How to Respond in a Communications Crisis A restaurant can be one of the most stressful, backbreaking and, yet, exhilarating businesses to own or operate. A successful restaurant takes a willingness to work long hours, train quality staff, astute marketing, and attention to detail for everything from ordering supplies to plating the meal. Most of [...]
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Businesses are often faced with protracted public relations and crisis communication challenges that take careful planning, multifaceted outreach and stamina to resolve. Marx Layne & Co. is a leading Detroit, Michigan-based crisis communications firm specializing in the critical components of crisis management. This includes effective communication with key stakeholders. Marx Layne & Co. has counseled [...]
BY JIM HARGER GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Social Kitchen and Bar, the newest restaurant in the Downtown Market, has a gritty urban feel thanks to the decor scavenged from old houses and factories on its home turf in Southeast Michigan. "We wanted this place to have a feeling of functionality," said Jaime Tepker, director of [...]
Gorman's Furniture of Grand Rapids shares spring design tips GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Interior designer Michelle Worsham from Gorman's shares tips for brightening your home for spring. Start by cleaning your home, including the appliances, furniture, windows and floors. It’s all about adding color. Start with the accessories, which can easily be changed out each season. Remove [...]
Recent events at Airlines remind us that Employees are your Front-Line Brand Ambassadors By Michael Layne, President, Marx Layne & Co. Take confined spaces; a high-maintenance customer or a solo parent with children; and an employee with an attitude problem, even if for just one day. Recent, highly publicized episodes in Delta Airlines and United Airlines passenger cabins demonstrate how volatile that combination can [...]
Video for the Detroit NAACP 62nd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner At the April 23, 2017 Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner, McDonald's owner, Jim Thrower was recognized as being a co-chair of America's largest sit-down dinner. With more than 5,000 guests in attendance, Thrower was asked to develop an introduction video of [...]
Rhonda Ross, WZZM 9:17 AM. EDT April 16, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Social Kitchen at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is celebrating their first anniversary and will feature promotions for guests dining at the restaurant April 17 – 21, 2017 including "free bacon day" to add to sandwiches, $3 bartender-picks-your-beer, and half off Sangria [...]
Social Kitchen & Bar Grand Rapids April 15, 2016 | By Pat Evans A new restaurant and bar originating from the state’s east side is slated to open downtown Monday. Bloomfield Hills-based Peas & Carrots Hospitality will open Social Kitchen & Bar at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, the second location for the group’s [...]
On the next American Black Journal, the threat of more school closings in Detroit continues to be a hot button issue for educators, parents and students. We'll get the young people's perspective from students in the Neighborhood Service Organization's Youth Initiatives Project. Plus, a local organization focuses on empowering residents to become self-reliant problem solvers who build up their [...]
By David M. Downey, of Alzheimer's Association While I have seen, throughout my personal life, what Alzheimer's disease and dementia can do to loved ones, I also have experienced how this disease can impact the workplace. Throughout my career in various executive positions with large corporations and my own businesses, I have witnessed a number [...]