July-August 2013

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Inside Business

The Best Practice

DBusiness honors six young lawyers nominated by our readers and their peers in our first-ever tribute.

Fast Burn

Photo Shop

Mammoth Reach entrepreneurs look to improve photo booth experience.

Ocean Prime Bar Chef Receives 2013 ROSE Award

Detroit's Top Hospitality Professionals Honored

College for Creative Studies Opens Lecture Series Season

TAP at MGM Grand Offers September Specials

Plante Moran Names New Michigan Partners

View From The Top - The Townsend Hotel

Our goal is to offer supreme service, right down to knowing what our customers like for breakfast each morning.

Shinola Sponsors Annual Detroit Restaurant Week

GM Develops Green Thumb in Urban Gardening

Milford Amphitheater Fundraising Project Moves Forward

Detroit Lions VP to Address Brother Rice Business Alliance

Next Batman-Superman Movie to be Filmed in Michigan

More than 1,200 Jobs Available at ESD Job Fair

Annual Detroit Jazz Festival Starts Grooving Friday

Signature Associates Names New Vice President

Brooks Kushman Attorney to Discuss Open Source License Compliance

GM's ‘Blue Suit Crew’ Seeks Perfect Paint Finish

Detroit Marriott Plans $30 Million Renovation

Automation Alley Opens Office in Downtown Detroit

Detroit Zoo Attendance Tops 1 Million

VERSA, HELM Merge, Name New Partner

Rapid Turn

The future of high-tech domestic manufacturing looks bright.

Miller Time Returns to Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

Firebird Tavern Opens in Greektown

State Kicks-Off Largest Residential Anti-Blight Effort

MGM Grand Now Features Low-Calorie Menus

Hospice of Michigan Undergoes Leadership Change

State Names AmeriStaff to Recertify Nursing Assistants

Mortgage Mecca

Detroit has long been the center of the automotive world, but it’s also a major mortgage hub generating billions of dollars in loan activity.

RE/MAX Opens Chesterfield Township Office

Jewish Community Center: Roko and Bowen Exhibit

The Janice Charach Gallery at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield hosted a VIP unveiling of "Els 4 Gats," a year-long collaboration featuring the works of Tony Roko and Bowen Kline. Photos by Patrick Gloria

Young Buyers Spark Chevrolet Small Car Sales

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Comcast Business Speak on Technology to Hospitality Industry

Institute Event Honors Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr.

Third Annual Detroit Design Festival Set

'Get Your Heart Racing' Supports Medical Research

Bamboo Detroit Co-working Space Opens to 17 Businesses

What's the Dirt on Ford's New Paint Technology? There Isn't Any

Oakland County Retains AAA Bond Rating

Henry Ford Community College Names Foundation Director

General Dynamics, NextEnergy, TM3 Demonstrate Microgrid Technology

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Among Top Growing Companies

Dream Cruise 2013

The cars were the stars at the 2013 Dream Cruise, with stops at the Forgotten Harvest Champagne Cruise, Conway MacKenzie Jax Car Wash Party, and other stops along the way. Photos by Patrick Gloria and Nick Martines

PDA Q&A: Alan Whitman

Office Managing Partner, Baker Tilly, Southfield

Michigan-Made LeSUTRA Partners with Distributor

Zim Zim

Developing ultra-premium vodka, with a few detours along the way

SullivanCotter Name New Principal to Southfield Office

ZIM’S Vodka Receives International Awards

The Professional Group in Southfield Opens Office in Florida

DBusiness Editor Releases Guide Book for Young Professionals

EWI Worldwide Names Chief Creative Officer

Cancer Hot Spots

Employees of Michigan businesses and homeowners located near polluted land or waterways are more susceptible to cancer, according to federal health data. The cancer concentration by geographic areas, while not fully understood, has large implications.

Judson Center Names New Controller, HR Director

DBusiness magazine's Powered by Women Party 2013

DBusiness magazine celebrated the women named on the 2013 Powered by Women list for leading their businesses, driving profits and opening new opportunities in their industries at the 2nd annual Powered by Women Party at Spa Renaissance in Troy.

