Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center Listings - February 1, 2016

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Kalamazoo
The Director leads an interdisciplinary team in providing respectful, individualized care for guests and support for their caregivers. The Director is responsible for overall program management, budget, and quality.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: supervise staff, create and monitor program budget, negotiate and manage contracts, manage facility, develop and administer all policies and procedures, and evaluate program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor Degree, Master Degree preferred; prior experience working with individuals with cognitive impairment or dementia is required; three (3) years of previous supervisory, staff development, and program management experience; ability to lead effectively through example; demonstrated ability to develop rapport and engage caregivers through the screening and admission process.

ABOUT OUR AGENCY: At Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre (a program of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan), we provide professional care and loving companionship for older adults who need assistance during the day. We help families keep their loved ones close, longer. Recognized for excellence, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan provides comprehensive care and services for clients and families facing serious illness. We understand our employees are the key to our success. As a member of our team, you will enjoy competitive pay as well as comprehensive benefits designed to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Email resume to More information can be found
Application deadline: 2/28/16

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Grand Rapids, MI
Opportunity Resource Fund is growing and seeks a dynamic, friendly, and professional full time Commercial Loan Officer to join our team. This individual, based in Grand Rapids, will solicit, underwrite and close loans, and provide assistance to applicants and potential applicants.

General Duties:
Solicit, assist in analysis of, underwrite, and close loans on the west side of Michigan.
Provide staff support to the Loan Committee, including the preparation and presentation of recommendations for loans.

Participate in training, technical assistance, organizational capacity building efforts, and financial structuring to borrowers or lenders, as resources permit. The technical assistance may include program design and financial packaging to other nonprofit organizations through contracted service arrangements.

Represent the organization by serving on outside task forces, committees, and boards.
5-10 years of work experience in financial structuring and a thorough understanding of commercial underwriting criteria necessary to produce fiscally sound loans.
Ability to work with small business owners, commercial real estate developers, and nonprofit organizations.
Able to utilize various software programs.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, business or accounting, or a degree in urban and regional planning, public administration or other related field.
Travel required; must provide your own transportation with reimbursement.

To apply: OppFund is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. Please send resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to by March 1, 2016.

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Muskegon
MOKA is seeking a Development Director to plan, organize and direct all development initiatives that support the MOKA Foundation. The successful candidate for this leadership role will help us cultivate relationships both internally and externally; work closely with executive leadership on promotion and marketing of agency programs; oversee fund development efforts such as annual giving initiatives, special events, capital campaigns and planned giving.
A Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience required, equivalent education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated success in core development activities is essential. Proficiency with various computer systems required as well as excellent presentation and writing skills.
Travel within MOKA’s four county service area of west Michigan is required.
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) or Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) preferred.

This is a full time position with benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Apply online at, job ID 1034.

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Wyandotte
Scope: Responsible for the provision of comprehensive housing services to homeless and marginally-housed families and children to include outreach, intake/assessment, service planning, service coordination, service monitoring, advocacy, evaluation and follow-up with the purpose of addressing their needs, including educational needs, related to the causes, conditions, and effects of poverty and homelessness while promoting opportunities for their social and economic growth.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree or a minimum of five years’ experience in housing/homeless service programs or a combination of education and experience which is similarly appropriate.
Knowledge of Wayne County demographics, the needs of homeless and near homeless persons in Wayne County, and services available to meet those needs.

If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum requirements, please visit to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Digital Communications Coordinator Scope: Responsible for implementing agency communications strategies, including website management, digital learning system, technology initiatives, and graphic design.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of six years of experience in a related field OR a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent. Experience in graphic design is highly desirable. Knowledge of web design and html is desirable.
Apply Now:
Volunteer Specialist Scope: Responsible for developing, implementing and managing agency’s volunteer and service member program.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of three years of experience in a related field OR a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent.
Apply Now:

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

Posting Date: 01/29/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Scope: HR Manager provides timely and quality HR advice and support to departments with all HR related functions. Assist in the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of five years of experience in Human Resource Management OR a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent.
Experience and demonstrated abilities in all facets of employee recruitment, hiring, orientation, maintenance and separation.

If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum requirements, please visit to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Date: 01/27/2016
City Position is located: Farmington Hills
Searching for energetic, organized, enthusiastic administrator to provide support to Executive Director, Staff, Board and Steering Committees in executing strategic plan and organization goals. The major responsibility of the Administrative Assistant is to oversee the homeowner application processes and maintain contact information for volunteers, sponsors, leadership, and homeowners.

