May-June 2016

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MotorCity Casino Hotel Names Interim President

Baker College Dean of Engineering Named HI-TEC Educator of the Year

English Beat

Wave Length

Double Jeopardy

Soup to Lug Nuts

Tropical Smoothie Opens Westland Location

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast casual restaurant that focuses on smoothies and healthy food options, has opened a new location in Westland. The new location is the company’s 37th store in Michigan and 500th store total.

Michigan Hospital Association Elects Board Chair

Moving Ahead

Two Men and a Truck expands beyond the industry standard.

Chips Ahoy

A Mexican food company develops a packaging technology to expand its reach.

Contrarian Course

Fore Play

Detroit-based Sachse Construction Names CFO

Miller Canfield Adds Member to Board of Directors

Robert E. Murkowski has been added as a board member to the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors at Miller Canfield Canfield, a Detroit-based international law firm.

Southfield-based Farbman Group Names Senior Staff Accountant

Marie Mauro has been promoted to senior staff accountant in the property management accounting department at Farbman Group, a Southfield-based commercial real estate firm.

Van Conway & Partners Names Managing Director

Josh Bach has been named managing director of Van Conway & Partners LLC, a Birmingham-based boutique financial advisory and business consultancy firm, where he will be responsible for assisting wil a predictive healthcare application suite, and developing a customer relationship management framework for financial advisory and business consultancy firms.

Urban Land Institute Michigan Appoints New Chair

Robert Schostak has been appointed chairman of the Urban Land Institute's district council, a nonprofit research and educational organization, where he will implement programing for its membership and create public private partnerships and multidisciplinary groups to address urban land use challenges.

DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Names New Chief Executive Officer

Luanne Thomas Ewald has been named CEO of the of the Detroit Medical Center Children's Hospital of Michigan's Detroit and Troy locations.

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Names New President

Sophia Loren Event to be Held at Detroit Opera House

An event featuring Italian film actress Sophia Loren will take place at the Detroit Opera House this fall.

Lawrence Tech Names New Vice President of University Advancement

Vistage Michigan Adds Member

Eric Schornhorst, CFO of Michigan First Credit Union in Lathrup Village, has been added as a member to Michigan Vistage, an organization in St. Claire Shores affiliated with Vistage International that provides strategies for business leaders.

Kellogg Establishes Venture Capital Fund

Battle Creek-headquartered Kellogg Co. has announced plans to invest $100 million in start-up businesses working on new ingredients, foods, packaging, technology, and more, through its new venture capital fund.

Eagle Play

For All Seasons

California Dreamin’

Hook Hires Associate Creative Director

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Adds Trustee

Longtime Comerica Executive to Retire

Linda D. Forte, Comerica’s senior vice president of business affairs and chief diversity officer, has announced her plans to retire in August following a 42-year career with the bank.

G-TECH Names New VP Sales, Business Development

Wilson Elser Adds Of Counsel to Livonia Office

Sachse Names New Commercial Project Manager

19th Annual Arts, Beats & Eats to Feature Art Contest, Scavenger Hunt, More

This year’s Arts, Beats, & Eats festival will return to downtown Royal Oak Labor Day weekend and feature an art contest, social scavenger hunt, a 5K and 10K race, and more.

PDA Q&A: Ismail Houmani, E-Interview

Inn at Bay Harbor Names New President

Focus: HOPE Names New CEO

Dearborn IT Firm Opens Las Vegas Office

KLA Laboratories, a Dearborn-headquartered information technology firm, is opening a new office in Las Vegas with the goal of working with casinos, universities, and arenas in the West Coast region.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Adds New Executives

Newton & Duran Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

Avalon Technologies Names New CEO

Detroit Zoo Offers Mobile Biding for Fundraiser Auction

The Detroit Zoo’s mobile bidding option for the Sunset at the Zoo silent auction has started. Bidders can submit offers in advance on their smartphones through GiveSmart and need not be present at the event on Friday to participate.

Foreign Correspondent

From Bloomfield Village to Tiananmen Square, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff covers the world.

