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Cade Cunningham, selected by the Detroit Pistons with the number 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. // Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Athletics

Detroit Pistons Select Cade Cunningham with No. 1 Draft Pick, Add U-M’s Isaiah Livers

The Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham of Oklahoma State University last night as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.Believed by many to be a surefire star in the league, Cunningham...
Birmingham cannabis team DeHydr8 has entered a licensing partnership agreement with Hill Street Beverages in Toronto for its DehydraTECH technology to produce THC products in Michigan. // Courtesy of Hill Street Beverages.

Michigan Cannabis Team DeHydr8 Partners with Toronto Beverage Company

DeHydr8 MI, a Birmingham-based team of cannabis industry professionals, has entered a licensing partnership agreement to use Toronto-based Hill Street Beverage Co.’s DehydraTECH technology to produce THC products in the state of Michigan.“Michigan is...
ThermoLift, with its engineering development and testing center in Livonia, received an investment from Canadian VC firm NGIF Cleantech Ventures to commercialize its TC3 heat pump. // Courtesy of ThermoLift

ThermoLift Receives Investment from Canadian VC Firm for Energy Saving Heat Pump

ThermoLift Inc., a heating and cooling technology company with its engineering development and testing center located in Livonia and headquarterd in Stony Brook, N.Y., announced that NGIF Cleantech Ventures, an Ottawa-based venture capital firm,...
The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro, part of the company's future plans for vehicle electrification, just part of its strong second quarter. // Courtesy of Ford

Ford Performs Stronger than Expected in Second Quarter Financial Results

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn released its second quarter financial results today, which showed a stronger than expected performance despite a semiconductor supply shortage and rolling out its plan for Ford+.“Ford+ is about creating...
J.D. Power's 2021 U.S. Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study saw Rocket Mortgage earn nations highest ranking and nonbank services overtake bank-affiliated servicers. // Stock Photo

Rocket Mortgage Leads Nation in Customer Satisfaction Based on J.D. Power Study

Troy-based J.D. Power released its 2021 U.S. Primary Mortgage Servicer Satisfaction Study, which found that despite high customer satisfaction marks for mortgage servicers industry-wide, non-bank lenders have overtaken bank-affiliated servicers in that department, largely...
The Birmingham Branch of MUCU, which announced its merger with Warren-based Unity Credit Union. // Courtesy of MUCU

Michigan United Credit Union and Unity Credit Union Merge, $340M in Assets

Michigan United Credit Union in Birmingham and Unity Credit Union in Warren announced a merger effective Aug. 1, after a vote by the membership on July 24 made it official. The financial terms of...
A rendering of the completed Northland Mall redevelopment project, one of many to receive funding from the Michigan Strategic Fund. // Courtesy of Contour Companies

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves $700M in Total Capital Investments

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a wide range of projects on Tuesday — including a new global battery center in Romulus, an urban grocery store in Flint, a...
Michigan's largest hydroponic garden center chain based in Shelby Township, HGS Hydro, was acquired by Denver-based GrowGeneration. // Courtesy of HGS Hydro

Denver-based Specialty Hydroponics Firm Acquires HGS Hydro in Shelby Township

Denver-based GrowGeneration, a leader in specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced the acquisition of HGS Hydro, one of the nation’s leading hydroponic garden center chains.HGS Hydro is headquartered in Shelby Township, and...