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Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson Joins Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit

Henry Ford Allegiance Health today announced that its cancer program is now part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. The affiliation will provide Jackson residents and the surrounding communities with access to advanced technology and enhanced services.

Little Caesars Arena Preview Week Scheduled for Sept. 5-10

Olympia Entertainment has announced details surrounding Little Caesars Arena Preview Week, which will take place Sept. 5-10 leading up to the arena’s grand opening. The future home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons will celebrate an official grand opening on Sept. 12 as singer and musician Kid Rock plays his first of six shows at the venue.

Velocilinx in Auburn Hills Creates Electronics for Smart Home Automation, Mobility

Auburn Hills-based technology company Velocilinx today entered the consumer electronics market as a premium technology retail brand and a leader in the global high-tech electronics market.

Hemingway Coffee Opens Eco-Friendly Operation in Detroit

Detroit-based Hemingway Coffee, is focused on bringing conservation-conscious coffee to the market. Appealing to coffee lovers and outdoor conservation enthusiasts, the brand will donate 1 percent of annual sales to support nonprofit environmental organizations.

X-Rite Launches MetaVue to Improve Retail Paint Color Matching

Grand Rapids-based X-Rite, a global creator of solutions for color science and technology, today announced the launch of MetaVue, a non-contact imaging spectrophotometer for retail paint matching. MetaVue can better match a range of color types from customer samples.

Ford Partners With American Cancer Society for 15th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

Ford Motor Co. will host the Cattle Baron’s Ball on Sept. 23 to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 15th annual event will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit. The annual event has raised more than $15 million since 2003.

FCA US to Join BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye to Develop Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding in which FCA US will help develop an autonomous driving platform for global deployment. The development partners intend to leverage each company’s individual strengths and resources to increase efficiency and reduce time to market.

Michigan Ranked Second for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

An Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Index compiled by global professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranked Michigan second nationwide behind Georgia based on a weighted score of category and subcategory rankings including labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policy, and geopolitical risk.

Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. Donate $1M to College for Creative Studies

Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. today announced a $1 million donation to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit to support an endowment for its growing Fashion Accessories Design (FAD) program and student scholarships. Danialle and Peter are also chairing the 36th annual Detroit International Wine Auction to benefit CCS, and their gift is a match to the sponsorship funds raised for the event.

Report: Michigan’s Middle Market Reaches 6,197 Companies

American Express and New Jersey-based business services company Dun & Bradstreet today announced the latest Middle Market Power Index, which finds that increases in the middle market is an increasingly important economic indicator. Designated as companies with revenues ranging from $10 million to $1 billion, Michigan was found to have an estimated 6,197 middle market companies, .02 percent of all firms statewide.

GM Announces Voluntary Delisting from Toronto Stock Exchange

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced that it has applied and received approval for a voluntary delisting of its common stock from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada. The delisting from the TSX will not affect the company’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Start Garden, The Right Place Collaborate on Mobile Food Cart Expansion

West Michigan’s economic development leader The Right Place, Inc., the Michigan Economic Development Corp., and Start Garden’s venture spin-off Wakestream Ventures today announced a $13 million investment by New York-based Move Systems to move all manufacturing from China to greater Grand Rapids.

Beaumont Health to Open $121M Emergency Center in Royal Oak Aug. 31

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has completed phase one of its four-phase, $121-million emergency center expansion and renovation project that’s scheduled to open Aug. 31, and add a total of 99 private rooms, 54 observation rooms, and 4 trauma bays.

American Made Performance in Pontiac Launches Line of Fishing and Resort Wear

Pontiac-based American Made Performance today announced a new line of fishing and resort apparel that is grown, woven, and sewn in the United States. Co-founded by industry veterans Bill Ludwig and Lou Mettler, the brand was launched to create high-quality outdoor wear domestically.

Report: Uber for Trucks to Cause Major Disruption for Traditional Ground Logistics Market

As connected and autonomous technologies continue to make their way into the mainstream automotive market, global research consulting firm Frost & Sullivan believes the freight brokerage market will be no exception. The company’s research indicates that 35 million trucks are expected to be connected with digital freight solutions and autonomous technologies by 2020.

