March-April 2013

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George Allen Sr. Commemoration

Late NFL Hall of Famer and St. Clair Shores native George Allen Sr. was honored at Lake Shore High School on March 19. His son, former Virginia Gov. George Allen Jr. was present on his behalf.

2013 Brother Rice Business Alliance Spring Mixer

The Brother Rice Business Alliance held its annual Spring Mixer at Ocean Prime in Troy on March 20. WJR Radio Host Paul W. Smith was the event's keynote speaker.

Tattoo Removal Technology Comes to Michigan

Poll: Most in State Want Logoed Barware Law Changed

Creative Breakthroughs Plans Career Fair in Troy

TechTown Design Plan Earns Top Awards

Sasaki Associates, U3 Ventures, and Midtown Detroit create a vibrant, mixed-use community.

Duffey Petrosky Launches New Company - Embark Digital

Art Van Furniture Officially Gets Into Flooring Business

Wildlife Photography Exhibit Returns to Detroit Zoo

Health Education Center Names New Executive Director

Chrysler Reports First-Quarter Profits of $166 Million

Old Mission Vineyards, Wineries Earn State Recognition

MGM Grand Detroit Announces New Appointments

Heber Fuger Wendin Names Investment Adviser

Heber Fuger Wendin Names New Chairman, President & CEO

Detroit 2.0

Can Detroit be Saved?

The business sector has proven it can rejuvenate downtown Detroit and its historic districts with new investment, jobs, housing, and entertainment. So what’s the game plan for the rest of the city, where crime, neglect, and inequality impede meaningful progress?

Modern Times

Profiles of some of the city's landmark buildings, including historical data, size, original cost, and 2012 assessed value.

The Sweet Life

A measure of discipline defines a gourmet fondant cake company in Detroit.

Pro Squash Tour’s World Championship Returns to Detroit

Chrysler to Invest $20 Million in Toledo Machining Plant

Ford Donates $1 Million to College for Creative Studies

Powers Distributing Plans Craft Beer Expo May 15

MEDC Infrastructure Grants Given to State Communities

Auburn Hills Chamber Director Awarded Regent Scholarship

Parade Company Names New Board Chairman

Shinola Celebrates Ford Mustang with Special Wristwatch

Novi-based Credit Union Changes Name

Title Source Moves More Employees to Downtown Detroit

PCGCampbell Names New Director of Interactive Media

Detroit Electric Partners with Chinese Company

Inaugural 'Taste of the Lions' Planned at Ford Field

Business Expansions, Community Development Projects Win State Approval

AIA Michigan Names New Top Officers

2013 Detroit Jazz Festival Luncheon

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation hosted a strolling luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on April 23 to celebrate its upcoming 34th annual event. The festival will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

HUD to Close Offices in Flint, Grand Rapids

Local Businesses Pledge $14M, Keep Detroit Parks Open

Barron's Ranks Telemus 44th Top Financial Advisor

Conference on Turnaround Management Scheduled

Syntel Expands on Indian Presence with New Campus

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Unveils May Events

Art in the Market Expands at Laurel Park Place

Prism Plastics Adds Production of Nexteer Steering Parts

SmithGroupJJR Names New Workplace Studio Leader

New Partner Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Identity Adds Financial Administrator and Administrative Assistant

Detroit Jazz Festival's Names Top Acts

View From The Top - MGM Grand Detroit

Steve Zanella, general manager of MGM Grand Detroit, explains the inspiration behind recent restaurant renovations and shares information about the partnership with the Greening of Detroit and MGM Grand Garden.

Unusual Ad Lands Waterford Business on 'The Late Show'

Henry Ford Physician Among 'Top 50' in Two National Rankings

The Alliance Business

Why once-bitter rivals in the automotive industry are becoming the best of friends.

State to host MiVirtualCareerFair on Wednesday

Oakland County Bar Foundation 14th Annual Signature Event

The Oakland County Bar Foundation hosted its 14th Annual Signature Event on April 19 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.

Creative Breakthroughs Offers Cisco Training Courses

LSG Insurance Partners Names New Vice President

SmartBuildings Turn Energy Savings into Economic Development

Ford COO Fields Named Chair of United Way Campaign

2013 Mount Clemens Rotary Foundation Spring Zing

The Mount Clemens Rotary Foundation hosted a 1970s-themed disco party at Zuccaros Banquets & Catering in Chesterfield Township on April 21. The event benefited the McLaren Macomb Mobile Outreach Clinic, Kids Against Hunger, and other nonprofits.

Woodward Streetcar Project OK'd; M-1 Rail Hires CFO

2013 French-American Chamber of Commerce Gala

The French-American Chamber of Commerce honored PSA Peugeot Citroen and its alliance with General Motors Co. during its gala at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club on April 19.

