Monday, March 25, 2013
At a Monday press conference in Novi, steering committee member Blair Bowman says Michigan deserves a state fair that's 'called what it is'.
With broad-based support and a new title sponsor, last year's Great Lakes State Fair is being transformed this year in to the Fifth Third Michigan State Fair. At a Monday press conference held in a cavernous Suburban Collection Showplace hall, a contigent of bagpipers, clowns and cyclists representing Detroit Shriners ushered in a new era for the fair, which launched at the conference and event center in 2012 to fill the void created by the closing of the Michigan State Fair in 2009. Steering committee member Blair Bowman said everyone asked for help has stepped up to the plate, and organizers are proud that no state funds will be used. A long list of supporting businesses and organizations is topped by new title sponsor Fifth Third Bank…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The bank, which has a Berkley branch, tells customers their accounts are secure.
Fifth Third Bank's website was hacked Tuesday. The hackers did not gain access to customer data, according to a WXYZ report, but instead were able to deny service to customers by flooding the site with traffic. Fifth Third Bank has a branch on Coolidge Highway in Berkley. "We're actively monitoring and assessing delays on 53.com," says the bank's most recent update on its Facebook page, posted Tuesday. "This slowdown has not impacted customer accounts. We are working to restore online connectivity as soon as possible and will provide updates when available."
Friday, July 27, 2012
Erandy Pacheco of Ferndale claims she was singled out by bank employees because of her race and wrongfully arrested by Berkley Public Safety officers. She has filed a lawsuit against the bank, the city of Berkley and the Berkley Public Safety Department.
A Hispanic woman who was arrested at the Berkley branch of Fifth Third Bank after trying to deposit a check wants the bank to apologize, her attorney said Thursday. Ferndale resident Erandy Pacheco, 35, claims in a lawsuit filed July 17 in Oakland County Sixth Circuit Court that she was singled out by bank employees because of her race and wrongfully arrested after a transaction at the bank's Berkley branch. The defendants include Fifth Third Bank, the city of Berkley and the Berkley Public Safety Department. City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa said the city has received the lawsuit, but "unfortunately, because we're under litigation, I can't comment." Fifth Third Bank also declined to comment on the case Thursday; the Berkley Public Safety …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Erandy Pacheco of Ferndale claims that she was racially profiled and arrested while trying to deposit a check, according to a report by deadlinedetroit.com.
A lawsuit filed this week in Oakland County against the Berkley Public Safety Department and Fifth Third Bank claims a Mexican-American bank patron was falsely accused of passing a bad check, arrested, handcuffed in the bank and taken to the BPS station, according to a report by deadlinedetroit.com Ferndale resident Erandy Pacheco, 35, claims that she was singled out by bank employees because of her race and wrongfully arrested after a transaction at the bank's Berkley branch, the report says. "I'm aware of the situation, but I have not officially received the summons," City Manager Jane Bais-DiSessa said Friday, when contacted by Berkley Patch. She declined further comment until the city has more information. According to deadlinedetroit.…