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Arc of Progress

The early days of electric power in Detroit saw the launch of startup companies and created a ruckus not unlike events of the digital age.

ACG Detroit’s Mingle Bells 2018

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit hosted its 13th Annual Mingle Bells Networking and Charity event on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Birmingham Country Club. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails, and networking, and proceeds benefited Heart 2 Hart Detroit, an organization dedicated to helping Detroit’s homeless population.

Karamba Security of Bloomfield Hills to Demonstrate Live Car Hacking at CES; Adds Ford’s Neil Schloss to Board of Directors

Karamba Security in Bloomfield Hills says it plans to demonstrate its automotive cybersecurity platform at the Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 8-13, in Las Vegas. It also announced that retiring Ford mobility vice president and financial executive Neil M. Schloss has joined the company’s board of directors.

HAILed it: Tuition-free promise effectively recruits low-income students to University of Michigan

High-achieving, low-income students who receive a personalized commitment of financial aid are more than twice as likely to apply, be admitted to, and enroll in a top-tier university, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Report: Gen X, Millennials to Outnumber Baby Boomers in Classic Car Enthusiast Community

Hagerty, an automotive insurance source with a U.S. office in Traverse City, unveiled data Tuesday that shows Gen Xers and millennials are seeking vehicle values via Hagerty’s Valuation Tools and classic vehicle insurance quotes more often than baby boomers and pre-boomers by a roughly 53-47 percent margin.

Colliers in Southfield Adds Building Security Advisory to Project Management Division

Colliers International Group, a large real estate and investment management company with offices in Southfield, has added a building and premises security advisory to its project management division, offering an extra layer of protection for clients.

5Q: Scott LaRiche, Honorary Co-chair of the 2018 Kidney Ball

Scott LaRiche, vice president of Lou LaRiche Chevrolet in Plymouth, was this year’s honorary co-chair of the Kidney Ball. The annual event took place on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit and featured an afterparty for the first time. Updates to the event did not change its mission – to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. DBusiness checked in with him before the ball.

Blog: Calling All Frustrated Minority Shareholders: Are You Being Oppressed?

Imagine someone named Kolin Capernick owns 25 percent of an up-and-coming sports apparel company. Social media has dubbed it “The Next Nike!” Kolin’s partner, Phil Night, is the 75 percent majority owner. Kolin and Phil are lifelong best friends and started the company together.

Eyes Up

Avantius Group in Birmingham invests in proven health supplements.

Disability Network Holiday Meet and Greet

The Disability Network Wayne County Detroit hosted its Holiday Meet and Greet on Friday, Nov. 30 at Sindbads Restaurant and Marina in Detroit. Guests enjoyed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. The organization works to empower, educate, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Bedrock Breaks Ground on Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Mixed-use Project

Detroit’s Bedrock today broke ground on its 1.4-million-square-foot Monroe Blocks project, which will be located at the corner of Monroe Street and Campus Martius in downtown Detroit.

Livonia’s Pet Supplies Plus Acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners

Livonia’s Pet Supplies Plus, the third-largest pet store chain in the U.S., has been sold to Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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