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Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University Receive Grant to Conduct Nation’s Largest Study of Cancer in African Americans

Following a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine today announced they will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high incidence and mortality from cancer in this specific population.

Mercantile Bank Corp. Opens Commercial Loan Office in Troy, Plans to Add Full-service Branch

Grand Rapids-based Mercantile Bank Corp. today announced that its banking subsidiary, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, is expanding its operating area to southeast Michigan by opening a commercial loan office in Troy. 

New Cloud-based CRM Platform Helps Detroit’s Real Estate Agents Connect with Clients

After a successful launch in Arizona in January, Detroit-native Jason Mitchell today announced his cloud-based CRM platform, Shabang, is now available to Detroit real estate agents.

Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan Releases Housing Permit Forecast for 2017

Based on residential permit data compiled by the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, a total of 265 single-family permits were issued in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties in the first month of 2017. An additional 14 multi-family permits were also issued to start the year.

Ada-based Amway Education Launches Multi-Lingual Online Business Learning Platform

West Michigan-based direct selling business Amway today announced the launch of nearly 100 enhanced and free online training videos and resources designed to support current and aspiring business owners. The program, entitled Amyway Education, is an expansion of existing training resources and is available in five languages.

Maccabees Restaurant in Detroit’s Midtown Prepares for Relaunch as Maccabees Traders

With a name inspired by a far-eastern trading company, a new theme, menu, and atmosphere will be coming to Midtown as Maccabees Restaurant prepares to re-launch as Maccabees Traders on March 6. While the restaurant will remain at 5057 Woodward Ave., it will feature a new, Asian-inspired menu with “Detroit twists,” following changes in ownership and a new executive chef.

Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System Partner on Training, Rehab, and Sports Medicine Complex  

The Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System today announced plans to build a new 100,000-square-foot training, rehabilitation, and sports medicine complex in Detroit’s New Center area. The site is bordered by Amsterdam Street, Second and Third Avenues, and a set of railroad tracks to the north. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Downtown Detroit Partnership Announces Redesign for Capitol Park

The Downtown Detroit Partnership, in collaboration with the city of Detroit, today announced its selection of Toronto-based urban design and landscape architecture firm Public Work as the lead designer for the upcoming Capitol Park renovation.

Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Set to Open in April 2018

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, which has seen steady enrollment gains in recent years due to a streamlined admissions process, a strong economy, and support from the automotive industry, is on pace to open in April 2018, says Dean Robert Forsythe.

Report: Automotive Accessory Buyers Do Their Research

According to a study conducted by Rochester Hills-based automotive research company Foresight Research, accessorizing vehicles isn’t something most car enthusiasts do on a whim. Though data indicates that half of all new cars and trucks will be accessorized in the first two years of ownership, brand names appear to be important to customers when it comes to the types of accessories they buy.

Pieology Pizzeria Opening in West Bloomfield Township and Warren, More Stores Planned

A California-based company, Pieology Pizzeria, which operates 140 locations nationwide, will open a location in West Bloomfield Township on March 1, and plans to open an additional restaurant in Warren in mid-June. The company plans to have a total of seven locations throughout Michigan by the end of 2017, and 15 by the end of 2019.

Dearborn-based EnvisionTEC Unveils High-Speed 3D Printer for Dental Market

Dearborn-based manufacturer of 3D printers and materials EnvisionTEC today introduced the Vida cDLM, a new high-speed 3D printer, which will join the company’s bestselling Vida line for dental professionals.

BLOG: American Heart Month: Healthy Habits to Keep Your Heart Strong

As busy professionals, keeping up our health can be tricky. Long hours, stress, and lack of physical activity can take a toll on our bodies, especially our hearts. As the number one killer of men and women in the United States, heart disease accounts for one death every 60 seconds.

Bedrock: Hudson’s Site Development to be Tallest Building in Detroit

After preliminary designs from Detroit-based commercial real estate firm Bedrock were presented Wednesday, the Downtown Development Authority approved a timeline for construction for the historic Woodward Avenue Hudson’s site to occur by Dec.1. The new schedule aligns the groundbreaking of the Hudson’s development with the Michigan Thrive initiative, an economic development tool supported by more than 40 communities throughout Michigan.

RACER Trust, Auch Co. Complete Transfer of University Drive Property in Downtown Pontiac

RACER Trust, an entity formed to sell excess property from General Motors Co. as part of its 2009 bankruptcy, today announced it has completed the sale of 3.7 acres off University Drive in downtown Pontiac to George W. Auch Co., a 109-year-old general contractor and construction management firm that will build its new corporate headquarters on the site.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

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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