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Delta Introduces Face-Recognition Boarding Technology at DTW Gate

Delta and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Thursday announced the launch of Detroit Metro Airport’s first biometric boarding test that will allow customers to board aircraft using facial recognition technology.

Rochester’s Oakland University to Turn Bed and Breakfast Into Living Learning Community

The former Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast in Auburn Hills will be leased to Oakland University in Rochester for Honors College students as part of an agreement between the Moceri family and the university, officials announced Thursday.

Roush Opening New Entertainment-focused Technical Center in Orlando

Livonia-based Roush, a global product development services supplier, is opening an Orlando-based facility to expand Roush Entertainment Systems’ ongoing support of the themed attraction industry.

MSU in East Lansing Partners With Royal Oak’s Detroit Zoo to Turn Animal Waste Into Clean Energy

Michigan State University in East Lansing Wednesday announced it has partnered with the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak to build the first anaerobic digester at a zoo in North America. The digester will turn animal waste into clean energy capable of powering some of the zoo’s operations.

Detroit Native Pledges $1.9M to School of Medicine at Wayne State University

Karen Knopper, founder of Pet Suite Retreat, an animal boarding facility, has pledged $1.9 million to Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit. Knopper helped her father run Danny’s Markets, a Detroit grocery store.

Ann Arbor-based SkySpecs Conducts Automated Robotic Inspection on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Blades

Ann Arbor-based SkySpecs, a provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, Wednesday announced a successful automated inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. SkySpecs collaborated with Denmark’s Ørsted, a company specializing in developing and building offshore wind farms.

Oakland County Delivers $893M Budget Recommendation, Property Taxes May be Lowered

L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive, today delivered his three-year, balanced budget recommendation with a five-year outlook to the Board of Commissioners. The total budget recommendation is about $893.3 million, and the county may lower property taxes to 4 mills in 2020, when it is projected that the Headlee rollback calculation will dip below the county’s current rate of 4.04 mills.

Michigan Dealer Jay Feldman to Open Ohio Chevrolet Dealership with Actor Mark Wahlberg

Hollywood actor, producer, and businessman Mark Wahlberg is partnering with Chevrolet dealer Jay Feldman, who owns and operates eight dealerships in metro Detroit and Lansing, to launch Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio.

Maker Faire Detroit to Return to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The ninth annual Maker Faire Detroit, a festival that will feature Tesla Coils, robots, rockets, virtual reality, 3-D printing, handmade crafts, life-size sculptures, hands-on activities, and demonstrations, will return July 28-29 to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Ann Arbor’s U-M to Offer Course on Leadership Principles

Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Ross School of Business Wednesday announced the launch of a 20-week course designed to equip leaders with the tools to learn and execute high-impact leadership principles, including positive leadership, talent management, and follow-through.

FIAT Brand Announces New Chrome Appearance Groups for Fiat 500L and 500X Models

FIAT announced Wednesday two new Chrome Appearance Groups for its 2018 Fiat 500L and 500X models. Both the Fiat 500L Chrome Appearance Group and Fiat 500X Satin Appearance Groups are available in FIAT dealerships now.

Detroit’s WildFire Launches to Incentivize User Referrals with Cross-App Virtual Currency

WildFire, a user growth platform and referral network in Detroit that helps apps spread, launched Wednesday. Built by games industry veteran Ken Johnson, WildFire provides a new method for app developers to get noticed in a convoluted app marketplace.

Highland Park-based Antique Touring Offers Sightseeing Tours in a Ford Model A

Antique Touring, a company based in Highland Park, today announced it has launched Detroit’s first-ever sightseeing tours in a Ford Model A. The two-hour tours depart from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum at 461 Piquette St. and take guests on a scenic ride through Belle Isle.

Bloomfield Hills’ Cranbrook Institute of Science to Host Interactive Da Vinci Exhibition

The Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills will host “Da Vinci Machines and Robotics,” an exhibition about the Italian Renaissance through the works of Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition is presented by PNC Bank.

Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons to Use Mobile Ticketing as Primary Entry Method

The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons today announced they will use Ticketmaster’s mobile ticketing as their primary method of entry for all home games at Little Caesars Arena, starting with the upcoming 2018-19 season.
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Hot Lap

How do you prepare 20,000 meals over three days during the Detroit Grand Prix?

Asian Galleries

Style and Rhythm

Detroiter Wendy Hilliard was the first African-American rhythmic gymnast to compete as a member of the U.S. national team. Now her foundation is providing free and low-cost gymnastics training in Detroit.

Q&A: Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas is a co-founder of Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital firm in downtown Detroit focused exclusively on investing in technology companies that improve next-generation mobility.

Pace and Pivot

Boyne Resorts is opening up the game of golf like never before.

Forgotten Harvest 2.0

The food services agency in Oak Park is turning to technology to boost deliveries.

Sherlock “Homes”

A trio of former OnStar developers introduces a home-monitoring device.

Line of Flight

A longer runway at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, new golf courses and wineries, upgraded resorts, and revamped marketing campaigns are attracting more tourism in northern Michigan.

Water Mark

A luxury condominium and mixed-use development in Detroit’s Midtown district is the first outside the city’s downtown core and riverfront.

Open Skies

SkySpecs in Ann Arbor is one of the first companies to automate drone inspections.

Freemason of Detroit

George D. Mason’s architectural practice gave form to Detroit in the early high-rise era.

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Let Syrians Settle Detroit

Source: The New York Times

Larry Page Looks Ahead

Source: Fortune

Detroit Homes Still Selling for $1

Source: The Daily Caller News Foundation

You Can Sell a Lot of Cars with a Tent

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

Source: Investors Business Daily

Women in a Man’s World

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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