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Warren-based Art Van PureSleep Partners With Bedgear for New Shop Experience

Warren-based Art Van PureSleep has collaborated with Bedgear, a performance bedding company, to open 17 Performance Sleep Shops featuring Bedgear lifestyle performance products housed in select Art Van PureSleep locations. The shops will assist patrons in building a personalized sleep system based on body frames and preferred sleeping positions.

5Qs with Jon Krebs, Co-Chair of the Annual Kidney Ball

Jon Krebs, president of Madison Heights Glass Co., is co-chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s annual Kidney Ball. The event is taking place tomorrow at MotorCity Casino in Detroit and DBusiness Daily News spoke with Krebs about his experience with kidney disease and how tomorrow’s event can aid with education and prevention.

Cadillac Unveils V-Series Championship Editions

To celebrate winning the 2017 IMSA Manufacturer, Driver, Team, and Endurance Championships, Cadillac today announced the Championship Edition for the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V coupe and sedan and the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V super sedan. 

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Features Increased Capability, New Offerings

Jeep has released its 2018 Jeep Wrangler equipped with a two-speed transfer case and full-time four-wheel drive for the first time in Wrangler history. The 2018 Wrangler includes portions of the original design while introducing a wider stance, a lowered belt line, and larger windows.

GMC Unveils 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition

GMC today introduced the 2018 Yukon Denali Ultimate Black Edition, which offers the vehicle’s traditional options in addition to black-painted 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, chrome mirror caps, premium carpeted floor mats, a polished exhaust tip, and Onyx Black exterior paint.

NSF International in Ann Arbor Creates Consulting Services for Sustainability Practices

Ann Arbor-based environmental and human health organization NSF International today announced new services to help companies measure their environmental impact, identify potential risks, and capitalize on sustainability opportunities.

UberEATS Food Delivery Services Launches in Detroit

UberEATS, a stand-alone food delivery service that partners with local restaurants, today announced its launch in Detroit. The application has partnered with more than 100 local restaurants, including Dilla’s Delights, Olga’s Kitchen, Andiamo, Kerby’s Koney Island, and more.

BLOG: Detroit micro lending program a blueprint for cities across the nation

For low-income entrepreneurs, access to capital can be difficult. “The bank usually requires you to be in business for 3 to 5 years,” said Margaret Williamson, who leads a program called LaunchDetroit, which was created by Rotary clubs in southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario to address this gap.

Detroit and Ford Field Among Four Finalists for Major League Soccer Expansion Teams

Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced that Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, and Sacramento have been named finalists for two expansion clubs scheduled to be announced later this year.

New Lincoln Nautilus Features Driver-Assist Technologies, Replaces MKX

The Lincoln Motor Co. today debuted the Lincoln Nautilus, a mid-size luxury SUV with a turbocharged engine and a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies. The successor to the Lincoln MKX, Nautilus joins the 2019 MKC and updated Navigator in the company’s latest lineup offerings.

Chevrolet Debuts 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible

Chevrolet today introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1 convertible, the first drop top since the original 1970 model-year ZR1. On sale next spring, the Corvette ZR1 coupe will have a suggested retail price of $119,995, while the convertible will begin at $123,995, in addition to tax, title, and other dealer fees.

Auburn Hills-based Continental Debuts Fifth-Generation Radar Sensors for Autonomous Driving

Auburn Hills-based automotive technology supplier Continental today announced the fifth generation of its short and long range radar sensors, which will enter series production in 2019. The sensors cater to vehicle manufacturers’ varying requirements and electrical-electronic architectures for emerging autonomous vehicle technologies.

Auburn Hills-based Faurecia Extends Partnership With Wuling Industry in China

Auburn Hills-based automotive supplier Faurecia today announced a joint venture with Liuzhou Wuling Industry Co. in Liuzhou, China. The new Faurecia Liuzhou Automotive Interior Co., will develop and manufacture automotive interior products, including instrument panels, center consoles, door panels, and acoustic products to affiliated OEM brands and other customers.

