This Woman Is Going Viral On Twitter For Reapplying For Her Own Job After She Saw It Posted With A Higher Salary
"My company just listed a job posting for what I’m currently doing. Thanks to salary transparency laws, I see that they intend to pay this person $32k-$90k more than they currently pay me, so I applied."news.yahoo.com
Upscale, Italian furnishings company opening North American headquarters near Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Tecnoform, an Italian company that manufactures upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles and boats, is opening a North American headquarters and manufacturing facility on 36th Street SW in Cascade Township. SE in Cascade Township, and plans to add up to 130 jobs and invest $7.3 million in its new office through its lease, improvements to the building and new equipment. “This project will strengthen Tecnoform’s presence and future growth in the North American RV industry,” Tecnoform CEO Renzo Kerkoc said in a news release. The company chose to expand in Cascade Township over competing sites in Indiana and Iowa, the MEDC said. “Tecnoform is a high-tech manufacturer with innovative furniture products,” said Brent Case, vice president of business attraction for The Right Place, who worked to bring Tecnoform to West Michigan.mlive.com
Truth Social in limbo as merger partner grapples with another failed vote
Digital World needed 65 percent of its shareholders to vote in support of giving the merger with Truth Social another year. But not enough voted by Thursday's deadline and it was unclear what the next step would be.washingtonpost.com
Jeep omits Upper Peninsula in Super Bowl LV ad with Bruce Springsteen
DETROIT – We’re not sure why this keeps happening to the Upper Peninsula, but another giant company has decided to erase its existence. Jeep’s Super Bowl LV spot, featuring Bruce Springsteen, features a map of the U.S. at the end of the commercial -- but it was missing the Upper Peninsula. Jeep is headquartered in *checks notes* Auburn Hills. The commercial was about finding “the middle,” and uniting the country -- but it’s hard to believe the message when Jeep decided to cut out an entire portion of a state. More: A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
McKinsey agrees to pay nearly $600M over opioid crisis
The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement over its role in the opioid crisis, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis. Washington's attorney general announced a separate $13.5 million deal and West Virginia announced a $10 million settlement with the New York-based company. On a video call with journalists Thursday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said that McKinsey worked for Purdue for 15 years. AdIn a statement, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that McKinsey would pay out more than it made advising companies on opioid sales.
Michigan’s first certified organic cannabis company opens shop in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – In a town dense with cannabis dispensaries, it can be difficult to navigate the wide selection. But the newly-opened Apothecare Ann Arbor hopes to stand out from the crowd. It is Michigan’s first organic cannabis company, certified by Certified Kind, featuring 100% organic cannabis flower, concentrates and edibles. (Shanley Pearl)“We are pleased and proud to finally debut our store and to showcase our unique organic cannabis products,” co-owner Jack Edelstein said in a news release. Apothecare Ann Arbor features individual consultation stations.
Ann Arbor staffing agency hosting food drive through Feb. 3
SAN MATEO, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Donated canned foods sit in a bin at San Mateo High School on November 29, 2017 in San Mateo, California. San Mateo High School students are counting thousands of cans of food and donated packaged food items for their annual food drive. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR – As the Big Game approaches, Express Employment Professionals of Ann Arbor is holding a “Souper Bowl Drive” to tackle hunger in the local community. Now through Feb. 3, Express Ann Arbor will be collecting canned goods to donate to Food Gatherers. Since 2014, Express Ann Arbor has employed more than 35,000 people.
How an Ann Arbor company became a leading COVID testing lab in Michigan
A QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System at LynxDx's headquarters in Ann Arbor. “We did -- and continue to do -- all of their screening and asymptomatic testing.”LynxDx also does testing for St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital. As of Jan. 20, the company is the second leading lab for COVID testing in Michigan, following Curative DC, according to MDHHS. Drive-thru testing in Ann ArborIn mid-November, LynxDx opened a drive-thru testing site in Ann Arbor in the parking lot of 2|42 Community Church at 648 S. Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s PassiveBolt Inc named CES Innovation Awards Honoree for second consecutive year
ANN ARBOR – PassiveBolt Inc. announced Monday it has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for the second year in a row for its newest Shepherd Lock product. The world’s most influential technology event, CES 2021 is taking place for the first time digitally now through Jan. 14. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Assiciation, the annual CES Innovation Awards program is a competition which recognizes groundbreaking consumer technologies across 28 product categories. PassiveBolt’s Shepherd Lock Gen2 is a home lock which features keyless entry technology and provides access based on facial recognition and touch. “We are thrilled to win this highly prestigious award two years in a row,” Kabir Maiga, PassiveBolt co-founder said in a news release.
Airbnb hopes to raise up to $2.6B in mid-December IPO
Airbnb hopes to raise as much as $2.6 billion in its initial public stock offering this month, betting investors will see its home-sharing model as the future of travel. It’s a remarkable comeback for the company that delayed its IPO when the coronavirus pandemic crippled global travel in the spring. Airbnb has more than 7 million listings on its platform, run by 4 million hosts worldwide. But Airbnb has recovered more quickly than traditional hotels as travelers seek whole homes in rural areas far from crowds. Airbnb said it also expects more business people will book vacation rentals, since many can now work from home.
Ann Arbor’s Llamasoft acquired by Coupa Software for $1.5B
ANN ARBOR – California-based Coupa Software announced Monday that it has acquired AI supply chain company Llamasoft for approximately $1.5 billion. Llamasoft’s AI-powered cloud platform helps companies make quick, informed supply chain decisions. Now more than ever, supply chain agility remains critical as economic conditions, consumer preferences and the political landscape continue to change amid the global pandemic. At the beginning of the year, Llamasoft launched its newest product llama.ai, which helps bring forward valuable insights via proven supply chain algorithms. “We are very excited about joining forces with Coupa,” Razat Gaurav, CEO at LLamasoft said in a news release.
Another restaurant chain, Friendly's, stumbles in pandemic
– Friendly's Restaurants, an East Coast dining chain known for its sundaes, is filing for bankruptcy protection. The company, which runs the restaurants under the parent company FIC Restaurants Inc., will sell substantially all of its assets to the restaurant company, Amici Partners Group. All 130 of its locations will remain open while in restructures under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said late Sunday. At least 10 chains have filed for bankruptcy protection since the pandemic began this year. But Friendly's Restaurants, like most other chains that have stumbled this year, had been struggling.
Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close
Cineworld Group Plc said Monday that it would close 536 Regal cinemas in the U.S. and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse venues in the U.K. this week, affecting some 45,000 employees. Last week groups representing theater owners, movie studios and directors issued a plea to U.S. lawmakers to provide relief to ailing movie theaters. Cineworld had also been highly leveraged, having largely funded its acquisition of Regal Entertainment in 2018 through debt. Greidinger hopes that that might be settled before Christmas, in time for “Wonder Woman 1984.”“I will be the happiest man to open the cinemas for ‘Wonder Woman," he said. “But we will also need to look beyond ‘Wonder Woman’ to January and February.”