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Detroit’s Kraemer Design Group Acquires Intramode, Expands Service Offerings, Promotes Three

Kraemer Design Group, a Detroit-based architecture, interior design, and creative firm, today announced it has acquired Intramode, a firm that provides high-quality products and professional services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Connected Windshield Wipers Give U-M Researchers More Accurate Rain, Flood Data

University of Michigan researchers in Ann Arbor today announced they are using windshield wipers to provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems currently in place.

Detroit-based WSU Researcher Develops Computer-monitored Video Surveillance System

Nabil J. Sarhan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Detroit’s Wayne State University, today announced he had a patent approved for an automated video surveillance system. The system is monitored entirely by computers.

Researcher at East Lansing’s MSU Studies How to Prevent Sickness in Space

George Mias, a biochemistry and molecular biology researcher at Michigan State University in East Lansing, has received a two-year award from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health in partnership with NASA to find a way to detect illness before it happens.

5Qs: Amy Nederlander, Founder and President of L!FE Leaders Inc.

An exclusive viewing of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” as well as a conversation with the producer and cast, will be available for guests of L!FE Leaders Inc.’s first Gala Event on March 28 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. L!FE is a Detroit-based leadership and career development program for metro-Detroit middle- and high-school students, says Amy Nederlander, founder and president of L!FE. The nonprofit organization offers two youth programs run in part by students — Excellence Corps, and Entrepreneur-ISM Intensive and Collective. The previously summer-only programs are now year-round, and student participants help keep the programs running.

Blog: Employee Engagement Has Evolved. Have You?

Such phrases as “You get to keep your job, that’s your reward,” or “We’re in business to make money, not to make employees happy,” were once common for employers to say to employees, but are appalling these days. And rightfully so; but the philosophies behind them were all too common when I first started my career.

Metro Detroit’s Office, Industrial Markets Grow in Fourth Quarter, Auto Slowdown May Open Leasing Opportunities

Newmark Knight Frank, a full-service real estate firm with offices in Farmington Hills, has released its fourth quarter 2018 office and industrial trends data reports for metro Detroit. According to the report, the region’s office market vacancy rate fell 20 basis points to 15.3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2018, as just over 353,000 square feet was absorbed.

Eaton Helps Reduce Weight, Extend Range of Electric Vehicles with New Power-Dense Inverter Technology

Eaton’s eMobility business, based in Galesburg near Kalamazoo, today announced it has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles.

The Historic Sherbrooke in Detroit’s Midtown Being Converted into 14 Condominiums

Detroit’s Midtown district will see the conversion of a historic residential building, The Sherbrooke at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Hancock Street, into 14 condominiums, according to Friedman Urban. Quinn Evans is the architectural firm overseeing the renovation.

Detroit Institute of Arts Pop Art Exhibit Reflects Turbulent ‘60s, ‘70s

“From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960–1975,” a new Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition running from Feb. 17–Aug. 25, 2019, will examine the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, and provide insight into the times for those born later.

Beaumont Health New Leadership Restructuring Takes Effect Feb. 1

Beaumont Health is restructuring its leadership team, Feb. 1, as it strives to improve quality, support ongoing growth, and enhance access for patients where and when they need care.

Wayne County Airport Authority Names Chief Executive Officer

The Wayne County Airport Authority Board of Directors has confirmed Chad Newton as CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority, which operates Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports, with an initial three-year contract.

Continental Technology Powers Jeep Wrangler’s New eTorque Mild-Hybrid System

Two Auburn Hills-based companies are pushing the technological envelope by offering Continental’s industry-first, liquid-cooled, 48-volt Eco Drive that contributes to the performance and fuel efficiency of the all-new Jeep Wrangler’s eTorque mild-hybrid technology.

New KPMG Study Shows How Autonomous Vehicle Market Will Affect Locally Tailored Delivery Services

KPMG, an international accounting and auditing firm with a large practice in downtown Detroit, released a study this week during the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit that details expectations for the global autonomous transformation in the retail, automobile, and transportation industries.

ASX in Detroit Teams with VerdeGo Aero to Provide Electric Power Options for MOBi-One VTOL Aircraft

ASX in Detroit, which is developing a hybrid electric VTOL Air-Taxi that will free commuters and business travelers from congestion on the road and in the air, today announced it is teaming with VerdeGo Aero in Daytona Beach to apply VerdeGo’s IDEP (Integrated Distributed Electric Propulsion) systems to future versions of ASX MOBi-One aircraft.

Carhartt in Dearborn Launches Line of Clothing Geared to the Uniformed Associate Market

Carhartt in Dearborn, which has been providing workwear since 1889, today announced the launch of its Carhartt Company Gear that offers businesses a new line of rugged and durable products. In addition, various trades and business sectors will have access to the retailer’s new “Rugged Professional Series” that offers uniformed associates a sharp and professional appearance.

Novi’s Stoneridge Forms Strategic Partnership for MirrorEye Installation, Support

Stoneridge Inc., a Novi-based supplier of electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle and automotive industry, says it has formed a strategic partnership with Velociti Inc. of Missouri to install the Stoneridge MirrorEye camera monitor system on commercial fleet vehicles.

Allegiant to Base Aircraft at Gerald Ford Airport in Grand Rapids, Create 66 New Jobs

Allegiant Travel Co. announced on Tuesday that it plans to establish a two-aircraft base of operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids in June, a move the airline expects to create at least 66 new jobs.
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Meat Market

Once a small enterprise, the Peters’ food empire has grown to $40 million in annual sales.

Mortgage Might

Metro Detroit’s mortgage industry, which has three of the top 12 home loan companies in the nation, can realize further growth by taking advantage of new business-friendly regulations, investing more in technology, and providing a better customer experience.

Aerotropolis 2.0

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has taken talk of an industrial and logistics hub around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports and given it economic wings.

Roll 'Em

The film industry in metro Detroit, which is very much alive despite the end of sizeable state incentives that were designed to attract top-flight actors and directors, can draw big-budget production companies like Disney and Warner Bros. by building up a creative infrastructure.

Urban Renewal

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How do you prepare 20,000 meals over three days during the Detroit Grand Prix?

Asian Galleries

Style and Rhythm

Detroiter Wendy Hilliard was the first African-American rhythmic gymnast to compete as a member of the U.S. national team. Now her foundation is providing free and low-cost gymnastics training in Detroit.

Q&A: Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas is a co-founder of Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital firm in downtown Detroit focused exclusively on investing in technology companies that improve next-generation mobility.

Pace and Pivot

Boyne Resorts is opening up the game of golf like never before.

Forgotten Harvest 2.0

The food services agency in Oak Park is turning to technology to boost deliveries.

Sherlock “Homes”

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Luxury Pickups Stray off The Ranch

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

She Drive A Cadillac?

Source: Fast Company

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

Art Motors On

Source: W magazine

Sysco's New System

Source: Fast Company

One House at a Time

Source: MetropolisMag.com

Sergio’s Star Turn

Source: Forbes

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Source: The New York Times Magazine

Grumpy Old Car Guys

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Dodge Will Test Fiat Alliance

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit: City of Hope

Source: Forbes

Rival Bid Pits Detroit vs. Donor

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit Pushes Back With Young Muscles

Source: The New York Times

Dave Bing on Fixing Detroit

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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