The Big Salad Expands to Commerce Township, Offers New Menu Items

Commerce Township will be home to The Big Salad’s seventh Michigan franchise in January 2018 (3050 Union Lake Road). The franchise will be owned and operated by Sandra and Craig LaFrance.

Report: Single, Multi-Family Home Permits Continue 2017’s Performance Record

The Homebuilders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) today announced a total of 411 single-family permits were issued in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties during October.

Lineage Logistics in Novi Acquires Eight Los Angeles Facilities From U.S. Growers Cold Storage

Novi-based Lineage Logistics, a network of cold storage facilities that handles and processes food, today announced the acquisition of eight temperature-controlled facilities in the Los Angeles area from U.S. Growers Cold Storage.

Ann Arbor’s State Theatre to Re-Open Dec. 8 Following $8.5M Renovation

After 10 months and $8.5 million in renovations, the Michigan Theater Foundation will host a grand re-opening for the State Theatre located at the corner of State and Liberty streets in downtown Ann Arbor on Dec. 8. Movies at the new theatre will be open to the public on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. 

American Center for Mobility Names Intertek as Operations, Maintenance Partner

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti Township has signed an agreement with Intertek to provide operations and maintenance of the 500-acre connected and autonomous vehicle proving grounds, which is slated to open next month. 

Park West Gallery Re-Opens Southfield Museum Following Renovations

After extensive renovations, Park West Gallery has re-opened Park West Museum, a hub for Old Masters and contemporary artists inside its Southfield headquarters.

Grand Rapids-based Bissell Releases Pet Hair Eraser Lift-Off Upright Vacuum

Grand Rapids-based floor care technology manufacturer Bissell today announced the launch of Pet Hair Eraser Lift-Off to help households combat pet hair with an upright vacuum and detachable, portable canister. The vacuum is engineered specifically for carpet, hardwood, and floors.

Art Van Furniture Acquires Two Furniture Retailers in Pennsylvania

Warren-based Art Van Furniture today announced the acquisition of two privately-held Pennsylvania companies, Pittsburgh-based Levin Furniture and Altoona-based Wolf Furniture. Both companies will maintain their brand names and management teams; terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Report: Michigan’s Blue-Collar Employment Projected to Decline Through 2026

As Michigan’s economy continues to evolve from a factory-based to a knowledge-based workforce, Ann Arbor’s Michigan Future Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit organization, projects that blue-collar employment will continue to decline through 2026.

Materialise in Plymouth Township, Siemens to Bring 3D Printing to Hospitals Worldwide

Plymouth Township-based 3D printing services and solutions provider Materialise and technology company Siemens Healthineers will collaborate to make Materialise Mimics inPrint software accessible to hospitals globally.

Mayor Duggan to Nominate Attorney Lawrence Garcia as Detroit Corporation Counsel

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today announced his plans to nominate attorney Lawrence Garcia to succeed Butch Hollowell as the city’s corporation counsel. Hollowell announced last week that he plans to step down at the end of the year to become managing partner at The Miller Law Firm’s Detroit office.

Block Auction House’s First Sale in Detroit Set for Dec. 15, Opening City Location

Birmingham-based estate sale and auction company Aaron’s Estate Sales will open Block Auction House in Detroit on Dec. 15. The company’s inaugural auction in the city will feature 200 to 300 mid-20th Century consigned furnishings, art, and objects at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University.

Denso in Southfield, Symbio Collaborate on Finnish Innovation Center

Denso, an automotive component manufacturer with a North American headquarters in Southfield, today announced a plan to open a joint innovation center in Finland with software company Symbio.

Detroit City Council Approves Brownfield Tax Credits for New High-rise Condominium Project

The Detroit City Council today approved brownfield credits for The Ashton, a $58 million, 14-story luxury condominium development complex to be constructed on the west end of downtown Detroit. Located adjacent to WDIV TV-4, The Ashton will feature 103 units.