Oversee vetting and approval of homeowner applications
Maintain office communications
Oversee general administrative duties necessary in the following areas: maintain office email and answer office phone. Maintain mailing lists, maintain and update database reporting, order office supplies, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:
-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.
-Strong writing skills, research skills, telephone skills, and interpersonal skills
-Highly organized and detail oriented
-Self-starter, collaborative and adaptable to feedback

Minimum 2 year experience working in customer service capacity
Experience working with confidential information
Associates Degree minimum, Bachelor's Degree preferred
Social services experience preferred

References upon request
Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to

Review full job description at:

Posting Date: 01/26/2016
City Position is located: Adrian
The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a Congregation of vowed Catholic women religious, are seeking a full-time Donor Relations Coordinator who has proven success in donor stewardship and planned giving.

The candidate should possess the following: three-five years of current experience in working with planned giving and donor stewardship; a bachelor’s degree; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; an understanding of the mission of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
The candidate should have proven capabilities in developing a planned giving program as well as experience in cultivating prospects and donors and in serving as a key-partner in the design and implementation of the fundraising process. It is important that this individual have an understanding of the culture of religious life or the willingness to learn.

Adrian Dominican Sisters offers an excellent benefit package with salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates can review a more detailed job posting by visiting our employment page at

To apply send a cover letter and resume to by February 26, 2016.

Posting Date: 01/26/2016
City Position is located: Flint
Shelter of Flint seeks a full-time Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator will participate in implementation of annual fund development plan in conjunction with the Director of Operations & Development and support and promote a focus and understanding of Shelter of Flint’s mission.

Areas of responsibilities include: speaking engagements throughout the community; cultivation of new donor prospects; soliciting potential donors through individual and corporate giving; preparing acknowledgement letters and other donor correspondence; maintaining donor files using donor database software; participating in grant writing/reporting activities in conjunction with agency staff; coordinating production and mailing of appeal letters and agency newsletter; planning and organizing smaller events, and assisting with larger events.

A full job description and listing of qualifications can be found at:
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

Position will remain open until filled by a highly qualified candidate. Candidates without previous professional fund development experience will not be considered for an interview.

Posting Date: 01/26/2016
City Position is located: Ann Arbor
Four part time positions available. The Program Assistant provides day-to-day supervision of program participants and facilitation of activities; assisting participants with personal care; lunch and/or snack preparation; daily assessment of participants; daily progress notes as required; set up and clean up after activities; communicating with caregivers on a professional level; general cleaning including sweeping floors, monitoring all bathrooms, wiping down tables and chairs, and other cleaning as necessary; maintain a neat and orderly activity room; provide transportation using Senior Services Department van as needed. The Program Assistant will be required to push wheelchairs, assist with transfers, and walk with participants to and from the bathroom.

Position requires a high school diploma or GED. Other requirements include experience with care of elderly and a valid Michigan driver's license.

If interested and qualified, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to with the subject line HR-ADS-MNA. No phone or email inquiries. EOE.

Posting Date: 01/26/2016
City Position is located: Lansing
This position is responsible for providing high-level customer service in response to all customer and stakeholder inquiries and leads, for providing support and supervision to mentoring matches to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers. The successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: match closure rate, frequency of match closures, average match length, volunteer rematch rate, on-time completion of support contacts and customer satisfaction.

Two Positions Available at 20 Hours a Week.

A full listing and qualifications can be found on our website:

Send Resume and Cover Letter via e-mail to: or by mail to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region
Attention: Shari Nelson
330 Marshall Street, Suite 103
Lansing, MI 48912-2317

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Warren, MI
Functions as a front-line public health worker who is a trusted member of or has an in-depth understanding of Macomb County. Serves as a liaison, link or intermediary between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services, and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Works as a member of the interdisciplinary Health Net programs team to provide services to individuals/families by addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) to achieve health equity for individuals/families.

