SOS Community Service’s Road to Home fundraiser was a big success!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in making Road to Home 2018 SOS’s most successful fundraiser to date. Two hundred guests enjoyed appetizers and a silent auction of artisan bowls at Zingerman’s Greyline on October 4, 2018. The event raised a record $105,970 this year. SOS would like to thank the event co-chairs, Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall, and the event sponsors.

Member Spotlight – Northwestern Mutual Carol Hoffer

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Member Spotlight – SOS Community Services Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Upcoming Event: SOS Road to Home Fundraiser

The SOS Road to Home Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 4 at Zingerman’s Greyline. The event starts with a one-hour happy hour from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, and the main event is from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. SOS is honored to announce the 2018 Road to Home Fundraiser event chairs are Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall. We are excited to have the Marshalls serve in this role, and help raise awareness and funds for at-risk and homeless families in Washtenaw County.

“We believe that SOS is well-managed and financially sound organization that is having a significant impact on bringing people home, out of homelessness.”

Community members are invited to enjoy food, music, a silent auction of unique bowls, and a live auction. Attendees will be able to bid on beautiful bowls donated by local artists and supporters. Bowls featured in the auction will be made from a variety of

materials including glass and ceramic.

To learn more and purchase tickets visit




Thursday, October 4 2018

Happy Hour/VIP: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Main Event: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $200.00 (VIP/Happy Hour)

$125.00 (Main Event)

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Member Spotlight – IHA


At IHA, we understand the unique healthcare needs of each person. Providing all the care you’ll need – from primary care and specialty care, to 7-day-a-week urgent care services and a 24-hour call center. But most importantly, it’s healthcare your way!


To make an appointment






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Watch three patient stories at and see how they access our convenient healthcare tools in their daily routines.

Synergy Fiber – A Case Study

Park West Student Living at Texas A&M University in College Station is the country’s largest ever single-phase student housing project. With 15 buildings across 47 acres, the complex has 3,406 beds among one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The sleek design and amenities – gyms, pools, gaming lounges, jogging trails, convenience stores and coffee shops – make this a first-rate living option for students who attend Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the United States. Located on the west side of the Texas A&M campus, Park West is just across the street from the famed Texas Aggie Kyle Field. The unique project is the result of a partnership that includes the Texas A&M University System, the National Campus Community Development Corporation, and collegiate housing developer, Servitas.


One of the top priorities in developing any residential setting, especially a collegiate student residential complex, is access control. When Synergy Fiber, a recognized leader in managed communications services, was selected by Servitas as the total technology partner during the construction of Park West, Chief Executive Officer Norman Roe knew SALTO Systems was the best access control provider for a project of this size.

“Servitas was looking to avoid some of the problems they had experienced with access control providers in the past,” says Roe. “They knew that for a project the size of Park West, they would never ever want to go back to doors for programming. They had experienced pain points in the past with access control integrations that required multiple credentials, constant maintenance and difficulty for the local staff to manage the systems.”


To provide a comprehensive access control security solution for Park West, Roe and his team at Synergy Fiber chose to install SALTO electronic locks, readers and controllers to be managed by SALTO’s ProAccess SPACE software. The property has its own dedicated SALTO server and all controllers (4200 series) are connected to the same local switch network, but are on their own dedicated security V-Lan. Nearly 1,100 doors throughout Park West are outfitted with SALTO’s XS4 offline escutcheons (full body escutcheons with mortise lockset) and 79 online locks. SALTO locks are also being used to protect the property’s datacenter, which hosts its own cloud for the client and server cabinets. SALTO locks also protect and provide audit trail for Park West’s storage units which, at times, can house millions of dollars’ worth of inventory.

Synergy Fiber Product Manager Douglas Karaska says SALTO’s revolutionary SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) data-on-card technology improves the ease of use throughout the life of the project, making the transition from development and construction to operational and functional, a smooth one.

SALTO’s SVN allows stand-alone locks to read, receive, and write information via an encrypted and secure data-on-card system that utilizes the capabilities of RFID read/write technology. In SVN, all access data is stored on and distributed by its operating smartcard or device. When presenting a credential to an offline stand-alone door, not only does this control access rights to that door but, thanks to two-way communication, the door also writes data – like blacklist information or battery status – back to the smartcard. The smartcard then transmits this information back to the server via online wall readers that update and receive information from the cards anytime and anywhere in the facility.

“Data on card always beats the competition as a key replacement system,” says Synergy Fiber National Construction Manager Jamie Cooper. “Other systems require a wireless overlay or physical interaction with each door. SALTO’s ability to remove pain points and unnecessary infrastructure from the traditional atmosphere is always appreciated.”

As technology improves and wireless environments grow, data on card technology with SALTO is “more reliable and not subject to RF interference or power and network outages,” adds Synergy Fiber Chief Operating Officer Jenean Kaiser.

Synergy Fiber manages door and server maintenance at the complex while Park West’s leasing office manages day-to-day credential assignments for the more than 3,500 residents, employees, and other approved users via SALTO’s ProAccess SPACE software.

“The best features that the ProAccess SPACE software brings to the table are the flexibility and accessibility it gives,” says Karaska. “It’s easy to use and it’s scalable.”

ProAccess SPACE also offers the convenience of being browser based so no local client is required for use and it’s compatible with common browsers like Chrome and Firefox, he says.

The residents have easily adapted to the SALTO solution since the facility opened its doors in August of 2017. They use contactless RFID key fobs or bracelets for entry into the facility, interior bedroom units, and the property’s amenities. For garage entry, windshield stickers are used to obtain access.

