July-August 2014

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Tooling Under Pressure

A looming shortfall in capacity among tool and die shops could slow the introduction of new cars and trucks, pull down economic output, and further impact an already fragile relationship between OEMs and small parts-makers.

Cool and Wait

Until costs subside or production increases, additive manufacturing will remain a niche process.

Sole Mayor

After Hazen S. Pingree built up the largest shoemaking business west of New England, he became the reforming mayor of Detroit and then governor of Michigan.

The 5 Greatest Economic Downturns in Michigan

Michigan is experiencing some of the best economic times in more than a decade. Despite this, another economic recession is inevitable. To stem the tide, DBusiness presents an examination of the five worst recessions in Michigan as a means of limiting the impact of the next economic downturn.

Short Win

Ebb and Flow

From fine to fashion jewelry, all in one family.

Make Great Plans

Wayne County is seeks an ultimate solution for a judicial campus in Detroit.

Bozii Time

Stemming the Tide

Convincing more students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is paramount to cultivating an innovative, dynamic marketplace.

Jail Break

The legal battle between Wayne County and a team of contractors over cost overruns at the shuttered jail project in Detroit reveals a dysfunctional government structure, and an inconclusive FBI investigation, and an ongoing grand jury criminal probe.

Tick-Tock

Auction of Limited-Edition Ford Mustang to Benefit Henry Ford Hospital

PDA Q&A: L. Brooks Patterson

The E-Interview: L. Brooks Patterson // Executive, Oakland County

Pepper Ghost

An old magician’s trick is digitized to project hologram-like effects.

DBusiness Magazine's The Big Heat 2014 at Tre Monti

DBusiness hosted The Big Heat on August 18 at Tre Monti Ristorante in Troy.

Woodward Traffic to Shift After Labor Day

Annual Benefit Planned for Belle Isle Aquarium & Conservatory

University of Detroit Mercy Names New Dean of Law School

CSM Lodging Names New Director of Sales

Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Planned in Ann Arbor

CCS Names New Chair of Master of Fine Arts Program

Winners of 20th Annual Detroit ROSE Awards Announced

PwC Names New Leaders to Detroit Office

ULTA Beauty Store to Open in Taylor at Southland Center

Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater Marquee Goes LED

Gleaners Food Bank Names New Board of Directors

Beringea Invests $5M in Virtual Store Research

GM's OnStar App Passes 1 Million Users Threshold

Fashion Retailer H&M Plans Store at Macomb Mall

Construction Begins on Wolf Sanctuary at Detroit Zoo

Dykema Names Professor to Product Liability Practice

Jervis B. Webb Co. Upgrades Airport Baggage Handling System

EY Names New Global Automotive Sector Director

Detroit Names New Director of Youth Services

Site Remediation Approved for Orleans Landing Development in Detroit

State Approves Business Expansion, Community Revitalization Projects

2 Michigan Advertising, PR Firms Form Alliance

PepsiCo Helps Provide Meals for Metro Detroit Children

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Plans Fundraiser

Troy Attorneys Host New National TV Series

Michigan's New Minimum Wage Goes Up Sept. 1

Lotus Bank Names Chief Lending Officer

New Owners for Tubby's Plan Renovations, Expansion

GM's Equinox Sales Still Rising After 5 Years

MetNetOne Health Solutions Names New IT manager

Spring Arbor University Adds MBA Business Classes

Annual Gilda's Club Walk-Run Fundraiser Set Sept. 6

O'Keefe Earns 2014 Turnaround of the Year Award

Integrated Micro-Electronics Opens Office in Michigan

HopCat Detroit to Open in November with Free Concert

Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Targets Business Innovators

Butzel Long Attorney to Chair State Bar Law & Media Committee

Hospice of Michigan Annual Fundraiser Planned at Ford Piquette Plant

Unified Business Technologies Expands in Troy, Adds New Jobs

Shanty Creek Makes Big Changes for Ski Season

Leon & Lulu Earns 2014 National Retailer Excellence Awards

Sister Pie Wins $50,000 in Hatch Detroit Contest

New 8-Speed Enables Quicker, More Efficient Corvette for 2015

Dykema Attorney Named to Diversity Committee

Creform Opens New Sales, Manufacturing Office in Novi

Chrysler's Ralph Gilles to Keynote MICHAuto Summit

Baker Tilly Names New China Practice Director

Land O'Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Mac and Cheese to Gleaners Food Bank

Top of Their Game

Now, for the second year, DBusiness honors six young lawyers as nominated by our readers and their peers.

Confectioners Offer Brazilian Gourmet Sweets

Art Van Furniture Donates $200,000 to Local Charities

Hella's Corporate Center Names New Vice President of Sales

Hillel Day School to Unveil $5M Renovation

Tri-County Seniors Invited to Free Day at the Detroit Zoo

Macomb County Finance Director Takes Job at OCC

Midtown Detroit Green Alley Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Circuit Learning Opens in Bingham Farms

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Earns
 Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation 

Plante Moran Names 10 New Partners, Others to Staff

Fifth Third Bank Names Head of Retail Banking

Beaumont in Royal Oak Earns Certification for Palliative Care

Eyes on Success

Three siblings share Young CEO of the Year title for their decorative eyeglasses.

Profit Leap

A former actuary jumps into the indoor trampoline market.

Baseball Stadium, Retail Development Planned for Utica

Detroit's New Economy Initiative Awards $11.5M in Grants

Chrysler Names Bigland to Lead Alfa Romeo Brand

Farbman Group Collects School Supplies for Beyond Basics

Tickets Remain for 2014 Ultimate Homearama Gala

Potestivo & Associates Names New Foreclosure Manager

Attorney Joins The Health Law Partners in Southfield

Charter One Foundation Grant Helps Businesses Open on Grand River

Michigan PGA Professional Championship Starts Monday at OU

GM Renaissance Restaurants Begin Food Composting

JARC Names New President, Board Members for 2014-15

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Names New Director of Campaigns

Saint Joseph Mercy Commits to $50,000 to Eastern Market

Barbershop and Apothecary to Open in Midtown

Neighborhood Service Organization Sponsors Handle Bars for the Homeless Bike Ride

Plante Moran Unveils Ideas to Improve Higher Education

DIA Earns Charity Navigator's 4-Star Rating

2014 Paul W. Smith Golf Classic Raises $500,000 for Detroit PAL

Attorney Named to Jewish Bar Association Board

RDB Creative Hires New Account Manager

Red Wings Extends Contract for General Manager Ken Holland

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Business Features

Short Win

Ebb and Flow

From fine to fashion jewelry, all in one family.

Bozii Time

Jail Break

The legal battle between Wayne County and a team of contractors over cost overruns at the shuttered jail project in Detroit reveals a dysfunctional government structure, and an inconclusive FBI investigation, and an ongoing grand jury criminal probe.

Tick-Tock

Pepper Ghost

An old magician’s trick is digitized to project hologram-like effects.

Eyes on Success

Three siblings share Young CEO of the Year title for their decorative eyeglasses.

Profit Leap

A former actuary jumps into the indoor trampoline market.

Wings of Change

Lockheed Martin and Detroit Aircraft renew historic partnership.
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From the Magazine

Sole Mayor

After Hazen S. Pingree built up the largest shoemaking business west of New England, he became the reforming mayor of Detroit and then governor of Michigan.

Make Great Plans

Wayne County is seeks an ultimate solution for a judicial campus in Detroit.

Stemming the Tide

Convincing more students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is paramount to cultivating an innovative, dynamic marketplace.
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