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Royal Oak – May 29, 2019

Royal Oak – May 29, 2019

Royal Oak Brewery Will Temporarily Close for $200K Renovation

Fans of craft beer in Royal Oak will notice a city mainstay is closed this week. Royal Oak Brewery is prepping for a $200,000 facelift to the whole building—inside and out.

Owner Drew Ciora says the renovations will be “dramatic and noticeable,” different from construction four years ago, which focused more on the function of the 24-year-old business. When the business reopens, customers will notice custom tables and stools as well as a new color palette for the walls.

Michigan Aiming to be a Hotspot for Job Growth as Older Workers Retire

Trade jobs are looking to be a bright spot in the Michigan economy as older workers retire. Estimates show that 545,000 skilled-labor jobs will be available by the end of 2026.

In response to the anticipated need, the Talent and Economic Development Department jump started a campaign called “Going Pro” to raise awareness for the growth potential in skilled trades fields and to inspire younger workers to consider the trades as a career.

“There is a big gap to fill, but we think that presents an opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, speaking at a press event at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. “There are a lot of talented hardworking people in Michigan, and we want to make sure there’s a pathway for them to have a high-wage, high-quality career.”

Trade careers include jobs in construction, manufacturing, health care, automotive and information technology. The jobs typically require some training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree, which is appealing to many because they graduate from their programs with little, if any, debt.

Detroit Zoo Boosts Local Economy with Impact of Over $167 Million in 2018

Five-year study shows average annual economic impact of $175 million

Who knew monkeys, zebras and a few aardvarks could drive the local economy to the tune of $167 million?

An analysis of the economic impacts of the Detroit Zoo found that the largest paid family attraction in Michigan had a total economic impact of $167.6 million in the Metro Detroit community in 2018. The study by Conventions, Sports and Leisure International showed an average annual economic impact of more than $175 million over a five-year period from 2014 to 2018.

Over the past five years, the Detroit Zoo has attracted a total of nearly 7.5 million visitors, or an average of approximately 1.5 million annual attendees. Zoo visitation reached a high of nearly 1.7 million in 2016 with the opening of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center.

Clay, Glass & Metal Show Takes New Name, Look

Clay, Glass and Metal has a new look and a new name. The award-winning art show features works created from heat using fire and earth.

Held in the heart of the downtown, the only mediums presented in this June show are Clay, Glass & Metal pieces, ranging from jewelry to large, decorative pieces. Entrees are juried by a group of artists to ensure only the best of the best are presented.

Save the date:

Clay, Glass & Metal

Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington Avenue, between 5th Street and Lincoln.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Clawson – May 29, 2019

Clawson – May 29, 2019

Downtown Clawson Welcomes Summertime Fresh Market

If you’re looking for organic meat, eggs, produce and handcrafted items, you don’t have to look too far.

Every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. June through September, a new-to-Clawson Summertime Fresh Market will set up in the parking lot of the Salt & Sugar Company at 139 W. 14 Mile.

Opening day is Wednesday, June 5.

The Yarn Stop Hosts a Yarn Tasting

Are you an adventure knitter? Do you want to try yarns from different places and get new ideas? Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. and head to The Yarn Stop where you can spend the evening with the artists of Three Irish Girls Yarns. Attendees can try some of their yarns, learn about new project ideas and receive some great items to take home.

 

 

 

Michigan Aiming to be a Hotspot for Job Growth as Older Workers Retire

Trade jobs are looking to be a bright spot in the Michigan economy as older workers retire. Estimates show that 545,000 skilled-labor jobs will be available by the end of 2026.

In response to the anticipated need, the Talent and Economic Development Department jump started a campaign called “Going Pro” to raise awareness for the growth potential in skilled trades fields and to inspire younger workers to consider the trades as a career.

“There is a big gap to fill, but we think that presents an opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, speaking at a press event at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. “There are a lot of talented hardworking people in Michigan, and we want to make sure there’s a pathway for them to have a high-wage, high-quality career.”

Trade careers include jobs in construction, manufacturing, health care, automotive and information technology. The jobs typically require some training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree, which is appealing to many because they graduate from their programs with little, if any, debt.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

Troy – May 29, 2019

Troy – May 29, 2019

Chamber Hosting Free Seminar on Sales and Communications

The Troy Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free seminar called Advanced Communications and Sales Strategies. The event is on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber’s training rooms at 2125 Butterfield in Troy.

For more information, visit the website

Michigan Aiming to be a Hotspot for Growth as Older Workers Retire

Trade jobs are looking to be a bright spot in the Michigan economy as older workers retire. Estimates show that 545,000 skilled-labor jobs will be available by the end of 2026.

In response to the anticipated need, the Talent and Economic Development Department jump started a campaign called “Going Pro” to raise awareness for the growth potential in skilled trades fields and to inspire younger workers to consider the trades as a career.

“There is a big gap to fill, but we think that presents an opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, speaking at a press event at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. “There are a lot of talented hardworking people in Michigan, and we want to make sure there’s a pathway for them to have a high-wage, high-quality career.”

Trade careers include jobs in construction, manufacturing, health care, automotive and information technology. The jobs typically require some training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree, which is appealing to many because they graduate from their programs with little, if any, debt.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Birmingham – May 29, 2019

Birmingham – May 29, 2019

Michigan Aiming to be a Hotspot for Job Growth as Older Workers Retire

Trade jobs are looking to be a bright spot in the Michigan economy as older workers retire. Estimates show that 545,000 skilled-labor jobs will be available by the end of 2026.

