September-October 2014

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Inside Business

PDA Q&A: Simone Ross

The E-Interview: Simone Ross // Co-founder, Techonomy

Wine Time

A new wine-pouring system reduces waste, weight, and theft.

Return Play

Pine Lake Country Club mounts a comeback.

Breathe In

New hyperbaric therapy uses pure oxygen to speed natural healing,

By the Numbers

The advent of the auto-mobile, along with public transportation, gave birth to shopping malls in the 1950s, and proponents predicted they would never go out of style.

Three Towers

A Troy restaurant operates with a board of directors and a board of trustees.

Future of Defense

A winding down of U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with federal budget cuts, has impacted new fighting vehicle platforms — many of which are designed and engineered in metro Detroit.

Forward March

Not content with retirement, Ron Lamparter went to work promoting the defense industry in Michigan. Among the 1,600 companies in the state that receive direct contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, Lamparter sees opportunity.

A Dangerous Game

The sale of illegal firearms in Detroit continues to challenge law enforcement, place residents and businesses at risk, and hamper the city’s turnaround.

The Guns of Detroit

A selection of gun-related crimes reported by the Detroit Police Department over a two-week period in July offers a snapshot of the challenges law enforcement agencies face as they work to rid the city of illegally-obtained weapons and ammo.

Knock Knock

Short Win

MOST CROWDFUNDING websites take a cut of the action in return for hosting and marketing an individual or group’s campaign, such as opening a restaurant, filming a documentary, or establishing an urban garden.

We the People

Alignment between business and government should mark the last two years of the Obama administration, much like it did in the first two years of the presidency.

5 Million Wild Lights to Illuminate Detroit Zoo

Signature Associates Names New Project Manager

2,000-plus Jobs Up For Grabs at ESD Fall Job Fair

Arab American, Chaldean Coucil Begins Winter Donation Drive

Name Revealed for Detroit Zoo’s Baby Giraffe

Detroit Experience Factory Launches DX-Pass for Admission to City Venues

Detroit Medical Center Hospitals Earn Top Mark for Patient Safety

PwC Charitable Foundation Donates $65,000 to Detroit Nonprofits

2 State Companies to Invest $15M, Add 273 Jobs

M-1 Rail Signs Contract for Technical Center

Michigan and Israel Announce Program For Joint R&D Projects

Tickets to Go on Sale for 2015 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

