May-June 2013

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Summary of Memorandum of Understanding

View From The Top - Outdoor Hub (Carbon Media Group)

Hyaat Chaudhary, CEO of Outdoor Hub in Bingham Farms, the world's largest digital advertising company in the outdoor space.

Corvette Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Chrysler Introduces Engine, Transmission Innovations

Nice Timing: Luxury Watches Inspire Cadillac XTS

U of M Study: Diesel Vehicles Cost Less to Own

GM Foundation Grants $10,000 to Youth Program

BCBSM Extends Commitment to Patients Health and Safety

Greektown Casino Plans to Giveaway 23 Cars

HFCC Ranks in Top 100 Associate Degree Producers

Mayor Bing Appoints New Corporation Council

GM Plants Commit to Reduce Energy Costs

Shinola Goes Global

London is calling, and so are Paris, Milan, Berlin, and Hong Kong.

Ford Fireworks on the Detroit Riverfront

Thousands of people gathered along the Detroit Riverfront on June 24 for the Ford Fireworks presented by Target. The display of fireworks was booming with color.

New Detroit Zoo Ad Diagnosis Vitamin Z Deficiency

Ford F-150 Tremor is First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

Study Finds Increase in Employees' Financial Wellness

Butzel Long Opens Office in Macomb-OU INCubator

Concours d'Elegance Car Show to Return to Plymouth

Detroit Zoo Holds Summer Zoomance Event After-Hours

Farbman Group Upgrading Essex Centre Offices

New Marriott TownePlace Suites Proposed in Auburn Hills

GM Names VP of Global Quality

Command-Warren Director Accepts Pentagon Position

Documentary Promotes Understanding of Returning Veterans

GM Names New Global Head of Chevrolet

The Professional Group Moves Headquarters Downtown

Chrysler, Fiat Open Mopar Operations in South Africa

MIPRO Hires Director for Southwest Region of the United States

Easter Seals Michigan Announces New Board Member

LeSUTRA Announces Distribution throughout Michigan

United Shore Financial Services Names Co-Chairman

2014 Cadillac XTS Packs Twin Turbo Power

New V-6 engine option produces 410 horsepower

Karmanos' Transplant Program Receives Full Accreditation

Polish Garden Party at Ronald McDonald House

On June 20, more than 100 people attended the Polish Garden Party, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, which opened in 1979 next to the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center.

Meadowbrook Insurance Group Names Chairman

Botsford Cancer Center Offers Treatment for Keloids

DataFactZ Expands Business With Existing Clients

Detroit Zoo Extends Hours for Independence Weekend

Detroit Historical Society Hires New Managing Director

Energy Experts Converge for Energy Futures Conference

Culinary Class at OCC Gives Couples a Sweet Treat

Navigating Health Care: 2014 and Beyond

The Affordable Care Act will significantly impact corporate profits, productivity, operations, and hours worked by employees. Can your company survive?

PLUS: How to Reduce Health Care Insurance Costs

Chronic diseases are responsible for 83 percent of all health care spending.

PLUS: Obamacare Rollout

A year-by-year snapshot of the mandates that will impact businesses as well as self-employed contractors.

Grand Traverse Resort Retains Marketing Firm

Buick Turns 110: Most Significant Buick of Each Decade

Harness Dickey Law Firm Names New Partner

Snyder Partners to Encourage Immigrant to Join Work Force

AIA Michigan Names Design Award Winners

Engineering Society Plans Awards Event

Car Industry Must Remodel for the Connected Future

Corvette Stingray: 3.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph

Hylant Appoints Global Practice Executive

Plans for $650M Wings' Arena, Entertainment District Unveiled

In Strong Showing, GM Receives Most Initial Quality Awards

Tomkiw Enwright Hires Associate Attorney

Monday's Fireworks: What You Need to Know

PDA Q&A: Jeffrey Lewis

COO of EHIM Inc. in Southfield explains how new pharmacy programs reduce costs

Patterson Honors 220 Emerging Sectors Companies

Report Shows U.S. Industries' Growth Slows

Belle Isle Conservancy Raises $300,000 at Grand Prixmiere

EWI Worldwide Names New Corporate President

Open House

Aided by a federal land grant, the real estate market in the 19th century Detroit roared to life.

