May-June 2012

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State Announces Food System Grant Opportunity

Businesses Believe State's Economy Gaining Momentum

Construction of Thumb Loop High-Voltage Transmission Line Begins

Heat & Economy Push Electricity Levels to Highest in 125 Years

Chef Batali Brings a Taste of Pure Michigan

Michigan Initiative Seeks to Invest $9M in State

DMC to Buy HMO, Takes Step Toward Future of Healthcare

Behr Names New Vice President of Operations

Snyder Signs Bills to Promote Access to Telemedicine

Leaders Gather to Discuss How Waterways, Ports Can Create Jobs

MSU Strives for Urban Food Development in Detroit

Snyder Executive Order Reforms Disability Services

Chinese Auto Giant SAIC Opens Operations in Michigan

Ford Sensing the Need to Help Drivers Focus

Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson's Drug

DMCVB Announces Launch of Medical Meetings Initiative

New Black Chamber of Commerce Launched in Flint

New Jobs, Rapid Growth for Ann Arbor Mortgage Company

Snyder Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2013

Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick to Merge July 1

Snyder Dissolves Two State Authorities

Austin Hatcher Foundation Earns $300K from Auto Auction

The Suburban Collection Expands Business to Ann Arbor

Ford Developing Futuristic Driving Technologies

Compuware Launches High Speed Web Service

Report: 'Fewer Car Buyers Than 5 Years Ago'

Kelley Blue Book Predicts New Car Sales to Increase

Coach Cadillac

A golf instructor pitches golf swings and car sales.

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Receives 5th 4-Star Rating

Somerset CityLoft Returns, Brings Downtown Detroit Days With It

Graduates Make $300K Impact on Detroit’s Economy, Double Workforce

Chrysler Hits the Road with Mobile Showroom

Snyder Announces New DNR, MDARD Directors

Engineering Society of Detroit Announces 2012 Award Recipients

Exported From Italy

During a series of recent interviews, Sergio Marchionne addresses a wide range of issues, including queries about several major investment initiatives in metro Detroit.

George Blaha High Hopes Golf Invitational 2012

Vista Maria in Dearborn Heights, Michigan's largest private not-for-profit child welfare agency for girls and their families, held the 23rd annual George Blaha High Hopes Golf Invitational on June 25 at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Township. Photos by Patrick Gloria

The Children's Center 2013 AutoGlow at Ford Field

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street Grows

Sunset at the Zoo 2012

The Detroit Zoological Society hosted more than 1,500 guests for its annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraiser on June 22 at the Detroit Zoo. The event included live entertainment, gourmet food and beverage stations, and prizes. Photos by Patrick Gloria

Tuskegee Airmen Honored at Detroit River Days

The Tuskegee Airmen, Detroit Chapter, were honored on June 22 by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The 15 Airmen, known as the "Red Tails," were African-American fighter pilots that inflicted major damage in the skies over Europe during World War II. Photos by Patrick Gloria

O'Keefe & Associates Open in Atlanta, Adds 3 Directors

Snyder Appoints Rodney Stokes to Restore Mich. Cities

Henry Ford Opens Glaucoma Center in Grosse Pointe Farms

Kupelian, Ormond & Magy Law Firm to Join Clark Hill PLC

Henry Ford Opens Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Commuter Challenge 2012 Celebrates Best Year

TechTown Stirs Up Entrepreneurship with Startup SOUP

MEDC Announces Loan Approvals for Michgan Companies

$2M Renovated Lasky Recreation Center Reopens

CBI Detroit

Troy-based firm hacks its way to security.

Transportation Investment Would Create 11,000 Jobs

Appointments made to Michigan Hispanic/Latino Commission

54th Annual Target Fireworks Set for June 25th Launch

Rock Ventures Brings Two More Companies to Downtown Detroit

U-M’s Musical Society President Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

M-1 RAIL Project $25 Million Grant on Hold

New Executive Vice President Joins Quantum Ventures

Ford Earns Two American Business Awards

BASF Automotive Hosts Car Symposium July 28-29

NASA funds U of M Proposal for $151. Million

Partnership to Connect Students with IT Jobs

Computer History Museum Adds Ford SYNC to Collection

Flint Millionaire's Book to be Released July 2

Hansons Expands Kiosks to Metro Detroit Malls

IT Training Center Hosts Job Fair for Skilled Professionals

1-800-LAW-FIRM Office Opening

More than 100 people gathered June 19 to cut the ribbon to commemorate the opening of 1-800-LAW-FIRM at its signature building in Southfield. The offices for 40 lawyers and staff include a walking track and open office floor plan. Photos by Patrick Gloria

Ford's New Silicon Valley Lab Opens, Ready to Engage Bay Area Tech

Priority Health Earns NCQA “Excellent” Accreditation

Henry Ford and DIO Combine Campuses, Impact Visual Science

Russian Trade Legislation Stands to Benefit Michigan Exporters

Dream Station

Calling all cruisers. Report back to headquarters.

