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Grace Turner

Grace Turner is associate editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, DBusiness Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers. Along with writing for these publications, she maintains the magazine’s online content and manages DBusiness’ internship program. She received the Mentor of the Year Award from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2019 for her work with interns. Before working at DBusiness, Turner was the education reporter at the Times Herald in Port Huron. While a student at Oakland University, she was managing editor of The Oakland Post and president of the university’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter. She also served as a content writer and project coordinator at the Oakland University Communications and Marketing department. Turner has degrees in journalism and French and was awarded Oakland University’s College of Arts and Sciences Meritorious Achievement Award, given to two students graduating from Oakland’s College of Arts and Sciences each semester. In her spare time, Turner enjoys traveling, practicing circus arts, painting, drawing, reading, and sewing formal gowns.
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Detroit Casinos Report Nearly $109M in April Revenue

The three Detroit casinos reported $108.98 million in monthly aggregate revenue in April while continuing to operate at limited capacity due to COVID-19. This is down 3.1 percent month-over-month.Table and slot games generated $107.44...
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Cleary University Names Alan Drimmer President

Cleary University in Howell has announced Alan Drimmer as president effective July 1. He has more than two decades of experience in higher education.“After an extensive search, I couldn’t be happier with the university’s...

United Wholesale Mortgage in Pontiac Reports $860M Net Income in 1Q

Pontiac-based UWM Holdings Corp., the publicly traded indirect parent of United Wholesale Mortgage, announced its first quarter 2021 net income was $860 million, up from the previous year’s $20.3 million. The quarter was the company’s first as a public company.

Baker College Lands $25M Grant to Bring Augmented, Virtual Reality to Curricula

Owosso-based Baker College, a private not-for-profit college that has multiple campuses in metro Detroit, has received a $25 million grant from EON Reality in California to launch augmented and virtual reality learning resources across all Baker campuses.

GM’s Ultium Partners With Li-Cycle to Recycle EV Battery Scrap

Ultium Cells, a joint venture between Detroit’s General Motors Co. and South Korea’s LG Energy Solution, has announced an agreement with Li-Cycle in Ontario, Canada to recycle up to 100 percent of the material scrap from battery cell manufacturing.
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Christopher T.R. Letts Promoted to Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Office

Christopher T.R. Letts, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley’s wealth management office in Bloomfield Hills, has been promoted to senior vice president.In 2020, Letts was named first vice president. The Pine Harbor Group, a...
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Detroit’s Luminar Collaborates with Pony.ai on Autonomous Driving Platform

Luminar Technologies, which is based in Florida and has a Detroit office, has collaborated with California’s Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, on a new sensing platform. Luminar offers lidar hardware and software.Pony.ai is...
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MassMutual Great Lakes in Southfield Partners with Detroit’s First Independence Bank

Southfield-based MassMutual Great Lakes, a financial services and strategies company, and Detroit’s First Independence Bank, have announced a strategic alliance through which the bank will be able to provide comprehensive financial services to its...
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Report: Consumers Want ‘Third’ Workplace, Less Business Travel Post-COVID-19

Companies are shifting from reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic to reinventing products and services to better meet customers’ needs, according to a new survey from Accenture, which is based in Dublin and has offices...
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OneStream Expands Solutions in Europe, Middle East, Africa with PwC Belgium

Rochester-based OneStream Software, which offers corporate performance management solutions for mid-size to large enterprises, and PwC Belgium announced they have entered into an alliance for the Belgian market.The partnership will leverage PwC’s expertise as...