Essential Job Duties:
Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
Conduct telephone intake for new clients and ongoing telephone consultation as needed.
Help clients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible
Assist clients in accessing health related services to: obtaining medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services
Effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socioeconomic barriers between clients and institutions
Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided; human relations and the procedures used in dealing with the public as part of a service or program.
Understanding of the operations, functions, policies and procedures associated within the program area, and procedures and resources available to handle new, unusual or different situations
Conduct home, school and/or community visits to identify issues, provide interventions, and support the child and family as necessary.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience working in healthcare environment strongly desired
Bilingual (Arabic/Spanish/English) strongly desired
Competent in Microsoft Office

For complete job description or to apply contact

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
The position reports to the VP of Operations and will be responsible for production operations at The Empowerment Plan. The Empowerment Plan employs formerly homeless individuals to construct a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag that provides warmth to homeless individuals across the nation. He/she will oversee, plan, direct, and coordinate manufacturing operations currently consisting of 21 seamstresses and 3 management personnel. The Director is responsible for helping establish key performance indicators and ensuring the team achieves the objectives. The position will be responsible for the planned growth in the manufacturing operations that is expected to triple by the end of 2017. The position will be a member of the leadership team and requires a strong leader with technical and communications skills to manage a diverse workforce and will require someone with proven leadership abilities, strong communication skills, manufacturing management experience in an apparel operation.

Required Qualifications include: a BS/BA in engineering, business administration with an operations concentration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Three or more years’ experience managing manufacturing plants; Lean process standardization and continuous improvement experience; excellent communication skills; proven ability to interact and engage a diverse group of individuals and organizations; ability to work with high efficiency and outstanding problem-solving skills; Computer skills and literacy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Desired Qualifications include: Experience managing apparel manufacturing plants; understanding of woven, knit, and sweater fabrications.

Please send your resume/cover letter to Mr. Michael Procida, Director of Human Resources at

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Warren, MI
Direct responsibility for establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with primary care medical homes, federally qualified health centers, hospital systems, Medicaid managed care plans, and other community entities. Oversight of quality improvement projects, goal-setting, performance improvement; maintenance of, community, state-wide, and county-wide collaborative relationships;

Duties and Responsibilities:
Orient, train and support practice managers as they learn to utilize MCHAP.
Maintain communication and teamwork among the practice managers; manage the CHAP practice managers’ network meetings, preparing the agenda, recording meeting notes, and overseeing all meeting preparations
Organize and manage CHAP-related meetings, preparing the agenda, recording meeting notes, and overseeing all preparations for meetings.
Assist Executive Director in writing and managing foundation grants as requested.
Plan medical home orientations, practice manager, provider and other meetings as needed.
Report out data results to medical homes and community partners regarding services and programs.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in public health, public administration, other healthcare field.
Strong analytical ability necessary with a focus on quality improvement practices.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Volunteer management, engagement and retention experience.
Strong project management skills.

Evidence of effective work beyond areas of relevant field of practice and technical skills in one or more core programming areas (family income and assets; community assets; food, health and wellbeing; education and learning; civic and philanthropic engagement; racial equity

Full-time or part-time position and Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

For complete job description or to apply contact

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Ferndale
Email Resume and cover letter to Please include salary requirements. No phone or walk-ins will be considered for this posting.

Understand the workings of a chamber and a membership based organization. Stable work history, with excellent communication skills, computer skills (all platforms), college degree, event planning experience. Understanding of budgets and financials a must. Membership outreach and retention, experience working with a Board of Directors, setting goals for revenue through events and membership. Implementing and coordinating all aspects of events. Supervision of staff.

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Reading Works is a backbone agency for a collective impact effort with the goal to improve adult literacy in metro Detroit. The Communications and Development Director is a new position and will work closely with the Executive Director to implement the Reading Works Strategic Plan pillars of building awareness and resource development. Duties include implementing the Reading Works Communications plan; managing donor communications; and assisting the Executive Director with fundraising. This is a full-time exempt position.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree and experience in nonprofit communications and/or development; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Business; strong writing and communications skills; experience in contact/donor database management; and website and social media management. This position offers a special opportunity to personally affect change and progress across our region on the very serious issue of adult literacy, working with an outstanding board of directors and notable media partners. As part of a small organization making big changes, Reading Works staff members must be flexible and willing to take on comprehensive duties toward our collective goals, and in return will experience many opportunities for creativity and innovation.

The Reading Works office is located in the Penobscot building at 645 Griswold in Detroit, just one block from Campus Martius. Parking is provided and remote worktime is allowed with preapproval.

