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Rick Walawender

Ironically, initial legal work emanating from Eastern Europe in the early 1990s pioneered by young associates at two of Detroit’s larger law firms created the foundation for international practices at Miller Canfield and Butzel Long. Both attorneys obtained bachelor’s degrees in political science as well as East European studies.

Going Global

Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive.

Resetting the Foundation

Faced with a downsized automotive industry and dwindling public resources, Metro Detroit foundations are collaborating under new business models to better support the region.

Flying Solo

For some local execs, piloting their own planes pays big dividends personally and professionally.

Center of the Universe

Michigan State University’s $550-Million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Could Prove a ‘Big Bang’ for Business.

Culture Clubs

While working in the accounts-receivables department of a local equipment distributor, Melissa Price wanted to expand her skills by learning IT during her lunch breaks.

State of Investment

Top corporate leaders are lending their support to a new state initiative designed to nurture and grow emerging Michigan businesses.

The Talent Balance

Faced with the rapidly evolving new economy, Michigan companies both large and small are tackling the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent.

Diamond Hunters

In late January, more than 200 Tigers fans, including a company president, a physician, an auto dealer, a Catholic priest, and a sewage operator will play baseball with members of the 1984 World Champions and other Tigers greats at one of two weeklong fantasy camps in Lakeland, Fla.

Three’s Company

With two gold-plated Emmy Awards for station excellence sitting on a credenza five feet from his desk at FSN Detroit’s Southfield headquarters, Greg Hammaren can’t help but keep his eyes on the prize.