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Magic Johnson visits Powerlink to accept $10,000 on behalf of Saginaw Schools

DETROIT, September 27, 2013 – Twenty-five top Powerlink employees were treated to an intimate and inspirational lunch with Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the company’s headquarters in Detroit. Employees got to meet and have their photos taken with Johnson, as well as the chance to ask him questions about his personal, athletic and business success. During the event Powerlink CEO Link Howard presented Johnson with a check for $10,000 toward the Saginaw Promise scholarship program. Read more »


Powerlink President and CEO Named New Membership Chair For Entrepreneurs' Organization Detroit

DETROIT, May 24, 2013 – Southfield, Mich.-based Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Detroit, the local chapter of the global community that enriches members’ lives through direct peer-to-peer learning, connections to experts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, announced today that Detroit-based Powerlink’s President and CEO Link Howard has been named membership chair for the chapter. Read more »


Powerlink Among ICIC and Fortune Magazine's Inner City 100 Winners

DETROIT, May 10, 2012 – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine announced that Powerlink Facilities Management Services (Powerlink), a Detroit-based facilities management and maintenance company, was ranked number 83 on the 2012 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities. Powerlink President and CEO Link Howard III made the announcement. Read more »


Powerlink Sponsors Free Winning Futures - Gregory Kelser Basketball Camp For 150 Detroit Public School Eighth Graders

DETROIT, May 3, 2012 - Powerlink Facilities Management Services (Powerlink), a Detroit-based facilities management and maintenance company, along with Sodexo and the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Foundation, has partnered with Winning Futures and Gregory Kelser’s “Shoot For Your Goals” Basketball Camp to sponsor more than 150 Detroit Public School students’ free participation in a week-long camp, which includes not only basketball, but learning basic skills that will make their high school experience a success. Powerlink President and CEO Link Howard III made the announcement. Read more »


Powerlink Facilities Management Services— One of Detroit’s Fastest Growing Companies, Wins Supplier of the Year Award

October 21, 2011 - Powerlink Facilities Management Services, one of Detroit’s fastest growing companies, recently received the Class II Minority Supplier of the Year Award from the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. Nominated and supported by their customers, the company was recognized for its outstanding growth, business operations and commitment to the community. Photo: From L to R: Tony Brown, MMSDC Chairman; Link Howard III, CEO, Powerlink Facilities Management Services and Louis Green, MMSDC President/CEO. Link Howard III receives the MMSDC Supplier of the Year Award at the Annual Stars of Diversity Awards. Read more »


Greg Kelser, Winning Futures To Host Unique Camp for Detroit Students

June 7, 2011 - Powerlink Facilities Management Services and Sodexo will underwrite scholarships
for 100 ninth-graders. One hundred Detroit Public School students entering high school will be learning skills this summer that should help them get around a basketball court and through their first year of high school with better success. Read more »


Powerlink Part of Consortium to Provide Detroit Public School Maintenance and Engineering Services

January 27, 2011 - The following is a news release from Detroit Public Schools that describes the decision to outsource maintenance and engineering services to a consortium that includes Powerlink, Sodexo and six other companies. Read more »

Click to see Link Howard’s blog posting on the deal.


Link Howard III, President & CEO, Powerlink Facilities Management

September 10, 2010 - Link Howard III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Powerlink Facilities Management is a successful entrepreneur, devoted leader of a Christian congregation and dedicated community leader. Read more »


High School Students Win Laptops Donated by Powerlink Facilities Management in Business Plan Competition

August 24, 2010 - Students were participating in a summer mentoring program at Kettering University. Read more »


Powerlink Employee, Karen Taylor, is First Vendor Employee to Win Karmanos's Starfish Customer Service Award

November 24, 2009 - Karen Taylor, a Powerlink team member working in housekeeping at Karmanos Cancer Institute, has been recognized with the Starfish Customer Service Award. In the past, this award has only been given to employees of Karmanos. However due to Karen's extraordinary care, Karmanos has extended this award to her. Karen's service truly represents the passion and commitment to service that Powerlink values as an organization.


Powerlink Facilities Management Services Promotes Scott Rice to COO

November 17, 2009 - Powerlink Facilities Management has promoted Scott Rice from Vice President, Operations to Chief Operating Officer. Read more »


Powerlink Facilities Management Services Selected to Present to Potential Investors

November 16, 2009 - Powerlink is one of six Detroit businesses chosen to participate in Inner City Capital Connections program sponsored by Bank of America. Read more »


Detroit-headquartered Facilities Management Firm Wins Major Contract with Dayton Power and Light

June 18, 2009 - Today officials of Detroit-headquartered facilities management and maintenance services company Powerlink announced the award of a major contract with Ohio-based Dayton Power and Light (DPL) to provide maintenance and upkeep of its utility service sites throughout the western region of the state of Ohio. Read more »


Powerlink Ranked Among Michigan's Top Diversity Companies For 2009

April 6, 2009 - In recognition of the economic power of privately held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading business-to-business internet site, recently named Powerlink as one of its 2009 top 100 diversity companies in Michigan. Powerlink ranked 55th on this year's list. Read more »


Powerlink Ranked Among U.S. Top 500 African-American-Owned Businesses

April 1, 2009 - In recognition of the economic power of privately-held businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading business-to-business internet site, recently named Detroit-headquartered, facilities management and maintenance services firm, Powerlink, as one of the top African-American-owned businesses in the United States. Read more »