David Bardallis | ContributorYou may have noticed a change recently. Not in the weather necessarily, but perhaps in the taps of your local barroom or the shelves of your favorite retailer. Pumpkin beers. Oktoberfests. Brown ales. The sure signs of fall may be a wee bit ahead of the elements, but they portend shorter days and cooler nights ahead. Best to get out and enjoy the dwindling days of fun in the sun while you still can. Here's where to go and what to do, courtesy of your latest Week in Beer.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.comThe annual Deals of the Year event — a black-tie awards ceremony that honors the business decisions that had the most impact in the region over the previous year — will be held Nov. 1 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
The cable guy, plumber, electrician and heating and cooling guys all do it, but cops will not. There is usually no time and it would not be safe for a patrol officer. Those other professionals who come in your home may put surgical booties on when they walk on your fine carpet, but the first responders that come in will not. They do not have the time, and usually when they are there it is an emergency, and at that point you will not care.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.comFootball Saturdays are typically the biggest sales days of the year for Ann Arbor-based retailer Underground Printing, but Michigan Stadium’s second-ever night game should deliver an unprecedented business boost.
With mental health treatment services moving to the Annex building at 110 N. Fourth Ave. in downtown Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County officials have a $1 million upgrade planned.
To help the county with the renovation costs, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority's governing board on Wednesday agreed to contribute $300,000 in grant funding.
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com file photoThe first week of high school football and in turn the first week of the “Beat Pete” reminded us all why everyone is always so excited at the beginning of high school football season.
Over the course of Colin Hay’s 32-year recording career, he’s climbed some very high peaks and endured some very low valleys. But for the last 20 or so of those years, he’s been quite content making the kind of music he wants to make, for a loyal audience that admires not only his talent, but his resilience.
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here's a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area:
Robert A. Boonin, an attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Butzel Long was among five Butzel Long attorneys named Lawyer of the Year” 2014 by Best Lawyers in specific practice areas. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year." Boonin was honored in the category "Employment Law - Management."
During a two-week summer trip sponsored by Toyota and organized by the International Institute of Education, 10 Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers and administrators went to Singapore to learn about successful science, technology, engineering and math (often abbreviated as STEM) education strategies.
Datebook is your source for information about important business events going on in the greater Ann Arbor area.
• Wednesday: BioArbor presents "Use of Social Media for Marketing in Life Science Companies." 5-7 p.m. SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Learn from the BioArbor panel how you can exploit social media in your life science company. Each panelist will discuss the specifics of their use of social media to successfully expand their sales and marketing efforts. Free. More info: http://www.annarborusa.org/events/business-training-entrepreneurs-marketing-networking-spark-events/bioarbor-use-social-media.
Fingers are inching closer to the launch button, now that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize limited airstrikes against Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons. Final authorization is still a ways off, but we’re moving in that direction.
Should we push the button?
Would you feel personally responsible if we did?
The majority of Americans believe there is clear evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons to kill its own people, according to a Pew survey conducted just days ago. But only three of ten Americans favor airstrikes against Syria. Why?
Overwhelmingly, Americans believe that airstrikes would create a backlash. Almost three-quarters (74%) fear a backlash against the U.S. and our allies in the Middle East. More than six in ten (61%) believe that airstrikes would be the beginning of a long-term military engagement. And, only 33% believe that airstrikes would actually discourage the use of chemical weapons.
Do you oppose or approve of airstrikes against Syria?
Is your opinion based on pragmatic reasons, moral reasons, or both?
Would you feel personally responsible if the U.S. launched airstrikes against Syria?
Dr. Wayne E. Baker is a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Baker blogs daily at Our Values and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
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A trivia question: Which decade embraced glam rock fashionistas skimpily clad in crushed velour hot pants and sequined halter tops, best observed shimmering and gyrating to acid rock in the purple haze of a lava lamp?
The Pioneer High School girls golf team defeated Skyline 168-213 at Lake Forest Golf Club on Wednesday. It was a low-round for the Pioneers so far this season behind 41s from Lizzy Fichera and Hyun Jim Kim and 43s from Alex Lee and Hah Rah.