Friday, July 31, 2015

FREEISMYLIFE August Calendar - All the August FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE August 2015 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

Keep reading to see all the great August FREE and low cost events, deals, contests and more in Detroit and beyond...

GOING ON ALL MONTH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE AUGUST BABIES - COME GET YOUR BIRTHDAY FREEBIES!!


Late Night Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze features 1/2 Priced Appetizers & Drink Specials every Sunday through Thursday from 9pm to close

Start Saving at the Pump with the FREE Shell Fuel Rewards Card

COUPON: FREE MiniBon for Joining the Cinnabon Club

DEAL: 99 Cent .COM Domain Registrations at GoDaddy with special offer link for a limited time

FREE eBook: What would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story by Judge Judy

Earn FREE Google Play Credits just for taking Short Surveys with the Google Opinions Rewards App

FREE Apple 3-Day Summer Camps for Kids age 8 to 12 - SPACE IS LIMITED

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8/1 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in August - 8/1 - Cooking with Tomatoes - RSVP


8//1 - FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 8/1 - Chalkboard Door Hanger


8/1 - 8/2 - Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August - Aug 1-2, medium Fanta® Slurpee® drink


8/1 - 8/3 - COUPON: $10 off Dine-in Dinner purchase (no minimum) at Bonefish Grill - ENDS 8/3


8/1 - 8/14 - FREE 7th annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Kids 'N Kicks Summer Walking Program 6/8 - 8/14


8/1 - 8/31 - FREE Summer Math Program from TenMarks available on Apple, Android, Fire OS - ENDS 8/31


8/2 - FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/2 - Cooking with Tomotoes - RSVP


8/3 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - August 3rd - Babe (1995)


8/6 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's


8/7 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday


8/7 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm


8/8 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in August - 8/8 - Fresh Pasta and Pesto - RSVP

8/8 - 8/9 - Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August - Aug 8-9, Juicy Fruit® Starburst® gum


8/9 - FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/9 - Pairing Fresh Pasta with Sauces - RSVP

8/9 - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8/9 1-5pm


8/10 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - August 10th - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995)


8/13 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's


8/14 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday


8/14 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm


8/15 - 8/16 - Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August - Aug 15-16, medium Fanta® Slurpee® drink


8/16 - FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/16 - Focaccia making with Oil and Vinegar Tasting - RSVP


8/17 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - August 17th - THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)


8/20 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's


8/21 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday


8/21 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm

8/22 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in August - 8/22 - Pressed Italian Sandwiches - RSVP


8/22 - 8/23 - Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August - Aug 22-23, SNICKERS® Brand Singles Bar (1.76 – 1.78oz)


8/23 - FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/23 - Pressed Italian Sandwiches - RSVP


8/24 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - August 24th - HEAT (1995)


8/27 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's


8/28 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday



8/29 - 8/30 - Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August - Aug 29-30, Butterfinger® bar (1.9oz)SNICKERS® Brand Singles Bar (1.76 – 1.78oz)


8/29 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in August - 8/29 - Pressed Italian Sandwiches - RSVP


8/30 - FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/30 - Pizza: Focaccia vs Classic Pizza - RSVP


8/31 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - August 31st - CITIZEN KANE (1941) - HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, ORSON WELLES!


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Use the @7Eleven Mobile App to Redeem FREE Food Offers each weekend in August

7-Eleven's August FREEkends Offer More Free Stuff...

7-Eleven®, the one who brought America free Slurpee® drinks on 7-ELEVEN Day, followed by several days of free snacks and drinks during 7Rewards™ Week, is launching a new offer in August – FREEkends™. That's short for FREE Weekends, and the offer is just that. Added bonus, August has five weekends this year.

7-Eleven will launch its FREEkend offers August 1st  for 7Rewards members using the 7-Eleven mobile app. That weekend's free offer will appear in the "Scan and Save" section of the app at noon Central Daylight Time (CDT) every Saturday and Sunday in August. To redeem, customers present the featured item along with their 7-Eleven app to be scanned at the register.

No purchase is necessary, and offers are good while supplies last at participating 7-Eleven stores.

The weekly FREEkend freebies are:

· Aug 1-2, medium Fanta® Slurpee® drink

· Aug. 8-9, Juicy Fruit® Starburst® gum

· Aug. 15-16, medium Fanta® Slurpee® drink

· Aug. 22-23, SNICKERS® Brand Singles Bar (1.76 – 1.78oz)

· Aug. 29-30, Butterfinger® bar (1.9oz)

Registered 7Rewards members will receive emails and SMS text messages notifying them of that week's offer. The offer also will appear on 7-Eleven.com.

Only one offer can be redeemed per day and will disappear from the member's "Scan and Save" section in the app once used.

If a FREEkend offer is redeemed on Saturday, the offer will be removed from the app until Sunday at noon CDT, when it will reappear on the app. During each day's offer, the app will show the percentage of free items still available in stores.

Even though it's free, each FREEkend Slurpee drink redeemed counts as a punch toward the 7Rewards "Buy 6, Get 7th Free" beverage rewards program.