FordDirect Adds Director of Purchasing

The Lake House Names New Executive Director

Sachse Construction Appoints VP of Commercial Operations

AdviCoach Names 2014 Franchisee of the Year

State Approves $50M in Training initiative, Business Expansions

Attorneys Named New Board Members of Living Arts

PRISM Plastics Names New Sales, Marketing Director

Dickinson Wright Attorney to Receive Pro Bono Spirit Award

American House Acquires West Michigan Properties

Detroit’s New Economy Initiative to Award 30 Companies $10,000

Dykema Names New Department Director

The Big Salad Opens new location in Charlotte

GM Expands Watershed Education Program

Fashion Designer to Host Benefit Runway Show at Saks in Troy

Ford Motor Plans Annual Gala to Support Women in Technology

Franco Public Relations Names New Managers

Creative Many Names New Program Director

Core3, Enlighten Technologies Form New IT Service Firm

Signature Associates Names New Sales Team Member

Butzel Long Attorney Named to Mortgage Association

WSM International Partners with Amazon Web Services

2 Metro Detroit Companies to Invest $11M, Add 200 Jobs

Fundraiser Veteran Joins Detroit PAL as Chief Advancement Officer

GM Earns $1.4B in Third Quarter

Grant Thornton Names New Partner, Tax Director

EMU Names New Director of Prosthetics Graduate Program

6 U-M Faculty Named to Institute of Medicine

Auburn Hills Chamber Hosts Networking Road Rally

Michigan International Speedway, MEDC Extend Partnership

2014 State Christmas Tree from Kingsford in the U.P.

I-75 to Close for Bridge Construction Starting Friday

Propane Dealer Prepares for Another Brutal Winter

Saint Joseph Mercy President, CEO to Retire

Simons Michelson Zieve Moves Offices to New Troy Location

Terzo & Bologna Appraiser Earns Top Designation

McLaren Oakland Earns Primary Stroke Center Certification

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names Assistant Conductor

Marlee's Opens Pop-Up Store in Birmingham

Eisbrenner Public Relations Promotes Account Executive

Brighton-based IP Security Names 2 New Partners

Bloomer Plastics Acquires Ohio-based Optimum Plastics

Detroit Zoological Society Names Manager of Sustainability

Continental Structural Plastics Names Sales and Marketing Director

Buddy’s Pizza Opens New Location in Novi

SMZ Names New Creative Director

Taco Bell Partners with City Year to Boost Student Attendance

J.R. Thompson Co. Appoints New Client Service Supervisor

30 in Their Thirties 2014

The 2014 class of 30 in Their Thirties manages global businesses, oversees major events, operates upscale restaurants, and forges ahead with the latest technological advances.

Jenkins Resigns Detroit City Council, Named New CEO of THAW

Taubman Completes Sale of Fairlane, Partridge Creek, 5 Other Malls

Statement by the DIA on Executive Compensation Reports

United Shore Named Among Top Companies to Work For

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names New Fundraiser Director

Orbitz Honors Royal Park Hotel with Top Ranking for Metro Detroit

Westport Donates Bi-Fuel Vehicle to Lawrence Tech

Detroit Tigers Pink Out Hits Home Run at Comerica Park

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Names Leadership Team

Oakland’s Respite Home for Children Remains Open

Parade Company Unveils Motown Inspired Float

65 Metro Detroit Arts and Cultural Organizations get Combined $4.1M in Grants

Dick's Sporting Goods to Open Store at Macomb Mall in Roseville

MEDC Approves $10M in Community Projects

BASF Names New Senior Vice President

Blue Cross Blue Shield Helps Fund Michigan Medical Clinics

Lions’ Stephen Tulloch Hosts Evening of Hope

Molina Healthcare to Open New Offices in Downtown Detroit

Principals of PublicCity PR Become State Reps for Consultant Group

Metro Detroit to get New Furniture Store and Coffee Shop

Wayne Medical Society Elects New Leadership

Butzel Long Elects 4 New Shareholders

Global Productivity Solutions Names Managing Partner

JARC Names New Talent Officer

Cambridge Consulting Group Names New CEO and President

Delphinus Adds Vice President of Engineering

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Business Features

Wine Time

A new wine-pouring system reduces waste, weight, and theft.

Return Play

Pine Lake Country Club mounts a comeback.

Breathe In

New hyperbaric therapy uses pure oxygen to speed natural healing,

Three Towers

A Troy restaurant operates with a board of directors and a board of trustees.

Future of Defense

A winding down of U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with federal budget cuts, has impacted new fighting vehicle platforms — many of which are designed and engineered in metro Detroit.

Forward March

Not content with retirement, Ron Lamparter went to work promoting the defense industry in Michigan. Among the 1,600 companies in the state that receive direct contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, Lamparter sees opportunity.

A Dangerous Game

The sale of illegal firearms in Detroit continues to challenge law enforcement, place residents and businesses at risk, and hamper the city’s turnaround.

The Guns of Detroit

A selection of gun-related crimes reported by the Detroit Police Department over a two-week period in July offers a snapshot of the challenges law enforcement agencies face as they work to rid the city of illegally-obtained weapons and ammo.

Knock Knock

Short Win

MOST CROWDFUNDING websites take a cut of the action in return for hosting and marketing an individual or group’s campaign, such as opening a restaurant, filming a documentary, or establishing an urban garden.

30 in Their Thirties 2014

The 2014 class of 30 in Their Thirties manages global businesses, oversees major events, operates upscale restaurants, and forges ahead with the latest technological advances.

82 Top Restaurants in Metro Detroit for Business

A private dinner, a power lunch, or a corporate event can make or break a company's brand or image. Find the best tables and private rooms in the region. Photograph by Joe Vaughn

Old Detroit, New Detroit

Every week in a Wayne County Circuit courtroom in Detroit’s Coleman A. Young Municipal Building, the future of a shined-up, blight-free city is taking shape — one case at a time.

Block By Block

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From the Magazine

By the Numbers

The advent of the auto-mobile, along with public transportation, gave birth to shopping malls in the 1950s, and proponents predicted they would never go out of style.

We the People

Alignment between business and government should mark the last two years of the Obama administration, much like it did in the first two years of the presidency.

Political Ferment

In the 19th century, Detroit’s brewing industry was subject to changing tastes dictated by waves of immigrants and aspiring politicians.
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