September-October 2012

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Inside Business

Jingle All the Way

Alan Sussman, a street-smart college dropout from Detroit may be the most successful ad man that ever lived.

Energy Audit

Southfield Firm Aims to Reduce Energy Costs for Homeowners.

Global Consul

At one time, people with mental disabilities were treated as outcasts. As social standards and laws began to change, Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. found itself on the front lines of an often-bitter battle.

MCDC Announces New Loan Program

IMAP Elects New Chairman

Mitsubishi Outlander Sales Increase Continues

Farbman Partners with Beyond Basics for Coat Drive

Broder & Sachse Creates Residential Management Team

Chazzano Coffee Celebrating Third Anniversary, Continues to Grow

Visteon Announces New Executive Vice President and CFO

DURA Automotive Systems Announces Management Change

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Moves

Moosejaw Opens Downtown Detroit Pop-Up Shop

Auburn Hills Recognized by UM-Dearborn iLabs as Five Star Community

U-M Recruits Director for New Healthcare Institute

Steelcase Inc. Appoints Chief Operating Officer

What if Taxpayers Hadn't Bailed Out GM and Chrysler?

Washington’s bailout provided Michigan and Detroit with a huge short-term window to restructure finances and spark an economic revival. But major challenges loom on the horizon.

Brewster Maintenance Hires New Director of Operations

Chrysler Third-Quarter Net Income Increased 80 Percent

Ayar Law Opens First Metro Detroit Office to Serve Marketplace Void

North American Bancard adds New COO

Auto Show Upgrades To Benefit Media, Manufacturers

Detroit Thermal Systems to Manufacture Climate Control Systems for Auto Industry

Roy Sexton Appointed to Mortgage Lenders Association Board of Governors

East Lansing Selects New World Systems as Technology Partner

Talmer Bancorp to Purchase and Recapitalize First Place Bank

RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan No. 1 in Home Sales

MEDC Seeks Business Incubator Proposals

Ciena Healthcare Opens Culinary Training Kitchen

Business Expert Terry Cross to Keynote at ACE 13 Forum

Three Projects Approved for Film Incentives

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe to Open in Midtown Detroit

Ford and U-M Fight Microbes in New Vehicles

Practice Transformation Institute Names Director of Operations

The Detroit Shoppe Opens on Woodward for The World Series

Savorfull joins BCBS’s Healthy Blue Xtras program

New-Car Sales Expected To Surpass 15 Million Units

New Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at CCS

Business Programs, Expansions and Development Approved

Michigan Department of Development Corp. Approves Job Creating Projects

Michigan Seamless Tube Expands Pickling Capabilities

Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund Announces $180,000 in Grants

Mayor Bing Bets on Tigers in Friendly Wager With Mayor Lee

Talent Townhall to Discuss Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Ford Plans to Restructure European Manufacturing Operations

Feature Film Needlestick Approved for Film Incentive

Munro & Associates Demonstrates Next-Generation Manufacturing

Hennessey Capital Positions Companies for Success

Historic Joseph Campau Listed on National Register

Volunteer Opportunities 
in Southwest State Parks



Resilience Capital Partners Acquires Advanced Communications

Kyyba Announces New Vice President and CCO

Ford Credit Chairman and CEO to Retire, Successor Named

Literacy Workshop Coaches Volunteers to be The Solution

Hudsonville Ice Cream Launches New Sweet and Salty Flavor

Build-A-Bear Unveils Newly Imagined Store at Somerset

Crittenton Home Care Names New Director of Finance

Beverly Hills CEO

one-time gang member in L.A., Ryan Blair made $1 million by the time he was 25 years old, lost it all, and in 2009 saw his online venture in Troy publicly written down to zero. Last year, that same company generated $231 million in revenue. What’s his secret?

By Land or Sea

Gibbs Sports Amphibians in Auburn Hills Achieves What Porsche, GM, and Ford Could Not — HSA Technology.

Evening Under The Stars at Meadow Brook Hall

On Sept. 23, the New Day Foundation for Families held the 2nd Annual Evening Under The Stars at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills. The Foundation assists young families affected by cancer.

