September-October 2013

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Detroit Garment Group’s FashionSpeak 2013

Detroit Garment Group’s FashionSpeak 2013 was held Oct. 3 at the Madison Building in Downtown Detroit. Presented by Taubman, the fashion conference included six workshops led by professionals including Project Runaway alum Daniel Vosocvic.

Students Come Together to Explore Racial Stereotyping

Family Support is Critical in Fight Against Diabetes

Tognum America Named 'Best and Brightest'

Beaumont Health System Earns ‘Top Performer’ Recognition

St. John Hospital Hires New Pediatric Surgeon

Community Service Opens Apartments for the Homeless

DADA Charitable Foundation Announces $175,000 in Grants

Hennessey Capital is Now Hitachi Business Finance

Bonjour Belen

A French bistro and ultra lounge debuts in downtown Royal Oak.

Saks Blast at the Somerset Collection

More than 800 guests attended Saks Blast on Aug. 23 at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection in Troy. The event, which raised nearly $1.2 million, benefited the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Transition to Betterness.

TRW Automotive Names New COO

Schuler Names New Leadership for North American HQ

Flint Pharmacy Names New Vice President

Government Website Preferred by Public

DIA Plans Late Night Party After Annual Fundraiser Gala

OU's New $64M Building Rated Top in Energy Efficiency

Double Prime

Why not treat each inch as a product that a person can claim.

Kidney Foundation Plans Annual Fundrasier at MGM Grand

RadioShack Opens New Concept Store in Detroit

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland Names New Director

Fash Bash at the DIA

The Founders Junior Council hosted Fash Bash on Aug. 15, both on the front steps and inside the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The sold-out event, which included a Neiman Marcus runway show, benefited the DIA's new endowment campaign.

No Small Stretch

A vote for progress, following a nasty public squabble, propelled the Ambassador Bridge.

Honigman Names New Partner to IP Department

Michigan Real Estate Appraisers Name Board Chair

Michigan Marketplace Holds Real Estate Development Forum

Beaumont Names New Chair of Neurology

Bricks & Mortar

Three high school friends regroup after college and return to their roots.

New Detroit Hosts ‘Common Core’ Forum

Leyland Named Grand Marshal for Thanksgiving Day Parade

Shore Mortgage Extends Services to 50 States

Karmanos 20th Annual Partners Event

Peter and Danialle Karmanos were honored for their generosity and longtime support of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute on Oct. 5 at the Filmore in Detroit. The partners raised more than $800,000 for cancer research.

Ferndale Chamber Among Top Chambers in Michigan

Q&A: GM Engineering VP John Calabrease

U-M Among Top Schools Receiving Fulbright Grants

DMC Names New President of Harper, Hutzel Hospitals

Shiloh Industries Names VP of Information Systems

Mission: Detroit

From Southfield to the Motor City, 1,000 workers are on the move.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Names New President, CEO

Cobo Center Debuts Grand Riverview Ballroom

On Sept. 7, Cobo Center held a VIP reception for the opening of the Grand Riverview Ballroom, a 40,000-square-foot venue with a state-of-the-art kitchen, tasting room, programmable lights, lift stage, and hospitality area.

GM Foundation Donates $150,000 to MADD

The Professional Group Opens in Downtown Detroit

The Professional Group, a multi-faceted property services firm, held a grand opening celebration on Oct. 23 at the Chrysler House in downtown Detroit. The company, part of Belfor Holdings Inc., relocated from Southfield.

DTE’s Wind Park Begins Operation

Bagger Dave's to Open Outlet in Downtown Detroit

Hispanic Chamber Names Membership Director

Leyland to be Honored at Detroit Legacies Event

DMC Hospitals Awarded Top Grade in Safety

Lear Unveils Next Generation of Automotive Seating Material

Kohl's Donates $467,000 to Children's Hospital

Premier Communications Group Wins Silver Award

Mike Duggan & Benny Napoleon at Shenandoah Country Club

On Oct. 17, Detroit mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon were the featured panelists at the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Luncheon at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.

Exec Vette

Bob Lutz develops a new watch and a new supercar.

RTT Expands with Acquisition of Bunkspeed

Automation Alley Names Professor as Entrepreneur of the Year

Great Lakes Caster Completes Acquisition of Atlantic Caster

Plante Moran Names New Managing Partner

Assets International Adds Energy Industry Relations Manager

BRAvo Fundraiser, Kicking Cancer in Style

McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation's BRAvo Breast Cancer Fundraiser event was held Oct. 15 at Pennas in Sterling Heights. A portion of the proceeds will support the BRAvo for Women free mammogram program for uninsured women in Macomb County.

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board Chair

The Social Network

Our second annual Michigan Social Index, where 50 state-based companies primarily serving consumer markets are rated on their annual Web presence, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and forums.