Ilitch Holdings Hires 670+ Skilled Trade Apprentices for The District Detroit

Ilitch Holdings Inc. in Detroit today announced the creation of more than 670 apprentice and pre-apprentice positions for skilled trade laborers since 2015 in The District Detroit, the 50-block area that includes Little Caesars Arena.

Report: Free Shipping, Customer-Centric Offerings Will Drive Holiday Sales

A report compiled by Ann Arbor-based CFI Group, based on a survey of 500 online shoppers about what they expect from retailers this holiday shopping season, revealed several consumer trends, including a preference for operational flexibility and a variety of fulfillment options.

Historic Motown Mansion in Detroit Sells for $1.65M

The former Barry Gordy Mansion has found a new owner, following a sale brokered by Deborah Smith of the Family First Team at Keller Williams. Known today as the Motown Mansion, the sale of the Boston-Edison Historic District property, located at 918 W. Boston Blvd., closed yesterday for $1.65 million.

Canadian Pacific Railway Launches Rail Transport Service Between Detroit, Vancouver

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) today announced the launch of a new direct rail transportation service for goods between Vancouver and Detroit seven day a week. The rail transportation service will extend CP’s reach and access to key markets for shippers, and cut transit times form the West Coast to Detroit by as much as 48 hours. 

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to Build $24M Cancer Center

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor today announced plans for a $24-million, 66,00-square-foot cancer center designed to deliver comprehensive cancer care for patients. Groundbreaking is set for September with completion slated for Nov. 2018. 

England and Asia Tour Announced by Grosse Pointe Pianist Ivan Moshchuk

Classical Pianist Ivan Moshchuk, a resident of Grosse Pointe who often records and performs in metro Detroit, today announced a concert tour of England and Asia with London-based, Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien.

Brix Wine and Charcuterie Boutique to Host Grand Opening Aug. 17-19

Brix Wine and Charcuterie Boutique, an upscale wine bar in Detroit’s West Village, will be celebrating its grand opening with a weekend full of events from Aug. 17-19. Housed in a former bank, the 1,100-square-foot restaurant is designed to give customers an intimate setting, including a private lounge area inside a redesigned vault.

Ernst & Young Donates $1M for ‘Analytics Collaboratory’ at MSU Business College

Detroit-based financial analytics firm Ernst & Young (EY) today announced a $1 million gift to create a virtual learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. The EY Analytics Collaboratory’s curriculum will include live cases and customized course materials, as well as developing a cloud-based virtual learning infrastructure.

Lutz Real Estate Joint Venture Acquires Corktown Residential and Restaurant Building

Birmingham-based Lutz Real Estate Investments today announced a joint venture acquisition of a Corktown property that’s home to Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop on Porter Street with Gould Investors L.P., a New York-based real estate firm. 

Gifts Expand Pediatric Disease Support at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak

In support of the recent opening of a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, the hospital group today announced that gifts from two local families will support an expansion of family-centered facilities and services for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders at Beaumont Children’s health center.

Chevrolet Unveils Camaro ZL1 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Chevrolet has announced the Camaro ZL1 as the new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The Camaro ZL1 will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks, which begins the 2018 NASCAR season. It will join the Camaro SS, which has been Chevrolet’s entry in the NASCAR series since 2013.

River Bistro to Open in Detroit’s Rosedale Park on Aug. 13

Born and raised in Detroit, Chef Max Hardy began his career cooking for casinos patrons and private clients nationwide, but has been back home since January to open River Bistro on Grand River in Detroit on Sunday, August 13.

2018 Dodge Ram Truck 3500 Delivers Highest Torque Rating For a Pickup

With the start of the 2018 model-year production underway, FCA US today announced the Dodge Ram 3500, which will offer 930 pounds per foot of torque and the ability to tow 30,000 pounds with a five-wheel hitch.

U.S. Marine Corps Announces Detroit Week Lineup for September

The United States Marine Corps today announced the full schedule for its Marine Week Detroit celebration. The event, which rotates to different cities every year, will offer more than 80 free activities, and feature the attendance of approximately 700 Marines throughout the metro Detroit area from Sept. 6-10.

