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Farbman Group in Southfield Names Executive Vice President

Southfield’s Farbman Group, a full-service commercial real estate firm, promoted Ron Goldstone to executive vice president from senior vice president.

Sustainable Brands Networking Reception

Sustainable Brands and the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute hosted a networking reception on Monday, Feb. 4 at Detroit’s Shinola Hotel. Sustainable Brands, an organization dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, more environmentally friendly economy, will host a conference in early June in Detroit and was launched in 2006. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway

Southfield’s 123Net Partners with Stockholm’s Telia Carrier to Expand High-Speed Fiber in Michigan

123Net, a large data center services provider based in Southfield, today announced it has partnered with Telia Carrier, a Stockholm-based telecommunications company and owner and operator of a large high-speed fiber network, to provide service to the Michigan market. Telia Carrier’s U.S. headquarters are in Washington, D.C.

Port Huron’s Wirtz Manufacturing Invests in Missouri’s ZAF Energy Systems

Port Huron’s Wirtz Manufacturing, a lead-acid battery design and technology company, has invested in ZAF Energy Systems Inc., a Missouri-based developer of next-generation battery technology. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Acuitas in Lansing Partners with Detroit-, Chicago-based River Strategies

Lansing’s Acuitas, a government relations and advocacy group, and River Strategies, a full-service marketing and public relations firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago, Monday said  they have launched a partnership.

The Community House in Birmingham Names Three Board Members

The Community House in Birmingham, a nonprofit that offers classes, camps, and social and charitable events, has named three new members to its board of directors.

2019 Bates Street Society Dinner

The Bates Street Society hosted its annual dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Community House in Birmingham. The event featured a seated three-course dinner, wine, cocktails, live entertainment, and recognition of members. The society was created in 2015 to recognize donors who give $25,000 or more to The Community House. // Photographs by Christine M.J. Hathaway and Jason Brown

Macomb County Tops Country for Manufacturing Job Growth

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that Macomb County is the top county in the nation for the creation of new manufacturing jobs.

Michigan Mobility Institute Announces First Members of Advisory Board

The Michigan Mobility Institute today announced the first members of its advisory board. The institute’s goal is to design training for the new jobs that will be created in the mobility industry in the metro Detroit region.

New York-based KKR Invests in Rochester’s OneStream Software

Rochester’s OneStream Software, a provider of cloud or on-premise corporate performance management (CPM) solutions for medium to large enterprises, Thursday announced it will receive an investment from New York’s KKR, funded through KKR’s private equity and growth equity funds. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.