Applications should be made via email to

Posting Date: 01/25/2016
City Position is located: Grand Haven, MI
A full description and method of response should be viewed at as available on Tuesday, January 26. Four Pointes is a community-based, nationally recognized nonprofit that promotes the vitality, independence, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual well-being of north Ottawa County older adults. This is done by offering support to individuals 50 and older through a vibrant wellness center with 1200 members, and human services and consumer programs that touch over 900 individuals annually. This is accomplished with limited resources, a dedicated staff and community collaboration.

Four Pointes is seeking a committed Executive Director that can manage the sustainable funding the organization receives through millage and private support, and the member and staff devised innovative programming, as well as nurture and demonstrate the philosophy that all is possible as we age. Research underpins this philosophy, and our staff and members live this out. A business attitude combined with a social service aptitude will best serve the organization.

A passion for the needs, experiences and interests of the older adult community (tell us about it)
Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred with 5-7 years’ experience in the management functions of a nonprofit (resume and reference support)
2 – 3 years of fund development experience, including grants (examples, including supporting literature)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can be demonstrated (mini presentation opportunity)
Demonstrated experience in staff and volunteer recruitment, supervision and retention (resume and references)
Completion of Foundation Training by Masterpiece Living® which will involve overnight travel.
Completion of criminal background check

Posting Date: 01/22/2016
City Position is located: Lansing
Use your creativity and talent to develop and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for a statewide professional association. Manage and enhance the organization's membership recruitment and retention program. Great team of coworkers and plenty of opportunities for individual achievement as well as teamwork success.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, advertising, journalism or related.
Proficiency in InDesign and social media messaging.
Excellent writing and communications skills. Design skills are desirable.
One or two years of experience in communications or marketing. Association experience preferred but not required.

Please respond to with your resume and cover letter or refer this posting to a friend or colleague.

Posting Date: 01/22/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Detroit Future City is seeking an experienced Office Manager manage the day to day operations of the Detroit Future City Implementation Office. The individual performing this job must be extremely detail oriented, with very good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manage the day to day operations of the DFC Implementation Office including:
Opens/closes office
Receive visitors to the DFC Implementation Office
Receive calls on multi-line phone system
Distribute and mail all incoming and outgoing correspondence
Oversee office supplies
Assist with social media and website updates
Assist with data entry, word processing, general record keeping, etc
Maintains records by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer and disposal of records.
Maintains equipment by planning equipment procurement and maintenance; evaluating products, service, and warranties;
Maintains building services by identifying, selecting, and monitoring vendors.
Oversee conference room scheduling and reservations
Provide support with printing needs
Monitor cleanliness and order of all common areas
Preparing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operational data and trends.
Provides updates from building administration
Kitchen supplies
Assist with calendar coordination

2.Serve as DFC point of contact for operations vendors including:
Arranging for and supervising building maintenance
Others, as needed

3.Interface with other DFC Staff on required administrative processes including:
Provide other administrative support to the DFC Executive Director, as requested
Process DFC Check requests
Oversee DFC purchasing
Others as needed

4.Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

For detailed job description, required qualifications and application instructions, go to Resumes may be sent to

Posting Date: 01/22/2016
City Position is located: Livonia
The Teacher Aide is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the daily programming for children enrolled at St. Mary Child Care Center. The role includes helping to provide developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education in a manner that is reflective of the Felician Sisters’ Core Values for Ministry (Respect for Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice & Peace, Solidarity with the Poor, and Transformation). The Teacher Aide performs his/her duties in partnership with the classroom lead teacher to ensure that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated.

High School Diploma
Early childhood education or related field preferred
Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative and planning skills
Interest and ability to support children and their families
Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the classroom
Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
The Teacher Aide shall be a sensitive and mature person who has experience working with young children (infant-6 years) in addition to the following:
Relates to children and adults in a caring manner
Strives to meet the needs of children and their families in child care related areas
Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes
Criminal background check required
Required attendance - Protecting God’s Children

Demonstrates adherence to Felician Sisters Child Care Centers, Inc., State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers, as well as policies of St. Mary Child Care Center
Demonstrates punctuality and adheres to attendance policies
Uses resources in a cost effective manner and manages own work activities efficiently and effectively
Demonstrates initiative and seeks opportunities to enhance operating performance
Full-time or part-time position /Hourly wage commensurate with experience

Please send resume to
A Felician – Sponsored Ministry

Posting Date: 01/22/2016
City Position is located: Detroit
Responsible for retreat weekends being coordinated efficiently and accurately working closely with the ministry team to improve weekend attendance. Front office assistance responsible for website and social media updates some accounting, communications, as well as front door and phone coverage.

