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R.J. King is editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers, all of which cover companies in metro Detroit and Michigan that are expanding locally, nationally, and internationally. He is author of four books — “Detroit: Engine of America,” a gold medal recipient of the Midwest Book Awards, “8 Track: The First Mobile App,” “Passport to the Corner Office: The Starter’s Guide to Corporate Life,” and “Mystical.” Since 2011, DBusiness magazine has been honored with more than 45 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the Editorial Excellence Awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers, including being named the top regional business magazine in the country. Prior to launching DBusiness in 2006, Mr. King was a business writer for The Detroit News for 16 years, where he wrote more than 4,000 articles covering economic development, automotive, aerospace, health care, technology, transportation, and other business sectors. Mr. King is a board member of the Brother Rice Business Alliance, Beyond Basics, Detroit Aircraft Corp., Detroit Spacecraft Corp., ASX, and the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for The Parade Co. and Detroit Sessions. He is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, and on the board of the DAC Executives Club and the DAC Car Club as well as a member of the DAC Marketing and Communications Committee. Named a Knight of Woodward, he is a member of the Boston-Edison Historic District and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. In 2014, Mr. King was inducted into the International Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Hall of Fame.
Dimash Aimurzayev, a master’s student in electrical engineering at MSU, examines a circuit board. Electronics like this will be tested at the new Space Electronics Center. // Photo by Derrick L. Turner/MSU

Michigan State University Launches Space Electronics Center with Texas Instruments

Michigan State University in East Lansing has launched a Space Electronics Center — part of the College of Engineering and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB — that will design and test...
family home

DBusiness Daily Update: Realtor Association Promotes First-time Homebuyer Savings Account Program, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message.Realtor Association Promotes First-time...
A variety of plates from the new Mediterranean fine dining restaurant Symposia in Detroit's Greektown Casino and Hotel. // Courtesy of Gerard and Belevender

Mediterranean Fine Dining Restaurant Symposia Opens Oct. 4 in Detroit’s Greektown

Symposia, a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant located within the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit’s Greektown, will open on Oct. 4.Featuring a menu created by executive chef Elliot Patti, Symposia highlights the Mediterranean region inspired...
The Parade Co. President and CEO Tony Michaels will receive the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award on Oct. 21. // Courtesy of Goodfellows

DBusiness Daily Update: Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund to Honor Parade Co.’s Tony Michaels Oct....

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message.Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund...
a doctor using a robotic surgery machine

Beaumont Health Expands Use of Robotic Surgery by 50%

Beaumont Health in Southfield today announced it has expanded its fleet of robots by nearly 50 percent to increase the ability of doctors to provide an advanced, minimally invasive option for more patients.With the...
Preparations are underway for the 96th America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White. // Photo courtesy of The Parade Co.

DBusiness Daily Update: The Parade Co. Has Big Plans for 96th America’s Thanksgiving Parade,...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message.The Parade Co. Has...
Landscape with Figures, 1889, oil on canvas - Painting // Photo by R.J. King

Van Gogh Exhibit Premieres at DIA, Public Show Opens on Oct. 2

On the centenary of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, the Detroit Institute of Arts presents a landmark exhibition that tells the story of...
Vintage Indy cars will be on the track, along with other racers, throughout the American Speed Festival at M1 Concourse. // Photo by Tim Keenan

DBusiness Daily Update: American Speed Festival Roars into M1 Concourse This Weekend, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message.American Speed Festival Roars...
To expand its geographic reach and cannabis testing capabilities, ACT Laboratories in Lansing has agreed to acquire CDX Analytics. // Stock Photo

ACT Laboratories in Lansing Acquires CDX Analytics to Expand Cannabis Testing

ACT Laboratories Inc. in Lansing, a lab testing company in the legal cannabis and hemp markets, today announced an agreement to acquire CDX Analytics (CDX) of Massachusetts to continue its geographic expansion and extend...

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