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Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2014

‘Octopi Hockeytown’ Puts Red Wings Fans on City Billboards

The Detroit Red Wings are again offering fans the chance to have their photos featured on digital advertisements and city billboards throughout metro Detroit as part of their “Octopi Hockeytown” campaign, which aims to generate support and enthusiasm for the team during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begin tonight in Boston. 

Building off the success of last year’s multi-platform campaign, social media users can share …(click headline to expand) - By Tom Zimmer



Dodge Hits 100: Unveils Revamped Challenger, Charger

Dodge Hits 100: Unveils Revamped Challenger, Charger

Dodge is celebrating the big 1-0-0 with significant updates to both the Challenger and Charger, both unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“For 2015, we’re going deep with the remake of the Dodge Challenger,” says Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of Dodge Brand at Chrysler Group. “The iconic 1971 Challenger inspired the design of this modern day muscle car, but …(click headline to expand) - DBusiness Daily News



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Venture Capitalists Invest $38M in Michigan

Venture capitalists invested nearly $38 million in 14 deals with Michigan-based companies in the first quarter of the year, according to the MoneyTree Report, released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association.

The report, based on data from Thomson Reuters, found that nearly half of those investment dollars involved software projects.

“Clearly, software is the area where most of …(click headline to expand) - By Izzi Bendall



Study Suggests Companies Provide ‘Places of Solitude’ for Employees

More than 40 percent of workers claim to have a difficult time concentrating at the office, with nearly half reporting the workplace does not provide adequate space to support mindfulness, focus, and solitude, says new research from Steelcase, a Grand Rapids-based furniture manufacturer.

The study, based on a 14-country survey of employees at companies with more than 100 workers, found that the average person loses 86 minutes per day due to …(click headline to expand) - By Allison M. Berryman



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Blog: Discussions Get Ugly Over Detroit Water Department

Blog: Discussions Get Ugly Over Detroit Water Department

Tucked into the Detroit bankruptcy plan released by emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr this month was a small section discussing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. It begins with a plain description of the well-publicized negotiations between the city and its neighboring counties. Then it gets interesting. The plan provides that, as a potential alternative to a deal with the counties creating a regional authority, the city has …(click headline to expand) - By Arthur Siegal



Five Qs: Matthew Jonna on Plum Market’s Move into DTW

Five Qs: Matthew Jonna on Plum Market’s Move into DTW

Brothers Matthew and Marc Jonna opened their first Plum Market store in 2007. Today, the grocery business operates three stores in Michigan, one in Chicago, and — come spring of 2015 — one express location at Detroit Metro Airport. DBusiness Daily News spoke with Matthew Jonna about the company’s express concept and what it takes to be an executive in today’s grocery industry.

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2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Luncheon

2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Luncheon

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation hosted a luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club on April 16 to celebrate its upcoming 35th annual event. The festival will be held from Aug. 29-Sep. 1.

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