Mixed Community Apartment Complex Opens Near Michigan State University

National collegiate housing developer EdR has announced the opening of SkyVue, an 824-apartment community serving Michigan State University students and the downtown Lansing community.

Detroit Mayor Launches $4.8M Board Up Brigades Program to Address Urban Blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today announced a collaborative program with residents from several neighborhoods to board up 11,000 blighted and abandoned house throughout the city over the next two years. The $4.5-million program, part of a $9-million campaign to address urban blight, began in the Boynton neighborhood, where 40 houses have recently been secured.

BioreclamationIVT Acquires Detroit-based Asterand Bioscience

BioreclamationIVT, a New York provider of biospecimens, today announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Asterand Bioscience located in the Tech One Building at the north end of Midtown in TechTown. Asterand Bioscience is a global provider of human tissue and oncology-focused research solutions.

General Motors’ Maven Gig Expands Across U.S., Plans to Operate in Detroit

Freelance drivers in Los Angeles now have access to Maven Gig, a General Motors Co. program that allows drivers to rent vehicles for a flat weekly rate that includes the car, unlimited miles, insurance, and maintenance.

U-M Creates Lead Sensor for Home, City Water Lines

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have announced a new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing $20, that would monitor home and city water quality, alerting residents and officials to the presence of lead within nine days. Following the Flint water crisis, researchers are currently seeking partners to bring the technology to market.

Buddy’s Pizza To Open At Detroit Zoo Next Spring

Next spring, Buddy’s Pizza is bringing its signature Detroit-style square pizza to the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, which is Michigan’s largest paid family attraction, will welcome Buddy’s to a new, 4,434-square-foot eatery, which will seat 155 guests between seats indoors, on an outdoor patio, and a rooftop deck.

Detroit Tigers Announce Partnership To Share TV Moments With Fans

The Detroit Tigers have partnered with 15 Seconds of Fame, a social media app that delivers personal video moments to fans who appear on camera at live events.

Loc Performance Products in Plymouth Township Awarded $417M Bradley Follow-on Contract

The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command today announced the issuance of a $417 million follow-on defense contract to Plymouth Township-based Loc Performance Products Inc. to restore lost mobility of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Vancive Medical Technologies, Eloquest Healthcare Develop Antimicrobial Post-Op Dressing

Ferndale-based Vancive Medical Technologies and Eloquest Healthcare, a subsidiary of Ferndale Pharma Group, today announced a partnership for the development of a post-operative dressing that contains the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), which contains antimicrobial properties inhibit microbial growth within the dressing.

Startup Angels and Techstars Mobility to Host Investor Workshop in Detroit

Startup Angels, a global team of investors and startup leaders, and Detroit-based Techstars Mobility, today announced they will host an investor workshop designed for the metro Detroit area Oct. 4-5.

Detroit Pistons Name Charlie Metzger Chief Revenue, Marketing Officer

The Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) today announced Charlie Metzger has been promoted to a newly created position of chief revenue and marketing officer. Formerly serving as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Metzger will report directly to vice chairman Arm Tellem and oversee all sales and marketing business operations for the organization.

5Qs with Rainy Hamilton Jr.

Rainy Hamilton Jr. is a principal of Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA), a Detroit-based multi-disciplinary design firm he co-founded in 1994 with landscape architect and planner Kent Anderson. For more than 20 years, HAA has designed projects around the world and close to home, including being part of the design team for Ford Field, MGM Grand Detroit, The Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tours, Little Caesars Arena, and the upcoming Motown Center. DBusiness Daily News spoke with Hamilton about the evolution of design.

BLOG: How Can Employers Aid in Elder Care?

As technology advances and forces a transformation of workplace culture, businesses are often under great pressure to reinvent their approach to attract and retain top talent. As baby boomers continue to age, their care needs will increase, leaving their professional children to make a very difficult decision. This is where employers can make a difference.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Pricing Begins at $85,900, Available in 4th Quarter

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, with 707 horsepower and a supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 engine, dubbed the most capable full-size SUV on the market, will arrive in showrooms in the 4th quarter. Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the vehicle has a starting MSRP of $85,900 with a $1,095 destination fee.

