July-August 2016

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Inside Business

Financial Reservations

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel downtown has been outperforming most of its national peers, but behind the scenes, the city and pension funds used for its redevelopment nearly 10 years ago may now take a huge loss.

Have Office, Will Travel

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Appoints New Partner

Case Study

Huron Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Detroit, has developed an acquisition platform that drives operational efficiencies through an in-house buy and build strategy.

Speaking Up

Data Mine

PDA Q&A: Linzie Venegas, E-Interview

Vice President, The Ideal Group, Detroit

Baker College Appoints New Dean of the College of Business

United Road Services Appoints Chairman of the Board and Names President

Automation Alley Names Executive Director

Yaffe Group Appoints New CCO and Vice President of Digital Communications

Ford to Launch Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Two of a Kind

A husband-and-wife team helps raise millions of dollars for two cultural icons in Detroit.

Hotel Register

Starting in 1835, the Michigan Exchange Hotel served as the epicenter of important social and business activities in Detroit, before changing tides brought about its end.

Verifiable Match

Biometric identification system developed at Michigan State University takes facial recognition technology to a new level of clarity

TYJ Hospitality Group Appoints New Executive Chef

Mopec Names New CEO

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Partner Appointed to Turnaround Management Association Board of Directors

Reiter And Walsh ABC Law Centers Attorney Awarded Dan Cullan Memorial Award

Farmington Hills-based Level One Bank Adds Executive Vice Presidents

Play Ball

How a former landfill in Utica became a luxury stadium for a new minor-league baseball league.

Life Boost

Two executives develop a new product to dispense liquid vitamins.

Detroit Advertising Company Hires Communications Manager

College for Creative Studies Hires Associate Professor and Chair

2016 Powered by Women

DBusiness readers nominated eight metro Detroit women who hold leading positions in the automotive industry, sponsorships and event planning, health care, logistics, insurance, and nonprofit organizations.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC Adds New Attorney

Detroit-based Construction Company's CEO Accepts Honorary Degree

Midwest Mecca

A proposal to build a soccer stadium and mixed-use development in downtown Detroit will be an economic stimulus for private businesses and government operations.

Pentastar Aviation Appoints New Vice President

David vs. Goliath

Detroit native Jules Pieri transcends the established toy industry with The Grommet

Urban Life

Final Exam

Young CEO of the Year helps students with innovative study-skills program.

On the Rise

Small Ann Arbor-based pizzeria finds its niche among industry giants.

Farbman Group Adds Office Assistant

College for Creative Studies Adds New Directors

Ronald McDonald House of Detroit Names Marketing Director

NSF International Names New Global Director of Talent Management

Blog: Beyond Philanthropy — The NextGen Role of Business in Michigan

In Michigan, the next role of business and entrepreneurial activity must shift from providing goods and services for people to working with people and leveraging our collective potential. Businesses and business leaders can play the role of convener and connector while providing citizens and consumers a platform to transform their newfound personal agency into a positive, collaborative impact.

Jewish National Foundation Names New Spokesperson

TowerPinkster Announces Several New Hires

Blue Care Network and Lifesecure Name New CEOs and Presidents

Ford to Auction Aviation-inspired Mustang

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a new aviation-inspired Mustang, which will be auctioned off to benefit the Wisconsin-based Experimental Aircraft Association’s youth education programs.

Crestmark Bank Names New Senior Vice President

Fontinalis Partners Closes on $100M Mobility Fund

Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit-based venture capital firm, has closed on its second fund, Fontinalis Capital Partners II L.P., for $100 million. The new fund will invest in companies working on next-generation mobility technologies.

Foley & Lardner Adds New Partners to Detroit Office

DMC Appoints New CFO

Valassis Names New CFO

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Names Director Of Commercial Services

Jaffe Attorney Appointed to Michigan Parkinson Foundation Board of Directors

Kidney Foundation of Michigan Elects New Chairman

Plante Moran Adds Two Associates To Southeast Michigan Offices

Andiamo owner named LLS National All Star Man of the Year 2016

More Than Simple Buy-Sell Transactions

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Business Features

Financial Reservations

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel downtown has been outperforming most of its national peers, but behind the scenes, the city and pension funds used for its redevelopment nearly 10 years ago may now take a huge loss.

Have Office, Will Travel

Case Study

Huron Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Detroit, has developed an acquisition platform that drives operational efficiencies through an in-house buy and build strategy.

Data Mine

Two of a Kind

A husband-and-wife team helps raise millions of dollars for two cultural icons in Detroit.

Verifiable Match

Biometric identification system developed at Michigan State University takes facial recognition technology to a new level of clarity

Life Boost

Two executives develop a new product to dispense liquid vitamins.

Urban Life

Final Exam

Young CEO of the Year helps students with innovative study-skills program.
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Speaking Up

Hotel Register

Starting in 1835, the Michigan Exchange Hotel served as the epicenter of important social and business activities in Detroit, before changing tides brought about its end.
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