September-October 2015

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Inside Business

PDA Q&A: Bushra A. Malik

Shareholder, Butzel Long, Bloomfield Hills

Medical Relief

Clean Up

From the former Soviet Union to the Great Lakes region, a Brighton environmental engineering firm helps retore the past and improve the future.

Railroad Ties

Railroad car construction started in Detroit before the Civil War, and was the dominant industry prior to the horseless carriage.

Cost-Cutters

A health care contractor in Rochester Hills saves its clients millions of dollars.

The Son Also Rises

Raised in Bloomfield Township, Scott McNealy went on to co-found a software powerhouse.

Reading Corps

Jayne's Way

A strategic planning expert turns around a 92-year-old institution in Birmingham.

2015 Top Restaurants in Metro Detroit

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.

Hockey Haven

The new $650 million Red Wings arena and entertainment district vows to dazzle Detroit.

M&O Marketing Names National Sales Director

Greater Detroit Area Health Council Plans Annual Awards Dinner

KR Commercial Adds New Associate Broker

Bavarian Inn Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit Veterans

Secrest Wardle Adds New Associate Attorney

Senior Concierge

Home health care services for aging adults are on the rise.

NASCAR to Return to MIS Next Summer

Habitat Macomb Names Director of Community Engagement

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Names New President/CEO

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights to Illuminate Holiday Season with 5M Lights

Collins Einhorn Farrell Adds New Attorney

Comcast to Hire 400 New Employees Over Next Year

Lourdes Senior Community Names New CFO

Top 10 Detroit Landmarks Picked for Legoland Display

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller Attorney Named Vice Chair of State Bar Tax Panel

Plymouth Township’s DeNovo Sciences Changes Name to Celsee Diagnostics

Honigman Adds New Associate for Detroit Office

Sparrow Clinton Hospital Adds New Surgeon

Beyond Basics Names New COO

Solutions Factory

Detroit served as the birthplace of the modern assembly line in 1908.

That Detroit Feeling

No city in America is as bad as its worst headlines or as good as the slogans of its civic boosters.

Bridgewater Interiors Names New President, CEO

Honigman Partner Joins College Advisory Panel

Reading Partners Names New VP of State Operations

ESD Hosts Fall Engineering, Tech Job Fair

Honigman Adds New Partner to Detroit Office

Rock Gaming Names New VP of Communications

Brown & Brown Adds Commercial Lines Leader

RE/MAX Encore Opens New Office in Lake Orion

Walmart to Hire 1,400 Seasonal Employees in Michigan

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland President, CEO to Retire

Culture Lab Detroit Introduces Line of ‘Green Products’ at Nora

REDICO Names Vice President Promotions

WMU Alumni Award Honors Dykema Attorney

Report: New Construction in Metro Detroit Highest Since 2003

Foundation Donates $2M to Alzheimer’s Association in Michigan

Fine Lines Graphics Names New Sales Executive

Blue Cross Foundation Donates $1.2M to Safety Net Health Clinics

McLaren Oakland Foundation Names New Executive Director

Vistage Michigan Wins Succession Success Award

Entry Point Advisor Network Names New Compliance Director

Troy Financial Advisory Firm Partners with California Company

Team Schostack to Open First Applebee's in Detroit

Van Buren Township Becoming Thriving Business Hub in Southeast Michigan

Dyson Acquires U-M Battery Pioneer Startup Sakti3 for $90M

Vertical Detroit Opens Wine-Centric Restaurant Downtown

Noted Economist to Keynote American Society of Employers Summit

Honigman Re-elects Chair, New Board Members

Whole Foods Market Helps Forgotten Harvest End Hunger in Metro Detroit

Harley Ellis Devereaux Named Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year

Great Lakes Water Authority Names New CEO

PACE Southeast Michigan Names New CFO

Becky G., Tone-Lōc to Perform at Annual Hob Nobble Gobble

Beaumont Hospital in Trenton Names Chief Medical Officer

123.Net Adds New Cell Tower to Expand Service to Businesses

Oprah Winfrey Partners with Weight Watchers

30 in Their Thirties 2015

The 2015 class of 30 in Their Thirties offers products and services from Michigan that span the world, from the latest fashions to data enterprises to wholesale mortgage lending to luxury shopping malls.