Milrem’s Titan to be Featured at Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter today announced the itinerary for the ninth annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (ABPI).

Detroit Barbers Sets Up Shop in Corktown

Detroit Barbers, an old-school barber shop offering hot shaves and haircuts, has opened a new location at 2000 Michigan Ave. in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Owners Chad and Jami Buchanan opened their first barber shop in April 2016 in Ferndale before expanding the company footprint to Detroit.

Luxury Apartment Development Opens at Maple and Beck Roads in Commerce Township

Michigan-based developers M. Shapiro and MJC Cos. today opened Shearwater, a new apartment community located at Maple and Beck Roads in Commerce Township. The $30 million community features planked wood-grain flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, kitchen islands, and in-residence washers and dryers.

Life Remodeled Announces First Multi-Year Commitment to a Detroit Neighborhood

Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit that invests labor and resources into Detroit neighborhoods, today announced it will stay in the same neighborhood for the next year or two. Typically, Life Remodeled invests $5 million in cash, labor, and materials into a single Detroit neighborhood every year, but their current project will work on the same blocks, going beyond blight removal.

Oakland University Establishes School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

The Oakland University Board of Trustees today announced the creation of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at their formal August meeting. The move follows a consistent expansion of programs offered by the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance over the past 32 years.

Little Caesars Launches Pizza Portal, a Heated Self-Service Pick-Up Station

Detroit-based Little Caesars Pizza today announced the launch of Reserve-N-Ready, which features a heated, in-store self-service mobile order pick-up station called the Pizza Portal.

Chrysler Partners with Kango on Digital Family Rideshare Service Partnership

Auburn Hills-based FCA U.S. and Kango, an app-based, on-demand service that provides rides and childcare to kids from preschool to high school, today announced a partnership that will allow Kango drivers to use Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid minivans.

Bastone Brewery and Jolly Pumpkin Open Royal Oak Restaurant Tomorrow

Two Michigan-based breweries, Bastone Brewery and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, have announced a partnership that will bring a new craft beer experience to downtown Royal Oak. Jolly Pumpkin Royal Oak, a full-service restaurant located at 419 S. Main St., will open Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Beaumont Health Seeks Participants for Last-Phase Cancer Study

Beaumont Health urologists today announced they are seeking participants for a minimally invasive, Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) guided prostate cancer study. The technology, in its final phase of development, locates the tumor and safely applies ultrasound energy to destroy the cancerous cells in a precise manner.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to Host Public Forums for West Riverfront Park Aug. 8-9

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy invites the public to participate in the interview process to select a design firm for the West Riverfront Park, which is bounded by the Detroit River, 8th Street, W. Fort Street, and Rosa Parks Blvd.

Shelby Paint and Decorating to Use All Michigan-Made Paint

Shelby Paint and Decorating today announced it will sell the company’s original Motor City Paint and Stain at its locations in Shelby Township, Rochester Hills, and Grosse Pointe Woods.

Class A Office Building in Downtown Royal Oak Receives Site Plan Approval

A regional development group has received site plan approval from the Royal Oak Planning Commission for a Class A office building to be constructed at the southwest corner of Main and 6th streets in the city’s downtown district.

Bedrock to Support Renovation of 236 Housing Units at Cathedral Tower Apartments

Midtown Detroit will gain 236 affordable housing units for the next 30 years following the renovation of the Cathedral Tower Apartments. A $12-million renovation is planned for building systems, with $2.15 million from Detroit-based full-service commercial real estate firm Bedrock.

Dow Creates Acoustic Foam Hoodliner Material to Enhance Automotive Performance

Auburn Hills-based Dow Automotive Systems, a division of Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, today announced the creation of Specflex, a new polyurethane system customized to meet under-the-hood performance requirements while balancing weight and processing targets. The product will be sold to automotive OEMs, and not directly to consumers.

U-M Granted $7.75M for Mapping Circuits in the Brain

Developers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have received a $7.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct further research on technology that stimulates and map circuits in the brain.

