Eiler Communications Clients

Baker Strategy Group

Baker Strategy Group – Michigan 2013
Ann Arbor, MI
Baker and his firm have conducted surveys of Michigan manufacturers for the past four years. Those have shown increasingly positive sentiment about the state’s business climate and the future of manufacturing in the state.

The statewide Michigan 2013 Economic Outlook Survey is being conducted this Fall and a Flagship new report that outlines Michigan’s outlook as a business-friendly state by business, nonprofit, and municipal leaders across the 88-county state. The report will be issued the first week of January 2013.

Participants from more than 70 leading business, nonprofit and government organizations across the state are engaged in a broad effort being driven by the Baker Strategy Group of Ann Arbor, a research and consulting firm that has conducted a similar survey for the past four years for the Michigan Manufacturers Association. This year, businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities from across the state are participating in this program in cooperation with leading Michigan associations, including the Detroit Economic Club, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber, the Small Business Association of Michigan, Southwest Michigan First, Traverse City Area Chamber and the West Michigan Policy Forum.

For more information go to www.bakerstrategy.com/

Del Monte

Del Monte Foods, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Del Monte Foods is one the nation’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium, high quality branded food products in the U. S. retail market. Net sales for fiscal 2013, were more than $1.8 billion. With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in 8 of every 10 U. S. households.

Food brands include Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, S&W® and other brands. The Company also produces and distributes private-label food products.

For additional information visit the Company’s web site www.delmontefoods.com

Fermata Partners
Fermata Partners
Atlanta, GA
Fermata Partners exists to serve as an intellectual extension for brands, licensees, corporations and collegiate institutions seeking a "grand pause" to THINK strategically about their respective endeavors. Together with our partners, Fermata reviews, analyzes, simplifies, elevates, navigates, and ultimately accelerates strategy - all within a disciplined approach focused on solving the challenges of our clients. For more information go to www.fermatapartners.com.
FlexSys, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
FlexSys Inc. was founded in 2001 by Dr. Sridhar Kota to develop and commercialize his patented designs of shape-morphing adaptive control surfaces and other applications. As a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dr. Kota initiated research in compliant mechanisms in the 1990’s and pioneered the bio-inspired method of Distributed Compliance. FlexSys developed proprietary software and methods for creation and optimization of compliant systems and successfully demonstrated the application of compliant design methods for aerospace, automotive and other applications over the years. Today, FlexSys is a leading authority in variable geometry control surfaces. For more videos and information, visit http://www.flxsys.com/
Ann Arbor, MI
FS&A is a Team Building/Leadership Development discipline built by Fritz Seyferth in 27 years of leadership with some of the nation's most successful organizations, 11 of them with Bo Schembechler at University of Michigan Athletics. For more information go to www.fritzFSA.com
GameDay Traditions
GameDay Traditions
Atlanta, GA
GameDay Traditions is building a new market and revenue streams for collegiate and professional sporting markets by providing entertainment cottages for fans to enjoy the sporting experience more fully. For more information visit www.gamedaytraditions.com.
Huran Valley Financial
Huron Valley Financial
Ann Arbor, MI
Huron Valley Financial is the leading independent full-service mortgage-banking firm in Southeast Michigan that specializes in all aspects of the mortgage market, including construction loans and refinancing. It now has five offices across the state located in Clarkston, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Birmingham and Brighton, plus its headquarters in Ann Arbor. For more information go to www.huronvalleyfinancial.com.

Prior Experience

ABN AMRO Mortgage
Ann Arbor, MI
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group is one of the largest loan originators and loan servicers in the United States. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group produces mortgage loans and provides related services through its various divisions. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout the United States. Please visit www.abnamro.com or www.mortgage.com for more information.
Association for Vascular Access
Herriman, UT
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, its multidisciplinary membership advances research, professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.
Please visit www.avainfo.org for more information.
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CFI Group
Ann Arbor, MI
CFI Group is an international consulting firm that provides clients with measurement and analytical capabilities to maximize shareholder value by optimizing customer and employee satisfaction. It uses patented methodology first introduced in 1994 to measure satisfaction. It is known for its role in working with the National Quality Research Center at the University of Michigan to develop the American Customer Safisfaction Index. CFI has offices in 15 countries. Our work involves building the firm's brand awareness among senior executives at major corporations. For more information, please visit www.cfigroup.com.
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College of Business - Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
The College of Business (COB), founded in 1964, is a student-centered, business-focused and culturally diverse institution with more than 80 faculty and a total of some 3,500 students, including nearly 800 graduate students and some 2,750 undergraduates. The COB has four departments: Accounting and Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management and Marketing.