2013 Art X Detroit Opening Night Reception

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit celebrated its Art X Detroit exhibition on April 10 at different venues around the city. Attendees got a first glimpse at what the exhibition had to offer.

Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Names New Partner

2013 Heart Ball

The American Heart Association held its annual Metro Heart Ball on April 13 at the MGM Grand to raise cardiovascular health awareness and honor leaders in the field. Attendees enjoyed gourmet food, an auction, and live entertainment.

Barton Malow Names New Vice President

Ricardo Outlines 'Road Map' to Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

Best Practices

Training, benefits help lower employee turnover, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

Digitas Names Detroit Regional President

Two State Reps. Call For Transparency Within MCCA

U-M Student-led Social Venture Fund Invests in Mytonomy

Snyder Announces Plan to Reform Auto Insurance

Patterson: Oakland Budget Balanced Through 2017

Baker Tilly Names New Tax Director in Southfield Office

Detroit Zoo Names New Education Program Officer

Two Named to Lead Management Office for Detroit Future City

PDA Q&A: Jeffrey Fratarcangeli

How building a network of contacts can benefit clients.

College for Creative Studies Hosts Annual Student Exhibition

Movement Electronic Music Festival Announces Performers

One-Millionth Ford Mustang Produced at Flat Rock Plant

Calley in Netherlands to Discuss Opportunities in Michigan

Wayne State Names Chair of Department of Neurology

2013 Crystal Ball

The McLaren Macomb Medical Center celebrated its 28th annual gala at the Villa Penna in Sterling Heights on March 16

Henry Ford 2.0

Henry Ford's historic Dearborn estate will soon be open to the public.

Detroit Selected to Host 2014 National Main Streets Conference

Test Tube

William Banks created WGPR-TV in Detroit, the nation’s first black-owned station, giving the black community access to the airwaves.

Four Companies to Invest $45M, add 223 Jobs in Michigan

Books-A-Million Store Opens in Beverly Hills

Transportation Group Says State Road Funding Remains Idle

New Corporate Counsel Named to Oakland County

BorgWarner Opens New Campus In Brazil

Miller Canfield Names New Chief Executive Officer

New Partnership to Provide Incentives for Automakers to Expand in China

Detroit's Protean Electric Unveils In-Wheel Electric Drive System at SAE

Match Play

Detroit’s three casinos are tapping new technology and facility upgrades to offset competition, but the advent of online gaming will change the playing field.

ATM Meds

Pioneering vending machines for prescription medications.

Detroit Institute of Art's Fash Bash Takes Place August 15th

Marketing Associates and IDInteract Begin Partnership

Coffee and Vitamins: The Next Best Thing?

Two Detroit entrepreneurs hope to add VitaPerk to consumers' morning coffee routine.

Study: Steel Cuts Weight Gap with Aluminum Car Bodies

TechTown Spreads Success to Detroit Neighborhoods

Ambitious program geared toward broadening city’s business talent.
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Business Features

Detroit 2.0

Can Detroit be Saved?

The business sector has proven it can rejuvenate downtown Detroit and its historic districts with new investment, jobs, housing, and entertainment. So what’s the game plan for the rest of the city, where crime, neglect, and inequality impede meaningful progress?

Modern Times

Profiles of some of the city's landmark buildings, including historical data, size, original cost, and 2012 assessed value.

The Sweet Life

A measure of discipline defines a gourmet fondant cake company in Detroit.

The Alliance Business

Why once-bitter rivals in the automotive industry are becoming the best of friends.

Best Practices

Training, benefits help lower employee turnover, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

Henry Ford 2.0

Henry Ford's historic Dearborn estate will soon be open to the public.

ATM Meds

Pioneering vending machines for prescription medications.

The Century Club - 2013

Running a business for more than a 100 years is no easy feat.

Clean Break

A new delivery model seeks to capitalize on customer convenience.

Housing Rebound

Low mortgage rates and a recovering economy will continue to propel home sales in metro Detroit.

Get Ready to ROAR!

From the farm clubs to the big leagues, bankrolling and operating the Detroit Tigers involves hundreds of moving parts spread across several continents. As the Boys of Summer set their eyes on a fifth World Series crown, one bad business decision could make our break the season.

Inside the Numbers

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Test Tube

William Banks created WGPR-TV in Detroit, the nation’s first black-owned station, giving the black community access to the airwaves.

The 1 Percent Solution

If more Fortune 500 corporations supported startups, Michigan would become an entrepreneurial hub.

The Twilight Years

The key to a longer, more fulfilling life.
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