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Tourism officials and environmentalists gather at a northern Michigan ski resort to talk over the effects of climate change on Michigan’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry
I have run out of cold jokes. You won’t find a guy who likes winter more than me, but this is too much, too long, even for me. So here’s the latest tech news, and now I’m going to go find myself a powerful ultraviolet light and sit under it until I blister.
ITC Holdings, the nation’s largest publicly traded owner of the power grid, reported sharply higher revenue and net income for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31.
Automation Alley this week announced the launch of Code ReConnect, a new training program designed to provide participants with the skills and credentials needed to land high-level IT jobs.
A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.
Dangerous levels of lead, other toxic metals and toxic flame retardants were found in most Mardi Gras beads tested by Ann Arbor’s Ecology Center.
So here we are again at midweek in Polar Vortex Central. Who cares about record lows when there’s so much cool high tech? Read on…
DAVID CORRIGAN is president and COO of Corrigan Moving Systems in Farmington Hills. Corrigan Moving Systems is a relocation company. As the third generation at the helm of the company, Corrigan oversees the $75 million operation, including supervising the management team and all 600 employees. He serves as vice chairman for the board of directors of UniGroup and is an active director of the American Moving and Storage Association. He has been recognized as Mover of the Year by Michigan Movers and Warehouseman’s Association. Recently, United Van Lines presented its President’s Quality Award to Corrigan Moving Systems, recognizing the company as the highest quality mover among its 400 agents. The American Moving & Storage Association selected the company as the “Agent of the Year.” Corrigan Moving has 12 offices in four states, including nine in Michigan. The company’s revenue increased 5 percent and the firm hired more than 200 people in the past year, with 10 percent growth in Southeast Michigan. Over his 35-year career with the company, Corrigan has worked in virtually every position, from cleaning the trucks to his current role. He earlier served as operations and general manager at various Corrigan branches, in charge of dispatching crews and managing finances and personnel. He received his bachelor’s degree in transportation administration from Michigan State University. Read the full profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.
A new study from the University of Michigan shows that the modern trend of co-working helps isolated free agents thrive and be more productive.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Tuesday announced state approval of economic development projects that will create 1,444 new jobs in Michigan and result in $362 million in business spending in the state.