Category Archives: Member Press Release

  1. OU team travels to Germany to share research, promote collaboration

    Oakland University students Alex Johnston and Marisa Brake, who work with Randal Westrick, Ph.D., in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently travelled over 4,000 miles to Heidelberg, Germany to attend a conference on mammalian genetics and genomics hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

    “The Biological Sciences Department here at OU has a long tradition of supporting undergraduate research,” Johnston said. “Being a student in Dr. Westrick’s lab has opened the door to several new opportunities and experiences, including the EMBL conference.” Read the rest of this entry »

  2. Oakland Dance Theatre, OU Repertory Dance Company to present annual fall showcase

    Oakland Dance Theatre and OU Repertory Dance Company will present their annual fall showcase from Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2 in Varner Recital Hall at Oakland University.

    “It will be a fun-filled artistic performance that is not to be missed,” said Gregory Patterson, associate professor of dance and chair of the Department of Dance at Oakland University.

    The concert will feature original works choreographed by OU dance faculty, as well as guest artists Darby Wilde, Lauren Edson and Shaun Boyle D’Arcy, along with a combined Eisenhower Dance and Repertory Dance Company work by Stephanie Pizzo. Read the rest of this entry »

  3. The Story of Veleveteen Rabbit

    The Junior Actors of Ridgedale will be performing: The Story of Velveteen Rabbit December 9th and 10th! Get your tickets today! This is sure to be a sellout! Tickets are only $11! Buy your tickets here: or call 248-988-7049

    Like a favorite stuffed animal from childhood, this delightful musical will touch your heart and remain forever in your sweet memories. The magic begins as the toy cabinet comes to life when the lights go out in the nursery. Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat, and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life with actors representing the “spirit” of each toy in their entertaining and touching interactions onstage. With narration by the grandfatherly Skin Horse Spirit, you’ll laugh and cry along with the characters — especially the Rabbit Spirit, who learns about love when he gains the affection of the young boy.

  4. Management Information & Business Show

    A two day conference for CPAs and CFOs featuring educational sessions that qualify for CPE credits along with a trade show with over 100 exhibitors servicing all areas of business operations and services from banking to cloud services, accounting software to wealth management and many more. Over 1500 in attendees over the two day period. Sign up on line to exhibit at : Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Congratulations to Secrest Wardle’s Newest Associates on Recently Passing the Bar Exam

    Secrest Wardle proudly congratulates Kristine Horn and Tyler Knurek on passing the bar exam! Ms. Horn and Mr. Knurek have both accepted Associate positions with the Firm at its Troy location.

    Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with additional offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing. For additional information, please visit

  6. Jaffe Selects Bianchi Public Relations for PR

    TROY, Mich.Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm that has a long history of helping businesses succeed, has selected Bianchi Public Relations, Inc. – a metro Detroit public relations (PR) agency with deep media relations and communications experience – as its PR agency of record.

    The announcement was made by William Sider, CEO of Jaffe, and James A. Bianchi, PR agency president.

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  7. December’s Lunch and Learn

    Perfect Your Elevator Pitch – “What do you do?” Answer with Confidence
    “What do you do”? When someone asks you that question, it’s a perfect opportunity for you to gain new clients! By using a perfected “elevator pitch” you can make a lasting impression in 30 seconds or less. You’ll have a company message that works and start converting more leads into clients. You’ll be able to develop an elevator pitch that sounds like a conversation, or an ice breaker, that will spark interest and lead into a deeper dialogue about what you and what your company can offer. Learn how to emotionally grab people’s attention and sell your business in a 10, 30 or 60 second elevator pitch. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. We have a new look!

    Check out our new website and logo! We are working to better communicate how we help our clients focus on what they do best – their business. We do this by taking of caring of the administration for their employees. Emery Benefit Solutions: Large Agency Expertise with Boutique Service –

  9. Free OCC Caregiving Seminar November 30 – The Family Caregiving Journey: You are Not Alone

    OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – November 17, 2017 – Anyone caring for an aging or ailing loved one knows the challenge of being unsure of where to turn for help. Learn about support and resources for caregivers on Thursday, November 30 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus. This event is free and open to all.
    Speaker Pamela Miller-Malone, shares insight from her own life experience. In 2007, she began to notice changes in her otherwise feisty, independent mother’s behavior that began her caregiving journey. Recognizing an unmet need in her community to provide support to other caregivers, she organized the first Detroit Caregiver Support Conference in 2014.
    From making difficult decisions to coordinating caregiver resources, Miller-Malone will offer ideas and information that helped her along the way. Attendees currently caring for an aging or ailing loved one will realize—they are not alone. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Bio-Grid Receives Patent for Innovative Ultraviolet & Misting Disinfecting Unit

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Bio-Grid a patent for our Bio-Grid Pure disinfecting system.

    The Bio-Grid Pure Vapor and Ceiling System was developed out of the concern for prevention of HAI’s. Current hospital ceiling systems do not address the growing threat of C-difficile, staph, or MRSA infections in modern procedure rooms.

    Bio-Grid’s Ceiling Systems are the only complete self-cleaning room options in the industry. By offering solutions in 3 tiered levels (Bio-Grid, Bio-Grid Pure, and Bio-Grid Pure Vapor), we provide solutions to meet our customers’ needs and budgets. No other company in the market today provides our level of customization and simplicity in automated self-cleaning room technology. Read the rest of this entry »