2018 GMC Sierra Features Mountain Concept

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept will debut this week at Vail Mountain. Built on a GMC Denali 4WD Crew Cab platform, the vehicle supplements GMC’s traditional design with tank-like tracks to help it navigate snow covered terrain.

St. Louis-Based Datix Opens Troy Office

St. Louis-based software consulting firm Datix today announced the opening of an office at the Columbia Center II in Troy to better serve clients in the automotive industry. Along with its St. Louis headquarters, the company currently operates offices in Houston and Bellville, Ill.

KUKA Robotics Corp. Offers Robotic Arms for Medical Devices, Hosts Grand Opening

Shelby Township-based KUKA Robotics Corp. will be hosting the grand opening of its new Metal and Arc Tech Center from Nov. 29-30 at its headquarters. The Tech Center allows engineers to test new technologies and customized solutions without disrupting their own facilities.

Butch Hollowell Named Managing Partner of The Miller Law Firm Detroit

After four years of service, Melvin Butch Hollowell is stepping down as Detroit’s corporation counsel and has accepted a position as managing partner of a new office in Detroit for The Miller Law Firm.

5Qs for Matt Loria, president and CEO of Auxiom

Matt Loria is president and CEO of Madison Heights-based Auxium, a company that helps small to mid-sized businesses with preventing cyber-attacks. DBusiness Daily News spoke with Loria about how to mitigate cybersecurity matters and protect data for companies and employees.

Key Safety Systems to Acquire Takata Corp. for $1.6B

Sterling Heights-based mobility safety developer Key Safety Systems (KSS) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of Tokyo-based seat belt and airbag supplier Takata Corp. for an aggregate purchase price of $1.6 billion. 

University of Detroit Mercy to Lower Tuition Costs

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) has announced that it will lower its tuition rate to make the university more accessible to students beginning in the fall of 2018. The reset undergraduate tuition price, named Assure Your Boundless Future Tuition Reset, will drop from $41,158 to $28,000.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources to Auction 80 Parcels of Public Land

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a public auction of  surplus land in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula from Dec. 12-Jan. 10.

Michigan Executives Chosen for FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit Steering Committee

Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe will join Gail Alpert, president of FIRST Robotics in Michigan, and Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development, to lead the steering committee for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit. 

Lincoln Debuts 2019 MKC With Increased Connectivity

The 2019 Lincoln MKC features an updated new design and driver-focused technologies to attract more luxury SUV buyers as well as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian collision avoidance.

Bedrock, Shinola Launch Shinola Hotel Website

As demand for hotel rooms continues to grow throughout metro Detroit, Bedrock and Shinola today announced the website for the Shinola Hotel is live. Slated to open in late 2018, the Shinola Hotel is expected to attract global travelers to Detroit and serve as a “living room” where local visitors can mingle and enjoy food and beverage offerings.

Google Signs Lease on Office Space Adjacent to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Google has signed a lease for new office space adjacent to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Located at 52 East Henry St., the 29,178 square foot facility will house more than 100 media sales and technical support employees by spring 2018.  

Report: Southeastern Michigan Home Sales, Prices Increase in October

Instead of the predicted fall slowdown, Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan’s October housing report indicates home sales have increased 5.3 percent year-over-year to a total of 4,650 last month, and median sales prices have increased 8 percent to $201,125.

Ford Creates Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle for Police, Government Customers

After debuting a pursuit-rated hybrid plug-in police vehicle earlier this year, Ford Motor Co. today announced a plug-in vehicle designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and government personnel who don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Lightweight Vehicle Frame From Michigan Makes Successful Debut at SEMA Show

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in Plymouth Township has designed a lightweight aftermarket car frame, along with body prototypes, that was displayed at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Penske Truck Leasing Launches App with Electronic Logs for Rental Vehicles

Penske Truck Leasing, a division of Bloomfield Township-based Penske Corp., today announced the company’s first fully integrated custom application that provides truck drivers with Hours of Service (HOS) functionality to meet a federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

Allstate Expansion to Bring 80 Jobs to Detroit

Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a search to hire 80 sales professionals in metro Detroit, including 20 agency owners and 60 sales professionals for small business owners.