Interested applicants may email their resume to Marcia at or reach her at 313-286-2802.

Good Luck!

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FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in February - 2/6

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

Saturdays - times vary by store location

February 6th - Stir Frying for Kids
Sizzling stir-fries are easy and lots of fun to make. We’ll show you everything you need to know so you can prepare an awesome meal for your family! Suitable for ages 8–13


Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

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

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

352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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Monday, February 1, 2016

GIVEAWAY: ENTER to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card to celebrate the new Clinton Township @DFCU_Financial - ENDS 2/8

Special thanks to DFCU Financial for sponsoring this post and giveaway. All opinions are my own...

You could win big during the Grand Opening Week for the new Clinton Township DFCU Financial branch, 2/1 - 2/6...

Over 30 years ago,  I became a member of my first credit union.  I did not know much about credit unions back then until I needed a car loan and I found that the credit union associated with my job at the time had the best car loan rates.

Even after a change of jobs, I realized being a member of a credit union was one of the best ways to save money in the long term. So I became a member of the Dearborn Federal Credit Union (DFCU) over 10 years ago and have been loving it ever since.

Being a member of DFCU Financial gets you great benefits which include -

- Access to nearly 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide.

- A truly free account with overdraft protection, no minimum balance or monthly maintenance fees and a 0.25% loan rate reduction on select loans with automatic payments.

- Online and mobile banking that allows you to transfer funds, pay your bills online and get text message and email alerts if your balance is low, all for free.

- DFCU’s $50 Cash Back Program, which pays members a loyalty reward of 0.50% on their average yearly loan and deposit balances from the prior year. Each qualified member receives a minimum of $50, even kids’ accounts!

- Speaking of kids accounts, DFCU not only offers saving accounts for kids and teens, but also DFCU's Wise Kids Club, which teaches kids up to age 12 the basics of saving, spending and sharing in fun ways.

Click on the graphic to read the DCFU Financial Member benefits...
Participate in the DFCU Challenge and you could WIN INSTANTLY!

Today thru Saturday, February 6th, anyone can go into the new Clinton Township DFCU Financial branch, ask a teller why DFCU is better than a bank and then ask for a game piece, and you could be an instant winner.

There is $6,000 being given away!

If you are not an instant winner, your game piece will go into the pot for a drawing on Saturday, February 6th if there is still prize money to be given away.

Also on Saturday February 6th, the Cappuccino Man, the mobile gourmet coffee caterer, will be at the Clinton Township DFCU branch giving away FREE beverages from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

The Clinton Township DFCU Financial is located at -
17280 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday  - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

So make your way over to the Clinton Township DFCU Financial branch this week for your chance to win big. And keep reading to find out how to win an Amazon Gift card courtesy of DFCU...

Toe help celebrate the opening of the Clinton Township DFCU Financial branch,  One (1) FREEISMYLIFE reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of DFCU Financial - HOLLA to the FREE!!!  

You must be a Michigan resident and live in the Michigan Lower Peninsula in order to win this Giveaway!


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COUPON: 3 FREE Bruegger's Bagels on 2/4 from store opening to 11am

It's Bruegger's Bagels Birthday, but YOU get the Gift!!!

On February 5th, go to your neighborhood Bruegger's Bagels to get 3 FREE Bruegger's Bagels with this COUPON to celebrate 33 years of authentic New York Style Bagels from Bruegger's

This coupon is only good on February 4, 2016 from open to 11am.

Bruegger's Bagel locations in Metro Detroit include -

Bruegger's - South Main Street
201 South Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Bruegger's - Kercheval
17144 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Bruegger's - N. Woodward Avenue
39568 N. Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Bruegger's - Walton Boulevard
1398 Walton Boulevard, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Bruegger's - N University Ave
709 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Bruegger's - S Main St
2260 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

GIVEAWAY: WIN 4 Tix to #DisneyOnIce 100 Years of Magic at the Palace of Auburn Hills - ENDS 2/19

Disclosure: Feld Entertainment is sponsoring this giveaway and also providing media review tickets for my family...

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!
Palace of Auburn Hills
March 10 - 13, 2016

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and many Disney Princesses.