2013 Michigan Social Media Brand Index

Pizza Power

Little Caesars and Domino’s have a different mission.

McGraw Wentworth Named 'Best Places to Work'

Ziebart Hires Interactive Marketing Coordinator

McLaren Macomb Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

BoostUp Expands Services, Size in Downtown Tech Hub

Fuel Cell Equinox Tops 100,000 Miles in Real-World Driving

Olga's Kitchen Expands Menu, Adds Catering Services

Chevrolet Brings Dual Indy Races to Belle Isle in 2014

AMP in Central Park Nears Fundraising Goal

CATCH Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Lem Barney, David Dombrowski, and Thomas F. McNulty were inducted into the CATCH Hall of Fame on Oct. 16 at The Henry. CATCH, founded by Sparky Anderson, is a charity for pediatric patients.

American Institute of Architect Names New Policy Director

Lowe Campbell Edwald To Open New York Office

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland Plans Fundraiser Nov. 21

Kellogg Foundation Names New President, CEO

Prime29's New Menu Offers Quail, Frog Legs

Shades of Pink at the Lingenfelter Collection

The Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton hosted a Shades of Pink Fundraiser on Oct. 12. The event included a fashion show, raffle, and car display. Proceeds from the event helped provide financial assistance for women with breast cancer.

Pontiac Salvation Army Thrift Store Transitions to Dollar Store

Crittenton Home Care Seeks Cell Phones for Troops

Oakwood Health Care Hosts Annual Wine Fundraiser

New Associate Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Annual Lighthouse Fundraiser Kicks off the Holiday Season

25th Anniversary Skyline Club Charity Classic

The Skyline Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a black tie charity event on Sept. 28 in Southfield. Proceeds benefitted the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, MDA “Augie’s Quest,” and the Employee Partners Care Foundation.

Send in the Crowds

The SEC should enable crowdfunding to help kick-start enterprises, and allow regulators and the markets to sort out procedures.

Brooks Kushman Adds Four New Attorneys

Plante Moran Names New Strategic Adviser

Cadillac ELR Technology Reduces Interior Noise

Snyder: Washington Needs to Fix Broken Political Culture

Butzel Long Plans Employment Law Seminar

Howard's Fine Jewelry Marks Anniversary with Cancer Benefit

DIA Plans Gala to Raise Funds for Educational Programs

Atlas Oil Promotes New President and COO

CREW Detroit Hosts Hard Hats & Heels

Michigan International Speedway Sets 2014 Schedule

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Hosts Boo at the Zoo

Detroit Renewable Energy Names New Board Member

An Evening With PIME at Troy's San Marino Club

On Oct. 9, The PIME Missionaries in Detroit held its annual fundraising dinner at the San Marino Club in Troy. The evening included a strolling cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, and a global update on activities.

Rock Ventures Buys 2 More Properties in Downtown Detroit

Snyder Names New State Treasurer to Replace Dillion

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Business Features

Bonjour Belen

A French bistro and ultra lounge debuts in downtown Royal Oak.

Double Prime

Why not treat each inch as a product that a person can claim.

Bricks & Mortar

Three high school friends regroup after college and return to their roots.

Mission: Detroit

From Southfield to the Motor City, 1,000 workers are on the move.

Exec Vette

Bob Lutz develops a new watch and a new supercar.

2013 Michigan Franchise Report

The economic recession slowed the franchise industry, both in Michigan and across the nation, but the sector still added more jobs than any other business category since 2008. Now the industry is poised to make more progress.

Franchise Sit-Down Restaurants in Michigan 2013*

Ranked by Number of Units

30 in Their Thirties 2013

Big Data-Cruncher

The Microsoft Technology Center in Southfield can generate better outcomes with its new software tools.

Detroit Under Siege

The city faces a rough road as it makes its way through bankruptcy.

Detroit: Post Bankruptcy

The city's historical ward system produced mostly corruption and inefficiencies. An at-large city council wasn't much better. Now comes a city split into seven districts. Welcome to the brave new world of Detroit.
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Business Resources

From The Top Resources - 20 Largest Intellectual Property Law Firms in Metro Detroit 2013

Ranked by number of intellectual property lawyers.

From The Top Resources - Top Hotels in Metro Detroit

2013 - RANKED BY AAA, DBUSINESS FOR HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE

From The Top Resources - Largest Meeting Facilities

IN METRO DETROIT (AUGUST 2013)

From The Top Resources - 2014 Largest Conventions

IN METRO DETROIT (AS OF AUGUST 2013)
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From the Magazine

No Small Stretch

A vote for progress, following a nasty public squabble, propelled the Ambassador Bridge.

Send in the Crowds

The SEC should enable crowdfunding to help kick-start enterprises, and allow regulators and the markets to sort out procedures.

75 Years to Chapter 9

When the war ended, Detroit started producing cars again, but it wasn’t an easy road.
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