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Birmingham-based Everdays Application Raises $5M in Seed Funding

Recently launched in Birmingham, Everdays Inc., an application that helps people notify family and friends when a loved one passes away, has closed on $5 million in seed funding. Led by IZI Ventures, with participation from its affiliates, the investment will further Everday’s mission to build the first global network dedicated to gathering community and facilitating the communication following a death.

Crittenton Launches Tumor Ablation Program

Rochester Hills-based Crittenton Hospital Medical Center today announced their Tumor Ablation Program, which specializes in using a minimally invasive surgical procedure to destroy cancerous tumors in any area of the body. An outpatient procedure, ablation is similar to a needle biopsy, but is performed under CT Scan or ultrasound guidance for tumor visualization.

Comcast Business Unveils SmartOffice Video Surveillance Solution for Businesses

Comcast Business has announced the availability of SmartOffice, a video surveillance solution designed to improve efficiency for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through advanced monitoring. Using SmartOffice, SMBs can oversee their organizations by recording, storing, accessing, and sharing surveillance footage on a 24/7 basis.

Ann Arbor's A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference

Ann Arbor-based Association for Advancing Automation today offered a preview of Automate 2017, North America’s biennial event devoted to technology and business innovations. The show and conference will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place from April 3-6, and features more than 400 exhibitors, a 40 percent increase since the last show in 2015.

Lineage Logistics and Paragon Metals to Invest Combined $28M in Michigan

Two business expansions that will generate more than $28 million in total investment and create 142 jobs in Michigan have received approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

BLOG: The Art of Networking

Maybe you’ve made a professional transition, started your own firm, you’re a service provider, a commercial real estate developer, in retail, or running for political office. In any of these scenarios, one thing is vital to your success – your ability to network.

Southfield's Superior Industries Acquires Germany’s Uniwheels for $715M

Southfield-based aluminum automotive wheel manufacturer  Superior Industries International today announced a tender offer for 100 percent of the outstanding shares of German aluminum wheel supplier Uniwheels for $715 million. The offer is expected to close in late May.

Blackford Capital Acquires Snowhite Textile and Furnishings

Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Blackford Capital today announced the acquisition of Snowhite Textile and Furnishings Inc., a provider of design, procurement, and project management services for delivering furniture, fixture, and equipment solutions for the hospitality industry.

U.S. Army Seeking New Technology Partners for Combat Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army TARDEC in Warren is looking for new, innovative engineering organizations from industry, academia, and defense communities seeking to partner in the development of its Next Generation Combat Vehicle Prototype (NGCV).

Michigan Strategic Fund Supports Mixed-Use Project on Detroit’s East Side

A new mixed-use, mixed-income development is being built on a vacant lot between Van Dyke and Coe Avenues in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). The project, “The Coe” aims to bring additional development to the area while attracting residents to a new neighborhood.

Frederick Meijer Gardens Begins $115M Capital Campaign for Expansions

Grand Rapids-based Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park today announced the launch of a $115 million capital campaign entitled “Welcoming the World: Honoring the Legacy of Love,” to fund expansions and improvements to the campus.

Study: Majority of Detroiters Shop More Than 20 Minutes Away From Home

Researchers at multinational banking and financial services holding company JPMorgan Chase Institute released a new research study today examining where Detroit residents do most of their shopping, and found that most regularly travel more than 20-minutes to purchase their everyday goods from grocery and clothing stores.

No More Free Ride: Uber and Lyft Now Regulated Under State Law

Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing applications defined as Transportation Network Companies (TNC) will now be state regulated similar to limousine and taxicab carriers due to the new Limousine, Taxicab, and Transportation Company Act.

Michigan Insurance Industry Groups Form Statewide Association

Major insurance companies representing thousands of Michigan employees and millions of customers statewide have joined forces to create the Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM), with a goal of speaking with a single, unified voice on insurance industry issues.

DNR Releases Update on Health of Michigan’s Forest Land

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its 2016 Forest Health Highlights report, which breaks down forest health threats by examining insects and diseases, forest decline, and ongoing forest health research. Accompanying photos and maps illustrate the pests and show the effects they have had on Michigan’s forest system. 
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Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

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Fiat Tries Again in the U.S.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Whole Foods' Detroit Gamble

Source: WallStreetJournal.com

Detroit Valentine

Source: The New Yorker

Reinventing Lincoln

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Chrysler's Chief Marketer

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Source: Fast Company

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Source: Fast Company

So Cheap, There’s Hope

Source: The Economist

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Grumpy Old Car Guys

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