Experience a skating spectacular you'll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

Show Times Schedule:

March 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM
March 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM 7:30 PM
March 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
March 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM 3:30 PM 7:30 PM

Ticket information:

Price Level
$75.00 VIP Seating
$50.00 Rinkside seating
$30.00 Club level seating
$20.00 Loge level seating

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Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic
Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive
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SCHOLARSHIP: Buick Achievers College Scholarships for STEM Students - DEADLINE 2/29

50 scholarships each up to $25,000 per year, renewable for 4 years, will be awarded ...

The GM Foundation is offering deserving students up to $25,000 each for their education (including tuition, books, housing, etc.) and it can be renewed every year.

This is the 6th year Buick Achievers scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and give back to their communities.

Special consideration is given to students who are female, minorities, first-generation college students, military veterans and military dependents.

To be eligible for the program, high school seniors or current undergraduate students must be seeking a college degree in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or other eligible fields related to the automotive industry.

The 50 recipients of the Buick Achievers National Scholarship will receive an award of up to $25,000 per year, available for four years, and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. 

The scholarships can be used toward the total cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, required equipment, room and board and other allowable expenses, less other gift aid known at the time of application (scholarships, grants and other awards that do not have to be paid back).

“Our country is in need of STEM grads, as the focus on innovation and technology continues to sharpen,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “Through the Buick Achievers Scholarship program, we are helping shape the next generation of leaders and innovators for the automotive industry and other sectors that are so important to the future of our country.”

For Buick Achiever, Kettering University alumnus and GM employee Frisco Pullom, this scholarship provided the freedom to focus on his education.

“My first semester after receiving scholarship funds, I was able to remove work and fundraising from my schedule, and I made the dean’s list for the first time in my academic career,” said Pullom. “After graduation, I was able to secure a position with General Motors as a value chain engineer.”

Since its inception in 2011, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program has awarded more than $27 million in scholarships to 3,400 students. This year, the program will award 50 scholarships of up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years or five years for qualified engineering programs.

Students from the United States and Puerto Rico are eligible.

The application period for this scholarship is open through February 29th. Info at


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FREEISMYLIFE February 2016 Calendar - All the February FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE February 2016 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

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



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

Join the Starbucks Rewards Program and Get Your 1st Drink FREE!!

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

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

DEAL: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) offers $25 ALL-ACCESS SOUNDCARD PASS to Students

Join the Pie Five "CIRCLE OF CRUST" Rewards Program and get a FREE PIZZA for your Birthday


2/01 - 2/08 - GIVEAWAY: ENTER to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card to celebrate the new Clinton Township @DFCU_Financial - ENDS 2/8 AT NOON EST

ALL MONTH - SCHOLARSHIP: Buick Achievers College Scholarships for STEM Students - DEADLINE 2/29

2/01 - 2/19 - GIVEAWAY: ENTER to WIN 4 Tix to #DisneyOnIce 100 Years of Magic at the Palace of Auburn Hills - ENDS 2/19

2/01 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - February 1st - All the President's Men - 40th Anniversary Screening

2/04 - COUPON: 3 FREE Bruegger's Bagels on 2/4 from store opening to 11am

2/05 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

2/05 - FREE Friday COUPON download from Kroger

2/05 - FREE Admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm 2/5 - Bloomfield Hills

2/06 - FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 2/6 - Build a Valentine's Day Mailbox

2/06 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in February - 2/6

2/08 - GIVEAWAY: ENTER to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card to celebrate the new Clinton Township @DFCU_Financial - ENDS TODAY AT NOON EST

2/08 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - February 8th - The Black Cat (1934) Part of the Big Read Dearborn

2/08 - FREE Weight Loss Seminar w/ Dr. Ian Smith at Detroit School of the Arts 2/8 6pm - RSVP

2/12 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

2/12 - FREE Friday COUPON download from Kroger

2/12 - 21/14 - 2016 Meridian Winter Blast - Admission only $2, 3 Canned Goods, or 1 Children's Book

2/14 - Valentine's Day

2/14 - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 2/14 1-5pm

2/15 - Presidents Day

2/17 - FREE Concert celebrating African Americans in Performing Arts - Detroit Main Library

2/19 - GIVEAWAY: ENTER to WIN 4 Tix to #DisneyOnIce 100 Years of Magic at the Palace of Auburn Hills - ENDS TODAY AT NOON EST

2/19 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

2/19 - FREE Friday COUPON download from Kroger

2/22 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - February 22nd - House of Usher (1960) - Part of the Big Read Dearborn

2/26 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

2/26 - FREE Friday COUPON download from Kroger

2/29 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - February 29th - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

FREE Concert celebrating African Americans in Performing Arts - Detroit Main Library - 2/17

72nd Annual Hackley Concert featuring Sterling Glenn Sangoma... 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.

