Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Partner Strategic Staffing Solutions To Sponsor SST Truck, Local Driver in 2017

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DETROIT, Mich. (December 14, 2016) – One of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix’s key partners will expand its presence around the event in 2017 as Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) has announced that it will sponsor the “Green Hiring Machine” that will compete in the Stadium Super Truck (SST) Series races at the Grand Prix with a talented and accomplished local driver.

Strategic Staffing Solutions is literally making a jump in its activation to a strong on-track presence at next year’s Grand Prix. S3 will sponsor the No. 3 truck that will compete in the popular SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series presented by TRAXXAS races scheduled to take place at next year’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, June 2-4, 2017.

With its signature S3 green design, the truck will compete in both SST races at the Grand Prix as the “Green Hiring Machine.” The truck is bound to be a fan favorite when it jumps over ramps and launches as high as 20 feet in the air around the 2.3-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

“S3 is proud to have supported the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix since 2008 and we are excited to bring the Green Hiring Machine to the race to represent our global family of companies and to have built a relationship between the Grand Prix and the Michigan Humane Society,” S3 CEO Cindy Pasky said.

Experienced local driver Aaron Bambach of Rochester Hills, Mich., will drive the S3 Green Hiring Machine truck at his hometown event. With 24 wins and 36 podium finishes over the last 20 years of competing in professional motorsports, Bambach also knows the Belle Isle track well. He’s driven in the SST races at Detroit in each of the last three seasons, earning six top-five finishes at the Grand Prix over that time, including strong third- and fourth-place results in 2016.

“I’ve always loved racing at Belle Isle and have had a blast in the Stadium Super Trucks on the island the last three years,” said Bambach, who also serves as Test Track Manager at the new M1 Concourse Facility in Pontiac, Mich. “It will be an honor to drive the new Green Hiring Machine truck for Strategic Staffing Solutions at the 2017 Grand Prix in Detroit. S3 has such a positive presence in the community and really does a lot to support this event so I’m very excited for the opportunity to represent them in our hometown race.”

This partnership will also bring together S3’s love of animals and the Grand Prix for the first time ever, as Bambach will partner with one of S3’s largest charitable causes – the Michigan Humane Society (MHS). A pet lover himself, Bambach will help to promote MHS initiatives in the coming months as the driver of the S3 truck at the Grand Prix.

“In addition to his great talent as a racer, Aaron’s love for animals mirrors ours at S3,” Pasky said. “We’re delighted to partner with him on something so special.”

To learn more about S3, visit www.strategicstaff.com and for more information on the SST series, log on to www.stadiumsupertrucks.com. Tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service to Belle Isle Park is included with every ticket. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.DetroitGP.com/tickets.

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Strategic Staffing Solutions Renews Lease Remaining Penobscot Building’s Largest Private Tenant

DETROIT – Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), a Detroit-based global IT and business services company, has renewed its lease with Triple Properties LLC to remain the largest private tenant in the Penobscot Building. S3 made the iconic Penobscot Building its home in 2003, and has since expanded to three floors that house the company’s corporate headquarters, Detroit Development Center and Detroit branch.

Detroit Strategic Staffing Headquarters“The Penobscot Building is proud to have such an internationally-regarded, Detroit-based company as its master tenant, which is evident in the Penobscot’s annual tradition of ‘going green’ to acknowledge S3’s birthday,” said Kim Cox, leasing manager for the Penobscot Building. “We are extremely pleased with S3’s continued commitment to this landmark property and our city.”

S3 was founded in 1990 and has grown to 31 branch locations in the US and Europe and $248 million in revenue. S3’s extended lease includes over 50,000 square feet of office space that will accommodate increased business with current customers and new demand by customers globally. The Penobscot will serve as the hub for the company’s 2,700 global team members.

Cindy Pasky, S3 founder, president and CEO of, and Paul Huxley, chairman of S3’s board of directors, both long term residents of the City of Detroit, are proud to have Detroit and the Penobscot building as their corporate home. “Detroit’s energy is palpable to the S3 team,” said Huxley. “We are proud to have renewed our commitment with a Detroit landmark as we enter our 25th year of operation.”

For more information, contact: Peter Van Dyke, Berg Muirhead and Associates | Tel: 313.872.2202

Eastern Market Receives Major Contribution From Strategic Staffing Solutions

Detroit, MI – February 8, 2014 – Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) has made a major contribution to Detroit’s Eastern Market making it the market’s first seasonal sponsor. According to Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market Corporation (EMC), this new strategic partnership with Strategic Staffing Solutions includes a three-year commitment to sponsor Eastern Market’s Winter Season and support to expand educational aspects of the Friends of Eastern Market program.

“Strategic Staffing Solutions’ support will allow us to increase awareness of Eastern Market during the winter season and allow us to continue to build new programs as new market facilities, such as the Detroit Community Kitchen, come on line,” shared Carmody.

Eastern Market BannerS3’s gift also supports the Friends of Eastern Market. That program enables the Market to continue work around improving access to healthy, green, affordable, and fair food choices in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan while also fortifying the food sector as a pillar of regional economic growth.

Colorful S3 winter season street pole banners and signage have been installed to better welcome Eastern Market visitors from now until the end of March.

“Eastern Market is one of Detroit’s treasures and S3 is committed to supporting our city’s gems and the health of those who live here,” said Cindy Pasky, president and CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions. “Our sponsorship will help develop and advance one of Detroit’s most cherished places, increase job opportunities and improve access to healthy foods at America’s most complete metropolitan food hub.” 

Eastern Market is still seeking sponsors for the remaining seasons.

