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Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Returns to Ancestral Home to Mark Centenary of Ford in Ireland

William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, traveled to Cork, Ireland and unveiled a plaque and bench in Ballinscarthy to commemorate 100 years of Ford in the country.

Bosch Invests $40M to Expand Silicon Valley Research and Tech Center

Global technology and services supplier Bosch, which has its North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, today announced it will locate its Palo Alto-based Research and Technology Center to a new 104,000-square-foot, single-tenant office in Sunnyvale, Calif. by the end of 2017. The move consolidates associates from three suites in Palo Alto into one work space.

ZIFiT Infrared Fitness to Open in Birmingham in June

ZIFiT Infrared Fitness, a fitness studio created by entrepreneur Allie Mallad, that uses infrared technology to naturally raise core body temperature and produce a healthy and detoxifying sweat, recently announced it will open its newest location in Birmingham in June 2017. ZIFiT currently operates 96 locations nationwide, including studios in Allen Park, West Bloomfield, Livonia, and Lansing.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees to Open New Location in Auburn Hills, More Locations Planned

Brian Balconi, president of Retail Food Group USA in Santa Fe Springs, today announced Gloria Jean’s Coffees will open in May in Auburn Hills. There are three existing locations in Michigan – Rochester Hills, Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, and Portage. More locations in Michigan are planned.

Instacart’s Grocery Delivery Service Coming to metro Detroit

Beginning on April 27, residents at 1.6 million households in the metro Detroit area will have access to grocery delivery services through Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that partners with local grocery stores to deliver food and home goods to members doors.

Down Syndrome Achievement Center to Open Facility in Metro Detroit

GiGi’s Playhouse, an internationally recognized achievement center focused on individuals with Down syndrome, recently announced plans to open a new facility in metro Detroit. An exact location is yet to be determined, but fundraising and awareness activities are currently planned for the coming months to garner the needed support.

Pinnacle Homes Unveils $250M Aspire Collection in Metro Detroit, Homes for Ages 50+

Bloomfield Hills-based home builder Pinnacle Homes today announced the launch of the Aspire Collection, a group of seven luxury communities throughout metro Detroit geared toward empty nesters and adults ages 50 and older living an active lifestyle.

Moceri Partners With Beaumont Health on Education, Active Living Community

A new partnership between home builder Moceri Co. and Beaumont Health will bring wellness education, health programming, and on-site health clinics to those living in Blossom Collection communities, a portfolio of active adult communities for residents 55 and older. The partnership provides for Beaumont Health physician-staffed clinics on-site at the communities, as well as classes on heart and brain heath, balance, disease prevention, screening, and vaccination programs.

LG Chem in Troy Launches Range of Residential Battery Systems in North America

As a backup solution from a power loss caused by a storm or other incident, Troy-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem today announced the formal launch of its range of residential battery systems in the North American market.

Wayne State University to Break Ground on Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments

As housing demand continues to increase, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held tomorrow, April 21, at the site for Wayne State University’s Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments in Detroit.

Former St. Charles School on Detroit’s West Village to be Converted to Condos

The former St. Charles School will undergo a historic renovation into the St. Charles Residencies in Detroit’s West Village, and offer 25 luxury condominiums in the first phase of construction, with work beginning in May.

Beaubien House to Lease Co-Working Space

Beginning May 1, the historic Beaubien House in Downtown Detroit will offer updated co-working space, featuring three multi-employee office suites, four single offices, and four open-area desks for rent. Parking is also available for rent next to the building, and amenities include free fiber internet, kitchenettes, a parlor space for relaxing or entertaining, a shared conference room, snack and drink bar, and a private courtyard.

Detroit’s Adient Unveils Updated Luxury Seating Concepts for Autonomous Vehicles

Detroit-based global automotive seating supplier Adient today unveiled its updated Al17 concept demonstrator at Auto Shanghai 2017. The seat design and a companion cabin are for Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous vehicles, and was initially introduced at the North American International Auto Show in January at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Rivals Professional Football League Partners with Detroit’s Xenith on Helmets

Rivals Professional Football League (RPFL), an adult professional development football league for the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and Arena Football League (AFL), today announced a partnership with Detroit-based helmet manufacturer Xenith, which will provide helmets for all RFPL players.

Scottish-style Golf Course Stoatin Brae Opens in May Near Kalamazoo

On May 15, Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort in Augusta, located halfway between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, will open its sixth course, Stoatin Brae. One of the few courses to be built in Michigan in recent years, Stoatin Brae (Gaelic for Grand Hill) is set atop a 200-foot plateau that offers a 10-mile view over the Kalamazoo River Valley, with downtown Battle Creek visible in the distance.
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