6 New U-M Stem Cell Lines Publicly Available

James B. Nicholson Named to DTE Board of Directors

Urban Science to Hold Technology Career Fair

Farbman Group Partners with Local Pop-up Restaurateur at Fisher Building

MAIN Event Summer Designer Cafe

Dassault Systèmes sponsored the Lawrence Tech MAIN Event Summer Designer Cafe held on the LTU Campus in Southfield to highlight student and production vehicle design as well as to demonstrate the latest product design technologies.

General Dynamics Submits Bid for Special Ops Vehicle

First Tuskegee Airmen Salute in Detroit

State Approves Incentive for WWII Vet Film

New Appointments to Chrysler Board of Directors

Dow Kokam to Expand Midland Battery Park

International Study: Mixed Salary Gains for Auto Engineers

Three Companies to Invest $22 Million, Add 200 Michigan Jobs

Michigan Residents in Cities with Emergency Managers Optimistic

Hager Pacific Properties Secures $15 Million Lease at Gateway Center

Blues team with Lions’ Stafford for National Men's Health Week

U-M Appoints New Associate Vice President of Development

“ ‘Zup?”: Enewsletter Joins Start-Ups Based In Motor City

Local Accountant Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Detroit Jazz Festival Announces National Jazz Competitions

Detroit's 54th Annual Fireworks Display on the River

Companies Get Insight into RTT's 3D Image Technology

Mobile Jukebox App Closes $1.2 million Deal

Parade of Homes Winners Announced

Automotive Seminars Planned August 6-9 in Traverse City

Bravo Bravo 2012 at the Detroit Opera House

More than 800 people attended Bravo Bravo at the Detroit Opera House on June 8, a fundraiser organized by young professionals of the Michigan Opera Theatre's Volunteer Association. The theme of the strolling party was a Carnivale celebration. Photos by Patrick Gloria

Plante Moran CRESA Adds New Management

The Garden Party 2012 at Meadow Brook Hall

The Garden Party, a benefit for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland County Community College Culinary Studies Institute, was held on June 10 at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester. Photos by Patrick Gloria and Nick Martines

Pony Up!

After millions of dollars were used to buy and convert 320 acres into a bustling airport-city for supply and logistics firms, Wayne County taxpayers wound up with a horse track. How a power struggle inside the county executive office led to a $35-million white elephant.
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Business Features

Coach Cadillac

A golf instructor pitches golf swings and car sales.

Exported From Italy

During a series of recent interviews, Sergio Marchionne addresses a wide range of issues, including queries about several major investment initiatives in metro Detroit.

CBI Detroit

Troy-based firm hacks its way to security.

Pony Up!

After millions of dollars were used to buy and convert 320 acres into a bustling airport-city for supply and logistics firms, Wayne County taxpayers wound up with a horse track. How a power struggle inside the county executive office led to a $35-million white elephant.

Treetops: Going For The Green

With bankruptcy rumors swirling, one of northern Michigan’s storied golf resorts overhauled its management team.

Final Shot

Forest Dunes in northern Michigan drew critical acclaim, but the resort struggled to generate revenue from rounds alone.

PDA Q&A: Krishna Kallakuri

The E-Interview with Krishna Kallakuri, the Owner and Vice President of Datafactz, Northville.

Spice Girls

Creating an economic garden with herbs and spices.

All Aboard

Michigan’s manufacturing industry relies on a private network of rail lines to move freight to global markets.

Foaming Over

An automotive marketing executive switches gears. Welcome to the beer life.

Champions of the New Economy 2012

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From the Magazine

Digital Habitat

The industrial revolution was never history’s best friend. Apart from museums and historical attractions like The Henry Ford in Dearborn, there are few buildings in Detroit that predate the mechanical age.

Water Works

The Cadillaqua festival in 1912 showcased Detroit’s love of aquatic sports, along with its penchant for fireworks — be it pyrotechnics or political scandals.

And The Beat Goes On

The pace of redevelopment in downtown Detroit would accelerate if business and government worked more closely together.
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