A Cellar's Market

One man's budding interest in wine proved to pair well with his entrepreneurial spirit.

Lincoln Opens New Design Center in Dearborn

New Director Named to Michigan Film Office

Urban Land Institute Michigan Kicks-Off Leadership Program

Detroit Welcomes Baseball Fans

General Motors, HP Team Up on IT Transformation

Kyyba Names New Marketing, PR Manager

Crestmark Transactions Total $3.5M in 2 Weeks

Oakland County Loan Approvals Jump 50 Percent

Wall Street of Detroit

The Buhl Building in downtown Detroit served as a secret repository for financing armament production in the lead-up to World War II.

Oakland Mental Health Director Earns State Honor

Five companies to invest $39 million, add 355 jobs in Michigan

Vistage Michigan Searching for New Chief Executives

DNR Offers Lease Rights at Oct. 24 Auction

MHPN Fall Benefit at Grand Army of the Republic

On Oct. 12, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network held its 18th Annual Fall Benefit at the Grand Army of the Republic in Detroit. Built in 1899, the castle-like building is being renovated by Mindfield, a creative studio in Detroit. Photographs by Maurice Davis.

APACC Salute to Excellence 2012

The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce held its Salute To Excellence Award Dinner on Oct. 11 at The Henry in Dearborn. Tony Tomczak, DTE Energy's director of supply chain management, gave the keynote address. Photographs by Maurice Davis.

Rock Connections Announces Move to Downtown Detroit

Manufacturing Talent Summit 2012- Solving the Talent Crisis

Taubman Breaks Ground on Mall in Sarasota

Bassett & Bassett Names International Leader to Firm

Brogan & Partners Adds Senior Strategist

Henry Ford Community College Names New Dean

Farbman Plans New Restaurants at Bingham Office Center

Relume Technologies Names New Board Member

Partridge Creek Expands, Adds New Retailers

John and Debbie Dingell Named Grand Marshals for Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Henry Ford ‘Builds’ Up for LEGO Architecture

Michigan Science Center Announces $250,000 Donation

Riverside Center to Build Business Relationships During Speed Networking Event

Survey Reveals Favorite James Bond Car of All Time

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Opens Tenth Bagger Dave's in Bloomfield Hills

Mooradian Named to Crestmark Board

A Baker's Son

The Epicurean Group regroups and expands.

USFS Hires New CFO and New EVP for Financial Markets

Chrysler Reveals Custom Vehicles Headed for 2012 SEMA Show

Keynote Speakers Finalized for SAE Convergence 2012

Hunter Douglas App Wins Mobile W3 Award

Patent Attorney Jeffrey L. Doyle Joins Reising Ethington

Free Fitness Expo Coming to Southfield Town Center

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Business Features

Energy Audit

Southfield Firm Aims to Reduce Energy Costs for Homeowners.

Global Consul

At one time, people with mental disabilities were treated as outcasts. As social standards and laws began to change, Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. found itself on the front lines of an often-bitter battle.

What if Taxpayers Hadn't Bailed Out GM and Chrysler?

Washington’s bailout provided Michigan and Detroit with a huge short-term window to restructure finances and spark an economic revival. But major challenges loom on the horizon.

A Cellar's Market

One man's budding interest in wine proved to pair well with his entrepreneurial spirit.

A Baker's Son

The Epicurean Group regroups and expands.

Innovation on Tap

Operating arguably the most advanced digital laboratory in metro Detroit, Microsoft gambles on the region’s prowess as a global technology hub.

Checking In

The Henry in Dearborn is riding a major renovation and an economic upswing.

30 in Their Thirties 2012

One thing is certain, the 2012 Class of “30 in Their Thirties,” as nominated by our readers, isn’t content with a day job as they drive revenue and open new frontiers around the world.
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From the Magazine

Wall Street of Detroit

The Buhl Building in downtown Detroit served as a secret repository for financing armament production in the lead-up to World War II.

Presidential Care

Michigan’s voice in the 2012 presidential race could decide the election.
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