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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-07-19

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el agent, is employed there on a
part-time basis.
Both she and her fiance like
working together, although she
says with a laugh that she does
more of the work. They met
when Ms. Cooper began work-
ing at Quik Text three years ago.

Ms. Cooper explained that
TravelNet will focus less on the
airline companies, which already
advertise online, and more on
places to go, including golf cours-
es and ski resorts.
The company would like to go
after some tourist sites in Michi-
gan that the casual traveler might
not know about, like a bed and
breakfast in Saugatuck and oth-
er weekend getaways.
"We want to put in information
like population and things to do.
This could be used for research,
too," she adds. ❑

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Tremonti and Brown, a re-
tailer of custom upholstered
furniture, has opened at 280
Merrill St. in Birmingham. The
owners are Andrea Brown and
Susan Tremonti.

Pamela F. Opperer, a financial
adviser with Prudential Securi-
ties' West Bloomfield branch, will
present an investment planning
seminar for women 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, at Barnes &
Noble Bookstore, 6800 Orchard
Lake Road in West Bloomfield.
The event is one in a series of
seminars for women and will pro-
vide information on investment,
financial education and various
services available. For reserva-
tions, call (810) 737-8455.

Murray Schlussel of Southfield
has been named as director of tax
consulting for Arthur Andersen,
a worldwide audit and business
advisory, tax and specialty con-

suiting service. Mr. Schlussel for-
merly served as assistant gener-
al counsel, tax, at Ford Motor Co.
At Arthur Andersen, he will fo-
cus on large multinational com-
panies.

Vic Hurwitz and his Southfield
company, Advance Video Inc., just
won three Telly Awards for pro-
ducing corporate training and im-
age videos. Telly Awards recognize
outstanding non-network and ca-
ble TV commercials, as well as
film and video productions.

Telrad Signs
With Myanmar

Jerusalem (JPFS) — Telrad
Telecommunication and Elec-
tronic Industries, the Israeli
manufacturer of telecommuni-
cations equipment and systems,
has signed an $8.5 million con-
tract with the government of
Myanmar (Burma) to provide
and install digital public switch-
board systems.
According to the agreement,
Telrad will supply four TMX-
100 switchboards. The switch-
boards will be installed in
Rangoon, the capital; in Man-
dalay, the country's second
largest city; and in two cities in
the south.
After the system's installa-
tion, an additional 5,000 tele-
phone lines will be added to the
55,000 lines Telrad has already
supplied Myanmar. Today, there
are a total of 160,000 phone lines
hi Myanmar.

Vishay Israel
To Cut Jobs

Jerusalem (JPFS) — Vishay In-
tertechnology Inc. (Israel) is ex-
pected to grow despite the
parent company's plan to cut
1,700 jobs from its manufactur-
ing centers in the United States
and Europe, Chief Financial Of-
ficer Richard Grubb said.
Three hundred of the jobs
which the developer and manu-
facturer of electronic resistors
and resistive sensors plans to cut
will be transferred to Vishay's
four Israel-based factories, re-
sulting in net cuts of 1,300 jobs
and $24 million in annual sav-
ings, Mr. Grubb said.
The Pennsylvania-based com-
pany plans to transfer some of
these jobs to its fifth plant in Is-
rael, which is expected to open
in Ofakim in about a year's time.
Company officials estimate
that the Ofakim site, which has
yet to receive official government
approval, will employ between
300 and 350 workers.

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