#HappyJobHunting – Networking For Your Career

From the late 2000s to the early 2010s, the United States suffered from what experts coined as “The Great Recession.” During this troubling period in US history, the unemployment rate slowly reached 9.5%, and then peaked at 10.0% in the months after the recession was officially over. Ever resilient, our nation slowly clawed its way…

The Evolution of CPI – Part 2

Economic Crisis Throughout its 35 year history, CPI has had its ups and downs. Like many other small companies in Metro Detroit, CPI was and is part of the tiered supplier system supporting defense, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and technology. When the stock market crashed in 2008 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points…

The Evolution Of CPI

It’s year end here at CPI with October 31, 2017 marking the end of our 35th fiscal year. It’s been a banner year for CPI – with the finance and accounting team reporting one of the best financial years to date.   So we thought we’d take a look and what makes CPI so successful and…

Here’s To Another 35 Years!

In 1982, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.22.  The unemployment rate was at 9.7%. The average cost of a new house was $82,200.  Time Magazine named the Man of the Year as the computer.  The first ever CD player was sold in Japan. Emoticons were created at Carnegie Mellon University.  Michael Jackson…

Selfish By Nature

Most have heard the old adage, “nice guys finish last.”  Or how about “you can’t play it safe if you want to get ahead.”   And somewhere along the line, many of us received the message that we had to be ruthless to climb to the top of an organization.  So is it true? Do nice…

Personal Finance And The Power Of Education

In 2010 the US Department of Education released a series of recommendations on providing personal finance education in secondary schools. According to Tony Hobman, Chief Executive, Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB), providing personal finance education in schools is the best opportunity to embed a basic understanding of financial matters in our young people. However, there…