Monthly ArchivesJuly 2014

SMZ welcomes traffic interns, Melissa and Cody standard

We can thank Northwood University for these two great summer interns! Melissa Seymour is a senior, majoring in Marketing and a captain of the soccer team.  She’s a huge Red Wings fan and could live off pizza, tacos and ice cream. Cody Chaney is a 2014 graduate of Northwood. He’s a Toledo native and likes disc golfing and attending baseball games in his free time. Welcome Melissa and Cody!

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SMZ welcomes creative interns, Kelsey and Rick standard

Creative interns are so fun. When asked for a few details about themselves, this is what you get: Kelsey Sedlmeyer  Graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Creative Advertising and a Specialization in Design Part-time beach bum Netflix connoisseur Beer. Just beer. Rick Castano Graduated Wayne State 2013, Magna Cum Laude (ooh, fancy!) Got noticed by SMZ with email headline to the creative director: “Writer seeks agency for long walks on the beach, crafting awesome copy” Makes some pretty mean BBQ Owns a wide range of awesome T-shirts Welcome Kelsey and Rick!

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Mister, can you spare some time? Volunteerism at SMZ standard

Volunteers. Those who give their skills, knowledge, and most importantly: their time. Here at SMZ, volunteering is part of our culture, something in which we collectively believe. And SMZers give back in very inspiring ways … VP/Account Director Delynn Meyer has long recognized the importance and impact of mentorship. That’s why you’ll find her on a regular basis at Oakland County’s Juvenile Drug Court as part of Options: The Power to Choose, the family-focused juvenile treatment court. She’s also on the board of directors and vice-president of The RESTORE Foundation, which raises private funds for Oakland County 6th Circuit Court adult and juvenile therapeutic drug treatment courts. The funds are used to help eliminate the county’s financial strain and ensure ...

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Why 4th of July is hands down our best holiday standard

Okay, I admit to having a really enjoyable holiday weekend and the afterglow still lingers a bit but I’m thoroughly convinced the 4th of July epitomizes what a holiday should be and here’s why: We’re all in since there’s really no religious or political affiliation so nobody gets awkwardly excluded. Wine and martini drinkers revert back to beer if only for this one solitary day. Everyone becomes a kid again. Whether it’s the wearing of goofy-looking star spangled clothing, jumping onto a slip ‘n’ slide with a bad back or grown-ups playing with fire, admit it, this holiday puts all of us in a childish, carefree mood. It has the all-important traditional feasting that every grand holiday requires but in this ...

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