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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.
Livonia's Ushr will expand its high-definition map expansion in North America with a recent $100 million investment. // Courtesy of Ushr

Ushr in Livonia Will Expand HD Mapping with $100M Investment

Ushr Inc. in Livonia, a leading HD map company for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD), today announced an investment of up to $100 million to fund its high-definition map expansion...
In time for its 50th anniversary season, 313 Presents put the Pine Knob name back on the Clarkston concert venue. // Courtesy of 313 Presents

DBusiness Daily Update: 313 Presents Brings Pine Knob Name Back to Clarkston Venue, and...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
A $120 million, 203-home lakefront community is coming to Commerce Township from Franklin Property Corp. and Whitehall Real Estate Interests. // Courtesy of Franklin Property Corp.

A $120M Luxury Waterfront Home Community is Coming to Commerce Township

Representing one of the largest luxury residential developments announced in recent years, Franklin Property Corp. in Farmington Hills, in partnership with Whitehall Real Estate Interests in Novi, will break ground in February on a...
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DBusiness Daily Update: 123NET in Southfield Partners to Help Close Detroit’s Digital Divide, and...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
Gongos, a customer-centric consultancy in Royal Oak, has been acquired by New York's InSites Consulting. // Stock Photo

Gongos in Royal Oak Acquired by InSites Consulting

InSites Consulting in New York, a leading consumer insight and collaboration agency, has announced the acquisition of Gongos Inc. in Royal Oak, a customer-centricity consultancy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.With more than...
The Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan based in Bingham Farms has named its 21 Industry Leadership Award honorees for 2021. // Stock photo

DBusiness Daily Update: Home Builders Group Announces Industry Leadership Awards, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
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New Real Estate Advisory Firm GREA Launches in Detroit and Across Nation

GREA (Global Real Estate Advisors), a full-service real estate advisory firm specializing in multifamily acquisitions, dispositions, and financing, launched today with 11 offices, including Detroit.The new entity states it is one of the largest privately...
Rev. Lawrence Rodgers of the Second Baptist Church in Detroit discusses the Underground Railroad for “Detroit: City of Churches.” // Courtesy of Keith Famie

DBusiness Daily Update: Two New Keith Famie Detroit Documentaries Are in Production, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
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SyBridge Tech in Southfield Acquires Action Tooling, Lakeshore Fixture and Gauge

SyBridge Technologies in Southfield, a global industrial technology company, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Action Tooling in Grand Rapids and Lakeshore Fixture and Gauge Ltd. in Windsor.Both transactions further expand SyBridge’s...
Rochester Hills auto supplier ARaymond has acquired a pair of Italian companies to boost its EV capabilities. // Courtesy of ARaymond

DBusiness Daily Update: ARaymond Expands EV Capabilities with Acquisitions, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...

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