"Weekends are a time when people have more time to travel and have fun with friends and family," said Laura Gordon, vice president of Marketing and Brand Innovation. "FREEkends celebrates the weekend with a free mobile offer that goes wherever the fun is, and adds to it."


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Monday, July 27, 2015

FREE Cooking Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in August - 8/2 8/9 8/16 8/23 8/30- RSVP

Williams-Sonoma Complimentary Technique Classes

Become a better cook with Williams-Sonoma Technique Classes and be inspired! Learn fresh menu ideas, healthy recipes for family dinners, and both classic and new cooking techniques. Their complimentary Technique Classes are each dedicated to a specific culinary topic, such as cookware, tools or the best way to work with seasonal produce.

- Hour-long technique classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes.
- Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.

- Class size is limited – call your local store to register

AUGUST TECHNIQUE CLASSES INCLUDE -

August 2nd - Cooking with Tomotos 
Summer gardens are at their prime in August, offering a wealth of inspiration in the kitchen. Tomatoes are ripe and ready at last, and we’re hungry to use them in everything! Join us for homemade Zucchini, Tomato and Ricotta Herbed Lasagna, plus tomato sauce prepared two ways.

August 9th - Pairing Fresh Pasta with Sauces
It’s easier than you might imagine to make fresh pasta at home. We’ll demonstrate everything, from preparing the dough to rolling it through a hand-cranked machine and showcase techniques for pasta extruding as well. Then we’ll create some simple sauces. Take home smart shortcuts for getting a pasta supper on the table even when time is short.

August 16th - Focaccia making with Oil and Vinegar Tasting
Learn how to make the classic Italian flatbread known as focaccia. Then we’ll dip the freshly baked bread into an assortment of oils and vinegars—a simple but amazing combination.

August 23rd - Pressed Italian Sandwiches
Discover the secrets to making perfect panini. In this class we’ll create pressed Italian sandwiches using some of our favorite ingredients, including pesto, roasted bell peppers and other summer vegetables, along with meats and cheeses. The options are endless!

August 30th - Focaccia-style vs Classic style 
With the abundance of garden-fresh ingredients, summer is the perfect time to make pizza. We’ll demonstrate how to prepare a classic pizza with a crisp crust as well as a focaccia-style one. We’ll share some of our favorite tips for making savory pizza any night of the week. In this class we’ll be featuring Golden Boy Pizza’s SanFrancilian-style focaccia pizza.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE WILLIAMS-SONOMA TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 West Big Beaver Road
Troy , MI 48084
(248) 637-0672

TWELVE OAKS MALL
27710B Novi Rd
Novi , MI 48377
(248) 596-1036

VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS
352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8/9 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, August 9, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON AUGUST'S FREE FAMILY SECOND SUNDAY AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM



This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ | TheWright.org

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FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in August - 8/1 8/8 8/22 8/29 - RSVP

Williams-Sonoma Complimentary Junior Chef Classes

My son is one picky eater who refuses to try new foods.  So I wish when he was younger that I had signed him up for a cooking class like these FREE ones being offered weekly by Williams-Sonoma.

- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
- Class size is limited – call your local store to register


AUGUST 2015 WILLIAMS-SONOMA JUNIOR CHEF CLASSES -
Saturdays - times vary by store location

August 1st - Cooking with Tomatoes 
Tomatoes are ripe and ready for eating and cooking this summer! Join us and learn to make some delicious dishes that are sure to impress your family. You’ll also learn some fun facts about tomatoes. Suitable for ages 8–13.

August 8th - Fresh Pasta and Pesto 
It’s lots of fun to create homemade pasta. We’ll make the dough and roll it out with a hand-cranked machine. You’ll also watch dough being made in a machine that mixes and extrudes the pasta for you. Then we’ll whip up some basil pesto in a food processor. Finally, we’ll toss the cooked pasta with the pesto and eat. Super-simple and yummy! Suitable for ages 8–13.

August 22nd - Pressed Italian Sandwiches 
Toasty on the outside with a warm filling inside, pressed Italian sandwiches are always a favorite. Our kid-friendly combos will hit the spot—how about salami and cheese, Nutella and strawberry, or ham, tomato and cheese. Young chefs will have fun making and eating them. Note: Nuts will be served in this class. Suitable for ages 5–13.

August 29th - Pizza: Focaccia vs Classic Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza! Kids will have a blast rolling out the dough and topping their pizzas as they please. We’ll bake them off and dig in to the best pizza ever! In this class we’ll be featuring Golden Boy Pizza’s SanFrancilian-style focaccia pizza. Suitable for ages 5–13.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE WILLIAMS-SONOMA JUNIOR CHEF CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 West Big Beaver Road
Troy , MI 48084
(248) 637-0672

TWELVE OAKS MALL
27710B Novi Rd
Novi , MI 48377
(248) 596-1036

VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS
352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - July 24, 2015

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Senior Vp of Planned and Major Gifts (Detroit)
The Non-Profit Personnel Network has been retained to assist the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in recruiting a Senior VP of Planned and Major Gifts. This person will carry a substantial portfolio of major donor prospects, and be knowledgeable about planned giving tools and techniques. 6-8 years of progressive experience is required. To apply for this position, please go to www.nppn.co to view the full job description.



