April 29, 2021

Building the Skilled Trades Pipeline

 In the 1990s, Connie Valliere created Billy the Builder Bear to teach kids about the knowledge and labor required to build a house. Now, Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation has the chance to introduce 20,000 children to Billy the Builder Bear and interest them in pursuing the skilled trades. This project involves Michigan legislators and adults who work in industry going into classrooms, when possible, to read the book, hand out copies, and answer children’s questions.

Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation works to build awareness of the many career opportunities in the residential construction industry. They are working on a daily basis to fill the labor shortage being felt in the residential construction industry. By sharing Billy the Builder Bear with young elementary students, they want kids to learn about the skilled trades and to see them as an opportunity from an early age. 

For more information about Billy the Builder Bear and Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation, visit https://skilledtobuildmichigan.com/#/billy-the-builder-bear

March 23, 2021

The Elixir of Life Cookbook – Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food



From olives to oils and wine, the art of cooking features a variety of elixirs.

Widely celebrated chef, Lisa Dahl, has published an inspiring cookbook, The Elixir of Life Cookbook – Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food, which won an Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal.

Dahl's cookbook brings Italian rustic cuisine to life. The recipes are illuminated and inspired by Dahl's travels to Tuscany, as well the four restaurants in Arizona at which she is executive chef.

The Elixer of Life Cookbook serves as an excellent marketing tool, giving readers a personal stake in Dahl's signature cuisine. Dahl enables readers to turn her recipes into their own source of inspiration as they take her recipes home. Dahl's extraordinary, award-winning cookbook enhances her brand as well as her culinary legacy.


December 6, 2018

Burgers, Bowls and Jars: Season by Season with Chef Eric LeVine

Champion of Food Network's Chopped, Eric LeVine, has chosen Jenkins Group to assist in publishing his new cookbook, Burgers, Bowls and Jars: Season by Season with Chef Eric LeVine. This unique cookbook pays tribute to fall, winter, spring, and summer seasonal palates, choosing the ingredients and flavors that fit each season. Chef Eric has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation for his creative take on American cuisine. 

The cookbook's foreword by Maneet Chauhan celebrates Chef Eric's unique approach to the "melting pot" of flavors that Americans embrace. "Eric demystifies cooking in this book, presenting recipes that seem complicated but then are explained in a simple approachable way. He pays respect to the seasonality of food and takes classic favorites to an elevated level," writes Chauhan. His cookbook is both brilliant and accessible, featuring personal stories relating to the foods of the seasons.

Jenkins Group Inc. is pleased to assist LeVine with book publishing services.

December 3, 2018

Warrior CEO: The Remarkable Journey of Milan Panic and ICN Pharmaceuticals

Mark Taylor, Pharmaceutical CEO, has chosen Jenkins Group to assist in publishing his new book, Warrior CEO: The Remarkable Journey of Milan Panic and ICN Pharmaceuticals.
Taylor relays the “fearless business exploits” of the drug industry’s iconic CEO, Milan Panic. Panic built one of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in the world: ICN Pharmaceuticals. He is deemed one of the industry’s longest-reigning founders/CEOs, spending four decades leading ICN and acquiring more than 75 companies.

Warrior CEO recounts Panic’s extraordinary journey to his station as CEO. Panic came to America in 1956, escaping communist rule in Serbia. Panic later served as Prime Minister of Yugoslavia and sought to achieve peace in the Balkans. Still, Taylor argues that Panic’s most substantial feat involved building ICN and developing ribavirin, the gold-standard anti-viral for Hepatitis C.

Taylor's expertise is grounded in his long tenure at ICN in numerous executive positions, his seven years on Wall Street as a leading drug analyst, and three decades of experience in the industry. Today he leads a small team of drug developers at Hallux Inc. tackling hard-to-treat fungal disorders.

SYNC’d: A Behavioral Operating System, Meeting the New-Era Customer at the Warp Speed of Global Business

How should a savvy business leader approach the new year? She or he may strategically embrace organizational change amidst the evolving digital era by reading SYNC’d: A Behavioral Operating System, Meeting the New-Era Customer at the Warp Speed of Global Business.

Cathy Sunshinebusiness partner, coach, CEOhas chosen Jenkins Group to help publish this relevant 2019 book. Now, the book’s progressive insights are being highly acclaimed by renowned business leaders.

SYNC’d asserts that structural and behavioral change is necessary amidst what may be called the “Third Industrial Revolution.” Jan Heppe, Retired President of Burberry Americas says, “SYNC’D offers a roadmap for the why and how of execution in the new Digital Era.” Sunshine’s “roadmap” involves transforming behaviors that are embedded into the modern workplace.

This new book is ideal for business leaders seeking to meet modern customer demands in a market of rapid technological advancement. Another important business leader comments on how Sunshine addresses contemporary organizational culture. Kevin Knight, Former Head of Consumer Credit and Debit Products for VISA and Chairman, CEO of Nordstrom FSB, remarks, “In SYNC’d, Cathy shares a systematic approach to align modern organizational performance with the new pace of the market.” SYNC’d encourages a variety of leaders to structure their businesses in ways that help them stay competitive in an ever-changing technological climate.

Sunshine's book is now available for pre-order. She offers free shipping and a signed copy of the book to pre-ordering customers.