March-April 2014

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Lotus Life

A proprietary computer program saves time and money.

Market Leader

Comerica Bank is contributing to Michigan's economic resurgence, but strong customer balance sheets and strong cash positions are negatively impacting loan activity.

Game-Changer

After a down year in revenue, can Detroit's three casinos reverse course by tapping into a new hockey arena and two emerging entertainment districts?

Luxury Abounds

As the region’s housing market recovers, lavish homes priced above $1 million are moving again, but a full recovery is still on the horizon.

Arabian Nights with the Rackham Symphony Choir

The Rackham Symphony Choir held its 12th annual fundraising gala at the Regency Manor in Southfield on Feb. 8. The theme for the evening was "Arabian Nights." These photographs originally appeared on the Hour Detroit website at hourdetroit.com.

Fallen and Wounded Soldiers' Ninth Annual Dinner

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund in Livonia hosted its 9th Annual Dinner and Auction at Novi's Suburban Collection Showcase on April 12. Robert O'Neill, a former member of Navy Seal Team 6, served as the keynote speaker.

Top Home Builders in Metro Detroit

Ranked by number of permits in 2013.

Largest Mortgage Lenders in Metro Detroit

Ranked by 2013 residential loan volume.

Brunch with the Navy League of the United States

The Metropolitan Detroit Council, Navy League of the United States, hosted a brunch in honor of Commander Mike Wohnhaas, the prospective commanding officer of the USS DETROIT, on April 19 at the Detroit Athletic Club.

25th Annual Bow Wow Brunch

The Michigan Humane Society hosted the 25th Annual Bow Wow Brunch at the Dearborn Inn on April 27. The event included a gourmet brunch, live auction, and the opportunity to meet adoptable animals.

Top Graduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit 2014

Listed in alphabetical order.

From The Top Resources - Top Undergraduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit

Listed in alphabetical order.

2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Luncheon

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation hosted a luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on April 16 to celebrate its upcoming 35th annual event. The festival will be held from Aug. 29-Sep. 1.

Gleaners Food Bank Women's Power Happy Hour

More than 150 men and women attended Gleaners Food Bank's inaugural Women's Power Happy Hour. The event was held at Northern Lakes Seafood Restaurant in Troy on March 26.

Chapter 12

In the face of major bankruptcies, everyday debtors can get relief.

Rust Belt Charm

Why do Southern states have a competitive advantage over Northern states?

Crystal Madonna Gala

Madonna University in Livonia hosted the Crystal Madonna Gala on April 1 at the Dearborn Inn in an effort to raise funds for student scholarships.

Transformer Ships

Two Great Lakes excursion vessels made in Detroit became aircraft carriers for naval trainees during World War II.

PwC Grand Prixmiere Event to Support Belle Isle

Gods of Steel

A study in longevity: The Goodman family moves the metal.

PDA: Q&A David Woessner

Project Lighthouse

Several Detroit businesses are participating in Project Lighthouse to increase security around the city.

NSF Promotes Two Leaders to Senior Vice President

GM Starts Work on Performance and Racing Center in Pontiac

Palmieri Concert Canceled, Replaced with Poncho Sanchez

NASH-FM Detroit Names New Midday Personality

Farbman Group Names Construction Superintendent

Palace Sports & Entertainment Names New Executives

McLaren Macomb Hospital's Crystal Ball 2014

The Roaring '20s was the theme for McLaren Macomb Hospital's Crystal Ball on March 15 at Penna's of Sterling in Sterling Heights. The fundraiser benefitted McLaren Macomb's Emergency and Trauma Services Department.

Dearborn Chamber President Awarded Regent Scholarship

Brice Group Partners Named to Barron's Top Advisers List

Michigan Teams Sweep FIRST Robotics World Title

Ecumenical Theological Seminary Names New President

The Pink Fund Makes Organizational Changes

U-M Gala Features Artwork Inspired by Medical Research

'Eloise' Approved for Michigan Film Incentive

Peter Frampton Added to Freedom Hill Summer Lineup

DMC Hospitals Receive Top Grades in Patient Safety

Lippitt O’Keefe Adds Partner, Changes Name

Butzel Long Plans Webinar on Preserving Trade Secrets

Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

Automaker plans to expand its Technical Center near Ann Arbor.

Wayne State Tapped to Lead Fuel Efficiency R&D

The Lake House Names New Executive Director

Michigan’s Hotel Industry Stabilizes in 2013, Growth in 2014

Michigan ORT's Trends With Friends 2014

On March 13, Michigan ORT hosted its annual Trends With Friends fashion event at Neiman Marcus to benefit impoverished communities around the world. These photographs originally appeared on the Hour Detroit website at hourdetroit.com.

Chrysler Trenton Plant Honored With Manufacturing Award

Chevrolet's 2015 City Express to Start at $22,950

PwC Grand Prixmiere Supports Belle Isle Conservancy

Deadline Nears for Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarships

Home Builders Association Adds New Board Member

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras Name New Partner

Greenleaf Trust Family & Foundation Services Division

Greenleaf Trust held a preview for its Family & Foundation Services Division, located next door to the firm's Birmingham office. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during the event on March 13.

Scleroderma Foundation Adds Board Member

Hall & Oates Join Freedom Hill Summer Lineup

Entrepreneur Expo Planned in Midland in May

Franco Public Relations Adds 5 New Clients

AmeriCare Medical Adds to Leadership Team

E-B5 Immigration Investment Opportunities

The Detroit Chinese Business Association, along with Global Detroit, hosted the EB5 Immigration Investment in Michigan conference at the Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills on April 23.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo

Lambert, Edwards & Associates Acquires Sterling Corp.

Gorman's Names New Interior Designer to Shelby Twp. Store

Redico Names New Marketing Director

Greenleaf Trust Adds 2 Employees to Kalamazoo Office

Lansing Roller Derby Team Wins $15,000 in Staples Contest

Wineman Technology to Expand Offices, Add Jobs

Ceremony Planned for HFCC's President's Investiture

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 58th Induction Event

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame held its 58th induction event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit on February 28. These photographs originally appeared on the Hour Detroit website at hourdetroit.com.

Health Management Systems Names VP of Clinical Operations

Brice Group Named Among Top Retirement Advisers

Molina Healthcare Invests $16 Million in Oakland

Pistons Partner With Detroit Sports 105.1 FM

Camp and Paxahau Unveil Art Installations for Movement Festival

Wayne State University Foundation Names New President

Circle of Friends XVII Benefit

On Jan. 28, the Circle of Friends XVII hosted a benefit for CARE House of Oakland County in Pontiac. The event raised funds for the prevention of child abuse and the support of child advocacy services.

Michigan Wine and Beer Fest Set at Michigan International Speedway

Imerman Angels Expands to Michigan, Names Director

Invention Factory

Since the early 1800s, Michigan has been a hotbed of inventions and innovations. For the first time, we offer an invention timeline that highlights 35 advancements that have served to save lives, drive business, and change the world.

The Century Club - 2014

Increased globalization, along with a rapidly evolving business climate, challenges family-owned firms and institutions like never before.

Bank of Birmingham Participates in Money Smart Week

Ford Motor Co. Names New Fellow in International Program

U.S. Trust Appoints Portfolio Manager in Troy

Sweet Shift

Peete's Famous Cheesecakes sold 16,000 cheesecakes last year.

C/D/H Names New Sharepoint and Apps Consultant

McLaren Health Names New Chief Operating Officer

National Kidney Foundation Plans Annual Detroit Zoo Walk

Chevy Vehicles Return to 'Transformers' Movie

Mango Languages Names New Marketing Director

Local Students Gear Up for Annual CREW Career Day

YMCA of Metro Detroit Names Advisory Board Member

Gorman's CEO Honored With Top Jewish Award

Arab American Philanthropist Donates $2 million to Museum

Lawrence Tech Extends Entrepreneurial Education

Warren-based Company Honored with Environmental Award

Toyota Adds New Member To Detroit PR Team

GM Names Ideal Contracting Among Top Suppliers

Orchards' Housewarming Event 2014

Orchards Children's Services in Southfield held an open house and housewarming on March 27 to celebrate its work in helping children and needy families. These photographs originally appeared on the Hour Detroit website at hourdetroit.com.

International Company to Invest $15M in Orion Twp. Expansion

Dermatologist Joins Botsford Hospital Staff

Cadillac Drivers Get Access to Charging Station Network

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Business Features

Lotus Life

A proprietary computer program saves time and money.

Game-Changer

After a down year in revenue, can Detroit's three casinos reverse course by tapping into a new hockey arena and two emerging entertainment districts?

Luxury Abounds

As the region’s housing market recovers, lavish homes priced above $1 million are moving again, but a full recovery is still on the horizon.

Chapter 12

In the face of major bankruptcies, everyday debtors can get relief.

Gods of Steel

A study in longevity: The Goodman family moves the metal.

Invention Factory

Since the early 1800s, Michigan has been a hotbed of inventions and innovations. For the first time, we offer an invention timeline that highlights 35 advancements that have served to save lives, drive business, and change the world.

The Century Club - 2014

Increased globalization, along with a rapidly evolving business climate, challenges family-owned firms and institutions like never before.

Sweet Shift

Peete's Famous Cheesecakes sold 16,000 cheesecakes last year.

Brand Aid 360

With the rise of social media, advertisers and businesses are taking cues from their customers.

Sandy's Ark

ARK prepares businesses and organizations for emergency situations.
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Business Resources

Top Home Builders in Metro Detroit

Ranked by number of permits in 2013.

Largest Mortgage Lenders in Metro Detroit

Ranked by 2013 residential loan volume.

Top Graduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit 2014

Listed in alphabetical order.

From The Top Resources - Top Undergraduate Business Schools in Metro Detroit

Listed in alphabetical order.
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From the Magazine

Rust Belt Charm

Why do Southern states have a competitive advantage over Northern states?

Transformer Ships

Two Great Lakes excursion vessels made in Detroit became aircraft carriers for naval trainees during World War II.

Project Lighthouse

Several Detroit businesses are participating in Project Lighthouse to increase security around the city.
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