be taken advantage of without someone acting on your behalf.

Known for their iconic shaker cup used in gyms all over the world, BlenderBottle Company has grown exponentially since first entering the supplement scene in 2000. This Utah-based company manufactures products designed to improve their customers’ everyday lives and fitness routines, and they market their products towards physically active consumers. They are a trusted champion of their customer base, and their products can be found in more than 57,000 retail locations in the United States alone, and are also available worldwide.

One of the great things about being a corporate banker is that you have an opportunity to work closely with a wide range of clients and bring them great ideas that they can use to enhance their business and reach their goals.

Access to, and use of, the internet has become an integral component of everyday life in the 21st century.

When complete, Franklin Partners’ new seven-story office development at 100 Ottawa will cut a very different silhouette in the Grand Rapids skyline.

“We’ve seen astounding growth in the sale of Universal Robots in Michigan. Just last year, Universal Robots’ sales grew by 72%, and there’s no end in sight. The majority of the applications are simple pick-and-place jobs, although, increasingly, we see collaborative robots used in fabrication and quality inspection. More than 90% of the UR cobots sold have been to small and medium sized manufacturers. Cobots help address the skilled talent shortage, enhance quality control in production, and offer safety and ergonomic benefits, all while providing rapid payback on investment.” — Mike Folster – Robotics Product Manager with Behco-MRM

DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks grew more than 160% in the last year with millions of new malware and ransomware variants each day. The growing volume and sophistication of this cybercrime is driving an estimated security workforce shortage of 1.5 million worldwide in the next two years.

Today’s legal environment has transformed the seemingly innocuous job application into a polarizing document with significant liability exposure. “Ban-the-box,” gender identity, and pay equity movements are just a few of the recent developments that have contributed to the large landmine field of liability employers face with their job applications.

Do you want more opportunities, better jobs and higher incomes?  If so, it’s time to raise your hand in support of the Plan for a Stronger Michigan. Released this week, it’s an exciting plan for accelerating Michigan’s economic progress put together by a group of the state’s largest employers and universities. It offers a compelling agenda for advancing the economy and improving the quality of life in Michigan.  

“How can organizations use automation to create a new landscape that moves them forward without shaking up their workforce?”

Cyber threats are on the rise – putting businesses, dollars, and real lives in grave danger.

From office furniture to automotive parts, the manufacturing industry is full of career opportunities. To fill these positions, companies often seek out workers with the ability to adapt and learn new systems to advance their businesses. These workers both embrace their unique role and train others to leverage new technologies and processes.

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