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5Qs: DIA Founders Junior Council President Blake Ellis on the Fash Bash

Now entering its fifth year in a new format, Fash Bash, the fashion-focused Founders Junior Council’s signature fundraising event, will be held at the Detroit Institute of Arts Thursday evening. DBusiness Daily News spoke with Blake Ellis, president of the Founders Junior Council at the DIA, on Fash Bash’s contribution to the city of Detroit, and what to expect from this year’s sold-out event.

Report: Michigan Ranked No. 2 for Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities

Michigan is ranked as the No. 2 state in the nation for aerospace manufacturing facilities, says a new report by PwC, a London-based auditor.

Detroit Design Firm Among Architects for New MGM Casino in Maryland

Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates is serving as one of the architects, interior designer, and architectural designer for the new MGM National Harbor Casino and Hotel in National Harbor, Md., just south of Washington, D.C.

Henry Ford to Open Technology-Driven Medical Clinic in Downtown Detroit

A technology-laden medical clinic featuring virtual visits, a self-schedule app, and bike sharing will open on Monday in downtown Detroit.

Organic Microbrewery to Open in Ferndale Next Spring

Urbanrest Brewing Co., a microbrewery that focuses on organic Belgian-style beer and kombucha (a fermented Chinese tea known for its probiotic health benefits), plans to open next spring in Ferndale.

Birmingham’s Forest Grill Closes for Renovations, Changes Owners

Forest Grill, an American bistro style restaurant in Birmingham’s Triangle District, has closed for the summer for renovations as it changes ownership.

New Orleans-Inspired Venue to Open Next Summer in Detroit’s West Village

Gabriel Hall, a New Orleans-inspired venue featuring live jazz music, a restaurant, and event space is slated to open in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood next summer.

5Qs: Eskimo Jack's Owner on Menu and Market Expansion

Inspired by his oversized labra doodle named Jackson and love for ice cream, Josh Charlip's latest business venture — an artisanal ice cream sandwich company named Eskimo Jack's — is expanding this summer. Founded in February 2011, Eskimo Jack's is sold in 13 area Busch's Fresh Food Markets and Charlip's family-owned Bagel Factory Cafe eateries in Birmingham and Troy. He also operates a food truck and two food carts. DBusiness Daily News spoke with Charlip on the local food truck scene, menu inspiration, and his expansion plans.

Quicken Loans Opens Technology Center in Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, one of the nation’s largest retail mortgage lenders, today opened its new state-of-the-art technology center and office complex in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.

M-1 Concourse in Pontiac Breaks Ground, Set to Open in May 2016

M-1 Concourse, a mixed-use development in Pontiac that includes private garages and a 1.5-mile test track for car enthusiasts, broke ground Wednesday on the first phase of construction, which is scheduled to be completed next spring.