Oakland Airshow to Show Extreme Airplane Maneuvers

Paul W. Smith Golf Classic at the Detroit Golf Club

On Aug. 12, more than 400 golfers and supporters attended the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. The event, which included 18 holes of golf and a strolling dinner, raised $530,000 for Detroit PAL.

Mercantile Bank and Firstbank to Merge

Financial Assistance Program Offered for Minority Small Business Owners

Saks Partners with Karmanos for Fashion Benefit

Quicken Loans to Support PTA and Detroit Schools

Brinks Attorney Honored for Patent Work

Charity Concert for Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center

Tri-County Seniors Invited to Free Day at the Zoo

Health Alliance Plan Opens Retail Locations

First Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy in Michigan Performed

Oakland University Elects Board Chairman

MSX International Moves Global HQ to Detroit

Tomkiw Enwright Obtains Judgment in Favor of Cranbrook

Vision and Driving Experts Coming to Detroit

Grant Thornton Detroit Office Names New Partner

Leon & Lulu Announces Design Nights

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom Announces Lineup

Red Panda Twins Born at Detroit Zoo

Globally Engaged U.S. Companies Drive Jobs in Michigan

Chrysler's Jefferson North Plant Celebrates Five Million

Reverse Migration

Revitalizing Detroit requires a leap of faith, solid preparation, and professional advisers.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Names New Dean

Henry Ford Hospital Pioneers New Cardiac Approach

Visteon Agrees to Sell Yanfeng to Partner Huayu Automotive

Ross Mortgage Names New Loan Officer

Ramada Inn Southfield Demolished, Making Way for Future

Dearborn Mid-West Names New Product Sales Specialist

Goodbye Summer, Pumpkin Beer Hits Store Shelves

TMI? Not on Corvette Stingray's Dash

Detroit Renewable Energy Completes Major Financing

Great Expressions Names New Information Director

Popular Downtown Detroit Days Returns

Michigan Small Businesses Prepare for Obamacare

Telemus Capital Teams with New York Financial Advisory Firm

Salty Towns

Thanks to thick deposits from the Devonian Period, Michigan once produced the most salt in the United States.

View From The Top - Buddy's Pizza

Robert Jacobs, president of Buddy's Pizza, says the company's steady growth is driven by "consistency and quality."

Powered by Women at Spa Renaissance 2013

More than 100 people attended a reception on August 8 to honor the 2013 class of Powered by Women, which appeared in the July/August issue of DBusiness magazine. The event was held at Spa Renaissance in Troy where guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, appetizers, product demonstrations and an awards presentation. Photos by Patrick Gloria

Rainbow Connection Celebrates Walk for Kids at Detroit Zoo

Baker Tilly Hires New Tax Manager

Dykema Law Firm Hires New COO

Chevrolet Rescue Squad to Help Stalled Vehicles at Dream Cruise

Dearborn Mid-West Adds Product Sales Specialist

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Business Features

The Best Practice

DBusiness honors six young lawyers nominated by our readers and their peers in our first-ever tribute.

Fast Burn

Photo Shop

Mammoth Reach entrepreneurs look to improve photo booth experience.

Zim Zim

Developing ultra-premium vodka, with a few detours along the way

Cancer Hot Spots

Employees of Michigan businesses and homeowners located near polluted land or waterways are more susceptible to cancer, according to federal health data. The cancer concentration by geographic areas, while not fully understood, has large implications.

2013 Powered by Women

With women-owned businesses in Michigan continuing to increase in number, we asked our readers to nominate female business leaders in the region who are driving profits, adding employees, and opening new opportunities.

The State of Beer

After surviving a few false starts, Michigan’s microbreweries are enjoying an explosion of popularity and success. But can the good times last amid evolving regulatory standards, calls for more government oversight, and global competition?

On a Roll

Young inventor gets U.S. patent for next-generation board game.

Lighting Up

America’s Green Line in downtown Detroit offers highly efficient LED lights
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From the Magazine

Rapid Turn

The future of high-tech domestic manufacturing looks bright.

Reverse Migration

Revitalizing Detroit requires a leap of faith, solid preparation, and professional advisers.

Salty Towns

Thanks to thick deposits from the Devonian Period, Michigan once produced the most salt in the United States.

Law Firms Need to Embrace Alternative Fee Arrangements

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