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Nicole Pelto

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Community of Businesses
Passport to the Farmers Market from Miss Kim

Fairy tale eggplants, hen of the woods mushrooms, candy cane beets and delicata squash. What sound like characters in a wild childhood fable are actually staples in Michigan farmers markets during a few magical, yet fleeting, weeks in early fall.

Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Dinner With Abra, Celebrating Her Debut Cookbook, Ruffage

"You know what you like. Taste it. If you like it, that's enough." - Abra Berens On June 14, Zingerman's alum Abra Berens will host a homecoming dinner in celebration of her debut cookbook Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables at Zingerman's Greyline. Ruffage has been recognized by the New York Times as one of the ...

Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Dorie Greenspan, Baking Guru, Visits BAKE! - Zingerman's Community of Businesses

"Baking is the exact opposite of being online all the time." - Dorie Greenspan Last week, BAKE! hosted Dorie Greenspan, five-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and sparkly delight of a person. Dorie visited in support of her latest cookbook release, Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook.

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