Arbor Hospice Names New Statewide Director

Farbman Group Names Portfolio Property Manager

Arbor Hospice Adds Director of Business Integration

Baker Tilly Adds New Partner

Comerica Bank Names New Chief Technology Officer

Cranbrook Names Visiting Artist-in-Residence

Mission Point Owner Honored as Top Business Leader

Northwood University Adds New Leadership

Townerpinkster Adds New Board Members

Sparrow Names New Vice President and Human Resources Officer

Oakland County's Graphic Artist Wins Design Awards

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman Adds New Attorney

CFA Society Names New President

JR Thompson Names User Experience Director

Buddy’s Pizza Marks 70th Anniversary with Memory-Driven Campaign

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Buddy’s Pizzeria is inviting customers to submit their memories of dining at the restaurant for its Growing Up Buddy’s campaign.

TEDxDetroit to Return to Fox Theatre

​TEDxDetroit will return to Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Oct. 6, and is seeking speakers for its eighth annual event in the city.

Farbman Names New Marketing Director

United Shore Hires New Chief Technology Officer

Cambridge Consulting Group Adds Financial Consultant

Jewish Senior Life Names New CEO

Vibe Credit Union Names New CFO

Samaritas Names Executive Director of Foster Care

Baker Tilly Names New CEO, Chairman

MedNetOne Health Chief Medial Officer Earns Legion of Merit Award

JR Thompson Names New Graphic Designer

Merrill Lynch Employees Honored as Top Advisers

Henry Ford Health Names New VP of Government Affairs

Dykema Adds New Government Policy Adviser

Van Conway Names New Senior Managing Director

The Fountain Restaurant Rolls into Campus Marius

The Fountain Detroit, a restaurant and bar arrived in the unique beach area at Campus Maritus Park this morning in preparation for the 2016 summer season.

Oakland Bar Association Honors Collins Einhorn Founder

Cranbrook Names New Dean of Academy of Art

Legal League 100 Names New Advisory Council Chairman

NSF International Names New Manager of Environmental Health Programs

U-M's Jamie Morris Joins Detroit HydroFest Team

Giant Hot Dog Added to Mackinaw City Diner

Scott Shuptrine Interiors Vice President Earns Industry Award

Tigers Honor Metro Detroit Entrepreneur with Diversity Award

Quarton International Names New Vice President

Pilot Progam Launched to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Communities

A new community-based pilot project to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles within communities has launched in Royal Oak.

Alaskan Outfitter Opens First Michigan Store in Detroit

Filson, a Seattle-based manufacturer and outfitter, has opened the doors to its first Michigan store in Midtown Detroit today.

Sachse Names New Retail Project Manager

Barton Malow Names New Executives

The Townsend Hotel Unveils Final Phase of Renovations

The Townsend Hotel , an award winning and luxury hotel in Birmingham, is unveiling plans for the final phase of its ongoing modern luxury makeover, which began in 2012.

Greek Energy Company Opens First U.S. Office in Oakland

Meazon, a Greek energy monitoring company, will open its first U.S. office in the Oakland University Incubator: OU INC in Rochester Hills.

2016 Champions of the New Economy

For the seventh straight year, 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.

Beaumont in Trenton Names New President

Impact100 Oakland Offers $100K to Local Nonprofit

Amy Tattrie Loepp, a founding member of Impact100 Oakland, a chapter of the nationwide woman's philanthropic organization, is offering a $100,000 grant to a non-profit operating in Oakland County.

Varnum Adds New Attorney to Intellectual Property Team

OCC Names New Dean of Nursing

Broder & Sachse CEO Among Top Entrepreneur Finalists

Cobo Center Names New Director of Human Resources

Beaumont Nurses Earn Nightingale Awards

JR Thompson Names Director of Business Development

CC Consulting Principal Named Among Top Women in Real Estate

Bodman Attorney Elected to MSU College of Law Alumni Board

Honigman Attorney Named to DIA Founders Junior Council Board

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Business Features

English Beat

Wave Length

Soup to Lug Nuts

Chips Ahoy

A Mexican food company develops a packaging technology to expand its reach.

Contrarian Course

Fore Play

Eagle Play

For All Seasons

Foreign Correspondent

From Bloomfield Village to Tiananmen Square, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff covers the world.

2016 Champions of the New Economy

For the seventh straight year, 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.
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