Sterling Bancorp Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

Southfield-based Sterling Bancorp. Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 15 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12 per share. Sterling is offering 7,692,308 shares and the selling shareholders are offering 7,307,692 shares of Sterling’s common stock. Shares are expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market today under the symbol SBT.

Gov. Snyder Appoints Elizabeth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Clement, a legal expert who served as the administration’s chief legal counsel, to the Michigan Supreme Court. Travis W. Weber will replace Clement as Gov. Snyder’s chief legal counsel, and Frederick Headen will join the office as senior legal counsel.

Detroit Arena View Properties Launches Collection of Themed Overnight Rooms

Finding opportunity in Detroit’s growing sports and entertainment markets, Detroit Arena View Properties has launched a collection of themed overnight rental properties that target business travelers, tourists, and visitors.

Faurecia to Reveal New Technologies at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas  

Auburn Hills-based automotive supplier Faurecia says it will reveal disruptive innovations for personalized experiences in its flexible and connected Cockpit of the Future during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 9-12. 

Details Announced for Winter Magic, Beacon Park Programming

Quicken Loans and the Downtown Detroit Partnership have announced the lineup for the 2017 season of Winter Magic programming at the Downtown Detroit Parks.

Father-and-daughter Team Will Open Mie Radici Boutique Food Store in Livonia on Nov. 18

Mie Radici, a family-owned small business featuring authentic Sicilian olive oil and balsamic vinegars, wall open Saturday, Nov. 18, at Laurel Park Place in Livonia. The boutique company was founded by Vincent Marino and his daughter, Hayley, with the goal of bringing traditional olive oil to the United States.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain Acquires Controlled Power Technologies

Southfield-based automotive supplier and developer Federal-Mogul Powertrain today announced the acquisition of United Kingdom-based clean technology development company Controlled Power Technologies (CPT).

Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. to Acquire LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services for $595M

Flint-based Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Leehar Distributors for a gross purchase price of $595 million, doing business as LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services. The transaction is expected to close in 30-60 days.

Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn Invests $4M in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn has completed renovations for their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which cares for babies that are premature, born with underdeveloped organs, and facing medical conditions such as sepsis, seizures, or heart defects.

JPMorgan Chase Invests $900,000 in Sustainable Infrastructure for Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase and Co. today announced a $900,000 investment to support sustainable infrastructure projects in Detroit. Additionally, the firm is retrofitting more than 70 percent of its bank branches in metro Detroit with LED lights and new building management systems as part of its commitment to advance sustainable solutions.

Report: Utilization of Shared Cars to Surpass 50 Percent by 2030

While the current utilization of shared cars is 5 percent, Japanese information and communication technology firm Fujitsu America Inc. expects those levels to increase to at least 50 percent by 2030. As Mobility as a Service (MaaS) becomes more prevalent in consumers’ daily lives, there will be a need for improved driving efficiency, mobility options, and usage of cars.

SME Report: Bioengineers Needed as Medical 3D Printing Industry Expands

The Dearborn-based Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Medical Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing Workshop has released a new white paper discussing the opportunities and challenges stemming from the crossover between engineering and biology as 3D printing becomes more prevalent.

Detroit Pistons to Bring Plum Market to Detroit’s New Center

The Detroit Pistons today announced that Farmington Hills-based Plum Market is the official food service provider for the Pistons organization and will open a new 5,000-square-foot café and retail store inside the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center being constructed in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood.

Village Green Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Southfield

Village Green, a large apartment property management company, today announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Southfield. Following one of the largest years of growth in the company's history, Village Green moved its 160 corporate associates from Farmington Hills to a modern space that offers the latest technology and a highly collaborative environment. 

