March-April 2015

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Fashion leader and Detroit native John Varvatos brings his designs back home.

Autonomous Technology: Robo-Cars

Metro Detroit is emerging as a leading pioneer of autonomous vehicles, a market that could generate $250 billion in economic activity by 2017.

House Reward

Detroit’s casinos have hit a saturation point, so how do they drive more customers through their doors?

Smart Structures

A growing list of regional and national companies are designing, building, and installing home automation systems that can save energy, provide breakdown alerts, and warn of break-ins.

The Century Club - 2015

From engineering to clean water, firms and institutions evolve to thrive 100 years and beyond.

About-Face

The art of transforming distressed property into valuable assets.

The Last Mile

Public transportation in metro Detroit hasn't been much to write home about. Without a car, it's tough to find reliable, affordable transportation to shop, work, and play.

PDA Q&A >> THE E-INTERVIEW

DR. PARTHA NANDI || Founder and CEO, ‘Ask Dr. Nandi,’ Sterling Heights

Language Gap

Taking on Google, a local translation service builds a better app.

The Gray Fox

An early manufacturer and natural showman, Gar Wood pursued speed records and led the development of the recreational marine industry.

Family Ties

Stephen M. Ross parlayed two family loans into a multibillion-dollar enterprise.

Magic Bullet

It seems everyone is looking for the magic bullet to grow their company, improve their sales, or answer a personal problem. But for Dr. Jim Kress, the last thing he believes is that there’s a single approach to solving any problem.

Key Bank Capital Names New Senior VP for Southfield Office

3 Business Leaders Named to Vistage Michigan

Michigan Health Information Network Adds Board Members

Gerry Weinberg & Associates Names New President

Aunt, Niece Open New Law Firm in Franklin

Karmanos Event Raises $2.8M to Expand ICU, Add Clinic

Snyder Outlines New Direction for Detroit Schools

Rainbow Child Care Center Program Supports Animals in Need

3 Michigan Firms Given Technology Energy Grants

Honigman Partner Named Tops in Client Services

Derby Fundraiser to Benefit Wish Upon a Teen

Detroit Jazz Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup for 36th Annual Event

Amherst Partners Names New Associates to Birmingham Office

The Townsend Named Among World's Top Hotels

New MOD Pizza Plans 2 Job Fairs

Lake Whitefish Drives Up Michigan Commercial Fishing Revenue

Charter One Changes Name to Citizens Bank

Downtown Detroit Partnership Adds New Leadership

IABC Detroit Names Communicator of the Year

DSO Names New Director of Community Programs

Schechter Wealth Names New Senior Adviser

New Financial Services Firm Opens in Huntington Woods

Dickinson Wright Attorney Named Among Top Environmental Trailbrazers

Cobo Center Offers Scholarships for Videos Highlighting Detroit

In Vino Veritas

Dan Glisky is taking measured steps to expand his wine business.

Oak Park Allstate Agency Honored for Top Business Sales

Google Partnership Puts Pure Michigan on the Map

Bloomfield Hills Attorney Named Top Lawyer

The American Society of Employers Adds 27 New Members

Michigan International Speedway, Consumers Energy Donate 50,000 Trees to the State

Andiamo in Royal Oak Completes $150K in Renovations

Comerica Opens Annual $50K Contest for New Entrepreneurs

Novartis CEO Nominated to GM Board of Directors

Dykema Attorney Named Volunteer of the Year

Attorney Rejoins McKeen & Associates

SmithGroupJJR Promotes Principals in Detroit, Ann Arbor

Honigman Partners Named to Editorial Advisory Board

Campbell Marketing & Communications Adds New Team Members

Michigan State Housing Names New Director

Foundation Honors Michigan Women at Annual Dinner

Detroit Restaurant Week Kicks off May 1

Lion’s Van Noy Raises Funds for Prom Dresses

Phase 2 of District Lofts in Birmingham Set to Break Ground

Business Leaders: State Economy to Outpace U.S.

