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5Qs With Derek Dickow

DBusiness Daily News spoke with Dickow about his personal networking strategies and how to mingle more effectively. The speed networking will be held on Wednesday, June 21 (5:30-8 p.m.) at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

General Motors Completes Test Fleet of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced the production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles, which will be deployed with more than 50 current-generation self-driving Bolt EVs in San Francisco, Scottsdale, and metro Detroit. 

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Program to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Leaders from the business, sustainability, and non-profit sectors today announced the launch of the Detroit 2030 District, which seeks to reduce building energy use, water consumption, and transportation greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

Spirit of Detroit Plaza Opens Today on Woodward Avenue

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other community leaders today launched the newly-renovated Spirit of Detroit Plaza. Located two blocks south of Campus Martius Park, the $300,000 plaza that spans both sides of Woodward Avenue, highlights the city’s history and diversity, as well as improving foot traffic near the riverfront.

Michigan Future Report Proposes Shake-up in State’s Education System

Ann Arbor-based non-profit Michigan Future today announced the findings of a report on the state’s current educational structure. The report, “Improving Student Outcomes from Education, Birth to College,” offers several proposed adjustments on how to better prepare students for future careers. 

Feldman Auto Group to Open Waterford Township Dealership June 23

The Feldman Auto Group today announced the grand opening of their new 1-800-PREOWNED Supercenter in Waterford Township, which will take place from June 23-24. The new facility will showcase more than 400 pre-owned vehicles from all major manufacturers. In turn, the company will assist customers with finding the car they’re looking for, even if it’s not on the lot.

Techstars Mobility Announces Four New Corporate Partnerships, Adds AI Firm

Techstars Mobility Accelerator in Detroit today announced four new corporate partnerships, and that Mighty AI, a Seattle-based startup offering training data for autonomous driving, is opening an office out of the Techstars office at Ford Field in Detroit. 

Focus: HOPE Partners with GM to Make Program for Detroit Women

Detroit’s Focus: HOPE and General Motors Co. have collaborated to create the Women in Manufacturing and Technology program, a new manufacturing and information technology job preparedness and training initiative for women in metro Detroit. The automotive company partnered with the human and civil rights group through a $370,000 grant and $338,000 in laptops and network infrastructure donations.

NITS Solutions Completes Office Renovations

NITS Solutions recently completed renovations on office space near the company’s headquarters in Novi to accommodate the addition of 25 employees. The data analytics services and solutions provider says it has experienced rapid growth over the last several years.

Buick Announces New Electric Motor Available for 2018 LaCrosse Models

Detroit automaker Buick and GMC today announced that the Buick LaCrosse is set to be fitted with eAssist light electrification motor for the 2018 model.