Patient Education Specialist (Eastpointe)
Handle patient inquiries and crisis calls, and provide guidance by phone and email. Research, write and update/develop education materials and brochures. Additional duties include database input, patient mailings, forum planning and assisting with other projects and special events as needed.

Excellent verbal and written skills required. Ability to adapt to changing priorities is a must. Background in social work, medical field or teaching is helpful, but not required. Willing to train the right person. Web site experience helpful. Occasional travel. Full time M-F, 9:30-5:00. This is an hourly salaried position. Salary based on experience. Please send resume along with salary history to aarda@aarda.org with subject line: Patient Education Specialist. No phone calls please.



Membership and Events Manager (Lansing)
The Historical Society of Michigan seeks a qualified individual to serve as Membership and Events Manager.
The Membership and Events Manager is responsible for attracting, retaining, and engaging members and creating short- and long-term goals for membership growth. The successful candidate, working with the Executive Director, will also oversee operations and logistics for major Society conferences, including the State History Conference, Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference, U.P. History Conference and other events. In addition, this position will work with existing staff to research and implement improved processes and solutions, as well as develop strategies for greater presence in communities statewide.
The position reports to the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Michigan.
For a complete position description including minimum qualifications to apply please visit http://www.hsmichigan.org/about/job-opportunities
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply please email a cover letter and resume to resume@hsmichigan.org.



Network Administrator (Wayne)
The Network Administrator will provide the IT Manager with support for daily IT administration tasks, functions and projects\tasks assigned to the IT Department such as:

Take part in providing information technology help desk services to all personnel;
Assist with workstation\server administration;
Assist with phone system administration;
Assist with Microsoft Access\SQL\Oracle reporting and database administration;
Assist with IT planning and development;
Support and perform report generation activities;
Manage assigned projects, including coordinating with outside vendors;
Research and resolve day-to-day and long term issues
Requirements: Ability to work independently, multitask and prioritize assignments to meet project or task deadlines. Excellent problem solving, communication, customer service skills. Exceptional attention to detail. Effectively gather and analyze information to resolve issues not previously encountered. Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and supporting Microsoft Windows\Office in an enterprise level network. Working knowledge of Access\SQL databases, inclusive of writing SQL queries. Demonstrated experience with Windows Server, Active Directory and Exchange, including: deployment, troubleshooting and management. Experience working with digital and\or IP phone systems. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with outside vendors and various constituencies to complete projects.
For full job details and to apply - visit our website www.aaa1c.org



Program Specialist (Wayne)
The Program Specialist works in a team environment to assist the agency in delivering various programmatic information and assistance to older adults, caregivers and individuals with disabilities. Must be able to quickly understand and grasp complex issues such as multiple needs of individuals. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate effectively with individuals from all demographic groups. This position will require use of a computer to access and input information. The position also requires public speaking and requires travel to different host sites in our public service area.
Job Duties include (but are not limited to)
Assist in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs sponsored, operated or funded by the agency as directed by the Planning & Programs Manager and/or CIPO;
Assist in administering the Title V Senior Employment program, The Senior Alliance Holiday Meals program, Evidence-Based Disease Prevention programs, agency outreach activities and other programs, as directed by the Planning & Programs Manager and/or CIPO;
Assist in supporting the development, implementation of the annual area implementation plan and multi-year plan, as directed by the Planning & Programs Manager and/or the CIPO;
Coordinates agency activities with other aging network organizations, ADRC partners or stakeholders;
Develop, prepare and produce programmatic reports, as required;
Ensure data is accurately and completely documented into proper databases in a timely manner;
A degree in human services is preferred.
For full job details and to apply - please visit our website at www.aaa1c.org



Supports Coordinators - Social Workers & RN's (Wayne)
The Senior Alliance is looking for licensed Social Workers and Registered Nurses to fill Supports Coordinator (Case Management) roles. The Supports Coordinators conduct comprehensive participant assessments and reassessments and works as a team to develop and monitor care plans for the elderly. The SC's work with family members and caregivers to maximize available support systems.
Duties include:
Conducts comprehensive participant assessment to determine the social, emotional and limitations of community care (CC) participants.
Works as a team to develop participant care plans, including determination of frequency and duration of social services required under the care plan.
Facilitates delivery of services determined necessary under the care plan with appropriate social service agencies, The Senior Alliance funded providers, and other human service organizations.
Monitors participant care plans to ascertain delivery of needed services, and performs participant reassessments functions to determine needed alterations in the participant care plans.
Works with family members and other volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support systems.
Maintains liaisons with hospitals, human service providers, home care agencies, and other referring agencies in geographic area of responsibility.
Ensures compliance with all program standards and guidelines.
Assists in providing documentation of project activities for reports and/or participant applications to Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Michigan Department of Community Health, Family Independence agency and/or other program funding sources.
For full job details & to apply, visit our website www.aaa1c.org



