May-June 2017

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Quikly gets a foot hold in Detroit's digital marketing landscape.

The Piano Man

A classically trained pianist, Ivan Moshchuk markets Detroit to a global audience.

PDA Q&A: Noel H. Nevshehir, E-Interview

Director of International Business Services, Automation Alley, Troy

Arabian Night

An international auction of Arabian horses in Scottsdale, Ariz., was the brainchild of three metro Detroit investors.

Wood Work

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer design and craft furniture in Detroit.

Work Wear

Duluth Trading Co. opens its first Michigan location in the backyard of Carhartt.

Plant and Repeat

The greens from Normandy Oaks Golf Club in Royal Oak find new homes at other courses in metro Detroit.

Stadium Wars

As Little Caesars Arena prepares to open in the fall, Ford Field is getting a $100-million renovation.

DBusiness Breakfast Series: Century Club

Operating a business day-to-day is no easy task, while having it last 100 years or more is a major accomplishment. Join DBusiness Editor R.J. King, keynote speaker Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President of Bank of America, and members of the magazine's Century Club (businesses/organizations 100 years or older) for a motivating breakfast about how to reach and exceed the centennial mark.

Bloomfield Hills Financial Announces Winners of Stock-to-Scholarship Challenge

Bloomfield Hills Financial today announced the winners of their sixth annual Stock-to-Scholarship Challenge. The challenge helps high school students in the metro Detroit area understand the basics of investing by participating in a risk-free environment with “play money.”

Michael C. Joiner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from ESTRO

Michael C. Joiner, professor in the division of radiation oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), will be honored by the Brussels-based European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the 2018 ESTRO Lifetime Achievement Award next April in Barcelona.

Greg Schmidt Elected Chairman of NATA Board of Directors

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) board of directors today announced the election of Greg Schmidt as chairman. Schmidt is the president and CEO of Pentastar Aviation, headquartered at Oakland County International Airport. He has served on the NATA board since 2013 with previous positions including treasurer and vice chairman.

Lilly Epstein Stotland Appointed President of Vesco Oil Corp.

Southfield-based Vesco Oil Corp. today announced the appointment of Lilly Epstein Stotland as president. Vesco Oil Corp. is a distributor of branded automotive and industrial lubricants and a recycler of used oil and antifreeze.

City club Apartments Adds Two Executives

Farmington Hills-based City Club Apartments (CCA), a North American luxury apartment manager, today announced the addition of two company executives: Dale Phillips, former president of award-winning property manager and developer for Mark Taylor Residential, as president and COO, and Don Gillette, former corporate vice president of global human resources in Las Vegas for MGM Resorts International, as senior vice president of people and culture.

Simon Group Holdings Appoints Two Leadership Positions

Birmingham-based Simon Group Holdings (SGH) today announced the appointment of two company leaders: Chris Mattina, the company’s former CFO, is promoted to executive vice president, and Maura Hynes, former director of reporting for Rock Ventures and Rockbridge Growth Equity, will fill take over as CFO and chief of staff.

Richard Owens Appointed to the Michigan Travel Commision

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Richard (Barry) Owens to the Michigan Travel Commission.

MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber Add Katelyn Davis as Director

MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, today announced the appointment of Katelyn Davis as director.

2017 ACG M&A All Stars

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter and DBusiness magazine honor the 10th annual winners.

2017 Champions of the New Economy

For the eighth straight year, DBusiness selected five regional executives who are driving growth in highly competitive industries.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Appoints Monique Butler as Chief Operating Officer

Detroit-based Children’s Hospital of Michigan today appointed Dr. Monique Butler as the new chief operating officer.

Detroit Zoological Society Appoints Jeffrey Evans as Chief Financial Officer

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) in Royal Oak today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Evans as chief financial officer (CFO). Evans will manage all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and investing functions in addition to the information technology division.

Advancing Macomb Adds Thom Lipari and Jim Sawyer to Board

Advancing Macomb, a Michigan non-profit focused on Macomb County’s communities, economy, and natural resources, today announced the addition of Thom Lipari, CEO and president of Lipari Foods, and Jim Sawyer, president of Macomb Community College, to the company’s board, bringing the total member of board members to 25.

Olga Stella Wins 2017 Balthazar Korab Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Michigan today announced Olga Stella will be awarded the Balthazar Korab Award at the annual Celebration of Architecture in June.

Bloomfield Capital Adds East Coast Office and Two New Hires

Bloomfield Capital, a specialty real estate finance firm headquartered in Birmingham, today announced the addition of an office in Connecticut and two new hires: Dennis Onabajo, vice president, and Anthony Marsala, senior associate.

Liquid Web Names Jeff King to Board of Directors

Lansing-based Liquid Web, LLC, a web hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the appointment of Jeff King to the company’s board of directors. King has served more than 25 years as senior vice president and general manager of hosting and security at GoDaddy, an internet domain registrar and web hosting company.

Crestmark Promotes James Farrell to Senior Vice President

Crestmark, an FDIC-insured bank headquartered in Troy, today announced the promotion of James G. Farrell to senior vice president and the selection of Vince Hamilton as vice president.

Eric and Todd Hohauser Awarded Family Enterprise Advisor Designation

Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A), a global executive search firm headquartered in Troy, today announced that CEO Todd Hohauser and President Eric Hohauser will receive the global designation of Family Enterprise Advisor.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young Rejoins Dickinson Wright

Dickinson Wright, headquartered in Detroit with 17 Michigan offices, today announced that former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Robert P. Young, is returning to its Lansing office as head of counsel.

