1. Women’s Golf Classic

    Join us for a great day of golf, food, longest drive & putt competitions, and 4 hole-in-one contests. Check-In/Registration starts at 7am and the Shotgun Start will begin at 8:30 am. Only $150/individual and $600/foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit our website at

  2. Run for the Roses Derby Party

    Saturday, May 6th, 4-7 pm The Boys & Girls Club of Troy, 3670 John R Road
    We are bringing the Kentucky Derby to Troy! TICKETS JUST $25/PERSON
    AND $45/COUPLE
    The Derby Party Will Feature: Kentucky Derby Live Broadcast, Mint Juleps,
    Southern-Themed Appetizers, Ladies Hat Competition,
    Racing-Themed Adventures.
    Proceeds Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.

  3. Cybersecurity for Independent Healthcare Providers

    About this webinar
    The American Medical Association recently reported that 4 out of 5 healthcare providers and payer executives say their health IT systems have been compromised by cyberattacks.

    On April 27, CMIT Solutions is hosting a free webinar to educate healthcare providers on how to manage cybersecurity risk. The webinar is hosted by CMIT Solutions of South Charlotte President Emory Simmons, who has over 30 years of risk management experience.

    Join us on April 27 as we cover the following topics:

    · The current cyber threats facing medical practices
    · Case study of a recent cyber attack
    · The framework your practice can follow to manage cybersecurity risk
    · Actionable steps you can start taking immediately to protect your practice

    If you would like to attend this free online presentation, you may register at
    or contact Jason Cutsinger at

  4. Secrest Wardle Attorneys Recently Served as Panelists for A.M. Best Webinar, “Pileup in Commercial Auto”

    On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Secrest Wardle Senior Partner Nathan J. Edmonds and Partner Mark C. Vanneste, both of the Firm’s Troy location, served as panelists for A. M. Best Company’s webinar, “Pileup in Commercial Auto.” If you were unable to view the webinar on the date it was presented, you may now sign up to view a complimentary recording. Register to view the video playback here.
    A.M. Best Company provides news, credit ratings and financial data products and services for the insurance industry. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Dickinson Wright PLLC to Host Sunrise Seminar on Employment Relations Matters

    DETROIT, Mich., April 20, 2017 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Sunrise Seminar entitled “Can I Do This?” – an interactive seminar discussing frequently asked questions and situations in employment relations matters.

    The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. Speakers David Deromedi and Sam Richman will cover a wide range of employment-related topics including how companies should address the following situations:

    • I need a doctor’s note every time you take intermittent FMLA leave.
    • You lost your laptop so I’m docking your salary.
    • Did someone say you were marching in the Motor City Pride parade?
    • I hear that your mother has diabetes. Are you worried that it is hereditary?
    • I see you’ve put on some weight. When is the baby due?
    • Can’t we just call this termination a position elimination and be done with it?

    Below are the event details for Dickinson Wright’s Sunrise Seminar:

    Dickinson Wright Sunrise Seminar “Can I Do This?”

    Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Automation Alley
    2675 Bellingham Drive
    Troy, MI 48083

    To register for this free event, please visit

    David R. Deromedi is a member of Dickinson Wright and has practiced in the area of labor and employment law for more than 20 years, with a focus on employment litigation and counseling, wage and hour litigation and counseling, and occupational safety.

    Sam Richman is an associate at Dickinson Wright. His practice focuses on employment law, commercial litigation, and securities litigation. As an associate member of the firm’s employment law practice, Sam works both to prevent litigation and resolve lawsuits quickly and efficiently.

    About Dickinson Wright PLLC
    Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

    Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

  6. Emery Benefit Solutions is designated as a Preferred Agency of Blue Cross Blue Shield

    April 1, 2017 Detroit, MI – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designated Emery Benefit Solutions (EBS) as a Preferred Agency. This prestigious designation symbolizes EBS’ commitment to their clients, their community and their industry.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the largest insurer in the state of Michigan, serving 5.1 million people nationwide and has the largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan: 152 hospitals, and more than 33,000 doctors. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Oakland University recognizes outstanding faculty at annual luncheon

    Oakland University honored more than 30 faculty members for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching roles in educating the leaders of tomorrow during its 22nd Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Rehmann Honored on Vault Accounting 50 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

    Troy, Mich. – [April 19, 2017] – Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators, ranked 23rd overall— among other honors — in the latest Vault Accounting 50 rankings.

    The Vault Accounting 50 report highlights the best accounting firms to work for. Rehmann landed among the best in the following additional categories:

    • #16 Best Accounting Firms for Work-Life Balance
    • #17 Best Accounting Firms for Client Interaction
    • #17 Best Accounting Firms for Women
    • #18 Best to Work for Firm Leadership
    • #18 Best Accounting Firms for Hours

    “At Rehmann, we strive to not only help our clients achieve their personal and professional goals, but to ensure that our associates enjoy coming to work every day,” said Katie Strehler, chief human resources officer for the firm. “These Vault rankings serve as an important indicator that we are continuing to make progress toward that objective.”

    The Vault Accounting 50 data is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the primary issues that accounting professionals care most about, including quality of life rankings such as culture, satisfaction, work-life balance, and compensation in combination with overall firm prestige. The ranking is based on the following criteria: 40 percent prestige, 20 percent firm culture, 10 percent work-life balance, 10 percent compensation, 10 percent overall job satisfaction, 5 percent business outlook, and 5 percent formal training.

    About Rehmann
    Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann has nearly 800 associates located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Online at


  9. Ulliance Expands Team with New Account Manager, Douglas Smith

    Ulliance, an international service company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, recently hired Douglas Smith as an account manager. In this role, Smith is responsible for delivering services to client companies including management consultations, critical/traumatic incident debriefings, employee assistance program activities and orientation programs. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Troy Chamber Hosts Expert Panel to Discuss Michigan Business Climate

    On Wednesday, May 10, the Troy Chamber of Commerce will host REinvest Michigan, an engaging event including an economic update and a panel of experts to discuss the current business climate and the obstacles they overcame to help create the new economy in Michigan. The event will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. at Altair, 1820 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy.

    President & CEO of the Troy Chamber, Ara Topouzian, explains that REinvest Michigan is a great opportunity to hear where the economy is going and how it plays into both real estate and business attraction. “This is one of the most unique economic updates you will hear in Michigan by some of the top professionals involved in economic development.”

    The panel of experts include: Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, Matthew Farrell, CEO & Co-Founder of CORE Partners and Jennifer Nelson, Chief Business Development Officer of Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and is moderated by Daniel Duggan, Vice President-Origination, Bernard Financial Group. Prior to the panel discussion, Paul Traub will be giving a brief economic update.

    “Michigan is building a 21st-century economy inspired by the state’s legendary ‘spirit of innovation’ that integrates technological possibilities, strengths of the dynamic global auto industry and entrepreneurial promise,” says Jennifer Nelson. “By understanding our current economy with an eye on future economic growth, REinvest Michigan provides an incisive analysis of economic trends that define business opportunities and shape the range of reasons the state is an attractive place for businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries.”

    The event is sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union, Oakland University and First State Bank. The cost is $25 for Troy Chamber members and $40 for non-members and includes breakfast. Register at For more information call 248-641-8151 or e-mail:


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