The first quarter was the third-best start for new housing permits in the area since 2006, according to a report released today compiled by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan in Farmington Hills, and reported in the HBA Southeastern Michigan Residential Building Activity Report.
Swift Biosciences in Ann Arbor has announced the commercial release of its Accel-Amplicon Plus Cancer NGS Panels, a suite of nine tumor-specific and focused gene panels to facilitate targeted cancer sequencing.
Southfield’s CarbonTV, a global leader in offering OTT outdoor, online streaming content via a dedicated website, is now under the sole ownership of David Farbman, founder of Carbon Media Group. The change comes with a redesign launch that is expected in late summer.
Capricious, a women’s clothing and accessory store in Grosse Pointe, has reopened after a renovation and expansion. The 3,800-square-foot store at 74 Kercheval Ave. has also expanded its offerings to include apparel.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn today announced a gift of $1 million from the Omron Foundation Inc. in Novi to establish the Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab in the university’s new Engineering Lab Building. The foundation also created the Omron Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.
Kansai Paint Group, which has its American headquarters in Troy, today announced its anti-mosquito paint has been granted approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The interior-use paint contains a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and has been shown to significantly reduce the presence of mosquitoes in painted areas.
Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has announced the launch of GoRide, the company’s non-emergency medical transportation service for southeast Michigan. The program will cover more than 200 facilities within the Beaumont Health network.
Lambert, Edwards, and Associates, a public relations, investor relations, and communications agency in downtown Detroit, today announced it has acquired Owen Blicksilver Public Relations Inc. in New York City. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The region’s water economy, stretching from the southern end of Lake Huron to the northern tip of Lake Erie, is a major economic generator — but more marketing efforts could drive expenditures for fishing, boating, and charters even further.