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Troy-Based Affinity Tool Works Acquires Centipede Tool

Affinity Tool Works, a professional tools provider in Troy, will rebrand as Bora PortaMate after acquiring Williamsburg-based Centipede Tool. PortaMate products will combine with Centipede Tool’s workstations to create the new brand, logo, and website.

FEV in Auburn Hills Will Shuttle Attendees in Autonomous Vehicles at the 2018 Consumer...

FEV, an Auburn Hills-based powertrain and vehicle engineering company, will introduce several smart vehicle technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month (Jan. 9-12), including the FEV Smart Vehicle Demonstrator. 

Kelly Services Projects Metro Detroit’s Top Jobs

Going into 2018, Kelly Services, a workforce management solutions company based in Troy, has revealed the jobs expected to be in highest demand.

Faurecia in Auburn Hills Invests in Alsentis Smart Surfaces

Faurecia, an automotive equipment supplier which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, today announced an investment in Holland-based touch technologies company, Alsentis. The investment will support technology in Smart Surfaces — touch panels for appliance, consumer, automotive, and industrial applications.

Report: Artificial Intelligence Continues to Shape Retail Experiences

In a new report, Livonia-based media and marketing services company Valassis has predicted what 2018 will hold for marketers and retailers including borderless shopping and growth in artificial intelligence (AI).

Detroit’s Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Receives $18M Investment

The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, a fund for minority-owned small businesses in Detroit, has tripled in size with an $18 million investment from the Detroit Development Fund (DDF), JPMorgan Chase, and the W.K Kellogg Foundation (WKKF).

Plum Market Comes to Oakland University in Fall 2018

Oakland University (OU) in Auburn Hill will open a Plum Market on campus in the renovated Oakland Center in Fall 2018. The partnership will focus on quality food, service, and engagement with students and faculty.

The Hamilton Apartments in Detroit’s Midtown District Begins $12M Renovation

Birmingham-based Broder and Sachse Real Estate and Detroit-based Sachse Construction today announced the start of a $12-million renovation of The Hamilton, an apartment community located in Detroit’s Midtown district (40 Davenport St.).

University of Michigan Conducts Survey to Improve Entrepreneurial Programs

Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and David Brophy, professors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, have conducted a survey to detail what makes a mentorship program successful. The study surveyed 33 private and university entrepreneurial programs. The results indicate that programs are successful when mentors and mentees work together to develop business skills, rather than assume individuals are born with entrepreneurial skills.

Warren-based Art Van PureSleep Partners With Bedgear for New Shop Experience

Warren-based Art Van PureSleep has collaborated with Bedgear, a performance bedding company, to open 17 Performance Sleep Shops featuring Bedgear lifestyle performance products housed in select Art Van PureSleep locations. The shops will assist patrons in building a personalized sleep system based on body frames and preferred sleeping positions.

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