Wayne State Alumna Gifts $100,000 to Journalism Program

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Names Senior Project Manager

Marriott to Open 82-Suite Hotel in Auburn Hills

Royal Oak Tasting Room to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

Gorman's Marks 75 Years by Awarding $750 Scholarships

Harley Ellis Devereaux Names New Leadership

Boyne Golf Season Gets into Full Swing on Friday

Michigan International Women's Show Set in Novi

Parks Title Names New Corporate Attorney

EMU College of Business Hosts Michigan Business of the Year Awards

GKN Automotive Invests $850M with Chinese Supplier

Hantz Woodlands to Plant 5,000 Trees Again in Detroit

Farm Bureau Insurance Names New Agent in Clinton Township

Web World

Scott Thornton, principal of TMV Group, a multifaceted brand development firm in Royal Oak, has an equation that he shares with every prospective client

We Never Sleep

The forerunner to the U.S. Secret Service, the Pinkerton agency in Ann Arbor remains a viable, international leader in traditional and cyber security and services.

Detroit Zoo to Turn Animal Waste into Energy

Children’s Hospital's Epilepsy Center Earns Top Recognition

Gleaners Nears Donation Deadline for Million Meal Match

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Names New Executive Director

Detroit Zoo to Host Pet Adoption Weekend

EMU Names New Dean for College of Technology

Butzel Long Plans U.S Export Control Regulation Event

Varvatos, Alice Cooper Ignite Detroit at Store Opening

Chinese Auto Supplier Acquires Plymouth-based Prestolite Electric

IAV Automotive Engineering Announces Promotions

Michigan Science Center Names New COO

Alvarez & Marsal Names Managing Director at Detroit Office

Ocean Prime Names New General Manager

$500,000 Awarded to Detroit Zoo's Penguin Center

OCC Dean Receives Community College Leadership Award

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Adds New Attorney

Transitions Legal Relocates to Birmingham

Rossetti Adds to Management Team

McLean & Co. Partners with American Society of Employers

Trio Honored by Association for Women in Communications

French-American Chamber Names New Board Officers

Leon & Lulu to Host Artistic Skating Benefit

Dining Out for Life Comes to Detroit

Mateen Cleaves Heads Up Leadership Seminar

SmithGroupJJR Names New Leadership Team

Westin Book Cadillac Names New Food Director

Detroit Lion Stephen Tulloch Hosts Youth Football Camp

Dinosauria Returns to the Detroit Zoo

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Business Features

Autonomous Technology: Robo-Cars

Metro Detroit is emerging as a leading pioneer of autonomous vehicles, a market that could generate $250 billion in economic activity by 2017.

House Reward

Detroit’s casinos have hit a saturation point, so how do they drive more customers through their doors?

Smart Structures

A growing list of regional and national companies are designing, building, and installing home automation systems that can save energy, provide breakdown alerts, and warn of break-ins.

The Century Club - 2015

From engineering to clean water, firms and institutions evolve to thrive 100 years and beyond.

About-Face

The art of transforming distressed property into valuable assets.

Language Gap

Taking on Google, a local translation service builds a better app.

Magic Bullet

It seems everyone is looking for the magic bullet to grow their company, improve their sales, or answer a personal problem. But for Dr. Jim Kress, the last thing he believes is that there’s a single approach to solving any problem.

In Vino Veritas

Dan Glisky is taking measured steps to expand his wine business.

Web World

Scott Thornton, principal of TMV Group, a multifaceted brand development firm in Royal Oak, has an equation that he shares with every prospective client

We Never Sleep

The forerunner to the U.S. Secret Service, the Pinkerton agency in Ann Arbor remains a viable, international leader in traditional and cyber security and services.

Finishing Touch

One of northern Michigan’s major resorts gets a makeover.
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The Last Mile

Public transportation in metro Detroit hasn't been much to write home about. Without a car, it's tough to find reliable, affordable transportation to shop, work, and play.

The Gray Fox

An early manufacturer and natural showman, Gar Wood pursued speed records and led the development of the recreational marine industry.

The Path Less Taken

In the world of business succession planning, it often takes creative and uncommon ideas to close the deal.
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