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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.
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Silver Bullet

If Indiana Jones ran an antiques store, it would be in downtown Rochester.

A Matter of Taste

After earning a business degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, Nick Ritts wanted to acquire an existing restaurant. He conducted a search, and settled on Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township.

Academic Review

The University of Michigan sprang up in Detroit 1817, but the institution’s official seal had the incorrect founding date until 1929.

A Homecoming

Award-winning journalist and Detroit native David Maraniss had nearly given up on his hometown, until a car commercial cast things in a new light.

Lessons Learned

The Great Recession, and resulting private and public sector bankruptcies, served to hasten long-overdue cost-cutting and product rationalization in Michigan. The result is one of the state’s longest economic expansions on record.

Michigan Franchise Report: That’s A Wrap

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The Century Club

From linen services to packaging and construction companies, and from selling furs to machine bearings, DBusiness pays tribute to companies that are 100 years old or more.

Hudson Man

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Epiphany in Dearborn

Source: The Economist

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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