Your Biz, Your Town – October 2013

For those of you that don’t know, but should know…834 Design & Marketing co-hosts the segment Your Biz, Your Town with WGVU’s Shelley Irwin the 4th Friday of every month.

Each month, we cram the studio with movers and shakers…and sometimes animals to delight listeners and make them aware of all the great happenings in west Michigan.

We welcomed Thought Design, Baker Holtz and Mind Meets Music on this brisk cool day in October. As usual, we had lots of Biggby coffee to warm ourselves and guests.

Thought Design, Mind Your Business

Thought Design Learning Studio, a fitness center for your mind, is launching business courses focused on small to medium size companies. Mind Your Business offers weekly 90-minute courses designed and facilitated by experienced instructors, featuring content needed for sbusinesses and their employees to blossom and flourish. The course schedule rotates through five core topics: people, innovation, emotional intelligence, execution and communication. The topics can be studied in the order that works best for each individual company, granting businesses complete management of their own training schedule.

Thought Design Mind Your Business facilitators will also work with the specific needs of businesses to develop a comprehensive training schedule targeted to your team’s unique goals.

Interested in finding out more? Join them for their open house on November 14th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information on Thought Design and Mind Your Business, visit

Baker Holtz, local CPA firm focused on value

Baker Holtz is so committed to giving back to the local community, they made it part of their mission. The company is focused on delivering value to their clients, in a non-traditional way.

Baker Holtz provides solutions instead of time sheets and billable hours. They listen to your needs and create a package of services specifically for you. The package is a flat, value based price that you are able to budget for immediately. Innovative, committed, engaged – all words that describe how Baker Holtz serves you.

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Mind Meets Music, a revolutionary approach to learning

Mind Meets Music is a revolutionary new method of increasing literacy and higher order thinking skills in early elementary students through music.  This original, specialized, and intense curriculum produced independently verified test results showing a 34% increase in improvement in reading scores. We offer an in-school, twice weekly program that is not only very popular with both teachers and students, that also achieves significant results.

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