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Five Qs: Fred Minturn on Trends in the Staffing Industry

Fred Minturn, president and CEO of Detroit-based MSX International, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about the growing trend of companies seeking outsourcing partners to help streamline operations and increase profits.

Dearborn’s First Microbrewery to Open in the Spring

With the framing up and brew kettles delivered, the Dearborn Brewery — the city of Dearborn’s first microbrewery — is in the home stretch for a possible opening in April.

Shoreline Entertainment to Distribute Michigan Made Film

Shoreline Entertainment, an independent film production and international sales agency in Los Angeles, has acquired world sales rights to market and help distribute Paid in Full, a made-in-Michigan crime thriller about sex trafficking in the United States.

Export-Import Bank of U.S. to Promote Services During Detroit Visit

Fred P. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will visit Detroit on Thursday to discuss the importance of the region’s exports, and what the agency can do to help companies grow their international lines of business.

New Wedding Collective Opens in Downtown Birmingham

Calling all brides-to-be: There’s a new collaborative business in Birmingham that aims to simplify the wedding planning process by bringing together an assortment of independently owned, high-end service providers under one roof.

Five Qs: Eric Flessland on Why Poor Roads are Bad for Business

Michigan voters will have the opportunity to vote on May 5 for or against raising the state’s sales tax to 7 percent from 6 percent to fund road maintenance (Proposal 1). Eric Flessland, an attorney and shareholder at Butzel Long in Detroit, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about why those infrastructure improvements are critical to both the state’s businesses and its residents.

House Sales Dip in Metro Detroit as January Prices Jump 14.5%

Rising prices for homes and condos in metro Detroit may be impacting buyer eligibility, based on a report released today by Farmington Hills-based Realcomp.

Detroit Policy Conference to Highlight Post-Bankruptcy Opportunities, Challenges

Mayor Mike Duggan will give the opening keynote at the Detroit Policy Conference later this month, a relatively new effort by the Detroit Regional Chamber designed to bring local leaders together to discuss moving the city forward.

Five Qs: Dave Trader on What Businesses Can Do to Better Protect Themselves from...

Dave Trader, chief security officer at GalaxE.Solutions, a health care IT-focused firm based in downtown Detroit, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about what companies, both big and small, can learn from the recent data breach at Anthem, an Indianapolis-based for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Bootcamp Expands to Michigan to Develop, Train Women Angel Investors

A national angel investing bootcamp — aimed at increasing diversity in the U.S. angel investing community while creating capital for women social entrepreneurs — is expanding into Michigan with a Detroit program that kicks off next week.