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Sterling Heights Firm to Develop Gas Tank Supporting Compressed, Liquefied Natural Gas

Sterling Heights-based Ktisis — named for the Greek word meaning “creating a new process” — is looking to reduce fleet operating costs with the development of a gas tank system that supports both compressed and liquefied natural gas.

Five Qs: Mark St. Peter on the Business of E-Discovery in the Courtroom

Mark St. Peter, CEO and managing director of Computing Source, a digital evidence and legal technology firm in Madison Heights, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about the growing and evolving field of e-discovery.

Granite City Brewing Outlines Northville Township and Detroit Openings

Construction is moving along for Minneapolis-based Granite City Food and Brewery’s second and third Michigan locations, with the opening in Northville Township in March followed by the Detroit’s Renaissance Center restaurant in the fall.

Five Qs: Brian Crawford on Philanthropy in the Workplace

On Saturday, members of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association will hit the ice to compete against the Grosse Pointe North High School women's varsity hockey team and the Morning Hockey League at Arctic Edge of Canton to benefit the Salvation Army's Bed and Bread Club. Brian Crawford, a vice president at NAI Farbman/Farbman Group in Southfield, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about why his company is underwriting the game along with Hitachi Business Finance.

Madonna's Son Collaborates with Royal Oak-Based Clothing Line

The Dirt Label just released its newest collection last week, and the Royal Oak-based clothing line and retailer says sales have been brisk.

NYC Interior Designer to Highlight Furniture Collection in Royal Oak

Jamie Drake, a New York City-based interior designer who counts Madonna and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg among his clients, is headed to Scott Shuptrine Interiors' Royal Oak location to introduce his new furniture collection.

Birmingham Inventor’s Grip-on Sunglasses Begins Retailer Rollout

Birmingham’s Nancy Oram’s innovative idea to keep sunglasses or reading glasses from falling off your head or getting lost, will be hitting the shelves of select stores and boutiques nationwide later this month.

Collaborative U-M Effort Looks to Launch For-Profit, Social Enterprise in Detroit

A new Detroit-based startup, aimed at helping small businesses create a social media presence in addition to establishing tech literacy programs for local youth, may launch as early as this summer as part of an experimental program at the University of Michigan's Ross Business School.

Detroit Startup to Bring Rock Concert Emotion to Business Conference Scene

There's a new startup in town, and its mission is to bring new energy to traditional business conferences.

Shortage of Vacant Industrial Space Drives New Construction in Metro Detroit

By the end of 2014, metro Detroit was home to more than 350 million square feet of industrial facility space, with a vacancy rate of nearly 9 percent, down 20 percent from the same time the year before, says a new report from Signature Associates, a Southfield-based commercial real estate firm.