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Former Hudson Café Manager to Open Two New Restaurants in Detroit

Detroit native Maurice Wiggins, a former manager of the Hudson Café — a breakfast eatery along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit that evokes the famous Hudson’s department store — says he will open two...

Detroit Architectural Firm SmithGroupJJR Launches Office in China

SmithGroupJJR, an architecture and engineering firm, has opened an office in Shanghai. The new location builds upon the Detroit-based company’s recent work in China, including the design of a 468,000-square-foot R&D facility for the...

Lansing’s Neogen Seeks Bigger Share of $100M Food Safety Test Market

Neogen Corp. in Lansing has developed a new test system that allows food manufacturers and processors to more rapidly detect spoilage organisms that can affect shelf life, quality, and consumer satisfaction. NeoFilm, the company’s new...

Five Qs: Michael Kaye Revolutionizes Digital Floor Plans

Just weeks after winning first place in IT at the 2013 Accelerate Michigan competition, Michael Kaye of PlanReaction was named “Best of Boot Camp” at the recent Ann Arbor Spark’s entrepreneurial workshop. Kaye spoke...

U-M Report: Michigan Economy to Create 130,000 Jobs Through 2015

Economists at the University of Michigan predict a growing state economy will create more than 130,000 jobs in Michigan in the next two years. “Michigan has performed exceedingly well compared with the nation and most...

Plante Moran Returns to its Roots, Opens Office in Detroit

Nearly 90 years after Plante Moran was first established in Detroit, the public accounting and business advisory firm returns today as it opens a new office in the Compuware Building. The 15,000-square-foot location will...

Black Friday Bargains Bring Out Younger Shoppers Nationally, Locally

The younger the consumer, the more likely that person will be shopping on Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, the traditional weekend launch of the holiday shopping season, says a recently released survey. The consumer poll...

Detroit’s Status as a Tech Hub Draws National Conference

More than 100 tech companies from across the country will fill the Detroit Marriott’s Renaissance Ballroom at the Renaissance Center Tuesday for the two-day Great Lakes Technology Showcase. “Detroit is increasingly being recognized as one...

AT&T Store in Troy Among First to Offer Mobile Point of Sales

The AT&T store in Troy is reinventing its traditional retail sales offerings. Customers will no longer see cash-register counters; rather they’ll find round, cafe-style “learning tables” that promote side-by-side interactions with AT&T retail consultants. What’s...

$500,000 Donation to Preserve Heirloom Peonies at U-M

A $500,000 donation to the Matthew Bontanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan will help restore and protect the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. The gift from Martha...

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