DesignHub Creates Marketing Materials for CAR's 2007 Management Briefing Seminars

SALINE, MI (August 15, 2007) – DesignHub, Inc., a creative services and marketing firm based in Saline, MI, provided the Ann Arbor-based Center for Automotive Research (CAR) with a coordinated set of marketing materials for CAR's 42nd annual Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), held August 6-10, 2007 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, MI.

DesignHub produced the MBS 2007 brochure, ads for print and online media, conference signage, PowerPoint templates for presentations, and the session book for attendees' day-to-day reference during the event.

DesignHub helped CAR develop the MBS 2007 theme, "The Road Ahead: Steering through Discontinous Change," then created a thematic illustration and type treatment, and carried through on this design in all conference materials.

The Management Briefing Seminars are widely recognized as the automotive industry's premier executive conference. This year over 1,200 industry leaders gathered at MBS to share strategies and insights, and attend educational sessions on topics including world-class manufacturing, commercializing innovation, designing for customization, intra-industry cooperation, and advanced powertrain design.

More than 60 senior executives addressed MBS 2007. Dr. David Cole, CAR's chairman, moderated the three-day Automotive Briefing, August 8-10, focusing on discontinuous change within the industry. Other presenters included senior managers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, ArvinMeritor, Magna, and Siemens, as well as government agencies, academia, industry associations, and the media.

MBS 2008 will take place August 11-15, again in Traverse City.

Information on CAR and MBS can be found at or can be obtained directly from the Center for Automotive Research, 1000 Victors Way, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Phone: (734) 662-1287. Fax: (734) 662-5736. Email:

DesignHub works with clients on branding, websites, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, press kits, advertising, direct mail, packaging designs, and exhibit signage, as well as marketing strategies and plans.

Principals of DesignHub include: Karen Ragland, business manager and account executive; Ted Chesky, creative director and graphic designer; and Chris Kochmanski, marketing strategist and copywriter. The company was founded in 1999.

In addition to the Center for Automotive Research, DesignHub's clients include Advanced Photonix Inc., A&H Lawn Service, American Aqua, Berry & Associates, Berry Moorman PC, Carr Engineering, Chelsea Community Hospital, Chelsea and Bridgewater Lumber, Chelsea Milling Co., Chizek Custom Builders, Chrysler Corporation, Conlin Consulting, Daniels and Zermack Associates, Daycroft Montessori School, Electrocon International, The First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, Hardwood Solutions, Homeowner Services of America, JPRA Architects, Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor, MapInfo Corp., McCreadie Group, McMullen Company, Motawi Tileworks, Packaging and Shipping Specialists, Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Pointwise Real Estate Group, Power Wellness, Qualigence, the City of Saline, Samson Senior Properties, The Shipman Company, SignGraphix, Survey Sciences Group, Tisch Investment Advisory, and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Further information is available from DesignHub, Inc., 600 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Phone: (734) 944-8705. Email: Online:

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Chris Kochmanski
DesignHub, Inc.

(734) 944-8705