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Game On - While Michigan sports bettors wagered $3.6 billion last year, another $1.1 billion was generated in 2021 from online offerings of such classic games as poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more. // Courtesy of MGM Grand Detroit

Place Your Bets

While 2020 was the first year in which sports betting was legal in Michigan, it was 2021 when it became available not only in brick-and-mortar casinos, but also online. The numbers generated last year...

30 in Their Thirties 2022

The 2022 class of 30 in Their Thirties  oversees operations on multiple fronts, from building residential, commercial, and industrial developments to running major medical facilities to selling luxury cars. Join DBusiness magazine in honoring...
Live and Local - The Romantics — Coz Canler, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke, and Bruce Witkin — perform at a private concert in Detroit last September. The group got its start in 1977 in the Motor City. // Photographs by Sal Rodriguez

Revenue Streams

For anyone with talent, making money in the music industry used to be simple. Artists signed with a record label and created albums that were sold to consumers. In exchange, fans had unlimited access...

Sonic Sculptor

As The Romantics burst through the opening chords of a recent rehearsal at 54 Sound, a legendary recording studio in Ferndale, the band was in the presence of something exceedingly rare in the music...
Prime Scene - As part of a renovation project, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club transformed its Spinnaker Room into a well-appointed steakhouse. // Courtesy of John F. Martin

Cutting Edge

The perfect time to renovate a country club, yacht club, or any other high-end membership facility is ... never. Any renovation interferes or is intrusive, to some degree, with daily activities of the facility....
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30 in Their Thirties 2021

From owners and CEOs to presidents and directors, the 2021 Class of 30 in Their Thirties share a common trait — learning how to pivot their operations, often multiple times, to account for market...
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Digital Play

Statewide casinos open their doors to online sports betting.
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Fore Play

A bright spot in the region’s economy has been the outdoor recreational sector, especially among private clubs, as the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March encouraged more people to golf, swim, sail, boat, play tennis, race cars, and dine on patios and in courtyards.
Bobby Nahra in kitchen

Inside the Kitchen

How one chef balanced interests in a restaurant, a banquet center, and a catering operation, and launched food and beverage services at the Hotel St. Regis — all while constrained by a pandemic.
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30 in Their Thirties 2020

The 2020 Class of 30 in Their Thirties dug deep for an extra measure of fortitude to meet the outbreak of COVID-19 and, along the way, developed new products and services, sought out cutting-edge business models, and pivoted into unchartered waters.