January-February 2014

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Cathedrals of Chrome

Why are auto museums so much more popular in Europe?

Planterra's 40th Anniversary

On Feb. 15, Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield celebrated its 40th anniversary. The event, which honored the early days of Planterra, included cuisine from Continental Catering along with live entertainment.

Dream Track

How about a place to store and run your custom vehicle in style?

Custom Made

Homemade shirts are made in Peru and then flown to Los Angeles to be processed.

The Big M

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Dearborn reached 400,000 people in 2013.

Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer at Scott Shuptrine Interiors

Scott Shuptrine Interiors hosted Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer — brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales — at its Royal Oak gallery Feb. 26. Spencer discussed the Althorp Living History collection, inspired by his childhood home and manufactured by furniture maker Theodore Alexander.

Top Michigan Automotive Franchises 2014

The automotive after-market, which includes the auto-service franchise industry, accounts for $257 billion in annual sales.

Collective Knowledge

Generations unite to rebuild Detroit and the suburbs.

Office Space

Spicing up the office supply industry.

Reach Globally

An enterprise that can master multiple disciplines will have more than its share of opportunities.

Simon Says

With more fuel-efficient vehicles and fewer miles driven, how does Taylor-based Atlas Oil Co. propel a 25-percent growth rate year over year?

Patterson, China Sign Pact for Future Investment in Oakland

Saks Fifth Avenue Names New Marketing Director

CEO Goodell Leaving Forgotten Harvest

Detroit Zoo Hiring for Summer's 'Wild' Season

14 Michigan Cities Awarded $7.6M in Infrastructure Grants

Leon & Lulu Hosts Benefit for Lighthouse Charity

Giant Walk-through Display Promotes Colon Health

Macomb Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Family

Michigan Area Health Education Center Names Co-Director

Michigan High School Graduation Rates Continue to Climb

Davidson Foundation Donates $3M to Zoo's Penguin Center

Detroit’s Hecker-Smiley Mansion On The Market

The historic Hecker-Smiley estate, at 5510 Woodward in Detroit, hosted “An Evening at the Mansion” on Feb. 25 for prospective buyers and influencers. Principal Associates is offering the home for sale at $2.7 million.

Covenant House Michigan Names New Executive Director

Quell Group Names New Creative Director

Comerica Bank Offers Free Prix Day in May

Be Our Guest: AFPD's 98th Annual Trade Dinner & Ball

AFPD, a trade association representing retailers in the food, beverage, and petroleum industry, hosted its 98th Annual Trade Dinner & Ball on Feb. 22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The "Be Our Guest" event included fine cuisine and dancing.

Jump Start Small Business Funding Event Planned

Pure Michigan Campaign Wins Top Ad Award

Patina Solutions Opens in Detroit, Names Manager

New Legislation Proposed for Property Tax Reform

Telemus Capital Acquires L.A.-Based Concentric Capital

A.J. Desmond & Sons Names New Committee Member

PDA Q&A

Heather Uballe // President, Save On Everything, Troy

Farbman Named to Global Leadership Board

Duggan Unveils First DDOT’s New Security Cameras

Beaumont Elects New Board of Trustee Members

Forbes Awards MGM Grand's Hotel and Spa Four Stars

Hospice To Improve Palliative Care for Michigan Patients

Beaumont Health System Names Three New Board Members

New GM SUVS to Raise Highway Fuel Economy 10%

ProCare Health Renamed Harbor Health Plan

U.S. Navy Unveils Crest of the New USS Detroit

DIA Applauds Detroit's 'Grand Bargain' Agreement

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Inducts Four New Members

Four Times the Charm

How do you hold down four different jobs?

Detroit Startup Launches New Ad Technology

Lovio George Names New Public Affairs Director

Franco Public Relations Promotes Account Executives

Bank of America Honors Eastern Market and Focus: HOPE

MotorCity Casino Hotel Names New Retail Director

Quality Kosher Catering Opens Carryout Restaurant

Rehmann Names New Tax Senior Manager

Children's Hospital Adds New Pediatric Cardiologist

Giggles and Gloves 2014

On Jan. 25, Mittens for Detroit held its annual Giggles and Gloves event at the MGM Grand in Detroit to raise money to buy winter gloves for those in need. These photographs originally appeared on the Hour Detroit website at hourdetroit.com.

