New Chamber Members – April

Brightly Twisted
Greg Stemas/Tammy Bourque-Stemas
23400 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
For the better part of a decade, self-taught artist Greg Stemas produced tie-dye out of his basement, selling his uniquely beautiful designs at art fairs around the state. The work served as a means of supplemental income for his teaching career also providing a haven for indulging his creative instincts and innate understanding of color. In 2006, embarking on a new chapter in his life, he welcomed a new set of hands into his colorful world: Tammy Bourque. She fell in love with the process and quickly developed a vision for the businesses future. Seeing the extraordinary skills Stemas possessed with color composition inspired her to seek out high-quality, fashion-conscious materials; a step that dramatically expanded the opportunities and sales. In 2007, Bourque became a full time partner. By 2008, the company was selling hand-dyed scarves wholesale on a national level, gaining an account with Nordstrom department store within the first three months. Bourque and Stemas continue to promote innovation and authenticity within their rapidly growing business. Their hand dyeing is a combination of vibrant contrast, subtle compositions and essential elements all creatively fused together on canvases of fine pima cotton, modal and rayon garments. The result is unique and completely unlike traditional dyeing commonly seen. Today, Brightly Twisted produces their signature scarves, women’s apparel and home-wares for over five hundred boutiques globally. Other influential accounts include Intermix, Fred Segal, and Neiman Marcus. They also recently launched an online store and are excitedly preparing to open their first Brightly Twisted boutique in northern Michigan. 

The Henry Ford Village Foundation
Jennifer Dale-Executive Director/President
15101 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
The Henry Ford Village Foundation was established in August 2004 to provide oversight and management of all fundraising programs within Henry Ford Village. The Foundation provides the structure and resources for a comprehensive philanthropy program at Henry Ford Village. Supported by contributions from residents and community members the Henry Ford Village Foundation leads two major annual campaigns for Henry Ford Village residents and staff: the Benevolent Care Fund and Scholarship Fund. There are many ways to make a special contribution to the Foundation. One option is a current gift of cash, check or securities for the immediate use by the Foundation for the program(s) you wish to support. Current gifts giving options are: outright gift, multi-year pledge, and memorial or tribute gifts. Another option is a planned gift which is a gift resulting from a planning process. A planned gift may be a bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate, entrance deposit designation or others.

Link Engineering Company-Dearborn Technical Center
Tim Duncan
401 Southfield
Dearborn, MI 48120
Link Engineering Company is a multinational company dedicated to the design and manufacture of precision test equipment and provider of comprehensive testing services for a wide variety of vehicle components. Link maintains offices and test laboratories throughout the world in support of their customers. Link systems are recognized as an industry standard for many test applications. Their particular focus is on those components behind the engine, including Transmissions, Brakes, Clutches, Wet and Dry Friction Materials, Wheels, Tires, Hubs, Springs, Steering Systems, Axles and related subsystems. They also provide a range of Electric Motor test systems including Alternators, Starter Motors and Steering System Testers. Link serves the transportation industry in segments such as passenger car, truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle, aircraft, railway and off-road vehicle. They provide comprehensive, in-house test equipment design and manufacturing capabilities from fabrication to electrical controls, customized Windows-based software development (ProLink), mechanical design and assembly. Link personnel actively participate in many national and international working groups to establish test methodologies on topics including brakes, transmissions and friction materials. Link works closely with its customers on a global scale to apply innovative mechanical, electrical and software engineering solutions for emerging industry needs. Through its heavy involvement and often times leadership roles in industry-led initiatives, as well as its over 30 years of experience in providing testing services, Link is able to understand its customers’ needs in great depth. This consistent exposure, along with over 75 years of precision test equipment design and manufacturing experience provides best test solutions for its customers.

Schrader Collision Inc.
Paul Kasprowicz
1700 N. Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
At Schrader Collision they understand that your vehicle represents a significant investment into your business and how important it is for you to maintain it. Schrader collision has a commitment to quality collision repair. They have been a family owned and operated business since 1940. They are dedicated to their customer’s satisfaction and want you to be assured that quality and pride are main components in their work. Schrader Collision sets high standards for their employees and the business as a whole. They have a state of the art, computerized refinishing and painting system. Each vehicle they repair is within factory standards. Their employees are certified collision technicians (1 Car, AYEG & ASE). They not only have proper training but long term experience and loyalty within the organization. They really appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Pick-up and delivery of cars is available.

Automatic Data Processing
Kirk Marchwinski
5850 Mercury Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
Kirk Marchwinski works for Automatic Data Processing which is the industry leader in offering solutions for businesses to manage their payroll, taxes, Human Resources and Time & Attendance. ADP offers a full-service online payroll, tax and HR solution designed to get you out of payroll processing and back to running your business. ADP offers affordable solutions to all different size companies. Whether you have over 100 employees and need help keeping up with ever changing laws within the Department of Labor or have one employee and are looking for an affordable way to take care of your payroll taxes, Kirk can help. ADP offers a wide variety of solutions that can be customized according to your needs. Seventy percent of Kirk’s clients are under 10 employees and have an average retention of 10 years. ADP offers solutions towards compliance including: State Unemployment Insurance Management , Employee Hand Books, Human Resource policies, Labor Law Posters, Background checks for employees, Job Descriptions. ADP’s Services also include: retirement options, time clocks and attendance software, Worker’s Compensation, payroll/tax reports and much more. Whether you are a new business with questions or already use a payroll company, give Kirk a call today for a free quote.