The Detroit Public Library Proudly Presents The 72nd Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert where musical director Sterling Glenn Sangoma will take the audience on a fascinating musical journey across the Black Diaspora.

This concert will highlight classical selections by black composers from Egypt, Cuba, Jamaica and the U.S.

Concert is free and open to the public

Sterling Glenn Sangoma, a native Detroiter, has attended Cass Technical High School, Wayne State and Oakland Universities. He did his graduate studies in ethnomusicology at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, West Africa. While living in New Orleans, he was on the local Arts Council and served as an artist-in-residence for the State Board of Education of Louisiana while hosting a regular educational TV program.

Mr. Sangoma has been the musical director for several modern dance companies. He has been a staff musician at Dance Magazine’s National Choreography Conferences and has toured as a musician for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

An Evening with Sterling Glenn Sangoma will take the audience on a fascinating musical journey across the Black Diaspora. He will be performing on piano as well as flute with poetry. The concert will highlight classical selections by black composers from Egypt, Cuba, Jamaica and the U.S. The evening will include jazz, spirituals, gospel, African Highlife, Calypso and the Brazilian samba. Mr. Sangoma will be accompanied by Marion Hayden on string bass and Theo Chillis on percussion.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium in the
Detroit Main Library
5201 Woodward Ave
(313) 481-1830


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Meridian Winter Blast - Admission only $2, 3 Canned Goods, or 1 Children's Book - 2/12 - 2/14

Annual festival will feature all new “Taste of Detroit” food tent, return of popular attractions...

Downtown Detroit will bustle like it’s 2006 as Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans returns to Campus Martius Park for the 12th year, Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, 2016. Visitors will be able to enjoy an array of seasonal family-friendly fun and expanded offerings for adults as the annual event continues to grow in both excitement and activity.

Admission to the 2016 Meridian Winter Blast is $2, three canned goods/non-perishable items or a children’s book, which will go to Matrix Human Services to help to fight hunger in metro Detroit and continue the festival’s commitment to fostering literacy.

In celebration of Detroit’s food renaissance, Meridian is sponsoring the new “Taste of Detroit” food tent. Outstanding metro Detroit restaurants and chefs will be providing enjoyable, quality food from LaDolce Vita, Red Crown, (revolver), Slow’s To Go, El Asador, El Barzon, Hudson CafĂ©, Andiamo Italia, Detroit Seafood Market and Famous Dave’s.

Meridian Health Plan Snowshoeing
Thanks to Meridian Health Plan, snowshoes are available for FREE at Meridian Winter Blast in a variety of sizes for children and adults. Experience this fun, outdoor activity with the whole family! Snowshoeing takes place in Cadillac Square.

FREE Ice Skating presented by St. John Providence Health System
There's only one weekend you can skate for FREE at Campus Martius Park- Winter Blast Weekend! Rental skates are $3. Free Skating is sponsored by St. John Providence Health System.

WIN PRIZES on the Great Expressions Hockey Shot
The hockey competition is back: Great Expressions Dental Centers is once again challenging festivalgoers with a Hockey Shot competition. Attendees will have a chance to shoot and score cool prizes from Great Expressions.

This year’s festival will include the return of two crowd favorites: the Meridian Snow Slide, featuring a 200 ft. thrill ride down Michigan Avenue, and the Bedrock Zip Line Adventure, offering guests the chance to fly 300 ft. down Woodward Avenue. Both attractions provide great momentum for a full programming line-up that will be announced next month.

Tickets for the 200 foot Snow Slide are $3- come early to line-up for this popular attraction, a favorite of kids and adults! You must be at least 42" tall to ride the Meridian Snow Slide.

Want to skip the line and get a Meridian Winter Blast Snow Slide Fast Pass? Visit the Meridian Health Plan Booth inside the Monroe Street Comfort Zone and find out how you can win with the Meridian Scavenger Hunt!

The Bedrock Zip Line Adventure will begin at Woodward and State/Gratiot and tickets are $10 each. Special early deal - get two tickets for $15 before 3:00pm!