St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health to Form One Statewide Health System

The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in Livonia and Mercy Health in west Michigan today announced they will combine their two systems into one statewide system to create a stronger, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan.

Michigan State University Receives $3.2M Grant to Improve Stevia Taste, Production

Researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing have been awarded a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help make stevia, a low-calorie sweetener, a more viable crop nationwide. Specifically, the team will work to improve stevia’s flavor and find ways to help farmers effectively produce the perennial.

Adient Breaks Ground on Automotive Seating Prototype, Testing Facility in India

Detroit-based automotive seating developer Adient today announced it has broken ground on a new automotive seating prototyping and testing facility in Pune, India. Scheduled to open in late 2018, construction on the facility marks a major expansion of Adient’s existing technical center in Pune, which operates the largest workforce among the company’s global network of technology centers.

Report: Michigan Hunters Generate $2.3B in Economic Impact Annually

As hunters across Michigan head to deer camp, deer blinds, or a tree-stand, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. has examined the economic impact of hunting statewide. According to data from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, firearm season for deer generates hunting’s largest economic impact, with more than 90 percent of Michigan hunters pursuing deer each year.

Flagstar Bank to Acquire Desert Community Bank Branches From East West Bank

Troy-based Flagstar Bancorp today announced that Flagstar Bank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eight Desert Community Bank (DCB) branches in San Bernardino County, Calif. with approximately $600 million in deposits and $70 million in loans from East West Bank along with certain related assets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Study: Hydrogen Could Power up to 15M Cars and 500K Trucks by 2030

The global Hydrogen Council, a coalition of more than 20 transportation and energy companies that include General Motors Co. in Detroit and Faurecia, a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Auburn Hills, has released a new study that shows hydrogen has the potential to develop $2.5 trillion (U.S.) of business and create more than 30 million jobs by 2050.

Shinola Debuts Canfield Headphone Collection

After two years of development, Detroit manufacturing brand Shinola today announced the Canfield Headphone Collection, which joins the Runwell Turntable and Bookshelf Speakers in the company’s audio lineup.

Delphi’s Board of Directors Approves New Publicly Traded Company

Troy-based Delphi Automotive’s board of directors has approved details for a publicly traded company, Delphi Technologies PLC. The company will be a spin-off of Delphi’s powertrain systems segment, approved with the record date (Nov. 22), distribution date (Dec. 4), and distribution ratio.

Report: What Stresses Parents Most on Family Road Trips

With the approaching holiday season, Chevrolet today released a survey through online polling service Harris Poll that reveals what brings parents the most stress on family road trips.

9Round Opens Kickboxing Gym in Troy

9Round, a kickboxing fitness franchise, today announced the opening of a gym located at 6043 Rochester Rd. in Troy. Owned and operated by local franchisee Guy Shaham, 9Round was founded by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and allows members to train on demand during 30 minute sessions that burn up to 500 calories.

2019 Corvette ZR1 Debuts, Tops 210 Miles Per Hour

Chevrolet has introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that features the most power, track performance, and advanced technology in the brand’s production history.

Michigan Ranked 21 in National Economic Competitiveness Study

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has released its Economic Competitiveness Study conducted by Northwood University’s McNair Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise Entrepreneurship. The national results show Michigan’s climb to 21st place from 25th place on Northwood University’s State Competitiveness Index in the past year.

Visteon Invests $5M to Develop Autonomous Vehicles with American Center for Mobility

Van Buren Township-based automotive cockpit electronics supplier Visteon Corp. is collaborating with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in southeast Michigan to support the development and testing of connected and automated transportation technologies.

NTT Communications to Acquire Southfield-based Secure-24

As the demand for managed services continues to grow globally, Tokyo’s NTT Communications Corp. today announced a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Southfield-based Secure-24 Intermediate Holdings, a provider of comprehensive managed information technology solutions.

