by Oakland Business Review

The following is a list of recent achievements by businesses in Oakland County:

• The law firm of Kupelian Ormond & Magy PC, with offices in Southfield and Ann Arbor, and Stephon B. Bagne, the shareholder supervising its formal condemnation practice, has enhanced its Web site by incorporating two practice area Web sites within its original Web site The new Web sites and provide expanded information about KOM's condemnation and eminent domain law and pipeline acquisition practice areas.

• The Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, an international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management, presented its 2007-08 Turnaround of the Year Award-Small Company (having revenue up to $50 million) to Fred Leeb & Associates LLC of Orchard Lake. The award is presented to the individuals or teams who orchestrated the most successful turnaround. The Turnaround of the Year Award was presented to Fred Leeb & Associates for its work to orchestrate the successful turnaround of Starfish Family Services, a nonprofit social services organization, located in Inkster.

• Bloomfield Hills-based Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms, was recently selected as a member of the "Century Club" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for the firm's innovative recruitment and retention initiatives in the 21st century.

• The Troy Non-Profit Network, a group comprised of more than 35 nonprofit organizations within the Troy Chamber of Commerce, announced, for the second year in a row, Michigan Catholic Credit Union as the top donor for this year's "Change for the Better" fundraiser. The credit union's 60 employees raised a total of $1,036.56 for the group of nonprofits. Also, for the second year in a row, the award for the highest per capita donations went to Derderian, Kann, Seyferth & Salucci PC, whose 21 employees raised $584.03, for an average donation of $27.81 per person. Overall donations for "Change for the Better" reached a grand total of $2,696.
• For the second year in a row, Soil and Materials Engineers Inc. has been named one of "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

• Amherst Partners, a Birmingham-based regional investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and management advisory services, has been recognized with three awards: Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Country, Finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.


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