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    Arts

    Loyal to Your Soil's grand summer finale

    Sept. 2, 2014, 6:04 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Becki Kenderes Want to know what Peck Park on Brush Street, the pedestrian bridge over 75 in Southwest Detroit, the Atheneum Hotel, Children’s Hospital, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campus Martius, the Detroit Athletic Club, and the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church have in common? They all contain works by world...

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    Artist Profile: Susannah Goodman

    Sept. 2, 2014, 6:01 p.m., Posted by rsharp

    Ceramicist Susannah Goodman. All photos courtesy of the artist Train Station Mugs. All photos courtesy of the artist Rosie Sharp: What brought you to ceramics initially? Has that changed over time? Susannah Goodman: I have a distinct childhood memory of digging for...

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    Communities

    Three startups win Refresh Miami’s ‘demo day’

    Sept. 2, 2014, 3:22 p.m., Posted by Carolina Wilson


    The crowd at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus for Refresh Miami's 'demo day'. Photo by Carolina Wilson.

    Over 400 people gathered at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus as ten local startups competed for prizes in a pitch-style competition Thursday.

    Glip, a modern business messaging and productivity platform, took first place in Refresh Miami’s "demo night”. Glip allows users to plan, share and organize their work in a convenient and easy-to-use mobile/tablet platform or web browser. CEO and founder Peter Pezaris said the company has had success since its 2012 inception, already serving thousands of companies.

    “We built Glip because we know that 36 percent of the average information worker’s time is wasted everyday,” Pezaris said, citing an MIT study showing that 50 percent of the difference between low-performing and high-performing teams is the quality of communication.

    So, Glip takes all of the communication and management tools a business needs, and integrates them into one service on one screen including: shared calendars, instant messaging, distributed task and project management, file sharing and video conferencing.

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