July / August 2010

Features

Metro Detroit's Most Powerful Women in Business

Metro Detroit's Most Powerful Women in Business

More and more women are breaking through the glass ceiling in metro Detroit. In an effort to recognize their achievements, we asked readers to nominate female business leaders who they felt were...

Made in Michigan: The Movie

Made in Michigan: The Movie

When state legislatures upped the ante two years ago to provide the nations largest incentive package for film production, Hollywood and independent producers came calling.

Polyester Palace

Polyester Palace

One summer day in Troy in the early 1980s, a tall, thin man with a syrupy Southern drawl ambled into Kmart International Headquarters (KIH) at Big Beaver and Coolidge and signed in at the security...

Letter from the Editor

Prepare for Takeoff

Prepare for Takeoff


A solid bellwether of an economic recovery is a rise in corporate air travel. If executives, managers, and entrepreneurs are increasingly using private aircraft amid an economic recession, it’s...

Ticker

Java or Caramel?

Java or Caramel?


Maxine Lauer prowls the floor of major consumer and trade shows like a big-game hunter. Armed with a camera, a notepad, and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of colors, fashions, and trends, she spots...

Bang the Drum

Bang the Drum


Stephen Badalament says his drums are world-beaters. “I can confidently say my drums will do 200 percent more work than you could ever ask them to,” says the founder and CEO of Bloomfield...

Wind-Chaser

Wind-Chaser


Multitasking comes easy for Mark Kuban. After a 10-year run as a home goods sales representative, Kuban jumped into kiteboarding — a sport that’s actually been around for more than a century...

Focus

Terms of Limitation

Terms of Limitation


Next year will be a banner year for Michigan voters who savor fresh political winds — or red-meat politics — as three-fourths of the state’s senators and nearly a third of the representatives...

The Rebirth of Delphi

The Rebirth of Delphi


There are times when Rodney O’Neal sounds more like a sailor than a CEO. “You have to be aware of what your North Star is and never lose sight of it,” he says, sitting in a Renaissance Center...

Perspectives

Wood Works

Wood Works


At Environmental Wood Solutions in Lake Orion, owner Larry Mullins is living proof that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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