There are 15 recognized student organizations and/or honorary societies and more than 700 professionally qualified graduates each year.

The COB is an innovative school that strives to prepare today's students for tomorrow's global business environment. The COB continues to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), an accreditation that establishes it among the best business schools in the nation. Undergraduate programs were first accredited in 1974 and graduate programs in 1982. For more information, please visit www.cob.emich.edu.

Cybernoor Corporation
Pleasanton, CA
Cybernoor is an Oracle systems-management firm headquartered in Pleasanton, CA and with clients across the nation. It uses "holistic methodology" in an end-to-end analytical approach to solve Oracle computer systems issues encountered by business in numerous vertical markets. www.cybernoor.com
Ditech Corp logo
Costa Mesa, California
Founded in 1995, Ditech is a nationwide provider of mortgage loans and financial services driven by the belief that people are smart - and that they should be treated that way with smart products and services. Through an innovative online system, Ditech offers customers a variety of mortgage finance solutions, including first mortgages, refinancing, home equity loans, and equity lines of credit. As a business unit of real estate finance company GMAC ResCap (Residential Capital, LLC), Ditech provides customers with the security of working with one of America’s largest residential lenders. Ditech loan consultants are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This commitment to customer service coupled with world-class online capabilities enables Ditech customers to enjoy a superior experience and report the highest levels of satisfaction.   For more information please see www.ditech.com.
Flagship Private Air
Flagship Private Air
Ann Arbor, MI
Flagship Private Air is the first and only private air service based out of the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport. Flagship offers the flexibility, convenience, comfort and safety of travel in a superior fleet of aircraft. Our pilots have over 15,000 combined flight hours and have over 60 years combined flight experience. Flagship is able to fly non- stop from Ann Arbor to locations such as Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Harbor Springs or any hard to get to cities throughout the Midwest and beyond. By departing from the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport and flying into municipal airports near your destination, business travelers can make multiple stops in one day and be home for dinner that same evening. Flagship is happy to offer in-flight catering, ground transportation and lodging.
For more information please visit www.flagshipprivateair.com
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Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Ford Field, the new home of the Detroit Lions, opened in August 2002. We work with Brogan & Partners of Detroit to develop and conduct PR activities to non-sports audiences across the state and Midwest. Ford Field will be the newest and most technogically-advanced football stadium and entertainment complex in the world. It is expected to be a major attraction for drawing leading worldwide entertainers and events to the heart of downtown Detroit. For more information, please visit www.FordField.com.
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GDI Info Tech
Ann Arbor, MI
GDI manages and operates business processes for companies in the education industry. GDI’s team orchestrates the execution of business strategy and sees it through every phase of implementation, harnessing technology with a focus on long-term success and replicable methodologies to deliver projects that are on-time, in-budget, and that create real value for the business. www.gdiinfotech.com
Gene Codes
Gene Codes
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gene Codes Corporation is a bioinformatics software development company dedicated to producing top quality software tools to help speed and simplify Life Science researchers daily tasks. Gene Codes combines state-of-the-art programming techniques, rigorous quality standards and an open dialogue with customers to create scientist-friendly, user-centered products that meet and exceed the very demanding requirements of the life sciences research community.  Since inception in 1988, Gene Codes has focused on developing and continually improving its flagship product Sequencher, for both Apple Macintosh and PC platforms.  Gene Codes Forensics, a division of Gene Codes Corporation, developed the software that was used to identify the victims of the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11, and has been involved in victim identification at other disasters including the Thai Tsunami in 2004. www.genecodes.com

Genetics Squared
Genetics Squared
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Genetics Squared was founded in 2001 in Ann Arbor, MI. The company partners with clinical research organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research and development institutes, and academic centers to advance the reality of personalized medicine. To accomplish this mission, the company has recruited leading scientific, clinical, technical, and business talent, along with a world-class Scientific Advisory Board. The mission of Genetics Squared is targeted, effective, diagnostics, prognostics and therapeutics worldwide. www.genetics2.com

Huron Valley Financial
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Huron Valley Financial is full service mortgage banker offering Conventional and Jumbo financing as well as FHA, Rural Development and Renovation loans. They also provide Home Equity loans, Construction loans and Reverse mortgages for seniors. Huron Valley Financial is locally owned and operated right here in Michigan.. For more information please visit www.huronvalleyfinancial.com

