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Singlethread in Detroit Enhances Service Department Platform

Singlethread, a Detroit-based provider of web-based software to improve communication in automobile dealerships, has announced new additions to its product line including electronic vehicle inspections, team chat, and a new design. The enhancements are designed to generate more efficient internal and external communication and team development.

Aquaro Histology in Ann Arbor Receives $9.8M Investment

Ann Arbor-based Aquaro Histology, a developer for histology lab products, has completed their funding to launch the Aquaro Automated Section Mounting (ASM) following a $9.8 million investment by Telegraph Hill Partners.

Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for Nov. 17

The Downtown Detroit Partnership along with DTE Energy Foundation will present the 14th consecutive Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m Nov. 17 at Campus Martius Park. The featured tree will be a 60 foot Norwegian Spruce grown in Michigan and will display 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments.

Detroit Chinese Business Association to Host Auto Expo Forum in Dearborn

The Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) in Troy and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce in Livonia are hosting the US China Auto Expo Forum from Nov. 7-9 at the Edward Hotel and Conference Center in Dearborn.

Report: Michigan’s Wine Industry Adds $5.4B to State Economy

A new statewide study reports that the Michigan wine and grape industry contributes $5.4 billion to the state’s economy. The study, conducted by John Dunham and Associates, reports that the Michigan wine industry has created more than 28,000 jobs.

Priority Health Partners with Beaumont Health to Offer New Health Plan

Grand Rapids-based Priority Health will collaborate with Southfield-based Beaumont Health to create the Beaumont Health Network, a narrow network plan, which offers members a 20 percent decrease in health care costs.

Michigan’s LARA Launches Online Filing System for Businesses

Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Corp.’s (LARA) Securities and Commercial Licensing bureau (CSCL) in Lansing will debut the Corporations Online Filing System (COFS) on Oct. 30. The COFS will facilitate business growth in Michigan and create more convenient business transactions with the state.

Café Spice, Purveyor of Foods From India, Debut in Meijer Supermarkets

Founded in 2003 by restaurateur Sushil Malhotra and his son, Sameer, Café Spice Global Foods today announced their products are now available at Meijer Supermarkets throughout the Midwest. The Malhotras and culinary director Hari Nayak, chef and cookbook author, say they saw growing demand for authentic and fresh Indian cuisine in the Detroit area.

Report: Available Jobs Continue to Increase in Southeast Michigan

The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan today released a report that shows there are currently less jobseekers than necessary to fill the demand for workers, which leaves the labor market relatively stagnant. The report is based on hiring activity in the second quarter, when the unemployment rate reached 3.8 percent, the lowest such rate since 2001. 

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to Present Lightweight Frame at SEMA Show

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) in Plymouth Township announced today it will display a new light weight frame for specialty cars at this year’s SEMA Show on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas.