12 01, 2017

Marx Layne helps as China’s GAC Motors plots US automotive entry

While Volvo and Buick are already selling Chinese-built vehicles in the U.S., no Chinese automaker has yet managed to crack the U.S. market. To that end, we are extremely optimistic Guangzhou Automobile Group will change that. At the same time, Marx Layne's automotive team is very excited to play a continued role in its overall [...]

22 11, 2016

7 Things You Will Never Be Able to Afford

By Cameron Huddleston November 7, 2016   When you’re super rich, you can afford to buy almost anything you want. And some certainly do. But not all wealthy people live a flashy lifestyle, said Winnie Sun, founding partner of Sun Group Wealth Partners in Irvine, Calif. In fact, Sun said many of her high net worth clients — including celebrities — are [...]

25 10, 2016

Senior Living Facilities And The Media

Without question, the senior care industry in America remains under intense scrutiny from government agencies, residents, families of residents, the general public and the media. And, no matter how well a facility is operated, unfortunate situations such as theft, elopements, facility issues (heat, water, a fire, evacuation, etc.), injuries or even death can still occur [...]

17 10, 2016


For as long as search engine optimization (SEO) professionals have been working on getting their clients to outrank competitors in Google search, there have always been major and minor concerns in the SEO community every time Google changes its search algorithm. SEO has always been a moving target, which is one of the reasons that [...]

3 10, 2016

Weber’s Boutique Inn and Restaurant Keeps Its Founder’s Legacy Alive

By Pamela Sosnowski, Michigan Homes In 1937, a farm boy from Chelsea, Michigan had a vision: open a restaurant that would become known for its fine dining and hospitality. Herman Weber opened Weber's after gaining experience in the business by working as a cook and dishwasher for another restaurant. Three generations of family ownership later, [...]

28 09, 2016

Core Values Must Guide Corporate Public Relations Strategies

In recent months, we have witnessed disappointing, even fraudulent, actions by major entities in several core American industries. At issue were transgressions that included misrepresentation of product performance to consumers and deception in product testing with regulators. Serious stuff. In each case, there seemed to be a painful disconnect between what these companies stood for—as [...]

20 09, 2016

New Federal Guidelines Released Today Show That Government Is Ready To Encourage Development of Autonomous Vehicles

As reported last night by Automotive News new policy guidelines set to be released today by the feds will require automakers to assess vehicle system design, development, testing and deployment work behind an autonomous vehicle or system before it can be offered for sale or put into service on public roads. This is the government’s [...]

16 09, 2016

Auto Industry Observations with Peter De Lorenzo

Marx Layne & Company continues its conversation with Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com discussing autonomous vehicles and what role they will play in the auto industry's future. Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four

25 08, 2016

Japanese sister state Gov. Mikazuki visits Meijer Gardens on trip to Michigan

  By Maddie Forshee August 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Sister cities and states were implemented to promote cultural diversity and human contact and have done so in Michigan for over 50 years, since the first partnership between Detroit and Toyota, Japan, in 1960. Continuing that idea, Governor Taizo Mikazuki [...]

17 08, 2016

Flint man uses music therapy to help mental health patients

  BY KILA PEEPLES  SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH 2016 Tezell Morris has been working at Rose Hill Center for 16 years helping residents heal with music therapy. (Photo credit: Kila Peeples) Holly — For Tezell Morris, music comes easy for him. Which is why he's spent his life using music to help those who are going through [...]