Month: September 2016

Knowledge Capture

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“To move ahead, one must often first look behind.” –David Garvin, US Army The issue: I often hear a manager say to a project team member, "Your situation would make for a great lessons learned! You should document that." The team member usually nods in agreement but silently begins thinking, "How can I possibly cram all of this information… Read More

CultureWorks Cardboard Regatta

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Art and design classes are an excellent way to inspire curiosity, build confidence, encourage problem-solving, and sharpen 21st century skills. CultureWorks, a local faith inspired non-profit, provides a variety of art and design experiences to benefit middle and high school students from all backgrounds in Southwest Michigan. In addition to art and design, the program appeals to children… Read More

Design for DIScomfort

Design for DIScomfort

At DISHER customers regularly ask me to design for comfort. From office chairs and automotive interiors to industrial and commercial equipment, the request is similar, “Develop something ergonomic, user-friendly, intuitive and comfortable.” Designing for comfort is challenging but enjoyable especially when you can witness the fruit of your labor. Today I want to touch on designing for discomfort.… Read More

A Valuable Tradition: Attending the Global Leadership Summit

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“Every year I look forward to the tradition of attending the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) hosted by the Willow Creek Association,” comments Dennis Smith. “This year was no different.” The two-day Summit was telecast live from the Chicagoland area on August 11-12, 2016 and broadcast to hundreds of satellite locations throughout North America and around the world. Several… Read More

HydroBot Featured at Maker Faire Detroit

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Described as a gathering of “unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity, and a whole lot of forward thinking,” the Maker Faire Detroit took place July 30 and 31 at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Matthew Reed, a DISHER Product Development Engineer, was among the hundreds of inventors who exhibited and demonstrated their ideas in this fantasyland of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.… Read More

Jeff Disher Receives 2015-16 Business Leadership Award

Jeff Disher Receives 2015-16 Business Leadership Award

The Michigan West Coast Chamber announced their 2015-16 Business Champion award winners in their August issue of Connect magazine. Winners were nominated by members of the Chamber. To qualify for the award, the small business must be a West Coast Chamber member, be in business for more than five years, and exemplify the best of small business in… Read More