Data Specialist (Wayne)
The Data Specialist works in a financial team environment to assist the agency with various data entry requirements for various contracts and on-line database systems. Also assists with administration and program tasks when necessary.
Job Duties include (but are not limited to)
Maintains and inputs a record keeping system that includes all required client data and case status information accurately on the client tracking systems. The system should function in a way that facilitates the sequence of care management tasks. Data is maintained daily, as assigned or as appropriate.
Prepares client source data for data entry by compiling and sorting information, establishing data entry priorities
Review and analyze client source documents for deficiencies
Resolve discrepancies by following standard procedures or returning incomplete documents for resolution
Process source documents accurately and timely to meet daily deadlines
Verify entered client account data by reviewing and make correcting entries when applicable
File source documents in client record
Comply with data integrity and security policies
Completes the reporting of programmatic data as requested of the agency by funding sources.
For full job details & to apply - visit our website at www.aaa1c.org



Marketing Coordinator (Grand Rapids)
Title: Marketing Coordinator
Organization Name: Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Salary: $15.00 Hourly, Non-Exempt
Contact Name: Ana Galloway
Contact E-mail: agalloway@goodwillgr.org
Job Description:
Responsible for providing support to traditional marketing initiatives including proofing, archiving, graphic designer liaison, and events. Actively contribute to team meetings and organizational initiatives. Previous marketing or non-profit experience is preferred. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with and assist Community Relations Department in all aspects of their day to day departmental functions
Manage and coordinate community events including: holiday activities, school activities, etc. (broaden our reach while being strategic with keeping ROI in mind)
Ensure accuracy, consistency, and usefulness of department’s stored information.
Archive media, photos and CDs.
Provide departmental support including supply orders, inventory control, etc.
Manage organizational ordering for business cards/letterhead, etc.
Order marketing materials/trade show materials as needed for workforce development initiatives.
Serve as liaison between graphic designer and employees
Assist with events and activities including but not limited to handling incoming phone calls, monitoring of activities and recommending action to the department.
All other duties as assigned by the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or similar field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous marketing or non-profit experience is preferred: 1 year.
To Apply: Please contact Ana Galloway at agalloway@goodwillgr.org



Community Engagement Director (Grand Rapids)
Title: Community Engagement Director
Organization Name: Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Salary: $55,000.00 Salary
Contact Name: Ana Galloway
Contact E-mail: agalloway@goodwillgr.org
Basic Function: Interface with the community through chambers, key community organizations, etc. to determine growth opportunities, i.e. ROI for retail sales. Provide strategic insights for traditional and digital marketing. Responsible for assisting the Chief Marketing Officer with the strategic planning process, operational implementation, and measurement. Serve as the department point person in CMOs absence.
Essential Job Functions:
Serve as point person in absence of CMO i.e. media relations and daily operations
Promote Goodwill’s organizational, participant, and employee successes and (tell our story) through communication efforts including press releases and human interest stories.
Works under the direction of the CMO to develop agency wide marketing strategies along with that are consistent with the overall strategic plan and the mission of Goodwill.
Provide suggestions to optimize shopper and donor experiences through traditional and digital marketing campaigns.
Assist with departmental strategic planning process and operational implementation.
Oversee/attend community driven events for retail and community engagement ROI
Establish benchmarks and metrics for community engagement return
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or similar field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 18 months previous marketing or non-profit experience is preferred. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Familiarity with online social media technology. Excellent organizational and communication skills.
To Apply: Please contact Ana Galloway at agalloway@goodwillgr.org.



Accounting Associate (Kalamazoo)
The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region (UWBCKR) partners across all sectors to achieve measurable progress towards specific goals in Education, Income and Health -- the building blocks for a good quality life. Our organization stands in the top five percent of United Way organizations nation-wide in overall resource development results. This past year, more than $18 million dollars was successfully secured, administered and leveraged locally to fuel the ongoing movement to change the story in communities throughout our region…one life at a time.
This mid-level position supports the Finance Team through following responsibilities:
Processes payroll, maintains employee benefits databases, and assists with new employee paperwork
Processes accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense reports
Audits pledges received during the campaign
Creates journal entries and reconciles bank statements
Assists CFO in the preparation of audit work papers
Supports front desk and database administrator
Requirements:
Associate’s degree or equivalent experience, with some nonprofit experience desired.
Previous experience processing payroll and AR/AP is required.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to accurately process large amounts of data.
High level of organization.
Ability to problem-solve.
Positive, professional personality that appropriately represents the United Way to visitors.
Significant knowledge of Microsoft Windows, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint programs. Knowledge of accounting application software like Financial Edge and a payroll system is also required.
Apply with resume and cover letter to Rhonda Stull by August 7 at: rstull@uwbckr.org