BOOK By Cadillac Subscription Application Model Expands to Dallas, Los Angeles

Following a January launch in the New York metro area, BOOK by Cadillac, an application subscription service that allows users to request and swap up to 18 vehicles per year based on their needs and preferences, is expanding its service to Dallas and Los Angeles.

Stryker Publishes Dawn Trial Results to Assist Stroke Patients in New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine has published the results of Kalamazoo-based medical technology company Stryker Corp.’s DAWN trial, which researched the treatment of late window and wake-up stroke patients with mechanical thrombectomy.

Business Leaders for Michigan Hosts Annual CEO Summit

More than 500 business executives, policymakers, nonprofit, and community leaders attended the sixth annual Michigan CEO Summit at the Westin Book Cadillac on Thursday in Detroit.

Taubman Centers Inc. Appoints Two Independent Directors, Other Governance Enhancements

Bloomfield Hills-based Taubman Centers Inc., which owns, operates, and manages luxury shopping malls globally, today announced Mayree C. Clark and Michael J. Embler have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective Jan. 16, 2018. 

Del Toro Footwear Comes to Somerset Collection for the Holiday Season

The Somerset Collection in Troy has brought the luxury footwear brand Del Toro to the Michigan market for the upcoming holiday season.

Detroit Bar Association Doubles in Size, Launches Member Rewards Program

The Detroit Bar Association in downtown Detroit, which was founded in 1836, has doubled its size to 940 members over the last 18 months, and recently launched a member rewards program at select restaurants and shops.

City Year Detroit to Host Women’s Leadership Breakfast Nov. 16

Education non-profit City Year Detroit will be hosting its seventh annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Nov. 16 at The Colony Club in downtown Detroit. The event will begin with a breakfast and a networking session, followed by a panel moderated by Florine Mark, president and CEO of The WW Group, and comprised of Nia Batts, co-founder and CEO of Detroit Blows; Cornetta Lane, founder of Detroit Stories; and Candice Simons, president and CEO of Brooklyn Outdoor.

Report: Bamboo Detroit’s Co-Working Community Generates $74M in Revenue Annually

Co-working space Bamboo Detroit has released a report regarding shared office and workspace trends, based on a survey of approximately 100 of its 250 members.

U.S. Figure Skating to Host 2019 Championships at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit Skating Club

U.S. Figure Skating today announced the selection of Detroit to host the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships from Jan. 19-27, 2019. All junior free skate, dance, and championship events will be held at Little Caesars Arena, and all Junior short programs and dances, and novice, intermediate and juvenile level events will take place at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills.

Interek in Plymouth Township Creates Short-Range Communications Testing Services for Automotive Industry

Plymouth Township-based Interek, a total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, today announced the launch of new services for dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) testing and certification for the automotive industry. These new offerings will assist OEMs and their suppliers in developing components for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Tamarack Camps Expands Outdoor Education Program With Adventure and Retreat Center

After operating as Tamarack Camps Outdoor Education in Ortonville for more than 50 years, the non-profit has rebranded its year-round, experiential team building, leadership training, and nature appreciation programs as the Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center.

Stryker Receives FDA Approval for Neuroform Atlas Stent System to Treat Aneurysms

Kalamazoo-based medical technology company Stryker Corp. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Neuroform Atlas Stent System for marketing under a humanitarian device exemption (HDE). The device is to be utilized in conjunction with neurovascular embolic coils for the treatment of wide neck, intracranial, saccular aneurysms and allows the company to begin U.S. commercialization efforts immediately.

Kellogg’s to Open Permanent Cereal Café in New York City Dec. 7

After hosting a pop-up in Times Square for the past year, Battle Creek-based Kellogg’s NYC Café will open an immersive brick and mortar cereal café and experience on Dec. 7 in New York City’s Union Square neighborhood. The second iteration of the cereal café, located at 31 E. 17th St. is designed to be a destination for cereal lovers and foodies for breakfast, lunch, or a snack later in the day.