Knights Steak Hous
Knight's Steak House
Ann Arbor, MI
In 1952, Knight's Meat Market opened, quickly becoming known for its high quality, hand-cut meat.  Ray Knight later founded Knight's Steakhouse in April 1984. This timeless, family-operated restaurant is renowned for its great food and excellent customer service. With a full menu of traditional American cuisine specializing in steaks, fresh seafood and prime rib, reasonable prices and quality cuisine keep customers coming back to Knight's. Knight's Steakhouse Jackson is located at 2515 Horton Road;  Knight's Steakhouse Ann Arbor is located at 2324 Dexter Avenue.  For information on Knight's Steakhouse, please call (734) 665-8644. Please visit www.knightsrestaurants.com for more information.
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The Linux Box Corporation
Ann Arbor, MI
The Linux Box Corporation is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, privately held project management and consulting practice based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that specializes in open source technology and the Linux platform. Since 1999, Linux Box has provided high-quality, customized open source software design, development, knowledge transfer and support services to customers spanning numerous vertical markets. Linux Box works closely with customers to develop customized software that meets individual needs, giving businesses control over their IT operations while reducing costs and maintaining competitive advantage. www.linuxbox.com
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Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, MI
Founded in 2001 by Thomas Meloche, Richard Sheridan, James Goebel and Robert Simms, The Menlo Institute specializes in software development process and methodology with a special focus on how to create an agile software development environment called The Software Factory. The Menlo Institute reaches out to the corporate community by offering formal training classes, free resources and process mentoring services. These offerings allow Menlo to reach not only developers but also executives, sponsors and managers. (www.menloinnovations.com) (www.menloinstitute.com)
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Ann Arbor, MI
MichBio is dedicated to driving the life sciences industry growth within the State of Michigan. For new and established biosciences companies, MichBio provides a community focal point by offering networking and educational events, a roster of support services, and a portal to state and national information. MichBio represents bioscience companies, academic and research institutions, bioscience service providers and related organizations. MichBio is focusing on the human resource, funding, and infrastructure issues affecting the state bioscience industry. MichBio is affiliated with BIO, the national organization that represents biotechnology companies across American and in 33 other nations. Please visit www.michbio.org for more information.
Michigan Israel Business Bridge
Michigan Israel Business Bridge
Ann Arbor, MI
The Michigan Israel Business Bridge is a non-profit, membership-based, 501(c)(6) “connector” organization dedicated to promoting business partnerships between Michigan and Israel. MIBB brings new business to Michigan by connecting Israeli businesses to its network in Michigan for the purpose of generating wealth, jobs, and new opportunities. Israel has over 3,000 companies centered on life sciences, homeland security, alternative energy, water technology and agro-technology, with more engineers and scientists per capita than any other country. MIBB was co-founded in 2007 by Chuck Newman and Susan Herman, with the backing of successful businesspeople of Michigan. In a little over two years nearly 200 members have joined the MIBB. Please visit www.michiganisrael.com for more information.
Michigan Venture Capital Association
Ann Arbor, MI
Founded by members of various organizations sharing a common interest in the success of entrepreneurism and venture capital in the State of Michigan, the MVCA represents the venture capital community in the State of Michigan by:
- Stimulating an entrepreneurial environment;
- Encouraging investments in new and emerging companies;
- Educating the community to the benefits of venture capital investing to our economy;
- Promoting professional development of members through research and professional development opportunities.
Our work involves establishment and direction of the new Michigan Venture Capital News Bureau as a repository of VC information for journalists.
For more information, please visit www.michiganvca.org.
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NSF International
Ann Arbor, MI
NSF International (NSF), an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. www.nsf.org
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Ann Arbor, MI
NuStep, Inc., with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich., is the maker of exercise equipment that promotes health and well-being among people of all ages. Founded in 1987 by Richard and Norma Sarns, the company's products are in use at fitness, wellness and rehabilitation centers across the country, including The Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Clinic and the Duke Center for Living.  For more information, call 1-800-322-2209 or log onto the web site at www.nustep.com for more information.