Director of People & Culture, Human Resources (Kalamazoo)
The Director of People & Culture is a full-time regular position that serves as the champion for all resources related to both staffing and organizational culture at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Specifically this includes: being the champion of the KNC culture, overseeing the volunteer program, and managing all aspect of human resources. This position will plan, direct, and coordinate activities to maximize the strategic use of human resources (paid and volunteer) and maintain functions such as employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies and regulatory compliance.
Minimum 3 years in Human Resources with special emphasis on creating and maintaining a positive team culture strongly preferred.
Minimum of bachelor's degree in human resource management or business related field strongly preferred.
Strong personal commitment to the KNC Mission.
Significance experience working with volunteers.
In-depth understanding of the government rules and regulations as it relates to human resource functions.
Commitment to uphold a strong work and environmental ethic while respecting the diversity of culture and beliefs among KNC’s stakeholders.
Experience with non-profits a plus.
Computer competency in MS Office, Google suite, Raiser’s Edge, Volgistics, preferred.
Strong attention to organization and detail.
Ability to work individually and as a team member.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Creativity and high energy.
Self-starter and self-directed.
Able to maintain a flexible work schedule – weekends, evenings and holidays.
Full job description & application instructions at: http://www.naturecenter.org/GetInvolved/Employment.aspx



Associate Director - Major Gifts Donor Relations (Kalamazoo)
Looking for an impassioned, motivated team player to help carry out UWBCKR’s mission by managing its Major and Planned Giving strategies and initiatives, through execution of the key accountabilities of Donor Cultivation and Stewardship, Donor Solicitation, Relationship Management and Industry Expertise, and Volunteer Leadership.
Characteristics/abilities:
Ability to link donor, volunteer, and advocates’ aspiration to needs
Ability to catalyze others’ commitment to mission
Strives vigorously to accomplish shared goals
Seeks and shares knowledge of community
Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels, internalizing the meaning and commitment of United Way and consistently acts according to its value and purpose
Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow, and sustain productive relationships
Knows how to capture relevant information, and in turn, interprets and utilizes the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain, and strengthen internal and external relationships.
Values diversity and inclusion
Effective Public Speaker with ability to tell UW story in a compelling and inspirational way
Requirements:
BA degree in Communications, Public or Nonprofit Administration, Sales, or related field,
A minimum of three years of related work experience in donor relations, including major gifts and planned giving experience
Volunteer management experience a plus
Working knowledge of gift planning vehicles and gift planning tools, including prospect research
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Resumes can be submitted, along with a cover letter, to rstull@uwbckr.org and will be accepted through August 7.



Executive Director (Detroit)
The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS) is seeking its first full time Executive Director. IADS is an exciting place with a passionate community in the heart of Downtown Detroit. The Synagogue’s mission is to serve as a beacon for the Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit by maintaining an egalitarian synagogue rooted in tradition; by acting as a conduit for Jewish activity in the city; by offering a wide range of programming that will support the revitalization of the city; and by ensuring accessibility to all.
Since 2009, IADS has played a pivotal role in re-establishing a vigorous life for Judaism in the City of Detroit. Our work has helped to fuel commitments in the City by local and national Jewish organizations that have resulted in a dramatic increase in religious offerings, programming of all kinds, social justice activities, and community building.
The Executive Director will report to and work closely with the Board. The candidate being sought will feel comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment and have the ability to balance a significant level of authority and independence with the teamwork inherent in an organization that strongly relies on board members, volunteers, membership and partnerships. The Executive Director will be a collaborator, steward and a troubleshooter, whose greatest skill will be the ability to focus on managing and assisting staff, leadership, and stakeholders in crafting solutions to challenges and opportunities.
For a complete job description, go to:
http://downtownsynagogue.org/were-hiring-executive-director/
Please submit a cover letter and resume by August 7 to personnel@downtownsynagogue.org



Administrative Assistant (Detroit)
The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, located in the Capitol Park area of downtown Detroit, seeks a part-time (16-24 hours/week) staff person to perform Gift-Processing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and other office-related administrative operations. The Assistant will report to the Program Director and will work with both the Program Director and off-site CPA firm. The ideal candidate will be organized and enjoy working independently.
REQUIREMENTS:
Required: High School Diploma or GED. Minimum of three years of administrative experience. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and database management. Ability to accurately calculate figures and percentages and apply basic accounting concepts, with working knowledge of accounting principles required. Ability to work independently and proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking. Efficient in maintaining hard copy and electronic file maintenance and documentation. Preferred: BA or Associate’s Degree. Development experience and knowledge of donor software. Accounts payable experience.
For a complete description, go to: http://downtownsynagogue.org/were-hiring/
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Temporary Position: An Administrative Assistant is being sought on a temporary basis through October 31st, with an opportunity for the position to continue.
Wages: Up to $14/hour based on skills and experience.
Position open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to personnel@downtownsynagogue.org



Administrative Assistant (Detroit)
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is seeking highly-qualified applicants for an Administrative Assistant to join its team. The Foundation works with caring members of our community on important initiatives that improve the health and well-being of young people and their families, particularly in Southeast Michigan. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located in Detroit.
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support, particularly for our fundraising staff. This position also participates in backing-up other support personnel as needed. Qualified candidates will have two or more years of administrative or secretarial experience, including managing multiple calendars. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and an Associate’s degree is preferred. Qualified candidates will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills along with a positive, professional demeanor.
CHMF is proud of its diverse workplace and is an E.E.O employer. A competitive compensation package will be provided. Please send a letter of interest, resume and salary history, either by mail or e-mail to be received no later than August 21, 2015 to:
hr@chmfoundation.org or
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Attn: Human Resources
3901 Beaubien, Mail slot 257
Detroit, MI 48201



Director of Development (Lansing)
The Director of Development is responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive development plan in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and chairs of the development committees. Please provide a resume, copy of a successful grant proposal, and cover letter (including salary requirements) by August 1st to Alexandera Jones, Director of Operations, at jobs@iteclansing.org. Any questions contact Alex at 517.708.4394.



