May / June 2010

Features

House of Rock

House of Rock

In 1985, Dan Gilbert invested $5,000 he earned delivering pizzas and created what’s now the nation’s largest online mortgage company. Along the way, he’s invested in more than 20 other...

Champions of the New Economy 2010

Champions of the New Economy 2010

Detroit’s inventive spirit gave birth to the global automotive industry more than a century ago. Since then, thousands of other successful businesses have been created, many of them dominant...

University, Inc.

University, Inc.

Seeking to create a new business model to offset a steady drop in state support while holding the line on annual tuition increases, Wayne State University’s emerging science and technology park,...

Letter from the Editor

Succeeding Granholm

Succeeding Granholm


Michigan’s next governor will face extraordinary — and unprecedented — challenges.

Ticker

Disaster and Recovery

Disaster and Recovery


When adversity strikes, a Sterling Heights firm uses stress-management techniques to soothe anxiety and mitigate tension.

Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside

Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside


A consolidation wave in the residential brokerage industry is paying dividends for a real-estate sales firm in Birmingham.

Brand of Brothers

Brand of Brothers


Returning to the gourmet-market business their father and uncle pioneered in Detroit more than 35 years ago, Peter and Michael Solaka are out to build a loyal following.

Focus

Seller’s Paradise

Seller’s Paradise


A new global wine distribution system developed in northern Michigan promises to increase retailer profit margins, expand selections, and reduce consumer prices.

Back From the Brink

Back From the Brink


When the insurance industry decided not to reimburse for body-scan imaging, some facilities closed while others survived by overhauling their business models.

Perspectives

Revival of the Fittest

Revival of the Fittest


Patiently waiting for an economic recovery, northern Michigan’s resorts aren’t just resting on their laurels.

Exec Life

(Western) Medicine Man

(Western) Medicine Man


When health-care exec Jim Binson’s art collection started overtaking his company headquarters, he took matters into his own hands and conjured up an authentic homemade remedy.

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