September/October 2010

Features

60+ Top Metro Detroit Restaurants for Business

60+ Top Metro Detroit Restaurants for Business

30 In Their Thirties — 2010

30 In Their Thirties — 2010

We asked our readers to nominate regional business leaders in their 30s who were making a mark in Michigan and around the world. From the latest technological advances to financial services to...

Letter from the Editor

A Detroit Homearama

A Detroit Homearama


After years of mismanagement, new residential projects initiated by the Detroit Housing Commission rate among the best in the country. That’s a significant accomplishment for a city on the...

Ticker

All Together Now

All Together Now


With an ample supply of empty office space in metro Detroit, why would a nonprofit organization build a $17.5-million headquarters in Farmington Hills?

To Heaven and Back

To Heaven and Back


Early retirement sounded great when John Bornoty sold his Royal Oak-based technology company in 2005. But he soon found out the easy life was harder than it looked.

Trip the Light Fantastic

Trip the Light Fantastic


An international lighting designer, Ron Harwood often uses metro Detroit as a test lab for enhancing consumer encounters around the world, whether at luxury shopping malls, entertainment venues,...

Disheveled & Debonair

Disheveled & Debonair


A man should never appear completely perfect. The goal is to create something unique that conveys a sense of personal identity in a subtle, yet memorable, way.

A Program Ahead of Its Time

A Program Ahead of Its Time


What happens when a product is so advanced that few people understand it? “It’s pretty lonely out there,” says Donald R. Fullenwider, president of Plymouth-based City Simulation, which offers...

Focus

Golden Boy

Golden Boy


When the kit finally arrived, Richard Golden couldn’t have been happier. At 12 years old, he was selling greeting cards door-to-door and doing a brisk business. Never mind that his father, Donald...

Perspectives

Winds of Fortune

Winds of Fortune


Over the past several months, everyone from media personalities to politicians has expounded on a long list of economic problems that have arguably created a one-state depression in Michigan. Most...

Power Bandits

Power Bandits


In overgrown, trash-lined alleys all over Detroit — even in upscale West Bloomfield Township, and as far away as the Upper Peninsula — a potentially lethal and expensive cat-and-mouse game is...

Exec Life

Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap


A driven executive, Bruce Burton got a lesson in opportunity watching his daughter swim laps at Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills. A mechanical engineer, inventor, and multi-patent holder,...

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront


David Johnson’s office at Bay Harbor in northern Michigan is situated amid an oasis of 550 luxury homes overlooking Lake Michigan; a well-appointed hotel; a yacht club; and three, nine-hole golf...

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