Contract Specialist (Wayne)
The Contract Specialist works in a team environment to assists the agency with administering and maintaining program and Purchase of Service (POS) contract including data collection and assessment of contractors and POS vendors for compliance with Federal and State guidelines. Must be able to quickly understand, interpret complex issues and develop reports. This position will require the ability to oversee program evaluations and monitor quality assurance for contracted services. Requires bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.
The Contract Specialist reviews contract terms and conditions making sure that they comply with federal and state laws and Agency policies.
The Contract Specialist must have full knowledge of the terminology related to the services of the Agency.
Prepare and send addendums to the contracts under the direction of CFO.
Coordinate efforts related to the oversight and compliance including the annual Area Agency on Aging Assessment and the Program Outcome Assessment.
Review and document monthly cash requests
Review and follow up on vendor/contractor insurance adequacy
Monitor service provider compliance with contract conditions and, Funding Agency Minimum Operating Standards including annual and on-going off-site programmatic and fiscal assessments.
Maintain current agency policies and procedures in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
Hold at least one contractor and vendor meeting annually
Serve as community liaison and advocate for older adults.
Please see our website for full details at www.aaa1c.org



Healthcare Program Manager (Wayne)
The Healthcare Program Manager provides MI Health Link program management and oversight. Oversees staff conducting comprehensive client assessments, reassessments, credentialing and service recommendations and works with ICO’s to obtain authorization for all services provided for the dual eligible population. Recognizes importance of authorization process with Integrated Care Organizations. Works with family members and caregivers to maximize available support systems. Provides proper documentation of MI Health Link activities and budgets.
Ability to work with multiple Integrated Care Organizations and receive and assign referrals to staff
Act as liaison between ICO’s and staff and ensure staff provide excellent customer service to plan members and ICO’s.
Monitors client care plans to ascertain delivery of needed services, and performs client reassessments functions to determine needed alterations in the client care plans.
Meets documentation requirements and standards for the MI Health Link program as set forth by the ICO’s and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Works with family members and other volunteer caregivers to maximize available informal support systems.
Maintains liaisons with hospitals, human service providers, home care agencies, and other referring agencies in geographic area of responsibility.
Assists in providing documentation of project activities for reports and/or client applications for internal review and to appropriate outside entities.
Supervises MI Health Link Supports Coordinator staff and Support Staff assigned to program.
Visit our webpage to apply & for more details - www.aaa1c.org



Development Database Coordinator (Detroit)
The Development Database Coordinator is responsible for handling the administrative and technical aspects associated with the planning and execution of THAW’s fundraising activities.
Manages and maintains THAW’s confidential donor / prospect database; balances with accounts receivable; generates reports and analyzes revenue data from Raiser’s Edge Responsible for processing and reporting of all donor, volunteer, and gift information/acknowledgements, including daily contribution processing, scheduling management of donor cultivation contacts, and event information Trains and supports others in the use of Raiser’s Edge software Provides administrative support for the development department Creates mailing lists for development and fundraising activities Conducts data and pattern analysis Maintains Raiser’s Edge system enhancements and reporting functionality Produces reports for Daily/Monthly revenue reconciliation with THAW’s Accounting department Maintains information on donors, pledges, and revenue sources Must have strong computer skills in the areas of database management, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphs Extensive Experience with Raiser’s Edge Experience with Financial Edge preferred Must have excellent and proven organization, communication (verbal and written), and customer service skills.
Must have good problem-solving skills and be a self-starter who can work effectively with little direction.
Proficiency in MS Office
Strong computer skills, which includes data entry and database management Familiarity with IRS regulations related to benevolent giving Associates degree required and Bachelor’s degree preferred plus two years of experience working in a non-profit environment, preferably in the area of fundraising
Please visit www.thawfund.org to view the complete job posting.
Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@thawfund.org


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 8/1 - Chalkboard Door Hanger

Build a Chalkboard Door Hanger on Saturday 8/1 at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Make a Chalkboard Door Hanger!
Saturday, August 1,  2015
9am - Noon

Come out with the kids so they can build their very own Chalkboard Door Hangers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COUPON: $10 off Dine-in Dinner purchase (no minimum) at Bonefish Grill - ENDS 8/3

$10 GIFT TO ENJOY FROM BONEFISH GRILL...

Come in to celebrate the Summer season with fresh choices and innovative flavors.
Please print or take a screenshot of this coupon on your mobile device and show it to your server to redeem.

