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Olympia Entertainment Selects Delaware North Sportservice as Food, Beverage, Retail Provider for Little Caesars Arena

Delaware North Sportservice — a division of global hospitality and foodservice provider Delaware North — has been named the food, beverage, and retail partner for Little Caesars Arena. The 20,000-seat arena is scheduled to open in September at Woodward Avenue and Henry Street.

Sistine Chapel Choir to Perform in Detroit for First Time on Sept. 23

Often referred to as “The Pope’s Choir,” the Sistine Chapel Choir, in partnership with Corporate Travel in Dearborn Heights and the Archdiocese of Detroit, today announced its first Detroit performance, taking place Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Detroit Opera House.

U-M Procedure Could Cut 99.9 Percent of Validation Costs for Autonomous Vehicles

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have devised a way to test autonomous vehicles, bypassing the billions of miles needed for consumers to consider them ready for the road.

Steelcase Health Makes Patient Rooms More Conducive to Families

Grand Rapids-based Steelcase Health, a designer of healthcare spaces and a division of Steelcase Inc., today announced Surround, a collection of healthcare furnishings designed to support family members in patient settings.

MidMichigan Health Announces $57M Construction Project, $30M for Heart and Vascular Center in Midland

Midland-based MidMichigan Health, a non-profit health system affiliated with Ann Arbor’s Michigan Medicine, today announced a $57 million construction project, $30 million of which is dedicated to a new Heart and Vascular Center at its Midland campus.

Detroit’s Historic 40 Davenport Building in Midtown to Undergo $12M Renovation

Birmingham-based developer Broder and Sachse Real Estate and Detroit officials today announced an agreement to maintain housing in Midtown Detroit’s 40 Davenport St., formerly known as the Milner Arms Apartments.

Dodge Announces Pricing for 2018 SRT Demon, Owners Can Upgrade for $1

Auburn Hills automaker FCA US today announced pricing for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a muscle car with 808 horsepower, which starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $84,995. The price includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, but not a $1,095 destination fee. However, prospective Challenger SRT Demon owners looking to unleash the vehicle’s full potential can do so for $1.

Macy’s Outlet to Debut at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn

Macy’s Backstage, a retail outlet for the upscale department store, will make its metro Detroit debut inside the Macy’s Fairlaine Town Center in Dearborn on Saturday, June 17. A cross between a department store and outlet, Macy’s Backstage spotlights new products in a faster schedule within a smaller, easy-to-shop environment.

Detroit to Host 2018 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships

USA Volleyball today announced that Detroit will host the 2018 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) on June 25 at Cobo Center. The competition will bring more than 1,208 teams, approximately 12,000 players, and more than 25,000 spectators to the city. A total of 26 titles will be awarded in five divisions and seven different age groups ranging from 11-and-under to 17-and-under.

Report: Parental Support for Skill Trades Career Paths Grows

A report released today by the Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBA Michigan) showed nearly 70 percent of Michigan parents would support the idea of their child pursuing a career in construction or other related skilled trades. The poll, consisting of 600 active voters, was conducted by Marketing Resource Group and demonstrated that 82.4 percent of voters would support a millage or other public funding to create and maintain vocation programs that attract and retain more students in skilled trades.

Mission Point Management Services Plans Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center for Detroit

Troy-based property management company Mission Point Management Services today announced plans to partner with Slavik Building and Development, Welbrook Senior Living, and Pierre and Hany Boutros after acquiring the former St. Mary’s Adult Foster Care Residence in Detroit. The company has plans to construct a 59-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, including 54 private suites, fully accessible private bathrooms, a full rehab center, dining and recreation facilities, and concierge services.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Features Leaner Body for Safer Driving Experience

The redesigned Chevrolet Equinox debuted yesterday after shedding 400 pounds, nearly 10 percent of its mass, for a nimbler, more responsive driving experience. The vehicle’s mass-efficient body structure was designed and optimized for increased safety capability, and helps make the most of the available turbo engine options.

Ford Appoints Jim Hackett to Succeed Mark Fields as CEO

Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced it has appointed Jim Hackett as president and CEO following former CEO Mark Field’s retirement after 28 years with the company. Hackett has served as executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility since March 2016, and was formerly CEO of Steelcase Inc. and interim athletic director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Consumers Energy Invests $440M to Enhance Safety, Reliability of Natural Gas Systems

Jackson-based energy provider Consumers Energy today announced $440 million in investments to modernize its natural gas system through upgrade projects including infrastructure replacement, growth, and pipeline integrity.

April Housing Permit Activity in Metro Detroit Sustains 2017’s Strong Start

A total of 401 single-family construction permits were issued across Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties in April, according to data compiled by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) in Farmington Hills.
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Supply Side

More available parcels for national retailers are needed in metro Detroit.

The Century Club 2017

From colleges to real estate and racing teams to construction firms, how companies last 100 years or longer is a testament to fortitude and vision.

Valentine's Day

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Fun and Games

Lights, cameras, dancers and DJs hit the mark at Greektown Casino.

The Scan Man

Local businessman is a pioneer when it comes to 3-D scanning.

Even Flow

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New Hydrogen unit boosts the fuel efficiency of diesel engines.

Creole Persuasion

Detroit’s Louisiana Creole Gumbo Restaurant charts a national expansion.

King of Design

Mike Simcoe takes the design helm at General Motors Co.

Mobility Central

For the first time, organizers of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will complement the debut of concept vehicles and new models with AutoMobili-D, an exhibition of future mobility platforms and emerging transportation networks.

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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

Women in a Man’s World

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Death and Life of Detroit

Source: The American Prospect

Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

Source: Investors Business Daily

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