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Helping the Neighborhood

Helping the Neighborhood

Neighborhood House is in its 26th year providing food and financial aid to local families and individuals around the Farmington and Farmington Hills area. An affiliate of the Farmington Area Goodfellows, Neighborhood House arranges assistance with… Read More
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FMLA Violations Can Make…

FMLA Violations Can Make You a Target

Experienced HR managers know that the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid qualifying leave per year to eligible employees. What is less commonly known is that company decision make… Read More
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Scholarship Dinner for Th…

Scholarship Dinner for The Roeper School

Mariann Hoag became the administrative assistant to George Roeper in 1949 and spent 61 years tending to The Roeper School and its community with her leadership and hard work. When she passed, the school began The Mariann Hoag Scholarship Dinner. Thi… Read More
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It's All in Who You Know

It's All in Who You Know

Each week, we try to provide you with information about things that we think you might find interesting or helpful. But as I was deciding what to write about this week, it occurred to me that perhaps it would be fun to tell you about who you should… Read More
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Supporting C.A.R.E.S. of…

Supporting C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills

For years, C.A.R.E.S. (Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.) has been providing assistance for the Farmington Hills community. Its belief is that every person should have access to basic resources, such as food, shelter and educatio… Read More
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A World Happiness Summit

A World Happiness Summit

I had the privilege and good fortune to attend the World Happiness Summit (WOHASU) in Miami March 16-18. While that may sound like a hokey, silly purpose for a summit, the content was compelling. Over the past three decades or so, the science of happ… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Heather Brenneman Miles

When not drafting estate plans or negotiating business deals, Heather Miles can be found spending as much quality time with her family as she can. She is often putting in work on her family’s farm and rooting on Notre Dame with her brothers an… Read More
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New Challenges for Nonpro…

New Challenges for Nonprofits

With the January 1, 2018, implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the landscape will change for many nonprofit organizations and their donors alike. Here are a few of the changes that have received the most attention: Many nonprofits engage in… Read More
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Beamer Leads Training at…

Beamer Leads Training at MDCR

Dirk Beamer recently lead a training workshop for the employees of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR).  Titled Sexual Harassment Awareness in the #MeToo Moment, the workshop sought to educate participants on work place dos and don’ts,… Read More
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Uncle Sam Wants You!

Uncle Sam Wants You!

(To Report Cash Transactions) I once facilitated a closing in which my clients sold a very modest home to a young couple for $10,000.  What made this transaction interesting was that the couple paid for the house with cash, all in small bills.  I s… Read More
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