"Firm that makes health-fitness devices grows, does more within"...more

OPeration Never Forgotten
Operation Never Forgotten
Ann Arbor, MI
Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) helps connect our military and civilian
worlds through national non-partisan public service awareness advertising.
ONF creates daily recognition and remembrance for deployed troops, wounded
warriors, fallen heroes and their families. ONF launched on 9-11-07 with
billboards starting in Times Square. Today, ONF has had thousands of
electronic billboards up in nearly every major city across the country! As
a result, more volunteerism has been generated for all military support
organizations.  For more information visit www.operationneverforgotten.org
Ann Arbor, MI
Q LTD, a strategic design consultancy founded in Ann Arbor in 1981, provides analysis, advice, comment, and design solutions for businesses, organizations, and brands. Q LTD’s unique mix of expert designers, information architects, producers, strategists, and project managers share a passion for great design and client success. For more information: www.qltd.com.
Replay Photos
Replay Photos
Durham, N.C
Replay Photos is a web-based business that turns photography into a revenue generator for a host of brands. Replay Photos launched in 2003 with Duke University as its first client and has grown to include over 140 universities, the National Football League, the NFL Clubs, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Associated Press. It is the licensed company for FanCam in North America. For more information go to www.replayphotos.com.
RF Connect
Farmington hills, MI
RF Connect is a premier wireless mobile provider that has an established business with clients in several markets across the country. It designs and installs cellular, WiFi, WiMax or any other wireless technology to provide intelligent, efficient applications to meet the needs of an entire enterprise or an entire city. www.rfconnect.com
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Ann Arbor, MI
SPARK is a non-profit organization with a three-year fundraising goal of $3 million to cover startup and operating expenses. To date, more than $2 million has been raised from business, academic, government, and community partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, the Herbert and Grace Dow Foundation, Pfizer, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, www.annarborspark.org

Rick Snyder a catalyst in forming Ann Arbor Spark...more

www.nsf.org Text of the introduction given by Rick Sheridan of Menlo Innovation for Spark chairman Rick Snyder...more

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Tener Technologies
Ferndale, MI
Founded in 2000, Tener Technologies, LLC (Tenertech) is an IT services and solutions provider in Ferndale, Mich., dedicated to maximizing technical efficiency for small to mid-size businesses throughout the Midwest. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Tenertech provides network consulting, design and implementation, on-call technical support, Web site and multiple-platform server hosting, and software customization. Tenertech offers expertise in Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Linux, Novell and Apple Macintosh operating systems, and is an authorized reseller for Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. For more information, please visit www.tenertech.com
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Triton Stormwater Solutions
Brighton, MI
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Brighton, Mich., Triton Stormwater Solutions manufactures the next generation of stormwater chamber management systems. In virtually every metric that matters to developers, municipal planners and engineers, Triton's stormwater chambers offer greater advantages and design flexibility over traditional systems. Triton's proprietary design and patented construction offers larger-capacity, lighter-weight, easier-to-install stormwater chambers that are more than 50 percent stronger than traditional products. Triton is also environmentally friendly, manufacturing materials from the same soy-based resin that has been in use for more than 50 years in the heavy equipment and automotive industries. For more information, please visit www.tritonsws.com.
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Troy, MI
Established in 1977 and headquartered in Troy, Mich., VPSI is the nation's leading provider of vanpool services. With offices in 40 major cities in the U.S. and the Netherlands, and more than 4,000 operating vanpools, VPSI provides an environmentally-friendly transportation option that saves commuters time and money. VPSI vanpools are a qualified mode of public transit under Federal Commuter Choice Tax Incentives, and one of the ways companies can qualify as a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certified facility. VPSI serves industries, individuals and Fortune 500 employees around the world. For more information, please visit www.vpsiinc.com.
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Ann Arbor, MI
WineFest is an annual fund raising event benefiting the Ann Arbor Art Center. In the last 20 years, WineFest has succeeded in attracting wine and food enthusiasts from around the world with its annual gourmet dinner and live and silent auctions of rare, limited edition fine wines. WineFest is the Ann Arbor area's most widely attended fund raiser and has raised $2.4 million in 20 years to support the Ann Arbor Art Center's after school and outreach programs. www.winefest.org

Eiler Communications has also served as marketing PR counsel to the following firms:

American Express (IDS) Financial Advisors
Buying Decisions
Charter One Mortgage
Clarity LLC
Cognitive Bionics
Context Integration
Cox Communications
Demax Software
Diffracto Ltd.
Domino's Pizza
Electric Apparatus
Firesign Computer
FRx Software
Genomics Solutions Inc.
Great Lakes Bancorp
Great Lakes Venture Quest
HCL James Martin
Image Tag
Independent Mortgage
Information Access Company
Ingres Software
J. P. Industries
J. P. Enterprises
Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute
Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute
Midwest Management
Murphy Software
Newman Group
Nielsen Marketing USA,
RFE Investment Partners
San Francisco Heart Institute
Smith Group
Soo Plastics, Inc.
Software Services
Spider Technologies
Starlight Networks
Strategic Interactive
Symplex Corporation
Thomas F. White & Company
Unison Software
University Microfilms International
Versant Object Technology
XA Systems

We have provided investor relations counsel to the following:

Prestolite Electric Corp.
Unison Software
Rich Coast Resources
Network Express
Hybrid Networks
JDS Uniphase
JP Industries
JPE Inc.
Boole & Babbage