Integr8 Conference to Bring Manufacturing, Technology Professionals to Detroit

Automation Alley, a statewide technology and manufacturing business association based in Troy, today announced its Integr8 conference, which will take place in Detroit on Nov. 9 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Industry 4.0 is a reference to a fourth industrial revolution that includes the digital transformation of manufacturing utilizing the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, IT, Big Data, autonomous machines, and other connected platforms from the supply chain to end products.

Report: Consumer Demand For Vehicle Technology Varies

IHS Markit, a Southfield-based automotive analytics company, today released the findings of a report on vehicle technology, which states that full autonomy in new vehicles is not yet a widespread technology preference, with only 44 percent of respondents finding it desirable, but that the same audience ranked it among the top features they would be willing to pay for.

The District Detroit Announces Two Little Caesars Arena Restaurants

The District Detroit, the 50-block area that includes Little Caesars Arena, today announced the addition of two specialty dining options to open concurrently in September. Mike’s Pizza Bar and Sports & Social Detroit will both be open to the public at the southeast corner of Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 12 before a performance by Kid Rock, the facility’s first ticketed event.

Wayne State’s $30M STEM Innovation Center Receives State Approval

A proposed science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Innovation Learning Center, to be located in the Science and Engineering Library building at Wayne State University in Detroit, has advanced to the planning phase after receiving funding approval by the State of Michigan. The state has committed $14.8 million toward the project, which is estimated to represent about 50 percent of the total completion costs.

Batch Brewing Co. Acquires Chaps Automotive Building in Detroit’s North End

Detroit’s Batch Brewing Co. today announced the acquisition of a building in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction/North End neighborhood.

Housing Report: Prices Rise 8.2% in Metro Detroit During First Half of the Year

Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan today announced the results of its six-month housing report, which is based on data supplied by area real estate agents and multi-listing services.

Village Green Expands Revenue 30% Over Last 12 Months, Expands National Footprint

Farmington Hills-based apartment management company Village Green has announced a 30 percent revenue gain over the past 12 months, while growing its nationwide portfolio of managed properties by 25 percent.

Detroit Economic Club Selects Steve Grigorian as President and CEO

The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) has announced its Board of Directors has selected Steve Grigorian as the club’s president and CEO, effective this fall. Grigorian has served as the DEC’s COO since 2004.

Gobsmacked! to Bring A Capella, Beatboxing Show to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of Gobsmacked!, a next-generation a cappella musical show, today announced the musical’s first U.S. tour with 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will begin at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre Nov. 3-5 before heading to Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

New Ford Mustang GT Features “Quiet Mode” to Help Owners Keep the Peace

Following a brush with law enforcement for the noise associated with starting his Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Steve Von Foerster, who leads Ford’s user experience team in product development, was inspired to create Quiet Start, also called Good Neighbor Mode, to allow drivers to control when the engine roars or purrs.

Baldwin Group Opens Testa Barra Restaurant in Macomb Township, Draws Groovy Foodies

After their first restaurant, J. Baldwin’s in Clinton Township, celebrated 13 years in business, owners Jeff and Rosemarie Baldwin have launched their second restaurant concept, a hybrid of traditional and modern Italian cuisine called Testa Barra Kitchen and Cocktails in Macomb Township.

Toyota’s Begins New Phase of Autonomous, Connected Vehicle Research in Ann Arbor

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) in Ann Arbor today announced a set of new research programs that detail the opportunities and challenges of emerging vehicle technologies.

GMS Inc. Acquires ASI Building Products, Strengthens Michigan Presence

Georgia-based GMS Inc., a North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, today announced the acquisition of Southfield-based ASI Building Products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

5Qs: Marsha Kelliher, Walsh College

Marsha Kelliher is president of Walsh College, a non-profit business college located in Troy that offers graduate and undergraduate business programs. Appointed to the position in Nov. 2016, Kelliher brings education, legal, and business experience to her role as president. She recently spoke with DBusiness Daily News about her vision for the college and why more working professionals are going back to school.

Dow Chemical Opens Global Headquarters in Midland, Announces $100M Innovation Center

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. today announced the opening of its Global Dow Center. The company also commenced construction on a $100 million Innovation Center that will provide for space more than 200 R&D workers, as well as beginning work on a 20,000-square-foot H.H. Dow Visitors and Heritage Center.