In response to the anticipated need, the Talent and Economic Development Department jump started a campaign called “Going Pro” to raise awareness for the growth potential in skilled trades fields and to inspire younger workers to consider the trades as a career.

“There is a big gap to fill, but we think that presents an opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, speaking at a press event at Lansing Community College’s West Campus. “There are a lot of talented hardworking people in Michigan, and we want to make sure there’s a pathway for them to have a high-wage, high-quality career.”

Trade careers include jobs in construction, manufacturing, health care, automotive and information technology. The jobs typically require some training beyond high school but not necessarily a four-year degree, which is appealing to many because they graduate from their programs with little, if any, debt.

Bernhard Brenner, the president and founder of Knitcraft

Chamber Hosting Free Seminar on Sales and Communications

The Troy Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free seminar called Advanced Communications and Sales Strategies. The event is on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber’s training rooms at 2125 Butterfield in Troy.

For more information, visit the website.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
Troy – May 21, 2019

Troy – May 21, 2019

Troy Police, Fire Recognize Team Members

Patrick Durham Chosen as Troy Firefighter of the Year

Patrick Durham always knew he wanted to be a firefighter. He’s been a member of the department since 2010.

In 2012 he received a Unit Commendation for an extrication incident requiring stabilization and lifting of a vehicle to free a victim on Coolidge Highway. In 2013, he received a Merit Award for his participation at a second alarm structure fire on Park Street, and an additional Merit Award in 2014 for exemplary performance with the Canterbury Square structure fire.

Patrick was promoted to Station Lieutenant in May of 2015 and in 2017 received two more Departmental Unit Citations for helping to control and extinguish a rapidly spreading structure fire under extraordinary conditions on Hylane Street and saving the structure; and helping to control and extinguish a rapidly spreading multi-residential structure fire at the Northfield Hills Condos, saving the building and rescuing two cats.

“The Troy Fire Department is very proud of Patrick and the skills he has brought to our community,” Chief Roberts added.

 

Troy Police Select Detective Todd Gustke as Officer of the Year

Troy’s Police Officer of the Year is 24-year agency veteran, Detective Todd Gustke. He’s an accomplished detective assigned to the Southeast Michigan Financial Crimes Task Force, a Secret Service run group of federal and local investigators.

Gustke successfully completed an investigation of an $18.2-million criminal operation that bought and sold fraudulently obtained gift card cards and prepaid credit cards last year. Also in 2018, his investigation of an ATM skimming group acting in Troy, Royal Oak and surrounding areas led to an arrest of the ringleader.

He received numerous awards including a certificate of recognition from FBI Director Robert Mueller for outstanding contribution to the Detroit Metro Identity Fraud Task Force. He also received the prestigious Sir Robert Peel Award from the University of Detroit—Mercy for excellence in the Security Administration graduate program.

 

Troy Police Select Sergeant Meghan Lehman as Command Officer of the Year

Sgt. Meghan Lehman is Troy’s Command Officer of the Year. Meghan serves in the agency’s Community Services Section, guiding community relations, social media and media relations efforts.

In 2018, she grew the agency’s social media presence significantly, using the social media to increase community connection and rapidly release emergency information.

Under her supervision, the Community Services Section delivered 157 community programs, attended by more than 28,000 people in 2018.

Lehman has been with the agency for 15 years and previously served in the Juvenile Unit as an investigator and also as the School Resource Officer at Troy High School. She was Officer of the Year in 2010 for her investigative work on juvenile cases. 

 

Troy Police Select Police Service Aide Peter Guest as Non-Sworn Employee of the Year

Police Service Aide Peter Guest is Troy’s Non-Sworn Employee of the Year. He was recognized for his contributions to drunk driving cases through breathalyzer administration, documentation and courtroom testimony as well as his outstanding work ethic.

Guest has administered hundreds of breathalyzer exams in his career, and has subsequently testified in many drunk driving cases. Through his professionalism, knowledge and meticulous reports, he has contributed positively to numerous cases.

He joined the Troy Police Department in 2006 after 20 years in sales.

Troy Woman’s Association Awards Scholarships

The Troy Women’s Association, a local nonprofit organization, awarded $8,000 in educational scholarships to local women who demonstrate a commitment to serving their community and/or demonstrate a financial need. Two categories of scholarship applications were awarded for graduating high school students and adults.

Each woman received $1,700 towards their college tuition.

Neha Paragi is a current student at the University of Michigan majoring in Business and Industrial & Operations Engineering.

Melissa Collins is a senior at Troy High and will attend Oakland University this fall, majoring in the Sciences. She wants to be a radiologist.

Lindsey Gawthrop is a senior at Troy High and will attend Michigan State University this fall, majoring in environmental sciences at Lyman Briggs College.

Claudia Chabay is a senior at Troy High and will attend Central Michigan this fall, majoring in kinesiology. She wants to be a physician assistant.

Madeline Purvis is a senior at Athens High and will attend the University of Michigan this fall, majoring in aerospace engineering.

Photo: L-R:  Neha Paragi, Melissa Collins, Lindsay Gawthrop, Claudia Chabay, Madeline Purvis

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net
To share your news, announcements, and events, please email citynewseditor@localbiznews.net