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Ann Arbor’s Ecovia Renewables Wins International Chemistry Challenge

Ann Arbor-based chemistry company Ecovia Renewables was announced as one of three winners to receive joint development agreements at AzkoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry international startup challenge in Amsterdam last month.

Jennifer Gilbert Named Chair of Board of Governors for Cranbrook Academy of Art and...

Bloomfield Hills-based Cranbrook Academy of Art today announced Detroit activist, art community leader, and non-profit executive Jennifer Gilbert as new Chair of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum Board of Governors beginning July 1, when she will also join the Board of Trustees for Cranbrook Educational Community

Report: Vehicle OEMs to Collaborate for Technology Growth

According to the latest report from growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan, government mandates on emission and safety drive innovation are pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to make major investments and collaboration efforts in six fields: powertrain; chassis; safety; comfort; connectivity; and EV technology.

Rockbridge Growth Equity Acquires Kings III Emergency Communications

Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity today announced the acquisition of emergency monitoring solutions provider Kings III Emergency Communications, a Dallas-based company that completes proprietary hardware, installation, monitoring, and maintenance services for on-site emergency phones for over 23,000 customers in the United States and Canada.

Royal Oak’s La Dulce Moves Close to Detroit’s Riverfront

The owners of La Dulce, a multi-cultural tapas spot in Royal Oak, have announced their restaurant will be relocating to a 7,000-square-foot space at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Riverfront along Jefferson Avenue, just east of Cobo Center.

Report: Demand for In-Vehicle Technology Increases

Southfield-based business information provider IHS Markit has released a global survey that shows the demand for in-vehicle technology is increasing, though the willingness to pay for it is sporadic.

Van Elslander Capital Will Build Headquarters in Birmingham

Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder for Van Elslander Capital, today announced the investment company plans to break ground on an 11,000-square-foot office building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Oak Street later this month. The building is projected to open next summer.

2018 Cadillac XTS Receives Appearance, Technical Upgrades

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced technical, chassis, and appearance upgrades for the 2018 Cadillac XTS. The luxury sedan will be equipped with a dynamic chassis that can accommodate both 19- and 20-inch tires. An increased amount of sound insulators and the updated chassis aims to reduce cabin noise in the vehicle and provide a better travelling environment.

DTE Energy to Open Detroit’s Beacon Park on July 20

DTE Energy today announced Beacon Park, a 1.5-acre public outdoor space located at the corner of Cass and Grand River avenues, will open on July 20. The park will be home to a restaurant, a central lawn, walking paths, multi-use space for outdoor activities, performances, and areas for food truck vendors and bicycle parking.

Vantastic, Developed by a Metro Detroit Entrepreneur, Creates Multi-Purpose Lit-Bit Technology

West Bloomfield Township-based Vantastic Designs and Promotions has debuted the Lit-Bit, a customizable, transparent bracelet that glows in response to music rhythms and speech.