“Throughout the year, the nature of the market changes with the seasons. By developing seasonal sponsorships for the Winter, Spring, Summer, Harvest, and Holiday seasons we hope to develop new programs and marketing materials that highlight each season’s distinctiveness,” said Carmody. “We’re grateful for Cindy Pasky’s outstanding leadership in paving the way and appreciate S3’s support as our first seasonal Market sponsor.”

The year ahead will be filled with additional firsts for the Market.  Renovations to Shed 5 will be completed and a new Sunday Market will be launched by early summer. The Dequindre Cut and Midtown Loop greenways will open in the fall.

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About the Eastern Market Corporation

Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) is the nonprofit that manages Eastern Market on behalf of the City of Detroit. EMC’s vision is to create the most inclusive, resilient, and robust regional food hub in the United States. The Eastern Market leverages its dynamic history, manages operations, district revitalization, develops programs, builds facilities and provides critical infrastructure to : strengthen the Eastern Market District, improve access to healthy, green, affordable, and fair food choices in Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan and to fortify the food sector as a pillar of regional economic growth. For more information, call (313) 833-9300, visit our website at www.DetroitEasternMarket.com or follow us Twitter: @EasternMarket and Facebook: EasternMarketDetroit

About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $238 million IT and business services company based in Detroit. S3 is ranked the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is also one of five companies nationally that is a certified Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 2,000 consultants and 27 offices, 22 in the U.S. and five in Europe. For more information visit our website at http://www.strategicstaff.com/ or follow us on Facebook: Careers at Strategic Staffing Solutions.

For More Information Contact:                          

LaLeatha Spillers – Eastern Market Marketing & Communications

313-833-9300 ext. 110- office | 248-854-7958- cell | Lspillers@detroiteasternmarket.com

Marge Sorge – Strategic Staffing Solutions

313-596-6923 (office) | 734-578-6507 (cell) | msorge@strategicstaff.com

Strategic Staffing Solutions Announces Leadership Changes

DETROIT, February 6, 2014 – Strategic Staffing Solutions today announced leadership changes that will accelerate growth, streamline operations and enhance the company’s ability to service its customers and attract and retain talented consultants.

The following members of the leadership team have new positions effectively immediately:

  • Allen Coleman, 53, is named an executive vice president and will continue to drive the company’s Solutions practice and oversee its IT operations.
  • April Donaldson, 38, has been promoted to executive vice president. She was previously vice president in charge of managing the team that sets company’s sales strategies and the S3 Master Service Provider (MSP) practice. She is also the company’s S3 liaison with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the staffing industry’s global advisor on contingent work.
  • Carl Bentley, 57, who has served as manager of the Detroit Branch as well as an executive vice president, moves into a full-time executive vice president role.
  • Shalini Lawson, 44, will succeed Bentley as Detroit branch manager and will also continue to manage S3’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan activity in its Detroit Development Center. That move will create capacity and enhance customer service as the teams working more closely together.
  • Bob Zhang, 36, will move into a new role for S3 as director of Customer Care and Contact Services.

“A growing company creates opportunities,” said Cynthia J. Pasky, president and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions. “We had a terrific year in 2013 and these management changes perfectly position us to for profit and growth in 2014. Our financial strength gives us the flexibility to provide customized solutions to our customers, attract the best talent and give back to the communities in which we do business.”

Allen Coleman, COO, Strategic Staffing SolutionsColeman joined S3 in 2006 as the chief information officer and was promoted to vice president of solutions in 2008. During this time, he was charged with developing and expanding S3’s solutions practice and handling the company’s internal IT operations. He maintains these responsibilities in his current position. Prior to joining S3, he was the chief information officer of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the largest property and casualty insurer in Michigan. His primary role was to create and implement innovative technological systems to spur business growth and process efficiencies. He was also CIO and senior vice president at Citigroup in its Mortgage Division and development manager and project leader at MasterCard.

April Donaldson Vice President Strategic Staffing SolutionsDonaldson joined S3 in 2002 as an account manager.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry. Her previous positions with S3 include national account manager and director of MSP services delivery where she implemented S3’sMSP services at numerous customers. Prior to joining S3 she held positions in the staffing industry at Sirco Associates as an office manager, human resources manager and account manager. She a charter member and certified subject matter expert for Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) nationally accredited Certified Contingent Workforce Professionals (CCWP) program. In this role, she has the ability to train and certify others across the nation. Her expertise has placed her on the Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) Advisory Board and the SIA CCWP board.

Carl Bentley Strategic Staffing SolutionsBentley has nearly 40 years of experience in management and information technology, his contributions have afforded S3 success in excellent customer service and marketing. That has been central part of the company’s continued growth. Before joining S3 in 1999, he served the City of Detroit as director of the Information Technology Services Department and prior to that was the vice president of the Telecommunication Services Division at Comerica Inc.

Shalini Lawson DDCPrior to joining S3 in 2012 as a service delivery manager, Lawson spent 12 years at DTE Energy in the ITS organization. She worked closely with business partners ensuring reliable application support, improving business processes and continuous improvement initiatives within the ITS organization and business units. While at DTE she launched customer billing applications, energy trading and migration of key legacy systems to SAP, which included supply chain, work management, finance and HR.

Bob ZhangZhang came to S3 in 2004 as IT manager and also supported growth in the company’s Solutions and Managed Services operations. Before coming to S3 he held various technology roles as a software engineer, systems engineer and database administrator roles in private industry and technology organizations.

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About Strategic Staffing Solutions

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $238-million IT and business services company based in Detroit. S3 is ranked the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is also one of five companies nationally that is a certified Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care industries worldwide. It has more than 2,000 consultants and 28 offices, 23 in the U.S. and five in Europe.

Contact:

Marge Sorge

313-596-6923 (office) | 734-578-6507 (cell) | msorge@strategicstaff.com