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Southwest Solutions Celebration of Impact

Southwest Solutions, a Detroit nonprofit dedicated to human development, economic development, and community engagement, held its inaugural Celebration of Impact gala on Friday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel to celebrate 47 years of service. An honoree reception, cocktails, appetizers, seated dinner, auctions, awards, live music, and dessert were included.

The Corner Apartment and Retail Project at Old Tiger Stadium Site in Detroit to be Completed in February

The former Tiger Stadium site in Detroit received the city’s first modular home drop today as part of a mixed-used development at Michigan and Trumbull called The Corner. The $30-million project, which will feature 111 apartments and 26,000 square feet of commercial space, will be completed in February.

Ann Arbor’s U-M Receives $18M for Tobacco Research Center

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor today announced its School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation, funded through an $18-million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bloomfield Hills’ Center Rock Capital Partners Acquire American Piping Products

Center Rock Capital Partners LP in Bloomfield Hills today announced it has acquired American Piping Products, a Missouri-based global distributor of steel pipe, fittings, and valves. AAP marks Center Rock’s second platform investment out of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I LP.

Jackson’s Consumers Energy Starts Operation of Large-scale Battery at Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University

Consumers Energy in Jackson Monday announced it has installed a new large-scale battery on Kalamazoo-based Western Michigan University’s campus. The battery is expected to store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.

Michigan Hispanic Collaborative in Detroit Launches Youth Education and Development Program

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MIHC) in Detroit today launched its initial campaign, La Próxima Generación (The Next Generation), which seeks to close the academic and professional achievement gap experienced by young Latino students.

Report: Diesel Expected to be Dominant Fuel for Commercial Vehicles in Foreseeable Future

IHS Markit in Southfield, which specializes in information, analytics, and solutions for major industries and markets, today released a report that says commercial vehicles are expected to run on diesel fuel for the foreseeable future.

SACC Detroit’s Crayfish Party

The Detroit chapter of the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce hosted its Crayfish Party on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Orchard Lake Country Club. Guests enjoyed beer, non-alcoholic elderflower spritzer, crayfish, ham, cheese, Swedish meatballs, vegetables, dessert, aquavit, and a silent auction.

One Detroit Premier

"One Detroit," a show from Detroit Public TV committed to bringing people of metro Detroit in-depth, unbiased, and trusted coverage, premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Common Pub in Detroit. The show features Christy McDonald, managing editor of "One Detroit," Stephen Henderson of American Black Journal and WDET’s "Detroit Today," and Nolan Finley of The Detroit News.

Universal McCann Will Open Office in Downtown Detroit to Oversee Quicken Loans’ Media Planning and Buying

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. today announced a long-term agreement with Universal McCann (UM) to oversee the mortgage company’s media planning and buying. UM also announced plans to open a new office in the Bedrock-owned First National Building at Woodward Avenue and Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

TARDEC Cyber Hub Unveiled at Warren’s Detroit Arsenal

The Detroit Arsenal, U.S. Army TARDEC, Merit Network, and the Michigan Defense Center Friday unveiled the TARDEC Cyber Hub, the latest addition to the Michigan Cyber Range, which is part of the Detroit Arsenal in Warren.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield to Launch Electrification Strategy for Commercial Vehicles to Reduce Emissions, Raise Fuel Economy

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield Friday announced it is launching its new electrification system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The system is cost-effective, fully scalable, and modular, and can also be customized to meet emission and efficiency targets, the auto supplier reports.
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