Report: Electrification Could Eliminate 75 Percent of Top Auto Suppliers

In a newly published paper, automotive strategy consultant Paul Eichenberg predicts that 75 percent of the world’s top 100 automotive suppliers will not survive the industry shift to electrification unless adaptation plans are made now.

Bosch: U.S. Auto Owners Expect to Own a Self-Driving Vehicle in Next 10 Years

Bosch, a global supplier of technology and services that has operated its North American headquarters in Farmington Hills since 1906, today announced the results of a survey indicating that 52 percent of new car buyers nationwide expect to own at least one self-driving vehicle in the next 10 years.

GM Officially Exits European Market, July U.S. Sales Drop 14 Percent

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced the close of a $2.2 billion sale of their Opel and Vauxhall brands to Groupe PSA, making the French auto manufacturer the second largest car manufacturer in Europe with a 17 percent market share.

Zell Lurie Founders Fund Invests in Brain-Computer Interface Startup

The Zell Lurie Founders Fund at the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan today announced an investment in Neurable, a student-founded brain-computer interface technology startup. The company is based on breakthrough neuroscience research by Ramses Alcaide and was co-founded with Michael Thompson, who earned his master’s of business administration at the Ross School of Business this year.

Lawrence Technological University Begins Autonomous Campus Taxi Research

Southfield-based Lawrence Technological University today announced the beginning of research and development on an autonomous campus taxi, following donations from several corporate partners. Hyundai MOBIS, the Korean automaker’s parts and service division, donated $15,000 for the purchase of a Polaris GEM e2 two-seat electric vehicle for the project.

Wayne County Seeks to Reach Agreement with Gilbert on Soccer Stadium for Jail Site

Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans today provided an update on the status of the two proposals to address the County’s unfinished jail project. On June 28th, the County received proposals from Walsh Construction to finish building the jail on the Gratiot site and from Rock Ventures to build the County a new criminal justice center on an alternative site.

Denso Invests $75.5M in Mobility Solutions at its North American Headquarters in Southfield

Denso, an automotive technology, systems, and components supplier that operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, today announced a $75.5 million investment to advance innovation in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Report: Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals Continues to Rise Across Michigan, Nationwide

The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) today released a report detailing the findings of a cybersecurity skills gap analysis, identifying almost 350,000 cybersecurity-related job postings nationally from July 2015 to June 2016.

U-M to Build M-Air Outdoor Fly Lab for Drone Testing

The University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in Ann Arbor today announced it will build an outdoor fly lab to test autonomous aerial vehicles. M-Air will be a netted, four-story complex located next to the site of Ford Motor Co.’s robotics building, which will open in late 2019.

Mettle Ops in Sterling Heights Secures $9.1M TARDEC Contract to Increase Soldier Survivability

Mettle Ops, a Sterling Heights-based design, development, manufacturing, and research firm, today announced its first major contract with the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) that totals $9.1 million.

DMC Appoints New Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and Sinai-Grace Hospital CEOs

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) today announced the appointments of Karima Bentounsi as CEO of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township and Conrad Mallett as CEO of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

Report: U.S. Home Sellers Realized Average Price Gain of $51,000 in Q2 2017, Highest in 10 Years

ATTOM Data Solutions today released its second quarter 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report, which reveals homeowners who sold their homes in the second quarter realized an average price gain of $51,000 since purchase, the highest average price gain since 2007.

Ford Chariot Shuttle Service to Reduce NYC ‘Transit Deserts’

Looking to expand its mobility offerings, Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced Chariot, its crowd-source shuttle service, will launch in New York City in August. Chariot offers commuters, some of whom live in transit deserts — areas not within walking distance of public transportation — a new travel option.

Beaumont Health Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Following the addition this year of acupuncture to the American College of Physicians protocol for treating chronic back pain, the treatment is now being offered at three Beaumont Health locations in Macomb and Oakland counties.

Rolls-Royce Debuts New Phantom Model

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today announced the eight generation of its Phanton model at a gala reception in London. Flanked by seven Phantoms representing the previous seven iterations, Phantom VIII is the 21st century incarnation of the world’s longest running automotive nameplate and features a 6.75 liter twin-turbo V12 engine.

