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Nicole Pelto

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States
Tech Tools to Upgrade Your Workflow

It’s Monday morning and you’re in a stare down with another monster to-do list. For maximum work day output, it’s smart to have systems in place. Here are a few tools we use to propel ourselves into the zone.

Multitasking Kills Creative Flow

Multitasking is a myth. In an era ruled by dinging smart phones, we are conditioned to respond to every notification. While it seems like constant multitasking is the new norm, research has proven that what we know as “multitasking” is just switching between tasks at hyper speed. Our focus is fragmented. Instead of saving time, multitasking zaps our energy and makes us less productive. When we can’t find time to focus, we not only become less efficient, we also lose access to creative flow.

MTU Report
Never Say Die

An engine in service in an American coal mine has already doubled its anticipated runtime. In a coal mine in the Appalachian mountains, the engine used to shift overburden provides a prime example of how important the partnership is between the mine operator and MTU engineers and distributors.

P is for Patience - Stratacomm

Branded content. Micro-influencer campaigns. Social advertising. The world of strategic communications has many darlings. We all know the anatomy of a strong brand narrative but when it comes to getting a story published, it can be easy to forget the art of traditional media relations.

Zingerman's Deli
Ask a Monger: How to Build the Perfect Cheeseboard | Zingerman's Deli

First, please forget the idea that creating a beautiful, bountiful cheese and meat board is complicated - it's not. You can do this! To get you started, here's a taste of Sean's wisdom, including a few rules of thumb that can guide you on your quest to design a beautiful, appetizing and crowd-pleasing board.

Crain's Detroit Business
Planning an event? Here's how to find the right caterer

2. Discuss service style Consider whether your event vibe is casual or white glove service, and whether your guests would most enjoy a strolling, seated, buffet or family-style meal. Beyond service style, it's also wise to consider what kind of customer service experience you expect.

BAKE! with Zing blog
Living Bread with Daniel Leader - BAKE! with Zing blog

BAKE! welcomes baking visionary and first-time Zingerman's guest In his just-released groundbreaking book, Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making, Daniel Leader, owner of the iconic Catskills bakery Bread Alone, offers a comprehensive picture of his sought-after baking philosophy for the enthusiastic home baker.

Crain's Detroit Business
Three Reasons to Put a Charitable Twist on Teambuilding

Zingerman's Cornman Farms, an event venue and culinary space, offers Cook for a Cause, a program that engages team members in a one-of-a-kind, feel-good culinary experience that gives back to the community in significant, immediately tangible ways. Led by world class chef, Kieron Hales, program participants prepare home-cooked meals for families of patients at Mott Children's Hospital.

Zingerman's Deli
Latkes, Golden Fried Potato Pancakes | Zingerman's Deli

What makes the perfect latke? Is it crisp level? Is it texture or condiments? Maybe for you, your love for latkes hinges on who made it. While we will never claim to have anything on your Bubbie's latkes, we think the latkes we make at Zingerman's Delicatessen are the next best thing.

Crain's Detroit Business
Five secrets to holiday office party success

In lieu of a full bar, offer a specialty cocktail and mocktail to serve alongside beer and wine! Need a little inspiration? Cornman Farms founder and executive chef, Kieron Hales, recommends trying one of his favorites from his English homeland.

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