Beaumont Health Adds Alicia Boler Davis to Board of Directors

Alicia Boler Davis, General Motors Co.’s global manufacturing executive director has been appointed to Southfield-based Beaumont Health’s board of directors.

Report: 7 Percent of Michigan Residents Are Immigrants

The American Immigration Council today released a report about Michigan’s immigrant population. Specifically, the report indicates that nearly 7 percent of Michigan’s residents are immigrants, and 1 in 12 Michiganders is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent.

Detroit Radio Stations WEXL and WCHB Merge

Detroit’s WEXL and WCHB have united to form the new WCHB 1340-AM station. Each broadcasting company had operated independently for more than 50 years.

Report: Progress Still Needed for Women Leadership Growth

Inforum, a nonprofit organization with offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, has released its annual Michigan Women’s Leadership Report which shows signs of growth and stagnation for women in different corporate roles.

Detroit-based Startup Are You Human Acquired by Distil Networks in San Francisco

Are You a Human, a Detroit-based venture-funded startup, has been acquired by Distil Networks, an enterprise technology company located in San Francisco that specializes in detecting and mitigating threats caused by internet bots. As part of the acquisition, Distil will open a new office in Detroit.

Buick LaCrosse Avenir Makes World Debut

Buick today announced the global launch of the 2018 LaCrosse Avenir, which features unique styling cues and exclusive premium materials.

University of Michigan Medical Center Installs Healing Portals

The University of Michigan Cancer Center (UMCC) in Ann Arbor has installed Florida-based RAD Technology Systems’ Healing Portals to its radiation vault doors.

Diplomat Pharmacy in Flint to Acquire National Pharmaceutical Services

Flint-based Diplomat Pharmacy Inc., which produces specialized prescription drugs, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pharmaceutical Technologies Inc., doing business as National Pharmaceutical Services (NPS). The transaction is expected to close in 30 days. Per the agreement, Diplomat will pay NPS $47 million, including real estate valued at $10 million.

Novi’s ITC Holdings: Technological Innovations Drive National Power Infrastructure Upgrades

As continued technological innovations are introduced, energy infrastructure experts at Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. today released a report on the need to upgrade the nation’s power grid, which is a network of high voltage towers and wires that feed power to communities across the country.  

Shinola Launches Automatic Movement, Debuts Limited Edition Lake Erie Monster Timepiece

Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola has announced the Lake Erie Monster Limited Edition Timepeice, the brand’s first dive watch and first timepiece to utilize an automatic movement.

Sales Begin for 64 Watson, New Luxury Condo Development in Detroit’s Brush Park

Commercial real estate firm Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions today listed 64 Watson, a new luxury condominium development consisting of five private residences in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood. Offering five different floor plans, including one full floor penthouse, the development is part of a residential and commercial resurgence in the historic district, located across Woodward Avenue from Little Caesars Arena. 

Osram, Continental Plan Joint Venture for Intelligent Automotive Lighting Solutions

Munich-based technology company Osram and automotive supplier Continental, which operates its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, have planned a joint venture to combine lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture, and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry.

Singlethread in Detroit Enhances Service Department Platform

Singlethread, a Detroit-based provider of web-based software to improve communication in automobile dealerships, has announced new additions to its product line including electronic vehicle inspections, team chat, and a new design. The enhancements are designed to generate more efficient internal and external communication and team development.

Comerica to Relocate Fort-Washington Banking Center to Detroit’s Penobscot Building

Comerica Bank today announced the relocation of its downtown Detroit banking center from the 201 W. Fort building to the historic Penobscot Building on Feb. 12, 2018. The new office is part of a $3 million investment Comerica announced earlier this year as the bank reshapes its presence throughout Detroit to support the city’s economic development.

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Opens Headquarters in Farmington Hills

Humanetics Innovative Solutions, a global supplier of automotive crash test dummies, has moved its headquarters to an updated facility in Farmington Hills.
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