Offer valid through August 3rd, 2015.  Valid for dinner only after 4pm.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR $10 OFF BONEFISH GRILL COUPON

Bonefish Grill locations in Metro Detroit include:

BONEFISH GRILL TROY
660 W Big Beaver,
Troy, MI 48084
248-269-0276

BONEFISH GRILL NOVI
43304 Eleven Mile Road,
Novi, MI 48375
248-347-1635


Legal Stuff:
Excludes tax, alcohol and gratuity. Dine-in only at participating Bonefish Grill locations. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. Not valid for Hooked on Tuesday. One coupon per table, per visit. Other restrictions may apply. No cash value. Distribution of this coupon belongs exclusively to authorized representatives of Bonefish Grill, LLC and/or its affiliates. Bonefish Grill strictly prohibits the reproduction of this coupon in any form or the sale or exchange of it in any forum. Coupon must be surrendered upon redemption. Coupon will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Prices, product participation and restaurant hours may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law. Excludes Group & Event Dining. Valid through 8/3/2015. Redeem using C6-$-MGR/6.87.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Clorox Green Works Cleaning Products Deal available at Target online and in-stores thru 7/18

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias

Get 3 Green Works cleansing product for $8 only at Target...

A balanced, natural lifestyle begins with a clean home, and Green Works has it made it their mission to help you achieve a more natural lifestyle when it comes to cleaning. Green Works is a line of products that cleans powerfully without harsh chemical fumes or residue, and doesn't sacrifice effectiveness.

Green Works provides products for every room of the house that are shockingly powerful and naturally derived. From sprays to wipes to dish soaps and detergents. And they won't leave behind harsh chemical fumes or residues, just a natural clean.

Check out the great 3/$8 deal on Green Works products* at Target! Offer valid 7/12-7/18 online (for pick up in store), in ad and also in store.

* excluding Green Works Pump 'N Clean


Products included in offer-

Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes, 30 Count
Green Works Lemon Scent All-Purpose Cleaner 32 oz
Green Works Glass & Surface Cleaner 32 oz
Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner 32 oz
Green Works Dish Soap 22 oz
Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner 24 ozGreen Works Bathroom Cleaner 30 oz



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FREE Small Slurpee on 7-Eleven Day, 7/11 from 11am to 7pm

It’s time to raise a cup to 7Rewards Week! Because everyone loves free food and drinks, right? Obviously.

The week kicks off with the best day ever: 7-Eleven Day. Stop by your neighbohood 7 Eleven from 11am – 7pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015  to get your FREE SMALL SLURPEE!

Then keep coming back July 12-18 to get a 7-SELECT FREEBIE every time you buy a Coffee, Chillers® Iced Coffee, Slurpee, or Big Gulp® and scan your 7-Eleven app. Download now: http://bit.ly/711app

Buy any cup, scan the 7-Eleven app and get a FREE 7-Select food or drink under $2. At participating stores, while supplies last.


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Applebee’s hosts "Taste The Change” Day with FREE Appetizers on 7/21

Applebee’s hosts July 21st “Taste The Change” Day to showcase Better Food, Better Drinks...

In what may become the largest-ever food sampling event, on July 21 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® will offer FREE sampler plates of its popular new Sriracha Shrimp and Churro S’Mores appetizers to guests.

Applebee’s anticipates serving about two million plates of Sriracha Shrimp and Churro S’Mores during “Taste The Change Day” at nearly 2,000 restaurants across the country.

The offer is available to dine-in guests all day, with the option of adding other new appetizers at low sampler prices.

To celebrate its 35th year, the nation’s leading casual dining chain is marking the occasion by showcasing its new and improved menu of craveable bar-and-grill classics. Applebee’s team of executive chefs has taken bar-and-grill classics to new culinary heights by updating them with premium ingredients and signature Applebee’s twists.

New appetizers and sandwiches won rave reviews during a “Taste The Change Fest” event in Times Square in May, where more than 2,000 consumers enjoyed sneak previews of the new items and A-list entertainment that was streamed live across the country via Periscope.

“We put our new items to the test in New York, and people who hadn’t tried us in awhile were blown away at how we’ve improved our food,” said Applebee’s President Steve Layt. “Now we’re giving guests around the country the same sampling opportunity, and we’re confident they will agree: Our new food and drinks are fantastic.”

The evolution of the Applebee’s menu began with the introduction of All-In Burgers® in late 2014, and has continued with the 2015 launch of The Pub Diet™, our lineup of bar-and-grill favorites made a little better for you, 11 new appetizers and several new, over-the-top items – including the stunning Triple Hog Dare Ya™ sandwich, which is stacked high with pulled pork, Black Forest ham and thick-sliced bacon, crispy onions and melted cheddar cheese on a Ciabatta bun.

Two popular new items will be featured at the July 21 free sampling event. The Sriracha Shrimp features quality shrimp, fried with Applebee’s special coating, which provides a light, flaky crunch, then tossed in a Sriracha Chile Lime sauce. New Churro S’Mores are twisted cinnamon churro twists, served with a warm marshmallow and chocolate dip.

But the change at Applebee’s extends beyond the menu and into nearly all facets of the restaurant and its operations. In recent years, franchisees across the country have renovated nearly all Applebee’s restaurants nationwide, and the brand has evolved the look and flavor of its logo, television commercials, Web site, mobile app and more.

