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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.
Roberto Lopez and Caleb Spall in greenhouse

MSU Researchers: LED Lighting Speeds Growth for Local Flower Growers

Researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing are working on research that will help local cut-flower farmers grow their crops in a more sustainable and profitable way.About 80 percent of the cut roses,...
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Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Starts Work on Final Link of the Riverwalk

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and its partners today broke ground on the Riverwalk extension along the Uniroyal site, which is the final piece of the East Riverfront. The project will complete the conservancy’s vision...
Orbbec 3-D scanning system

Troy Company Partners with Microsoft on 3-D Imaging Cameras

Troy-based Orbbec, a 3-D camera manufacturer, has announced a collaboration with Washington’s Microsoft to develop products and technologies in 3-D imaging. The partnership will leverage Microsoft’s 3-D sensor technology and Orbbec’s camera design knowledge,...
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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...
Alan Drimmer

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.
Christopher T.R. Letts

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...
Pony.ai vehicle

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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