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30 in Their Thirties: George Kordas // 33

After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2005 with a business degree, George Kordas began working for Metropolitan Baking Co., a third-generation, wholesale baking company owned by his family. Since then, he’s used his ambition to curate a steady stream of growth for the company.

Easy as Pie

From a single startup to a Michigan staple, Grand Traverse Pie Co. plans more growth across the state.

Fifteen Seconds of Fame App Expands Partnership with U-M

Fifteen Seconds of Fame, an app that delivers video footage to the smartphones of fans at University of Michigan basketball games, has expanded its partnership with the university to include coverage of football games at The Big House, pep rallies, and other school events.

5Qs: CCS’s Sooshin Choi on the IDSA National Conference at the Renaissance Center

Sooshin Choi, conference chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America, spoke with DBusiness Daily News on the significance of industrial design in Michigan, the conference’s importance to the region, and the role of industrial design in the educational and professional worlds.

Nonprofit Michigan Wine Organization Formed to Propel Vintner Industry

Leaders in the Michigan wine industry have come together to form the Michigan Wine Collaborative, a new nonprofit organization in Traverse City that aims to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the state’s wine industry.

Muskegon-based Investment Group Purchases Waterfront Property for Redevelopment Project

Pure Muskegon, a group of local businesses and community leaders, has finalized an administrative agreement to purchase and redevelop a 120-acre, waterfront site formerly owned by Sappi Paper Mill. The site is adjacent to the Muskegon Country Club and Lakeshore Trail.

International Artificial Vision Congress to be Held in Dearborn

Health care experts from around the world will gather in Dearborn this September to collaborate and discuss the advances and challenges in the global pursuit of artificial vision during The Eye and The Chip, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology’s ninth biennial congress on artificial vision.

Bingham Farms’ Carbon Media Group Launches New Agriculture Website

Carbon Media Group, a Bingham Farms-based digital firm that owns more than 500 websites, has launched a new agriculture-focused, daily news website called AgDaily.

State of Michigan Establishes Literacy Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed an executive order to create the Pre K-12 Literacy Commission within the Michigan Department of Education. The new commission will provide policy recommendations and reports on the state’s progress in literacy.

On the Rise

Small Ann Arbor-based pizzeria finds its niche among industry giants.