The free sampling offer will be available at nearly all Applebee’s locations nationwide on July 21.

Legal Stuff:
Valid at participating locations on 7/21/15 only. Dine in only. Minimum one Sampler per party. Additional Samplers may be provided depending on party size. Selection of sampler(s) provided may vary. No substitutions. See participating restaurant for details.


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee (8oz) on 7/10

Get your coupon this Friday...

This Friday, July 10, 2015 only, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffee (8 oz) at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload.


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday July 26, 2015.  The download will be available between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PST time on Friday, July 10th, 2015.  This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Monday, July 6, 2015

Milford Annual Sidewalk Sale offers up to 75% off select retailers 7/10 7/11

Shop Till You Drop at Milford’s Sidewalk Sales
Annual outdoor shopping event returns July 10-11

Kick off your summer in style with Milford’s annual Sidewalk Sales, July 10-11. This two-day, open-air shopping event is sponsored by the Milford Business Association.

“Milford’s Sidewalk Sales have been a summer tradition for more than 50 years,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of the Milford Downtown Development Authority. “This event attracts new visitors to Milford and allows local businesses the chance to clean house before the fall merchandise arrives.”

More than 20 Milford merchants will take it to the streets offering incredible deals on apparel, art, jewelry, children’s toys and home furnishings. Visitors will enjoy the ease of outdoor shopping and up to 75 percent off select retailers along the downtown walkways from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Milford’s Sidewalk Sales are an anticipated event by both business owners and residents,” said Wendi Skolnik, Owner of Nana’s Niche and Corner. “They allow us a chance to give back to the community by offering amazing deals and meet new customers.”

Many local vendors will also join the sale, selling wares of recycled vintage glassware, organic t-shirts, pottery, refurbished jewelry, repurposed plant containers and more.

Milford’s Sidewalk Sales are made possible by the Milford Business Association in partnership with the Milford Downtown Development Authority.


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REVIEW: Jill-E 13" Sasha Laptop Bag: Style and Functionality for the Woman On-the-Go

Disclosure: A complimentary media review sample of the Jill-E Sasha Bag was provided by the manufacturer to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of the reviewer...


The Jill-E 13" Sasha messenger style Bag is designed with the stylish woman in mind, says guest reviewer Bev...

As a busy woman on-the-go, I was very happy when I was asked by FREEISMYLIFE to review the Jill-E 13" Sasha Laptop Bag.

First let me say I was thrilled when I saw this bag is so BEAUTIFUL and I quickly began loading it up with my technology - starting with my huge Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone which to my surprise fits in the front zip pocket (located on the flap of the bag) with no problem. I then attempted to slide my "not so tiny" smartphone into the interior pocket and again " surprise, surprise" it fit with no problem.


Love those Feet!!!
The Jill-E Sasha bag has nice deep pockets that will keep your items safe and secure. Another stylish touch are the feet on the bottom of the bag - I love that extra touch. The feet are made of the same brushed gold metal as the zipper pulls which makes for a very sturdy bottom on this bag that you don’t mind sitting on the floor.

The bag is comfortable on the shoulder and I like the cloth cross body strap. Most messenger bags have leather straps that tend to stick to the neck when the weather reaches 80+ degrees as it is here in Metro Detroit.  I also love that this bag is lightweight even with my iPad inside.


Stylish whether you wear a suit or jeans...
The flap on the Jill-E 13" Sasha Laptop bag is nice and helps to safe guard my items. A couple of times I forgot to zip the main compartment zipper but my items remained intact because the flap was closed.

The bag is designed in a way where it looks great whether I am in professional business attire or jeans. On the back of the bag there is also a pocket that can be used to store items or you can open the top and bottom pocket zippers to slide the case over the handles of your rolling luggage. I didn’t travel during the time I reviewed this bag but I can see where this feature can really come in handy.

Although the PROS are many with this bag, I did find a few CONS as well.

I was thrown for a loop that this bag only fits up to a 13” device (Editor's note: Jill-E does make a 15" version of this bag in addition to the 13" version). I know a lot of people carry small devices for business, but  I use a 15” laptop so I was not able to really utilize the padded laptop section of the bag between the hours of 7am – 5pm. But I do own an iPad which I use in the evening and on weekends so I did get the opportunity to carry this bag in the evening. But truthfully at the price point of $169.99 I would want this to be the bag I use for business and pleasure (all day).

A little more color please...
As I sat back and thought about the fact that this bag was designed for a woman I couldn’t help but wish the bag was more colorful, maybe a red or colorful paisley lining made of a satiny finish (just a thought). But overall, the Jill-E Sasha Laptop Bag is designed with the stylish woman in mind and and will impress no matter what your lifestyle.


The Jill-E 13" Sasha Laptop Bag retails for $169.99 and is available at www.jill-e.com

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About our reviewer: Bev is a stylish Metro Detroit mom on-the-go who loves fashion, technology, and hunting for a great bargain.  She has been carrying the Jill-E Sasha around since her review, and although her oldest daughter tried to take it from her, Bev says she is not letting go of this bag anytime soon...