Business Insider

Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider, 1290 WLBY – Thursday, March 8, 2012

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The Kite Network:  Executive Director Anne Rivard, Co-Founder Jeff Pitts, Trained Counselor Dotty Williams – In March of 2000, Doug and Julie Stotlar lost their 6 year-old daughter, Lauren, when she was struck by her school bus.  In April of 2004, Lisa and Jeff’s 2 year-old son, Brandon, died suddenly from an upper respiratory virus.  Together these couples turned their profound grief into a beautiful and lasting legacy for their children and those who suffer such tragedies by founding The Kite Network.  This peer support organization provides counselors who are volunteers from the community as a support to those whose lives have been darkened by grief.
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Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce:  Executive Director Abby Erickson Goldberg and President Paula Palmer Burns – Michigan Moving Forward: That’s the theme for this year’s Dexter Chamber Annual Dinner Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 PM at the Ann Arbor Country Club.  The keynote address will be given by State Representative Mark Ouimet and the highlight each year is the presentation of annual awards.
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Tech Thursday:  Nathan Bomey, Business News Director, An e-commerce software company is moving its Michigan operation to Ann Arbor.  Nathan Bomey reports that Commerce Guys is expanding and wants to tap into the local talent pool.  Get your resume ready.  Also, a 75 year-old Ann Arbor company has quietly left the area for another state.  King Engineering leaves behind a great South State location for a new enterprise.  Nathan speculates on what might go in there.
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Whitmore Lake Chamber of Commerce:  Eric Cheyne, Account Manager, All Star Alarm – The high incidence of home invasions in the Ann Arbor area has many residents looking for extra security and peace of mind.  Eric tells us how security systems can protect you, including the ability to monitor your home security system via your cell phone or laptop.
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