Entrepreneurs' Organization Names New Board Member

DIA Founders Junior Council Announces Gift to Museum

Henry Ford Health System's Annual "Get Your Heart Racing"

‘Chambers USA’ 2013 Recognizes Butzel Long Attorneys

RTI Biologics Acquires Surgical Technology Firm

2014 Buick LaCrosse Arrives with New Features

GM Names North America Manufacturing Vice President

Snyder in Israel to Discuss Trade, Investment Opportunities

Park West Gallery Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Sunset at the Zoo 2013

More than 2,000 people attended Sunset at the Zoo on June 14, the Detroit Zoological Society's main fundraiser. The strolling gourmet food event included the first look at the Jane and Frank Warchol Beaver Habitat and Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk.

Viper Returns to Le Mans

DSO Annual Heroes Gala Raises Nearly $1 Million

Atlas Oil Acquires Hadi Group Assets

Genesys Health System Appoints New Chairman

Calley Signs Bills to Ensure Funding for Detroit Zoo, DIA

Fountain of Youth

A plastic surgeon invents his way to prosperity.

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund Helps Michigan Business

Judson Center Names New Chief Development Officer

VLP Date Wheel Watch Event at Simply Marcella

On June 13, automotive icon Bob Lutz and business partner Gilbert Villarreal unveiled the VLP Date Wheel Watch at Simply Marcella, a boutique in Lake Orion. More than 75 people attended the event to preview the watch and the upcoming VL Destino.

Join the Motor City Bike Ride on June 22

View From The Top - Jungle Juice Bar

A startup, Regeania Hunter-Coleman and her niece, Syretta Hunter, opened Jungle Juice Bar in Grosse Pointe Park earlier this year.

New Stores Coming to Livonia's Laurel Park Place

Big Data

Big Data is an evolving science. Can it become an exact science?

Alden Towers Grand Opening Celebration

On June 13, Alden Towers along Jefferson Avenue in Detroit held a grand opening celebration to commemorate a major renovation. The tower, built in 1923 by real estate developer C.C. Williams, is owned by Triton Investment Co. Photographs by Maurice Davis.

MGM Grand Welcomes 'CSI' and 'Family Guy' to Gaming Floor

DSO Grows Ticket Revenue by Nearly $1M

Snyder Leads Delegation to Israel to Enhance Business Ties

Appointments Made to State Unarmed Combat Commission

Detroit Institute of Arts Unveils Revitalized Kresge Court

Metro-West Appraisal Moves HQ to Downtown Detroit

Men Who Cook at Henry Ford Hospital

On June 12, more than 800 people attended Men Who Cook at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The event, a fundraiser for the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund, included several dozen culinary teams, a live auction, a raffle, and live entertainment.

Butzel Long Attorney Elected to Wolverine Bar Board

Joe Cornell Entertainment Hires Three Additions

Habitat for Humanity Names Annual Fund Manager

Ernst & Young Names Detroit Managing Partner

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Business Features

Navigating Health Care: 2014 and Beyond

The Affordable Care Act will significantly impact corporate profits, productivity, operations, and hours worked by employees. Can your company survive?

PLUS: How to Reduce Health Care Insurance Costs

Chronic diseases are responsible for 83 percent of all health care spending.

PLUS: Obamacare Rollout

A year-by-year snapshot of the mandates that will impact businesses as well as self-employed contractors.

Fountain of Youth

A plastic surgeon invents his way to prosperity.

Big Data

Big Data is an evolving science. Can it become an exact science?

Brain Gain

Nonprofits may play a role in reversing Michigan's brain drain.

A Winning Shot

Northern Michigan’s golf industry hopes for a repeat of play.

Back from the Brink

How the owner of three golf clubs in metro Detroit survived the 2008 global financial crisis by dropping stringent membership requirements, developing a unique hotel partnership, and introducing offerings to appeal to time-starved executives.

Career Swing

A newspaper veteran trades in his keyboard for golf clubs.

Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow

A therapy firm in Bingham Farms takes a shine to franchising.

Trio Bistro

Investment money was there, but more was needed to expand a local pizzeria.

Paradise Lost

A $500-million resort planned for the shorelines of Trenton and Gibraltar, and a neighboring island, was well on its way to being approved until U.S. Rep. John Dingell, key federal regulators, environmental groups, and others used their influence to help drive the development team into bankruptcy.

Champions of the New Economy 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, in partnership with DBusiness magazine and News/ Talk 760 WJR, selected six* regional executives who are driving growth in highly competitive industries. /Photographs by Joe Vaughn
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From the Magazine

Open House

Aided by a federal land grant, the real estate market in the 19th century Detroit roared to life.

My Detroit Opportunity

A development director leaves New York to reignite his career in Downtown Detroit.

Inside-Out

A new book by former justice of the court Elizabeth A. Weaver charges some of her colleagues with bullying tactics, changing legal precedence to favor a certain political party, and being swayed by undue public pressure, among other accusations.
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