"This year’s Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans reminds me very much of the 2006 event during the Super Bowl year,” said Jonathan Witz, Winter Blast event producer. “Much like Detroit’s rejuvenation, we’re experiencing a rise in both interest and activities, as demonstrated by the return of Meridian Snow Slide and Bedrock Zip Line Adventure, as well as the all new ‘Taste of Detroit’ Food Tent. We’re proud to continue as Detroit’s premier winter festival that draws thousands each year and is an annual tradition reflecting the rebirth of the downtown area."

New to the 2016 festival is the Winter Blast “Hometown Tourist Giveaway” will feature a chance for festival visitors to win more than 20 regional tourism packages from the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prize packages include complimentary overnight stays at top metro Detroit hotels, including the Book Cadillac, Detroit Marriott, Henry Hotel, the Hotel St. Regis and more. These prizes include dining certificates and free admission to museums and cultural attractions like the DIA, Detroit Zoo, Motown Museum and more.  

Information on how to enter will be on at the end of January.

“This is an outstanding way to showcase the culture and attractions of our region, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Meridian Winter Blast to offer these great prizes that reflect how great metro Detroit is for tourism,” said Larry Alexander, president of the Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Meridian Winter Blast is pleased to announce its best ever music lineup on two different stages with music from many genres.

The full schedule of artists is as follows:


Thornetta Davis takes to the Michigan Lottery stage on Feb 12th at 10pm
2016 Meridian Winter Blast Music Schedule

located in the Taste of Detroit Tent

Friday February 12th

11:45 to 12:30 p.m. Cayenne & Ginger (Acoustic Pop)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Paul Shonk Trio (Acoustic Rock)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Epic Movement (Jazz Fusion)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Native Howl (Thrash Grass)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jibs Brown & The Jambros (Rootsy Blues)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Inohs Sivad Evolution (Rock Funk Soul)
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sam Van Wagoner (Blues/Pop)
10:00 to 11:00 p.m. Thornetta Davis (R&B/Blues)

Saturday February 13th

11:30 to 12:15 p.m. Sophia Avocado (Mixed Genre)
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Adam Labeaux (Improvisational Folk)
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Dan Tillery (Eclectic Mix)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tart (Femmelectro New Wave)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Ruiners (Rockabilly Garage)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Longneck Strangler (Country/Rock/Americana)
8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Orbitsuns (Outlaw Country)
10:00 to 11:00 p.m. SKYrise (40s/House/HipHop)

Sunday February 14th

11:30 to 12:15 p.m. Kat Beal (Country)
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Cold Tone Harvest (Americana/Roots)
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Acoustic Madness (Acoustic Based Rock)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Last Call (New Country)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Roots Vibrations Band (Reggae Soca)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. J.Canady and the SoulNyce Band (Soul Funk Jazz)
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Persuasion (High Energy Variety)

located in the Cadillac Square Tent

Friday February 12th

11:30 to 12:15 p.m. Mia Green (Acoustic Pop)
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Julie D (Acoustic Pop)
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cooper Anstett (Singer Songwriter)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Blood and Wine (Heavy Alternative)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. BRONZE MAMBAS (Psychedelic Rock)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Harlow (Hard Rock/Alternative)
8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Paul Lamb & the Detroit Breakdown (Blues/Classic Rock)
9:30 to 11:00 p.m. Stone Clover (Irish Rock & Roll)

Saturday February 13th

11:45 to 12:30 p.m. James & June (Acoustic Folk)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Al Bettis (Indie Folk)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Tom Toms (Indie Rock)
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Here We Harbour (Hard Rock/ Alternative)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kung Fu Lovers (Activist Party Rock)
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Taken Aces (Rock)
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nina & The Buffalo Riders (Psychedelic Bluesy Soul Rock)
10:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Reefermen (Rock & Soul)

Sunday February 14th

11:15 to 12:00 p.m. Olivia Millerschin (Indie Folk Pop)
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Julianne Ankley (Singer Songwriter)
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Oak City Roots (Indie Pop/Folk Rock)
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Laura Rain and the Caesars (Soul/Blues)
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Rev. Marc Falconberry Blues Band (Blues)
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Yvette Meadows (R&B)
7:45 to 9:00 p.m. Larry Lee & Back in The Day Band (Old School Funk & R&B)

All weekend entertainment schedules and any additional information can be found online at

2015 Meridan Winter Blast
One Campus Martius
Detroit, Michigan 48226
February 12th - 14th
Friday, Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm


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