Courtyard in Southfield Completes Lobby, Room Renovations

Quell Group Promotes Senior Account Executive

TMV Group Continues to Grow, Relocates to Royal Oak

MIPRO Names New Human Capital Manager

Planning For Eldercare

Money isn’t the only concern when making care arrangements for an aging parent or loved one.

SunTel Services Reworks Marketing Team

Public Relations Society, Detroit Elects New Officers

The Boomer Boom

Auto dealers are rethinking their marketing pitches and returning to traditional sales practices as new data shows baby boomers now make up almost 50 percent of all new-car buyers in the United States.

New Survey Sheds Light on Recovering Construction Industry

Commitment for a Cure Gala Honors DMC Physician

U-M Hosts 'Positive' Business Conference

Three Attorneys Join Butzel Long as Councel

Rehmann Appoints New Accounting Manager

The Mall at Partridge Creek Names New Marketing Director

Hudsonville Ice Cream Goes Gluten-Free

BorgWarner's New Software to Improve Supplier Performance

Detroit's Bankrupt — Is Uncle Sam Next?

Lessons are often learned the hard way, particularly when history is ignored and society dismisses decades of clues pointing to a monumental fiscal crisis.

Rosetti Expands Design Staff, Adds Associates

MEDC Supports THE BIG M Event

Meritor Names New VP of General Counsel

Area Agency on Aging 1-B Creates Site To Assist Seniors

Attorney Awarded Auto Theft Elimination Award

The Root Names New Pastry Chef

Winning Futures Elects New Board Members

Dickinson Wright Names New Attorney to Ann Arbor Office

Rehmann Promotes Assurance Senior Manager

Media Genesis Helps Michigan Business Launch New Site

Beaumont Health System Donates AED Device to JARC

Empirical Bioscience Names New Board Member

Detroit-Area Stylists Open Up Bellagio Hair Salon

D:hive Launches New Tours Program in Downtown Detroit

Strategic Staffing Solutions Promotes Leadership Team

Johnson Controls Opens New Plant in Mexico

Rob Dyrdek Gets World Record for Ramp Jump

Builders Association Honors Detroit Branch

Kraemer Design Group Names Four New Hires

Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss Names New Partner

U of M Commercial Fund Makes New Investments,Total $90K

Michigan Strategic Fund To Create $27.6M, Nearly 500 Jobs

2014 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

The Auto Dealership Consumer Guide offers detailed information on 220 individual dealers in the five-county region (data by Dominion Cross Sell, DBusiness Research).

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors Names New Appraiser

Aspect Properties Names Director of Marketing

SmithGroupJJR President to Serve on Architectural Panel

UHY LLP Names New Partner, 6 New Principals

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Business Features

Dream Track

How about a place to store and run your custom vehicle in style?

Custom Made

Homemade shirts are made in Peru and then flown to Los Angeles to be processed.

The Big M

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Dearborn reached 400,000 people in 2013.

Collective Knowledge

Generations unite to rebuild Detroit and the suburbs.

Office Space

Spicing up the office supply industry.

Simon Says

With more fuel-efficient vehicles and fewer miles driven, how does Taylor-based Atlas Oil Co. propel a 25-percent growth rate year over year?

PDA Q&A

Heather Uballe // President, Save On Everything, Troy

Four Times the Charm

How do you hold down four different jobs?

The Boomer Boom

Auto dealers are rethinking their marketing pitches and returning to traditional sales practices as new data shows baby boomers now make up almost 50 percent of all new-car buyers in the United States.

Detroit's Bankrupt — Is Uncle Sam Next?

Lessons are often learned the hard way, particularly when history is ignored and society dismisses decades of clues pointing to a monumental fiscal crisis.

2014 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

The Auto Dealership Consumer Guide offers detailed information on 220 individual dealers in the five-county region (data by Dominion Cross Sell, DBusiness Research).
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From the Magazine

Reach Globally

An enterprise that can master multiple disciplines will have more than its share of opportunities.

Planning For Eldercare

Money isn’t the only concern when making care arrangements for an aging parent or loved one.

The Whiz Kids

Ford Motor Co. was in shambles following World War II, and was on the road to bankruptcy, until young Henry Ford II hired 10 bright financial managers.
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