Design Support Growing
Design West Michigan, led by
More than 200 attendees, a larger crowd than anticipated, showed up for an
"It is truly unique that for the first time, designers of all disciplines in
"Creativity and sustainability represent the new movement in every aspect of design, and it is exciting that West Michigan is playing an advanced role, including most recently the site of your gathering, Haworth's new headquarters," said the Holland Republican, who pledged to advocate for the continued work of the group as he conducts his business in Congress.
- Herman Miller President and CEO Brian Walker is among the local office furniture executives who realize the importance of marketing this area as a design-rich region.
will appear tonight as guest on the CNBC series "The Business of Innovation." In the final episode of the five-part series, Walker will discuss the company's global business model and strategy for driving innovation within new and existing markets. Walker
The episode, to be aired at , also will highlight some of the company's iconic and recent products and a number of Herman Miller's
The employee-owners of Herman Miller did a great job of executing this past quarter and year,"
Despite higher sales, the company reported operating expenses of $115.0 million declined by $3.6 million to 22.2 percent of sales, a 220 basis point decrease, compared to the same period in fiscal 2007. HMI officials pointed to the restructuring action taken earlier in the year and the company's continuing focus on expense management.
Comstock Parknative has founded Posh Events, an East Lansingconsulting firm that helps area companies, trade and professional associations plan and execute special events. Posh Events was founded by Kim (Erdelyi) Gregory, a former furniture marketing executive and state legislative staffer. Lansing
Gregory worked for former Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus in his executive office as well as his 2002 governor's campaign. She also worked with State Sen. BillHardiman and volunteered for State Rep. Dave Hildenbrand
Gregory said Posh Events specializes in business and nonprofit special engagements in mid-Michigan as well as destination events from Mackinac Island to the
The company recently produced two corporate events on
- Regardless of the candidate they may vote for in November, MSU students are strongly predicting that Democrat Barack Obama will win the White House. A panel survey began last year and was extended through a series of statewide primaries that narrowed voter choices.
In the latest wave of the ongoing online survey, the students forecast that the
The survey, tracking student preferences since last November, shows a low rate of Democratic to Republican defection and a larger Republican to Democratic shift. The Internet-based survey also asked the young voters, average age 21, what issues they believe will matter the most — and the least — in the election. Results come from MSU's Office for Survey Research in the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, specializing in public policy, leadership training and survey research.
Students were quizzed just as they left campus for summer break and as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton offered her support to Obama. Among the nearly 300 students participating, 65 percent predicted that Obama would claim the presidency and 26 percent projected that McCain would win. Eight percent said they did not know who would win and 1 percent predicted