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R.J. King

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.
Cheryl Clinton Barnett

PDA Q&A: Cherie Clinton-Barnett

The E-Interview, Owner, Glitz Salons, Oxford Township

MichBio Schedules BioTalent Summit for March 16 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia

MichBio in Ann Arbor, or the Michigan Bioscience Industry Association, will conduct its BioTalent Summit on March 16. The event will focus on bringing together bio-industry stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing...

ASX in Detroit, Spirit AeroSystems Developing Affordable eVTOL Aircraft for Mass Production

Jon Rimanelli, co-founder and CEO of ASX in Detroit, and Keith Hamilton, executive director, programs and business development at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan., with their signed memorandum of understanding and definitive agreement to cooperate on the creation of an affordable, certified all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Accenture Report

Report: 17% of Global Organizations Considered ‘Leaders’ in Cyber Resilience

A new report from Accenture finds that fewer than one-fifth of organizations are effectively stopping cyberattacks and finding and fixing breaches fast enough to lower their impact.

Report: Coronavirus Impacting Vehicle Sales in China, Could Extend to North America

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus already is having a negative impact on China’s automotive industry and has the potential to disrupt the North American auto industry as well, according to a new alert...

FIRST Robotics Competition in Detroit Will Feature ‘Star Wars’-themed Game Field, April 28-May 2

Student teams that are competing to reach the 2020 FIRST Championship to be contested from April 28 to May 2 at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit will, for the first time, participate in...
R.J. King

Letter from the Editor: Maker Economy

As we turn to a new decade, here are the primary objectives in Michigan for the next 10 years, presented in order of importance.
representatives from GM and Beyond Basics

Detroit’s General Motors Donates $1M to Literacy Nonprofit Beyond Basics

General Motors Co. today announced a $1 million donation to Beyond Basics to support the nonprofit’s Be The Solution literacy campaign. The investment is the largest single donation to the campaign and will provide...