Former Ford Execs Launch Detroit-based Walkboard Technologies, a Moving Service

Walkboard Technologies, a new company in Detroit, is launching the public beta of a consumer moving platform that allows individuals to book customizable moving services.

Service Improvements Grow QLINE Ridership to 6,300 Average Trips Per Day

M-1 RAIL officials today announced significant operational improvements have helped to grow ridership on the light-rail service along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. QLINE ridership has increased from an average of 4,000 trips per day the week of June 12 to an average of 6,300 the week of July 17.

Amazon’s Second Michigan Fulfillment Center to Create 1,500 Jobs

Global online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. today announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Romulus, the second in Michigan. The operation will create more than 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits as well as opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics.

Report: U.S. Auto CEOs Prioritize Investments in Cognitive, AI Technology Compared to Global Peers

KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory services firm with a large practice in Detroit, today released a report that finds U.S. automotive CEOs are increasing investment in innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), and emerging technologies compared to their global peers. 

Fitness Things Merges with All-Pro Exercise to Sell Brunswick Corporation’s Fitness Division

Plymouth Township-based Fitness Things, a family-owned and operated home and commercial fitness center equipment consulting company, today announced its merger with All-Pro Exercise Inc., a Plymouth Township-based commercial fitness outfitter. The merged companies will be a provider of the Brunswick Corp.’s fitness division, including Life Fitness, Cybex, Sci Fit, InMovement, and Indoor Cycling Group in Michigan and across the U.S.

Topgolf Suite Coming to MGM Grand Detroit This Fall

Global sports entertainment company Topgolf today announced that Michigan’s first Topgolf Swing Suite will be coming to MGM Grand Detroit this September. The Swing Suite will feature three simulators, lounge seating, HDTVs, and food and beverage service and can be rented for social gatherings or private practice sessions.

Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Truck History

From the introduction of the Model TT in 1917 to this year’s F-150 Raptor, Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the truck today. The F-Series is the nation’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years.

Detroit Institute of Arts Receives Grants from William Davidson Foundation for Front Plaza

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) today announced the receipt of a $150,000 grant from the William Davidson Foundation and a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program to support the development of a conceptual plan to reimagine the museum’s Woodward Avenue grounds.

Detroit Pistons, Flagstar Bank Announce Jersey Partnership, Official Sponsor

The Detroit Pistons today announced a multi-year corporate partnership deal with Troy-based Flagstar Bancorp. The deal brands Flagstar Bank as the team’s first-ever jersey partner and designates the company as the official banking and mortgage sponsor of the Detroit Pistons. 

Detroit’s Louis Buhl & Co. Launches Online Gallery

Louis Buhl & Co., a Detroit-based contemporary art gallery and project space, launched its online gallery today. The physical gallery will open in the coming months in Detroit. It will feature emerging and mid-career artists with a multidisciplinary focus on medium and scale. Louis Buhl & Co. aims to explore collaborative projects with artists representing diverse points of view in order to revitalize the space as a gallery and community meeting place. 

Gov. Snyder: Michigan Now More Competitive for New Jobs, Diverse Industries

On an industrial property, just off of M-59 in Oakland County, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a three-bill package into law designed to diversify Michigan’s economy and attract new, large-scale employers. The bill has support from a bipartisan group of legislators from across the state, as well as economic development partners from each region and representatives of organized labor.

Detroit Athletic Club to Host Inaugural Cycling Championship on Sept. 9

The Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) today announced professional and amateur cyclists will race through Detroit’s entertainment district when the Inaugural Detroit Cycling Championship takes place on Saturday, Sept. 9. The USA Cycling-sanctioned race will be presented by the DAC, and cycling enthusiasts and families are expected to watch nationally recognized athletes compete for $45,000 in cash prizes.
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    Detroit-based Little Caesars Pizza today announced the launch of Reserve-N-Ready, which features...
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  5. Shelby Paint and Decorating to Use All Michigan-Made Paint
    Shelby Paint and Decorating today announced it will sell the company’s original Motor City...
  6. Beaumont Health to Open $121M Emergency Center in Royal Oak Aug. 31
    Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak has completed phase one of its four-phase, $121-million emergency...
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