30 in Their Thirties: Daniel Zwolak // 37

Daniel Zwolak started Seeds Marketing+Design in 2008, around the time the world’s economy was plunging into its worst downturn since the Great Depression. His timing was perfect.

Honigman Partner to Chair U.S. Rule of Law Project

Neuman Anderson Partner Elected to State Bar of Michigan

DEGC Names New Head of Real Estate and Finance

Quinn Law Group Names New Principal

Big Rock Chef Named Pastry Chef of the Year

Honigman Adds New Associates to Bloomfield Hills, Detroit Offices practice

Detroit Lions Serve Up Pizza to Support Cancer Awareness

30 in Their Thirties: Bob Zhang // 37

Born in Shanghai, Bob Zhang arrived in the United States when he was 7 years old. “Our family was in search of opportunity,” says Zhang, director of IT and customer service at Strategic Staffing Solutions in downtown Detroit.

Michigan Insurance Agent Recognized by National Association

Executives Support Homeless with Annual Sleep Out

Belle Isle to Host 7th Annual Boo at the Nature Zoo

iDashboards Donates Funds to American Cancer Society

Detroit Composer to Perform Original Armenian Massacre Composition

Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Annual Fundraiser Event

Secrest Wardle Adds New Attorney

Kresge Foundation to Fund Innovative Neighborhood Projects

Gage Products Opens New $3M Innovation Center

Couple Donate $100K to Annual Capuchin Fundraiser

30 in Their Thirties: Heather Zara // 31

Heather Zara’s friends thought she was crazy to quit her 10-year sports broadcasting career to open a video company that specializes in TV commercials, branding videos, philanthropic films, and weddings.

Michigan Restaurant Association President Resigns

Parade Company Unveils Art Van Thanksgiving Day Float

'Michigan Made' Miss Margy Takes Maiden Voyage

Macprofessionals Names New COO

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Adds Team Members

Detroit Names Interim Detroit Fire Commissioner

JLL Names New Managing Director for Detroit Office

UHY Advisors Selects New Board Members

30 in Their Thirties: Melanie Williams // 32

When Melanie Williams couldn’t find a job after graduating from Wayne State University, she created her own position and became a public relations practitioner. Her first client was someone who had noticed how hard Williams worked on a project during a college internship.

Signature Associates Names New Project Manager

Holocaust Memorial Center Annual Fundraiser Set Nov. 1

State Mental Health Association Names New CEO

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Business Features

PDA Q&A: Bushra A. Malik

Shareholder, Butzel Long, Bloomfield Hills

Medical Relief

Clean Up

From the former Soviet Union to the Great Lakes region, a Brighton environmental engineering firm helps retore the past and improve the future.

Cost-Cutters

A health care contractor in Rochester Hills saves its clients millions of dollars.

Reading Corps

Jayne's Way

A strategic planning expert turns around a 92-year-old institution in Birmingham.

Senior Concierge

Home health care services for aging adults are on the rise.

30 in Their Thirties 2015

The 2015 class of 30 in Their Thirties offers products and services from Michigan that span the world, from the latest fashions to data enterprises to wholesale mortgage lending to luxury shopping malls.

Mad Dog

Following 40 years at Compuware Corp., Peter Karmanos Jr. — with a group of 25 technologists — is out to revolutionize the $700-billion commercial automations systems industry.

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

During the last two years of Peter Karmanos Jr.’s tenure as chairman of Compuware Corp., a Shakespearian-type drama unfolded that led the board to fire him and cancel more than $4.1 million in vested stock options.
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Railroad Ties

Railroad car construction started in Detroit before the Civil War, and was the dominant industry prior to the horseless carriage.

Solutions Factory

Detroit served as the birthplace of the modern assembly line in 1908.

That Detroit Feeling

No city in America is as bad as its worst headlines or as good as the slogans of its civic boosters.
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