Dinsmore’s Michigan Office Adds Andrey Tomkiw to Firm

Troy-based law firm Dinsmore and Shohl LLP today announced Andrey Tomkiw will be joining to the firm’s labor and employment department.

Detroit Non-Profit Alternatives For Girls Adds Kate Cherry as Program Committee Chair

City Connect Detroit today announced Kate Cherry has been named program committee chair the Detroit non-profit Alternatives For Girls (AFG).

Belle Tire Names Vivek Saran as Chief Marketing Officer

Allen Park-base Bell Tire Distributors Inc. recently announce Vivek Saran has been named chief marketing officer (CMO). Saran will bring more than 20 years experience to the newly created CMO position, and will oversee all marketing initiatives for the company.

New Report: U-M, MSU, WSU Spend $1.2B on Life, Medical, Health Research in 2015

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) today announced researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University collectively spent $1.2 billion on life, medical, and health sciences research in 2015.

Survival of the Fittest

How Stephen Polk, a trained wildlife biologist, led the turnaround of R.L. Polk and Co., which found itself $200 million in debt before being acquired for $1.4 billion.

David Morgan Joins Michigan First Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer

Elizabeth Kmetz Promoted at Broder & Sachse Real Estate

Birmingham-based development company Broder & Sachse recently announced that executive team member Elizabeh Kmetz has been promoted to vice president of commercial asset management and construction.

Ross Mortgage Corporation Names Tim Pascarella as President and Tim Ross as Chief Executive Officer

Troy-based mortgage lender Ross Mortgage Corp. recently announced Tim Ross’s transition into the role of chief executive officer and Tim Pascarella’s promotion to president.

Goodwill Detroit Names Jessica McCall Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs

Detroit-based non-profit organization Goodwill Industries has recently announced the appointment of Jessica McCall as vice president of marketing and external affairs.

LTU Promotes Two New Roles at the Detroit Center for Design and Technology

Detroit’s Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) recently announced the appointment of Karl Daubmann as executive director and Christopher L. Stefani as associate director.

Detroit's Center for Design and Technology Promote Amar L. Hoxha to Administrative Services Manager and CoWork Director

LTU’s Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) in Detroit recently announced the appointment of Amar L. Hoxha as administrative services manager and CoWork director, part of the school’s design incubator.

Elana Sullivan Joins Detroit Country Day School as Chief Advancement Officer

Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), a non-denominational college preparatory school, recently announced that Elana Sullivan has been named chief advancement officer.

Valentine's Day

Valentine Vodka in Ferndale is gaining national recognition for its spirits.

Jeff Supina Joins Detroit Office of Stanton Chase

Rich Kolpasky, managing director of Detroit-based search firm Stanton Chase, has recently announced the appointment of Jeff Supina as director.

Attorneys Kyle M. Dysarz and MaryRachel Dysarz Join Collin Einhorn Farrell

Southfield-based law firm Collin Einhorn Farrell recently announced attorney Kyle M. Dysarz has joined the firm’s insurance coverage practice group and MaryRachel Dysarz has joined the firm’s general and automotive liability practice group.

Jill Wheaton Elected to Serve on Michigan Supreme  Court Historical Society’s Board of Directors

Law firm Dykema recently announced Jill Wheaton has been appointed to serve on Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s board of directors.

Dizik Joins Varnum’s Detroit Office

Detroit-based law firm Varnum has recently announced that Jordan S. Dizik has joined the firm.

Citizens Bank Appoints Jack Murphy as President of Business Banking

Citizens Bank recently announced the appointment of Jack Murphy as president of business banking.

Ed Welburn Appointed to Board of Directors of Exploring Arts

Automotive designer Ed Welburn has recently been appointed to Exploring the Arts’ (ETA) board of directors.

Is 2017 a Good Time to Sell?

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Quick Fix

Quikly gets a foot hold in Detroit's digital marketing landscape.

The Piano Man

A classically trained pianist, Ivan Moshchuk markets Detroit to a global audience.

Arabian Night

An international auction of Arabian horses in Scottsdale, Ariz., was the brainchild of three metro Detroit investors.

Wood Work

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer design and craft furniture in Detroit.

Work Wear

Duluth Trading Co. opens its first Michigan location in the backyard of Carhartt.

Plant and Repeat

The greens from Normandy Oaks Golf Club in Royal Oak find new homes at other courses in metro Detroit.

Stadium Wars

As Little Caesars Arena prepares to open in the fall, Ford Field is getting a $100-million renovation.

Valentine's Day

Valentine Vodka in Ferndale is gaining national recognition for its spirits.
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Quick Fix

Quikly gets a foot hold in Detroit's digital marketing landscape.

The Piano Man

A classically trained pianist, Ivan Moshchuk markets Detroit to a global audience.

PDA Q&A: Noel H. Nevshehir, E-Interview

Director of International Business Services, Automation Alley, Troy

Arabian Night

An international auction of Arabian horses in Scottsdale, Ariz., was the brainchild of three metro Detroit investors.

Wood Work

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer design and craft furniture in Detroit.

Work Wear

Duluth Trading Co. opens its first Michigan location in the backyard of Carhartt.

Stadium Wars

As Little Caesars Arena prepares to open in the fall, Ford Field is getting a $100-million renovation.

Valentine's Day

Valentine Vodka in Ferndale is gaining national recognition for its spirits.
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