Talent Solutions at SPARK.Ed

Author: Allison Ives

Spark culture training

Ann Arbor SPARK, a business incubator in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosts weekly workshops to help entrepreneurs build better businesses. SPARK invites industry experts to present useful tips, tools, and best practices on a host of relevant topics. DISHER was asked to lead a training session on recruiting in September. Keri McCarthy and I began our recruiting workshop… Read More

Knowledge Capture

Author: Dennis Smith

knowledge-capture

“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 into a… Read More

CultureWorks Cardboard Regatta

Author: Brennen Proudfit

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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 with other… Read More

Design for DIScomfort

Author: Ryan Noble

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. I’m sure… Read More

A Valuable Tradition: Attending the Global Leadership Summit

Author: Dennis Smith with Vicki Zylstra

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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 folks from… Read More

HydroBot Featured at Maker Faire Detroit

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

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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. Matthew featured… 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 the West… Read More

Charting Your Course

Author: Kevin Pinner

Strategic Vision Mapping with Disher

Attend a Strategic Vision Mapping Workshop Looking to inspire your team towards unified action and mobilize resources towards a clear and compelling vision?  The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC-West), The Right Place, and DISHER hosted a half-day workshop on July 19th that empowered West Michigan organizations to answer that very question. Organizations ranging from OEM manufacturers to nonprofits participated in… Read More

The Art of Collaboration

Author: Laura Anthony with Angela Hosbein

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It’s a smart world. The new rule is “anything that can be connected—will be connected.” With today’s products talking with each other more and more through the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s inspired countless of bright new ideas for entrepreneurs to explore. Just as the IoT is intimately connected, the path to a successful product development requires interconnectedness. An organization… Read More

Filing It Away… How to Use a Hand File

Author: Sean Derrick

How to Use a Hand File

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 4) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers     Everyone knows how to use a hand file, right? Simply grab one and saw away. After all, it’s nothing more than sandpaper on steroids. Well, I hate to break it to you but knowing how to use this basic… Read More