Roe says SALTO’s access control installation has gone smoothly for the massive residential property, and it is just what he expected.

“We knew for a project this unique, SALTO was the only solution,” says Roe. “SALTO stands alone in this vertical; every other access control solution available on the market is playing catch up to the technology native to the SALTO solution.”


Pure Existence

The vision of Pure Existence is to create transformative experiences that emphasize human connection through the power and beauty of dance. 

Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director, Jodie Randolph, Pure Existence is a professional contemporary dance company based in Ann Arbor, MI. We are a company that values improvisation and movement exploration, comprised of six highly-trained professional dancers. The company presents two concerts locally each year in addition to serving as guest performers across the country. Aside from presenting compelling dance productions, PE also offers seminars, workshops, master classes, intensives, residencies, open rehearsals, pre/post performance discussions and a growing list of community outreach programs.

By bringing dance to Ann Arbor and the greater Metro-Detroit area through performance and education, Pure Existence has repeatedly found unique ways to increase accessibility to the art of dance and employ dance artists. As part of our mission, PE is committed to providing opportunities for trained dance artists through paid positions as well as performance and training opportunities for both the experienced and novice dance artist. Additionally, PE aims to help the community connect with dance through workshops and performances. Pure Existence proudly supports and mentors X2, a pre-professional youth dance company comprised of talented artists in the Southeast Michigan area.

Pure Existence employs two Artistic Directors and contracts a small group of professional dancers. PE is assisted and operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and a growing Advisory Board. PE is a nonprofit 501c3 organization.


Paralled Dissonance – About the Show

Created, directed, and choreographed by Jodie Randolph, Paralleled Dissonance is an evening-length work developed in collaboration with Pure Existence dancers and original score by Andrew Harness. The work explores the undeniable tensions in our world through the subject of interpersonal conflict. Innate opposition becomes the source of investigation, offering a deep reflection of the polarity within ourselves. Our complicated need for human connection is countered by the wars that ensue between nations, between people, and ultimately within. A contrast between the individual versus the collective questions the boundary between self and other.

Question & Answer session immediately following performance!

March 16, 2018 at 7:30
2|42 Community Church
648 S Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Swisher Commercial

2018 heralds Swisher Commercial’s 50th anniversary.  Celebrations, new leadership appointments, fresh website capabilities, and as always, gratitude to our clients and the community mark this notable anniversary year.

As a broker-owned company, Swisher Commercial Company is uniquely structured to foster the long-term relationships that produce results. We recognize that our clients’ success is the measure of our own success. We continue to nurture well established, trusting relationships with clients, lending institutions, governmental agencies and service firms. For 50 years, Swisher brokers have played an active role in civic affairs, professional associations, and charitable organizations. The perspective and insight gained from this involvement has been invaluable in providing the highest quality counsel to clients and has earned the respect and recognition of the community at large.

Swisher Commercial announces that after 13 years of service as President/CEO, David Hamilton, CCIM decided to pass the baton to another shareholder.  He continues to serve  Swisher and his clientele as a full-time broker, shareholder and Chairman of the Board.

Effective January 1, 2018, Michael Jurgenson, CCIM began serving as Swisher’s President/CEO.  Michael brings over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate with a range that includes brokerage, development and consulting.  He specializes in office, retail and investment opportunities.

“It is truly an honor to follow in the footsteps of our past leadership. We have a long successful history and I am very excited about the future as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We have an outstanding team in place that is committed to providing our clients with exceptional service.” Jurgenson stated.

In addition, Tony Caprarese (Vice President), a 15-year broker and 10-year partner with Swisher Commercial, was also appointed to the position of Secretary on the Board of Directors.

As part of our celebration, stay tuned as we launch a new website to make connecting online easier and more enjoyable. We’d be honored by your visit and continued partnership in 2018. Keep an eye out for our 50th anniversary updates.

In the meantime, get to know each member of the Swisher team more in depth by visiting; visit us at; call us at (734) 633-0501 to speaker to a broker directly; or email us at

Commercial real estate is our business. Building relationships is our priority.

Pomerance Integrative Dental Care

At Pomerance Integrative Dental Care your health starts with the space inside of your face!


Most people think about “teeth’ when they think about the dentist. When in fact the dentist should be responsible for the entire cranio-mandibular complex (the structures inside of the face including the upper and lower jaws, and the muscles that move them).


So we work to preserve the integrity of the teeth (through traditional dental care) and the position of the teeth to provide the greatest amount of space inside of the face for the tongue and the airway. Screening is accomplished by recording some simple metrics during the initial and periodic exam(s).


In children age 3-11  Growth Guidance modalities such as Myobrace and Orthotropics are critical to allow full genetic expression of growth.


In the adolescent and adult, depth and width expansion followed by FASTBRACES Technology can make up for the short fall of development if missed during the mid facial growth period (birth –age 11).


And for those who suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, we provide Oral Sleep Appliance Therapy that keeps the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep to keep the airway open.


                      Get the best in dental health care at Pomerance Integrative Dental Care 

                                                                call 734-429-7460

PlayLive Nation is Now Open Inside the Briarwood Mall!

What Is PLAYlive?

We are a premium social gaming lounge focused on uniting like-minded players of all ages and to creating strong community-based relationships. Whether you have just a few minutes to play or you have the entire day, our environment and local players will be a great source of entertainment no matter how long you have to play.

Key Features

  • Newest games available for play
  • Gets gamers out of the house and meeting new people
  • Clean, fun, and cool atmosphere
  • Compete against others in real life for notoriety
  • Events held regularly such as tournaments, leagues, & more
  • Gaming-related merchandise