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MiCommunity Bancorp to Charter Michigan’s First New Bank in Nearly a Decade

MiCommunity Bancorp has filed an application to charter a new locally owned, full-service bank to be located in southeast Michigan. The application, which is the first for a new bank in Michigan since 2009, was filed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the state of Michigan.

Troy’s Class Appraisal Acquired by Narrow Gauge Capital

Boston-based Narrow Gauge Capital (NGC) has announced it has completed the acquisition of Troy-based Class Appraisal, a nationwide provider of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry.

Beerhead Bar and Eatery to Open this Summer at Fountain Walk in Novi, First...

Slated to open in Novi this summer, Yousef Ayyash has finalized plans for the American craft beer bar franchise Beerhead Bar and Eatery to open its doors at 44375 W. 12 Mile Road at Fountain Walk.

Give and Take Inc. in Ann Arbor Launches Givitas, a Knowledge Collaboration Platform

Ann Arbor-based Give and Take Inc. today announced its knowledge collaboration platform Givitas is available for widespread use in enterprises. As Give and Take's flagship product, Givitas is a technology platform designed to assist organizations apply and scale the concepts of giving and reciprocity that are shared in Adam Grant's bestseller book, Give and Take.

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Awarded Highest Recognition of Nursing Excellence

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has received the highest honor for nursing excellence through the Magnet recognition program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Established in 1994, Magnet recognizes health care organizations for nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Troy-based Rehmann Adds Trivalent Group to Expand Technology Services, Launch Managed IT Practice

Troy-based Rehmann, a top 40 accounting and advisory firm, and Grandville, Mich.-based Trivalent Group, a top 100 managed IT service provider, are slated to combine, effective April 1. The addition of Trivalent will allow Rehmann to launch a managed IT solutions practice that serves to broaden the service offerings of both firms.

Lori Blaker, CEO of TTi Global in Bloomfield Township, Awarded 2018 Oslo Business for...

Norway-based Business for Peace, an international foundation aiming to support, inspire, and recognize global business leaders, has announced Lori Blaker as one of three recipients of the 2018 Oslo Business for Peace award. Blaker is president and CEO of TTi Global, a staffing, recruiting, and consulting firm in Bloomfield Township that operates on five continents and has more than 2,000 employees.

Lovers Only, New Detroit Restaurant, Opens Today

Lovers Only, a new restaurant offering burgers and sandwiches, opens today in Detroit's Capitol Park neighborhood. This is the second restaurant opened by proprietor Eli Boyer and co-executive chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla. The team opened Ferndale's Voyager in 2017.

New Buick App to Help Motorists Track Driving Habits

As the popularity of self-monitoring apps continues to grow, Buick car owners can now track their driving habits to become better drivers using a new app released by the automaker. The app offers users the option to self-monitor key driving habits such as mpg and is available for most 2015 model year or newer Buick vehicles at no additional cost.

Auburn Hills’ Continental, Chinese Supplier to Develop Automotive Battery Systems

Continental, an Auburn Hills-based technology company, and CITC, a Chinese automotive supplier and battery manufacturer, are slated to establish a joint venture to develop and produce 48-volt battery systems for the automotive industry.