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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.
The Townsend Hotel

AAA Michigan in Dearborn Announces 2019 Four Diamond Hotels and Restaurants in the State

AAA Michigan in Dearborn has announced its 2019 award-winning hotels and restaurants across the state that earned the four-diamond rating during the past 12 months.
Michigan Manufacturing Sector

Industry 4.0

The rebound of the manufacturing sector in recent years has helped stabilize and propel the state’s economy. More growth is on the horizon, as recent federal policies favor production on American soil.Still, Michigan lost...
Detroit Wing Company Storefront

Less is More

A chef pares the menu to boost the bottom line. // Photographs by Jacob Lewkow

Flash Wash

How an automotive photographer used the concept of a car wash to produce rapid images of cars and trucks.

Food Smart

A strong economy would seemingly portend an easier workload for Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit, but the nonprofit organization finds that even as more people are employed, providing nutritious food to those in...

The Son Also Rises

A formerly down-on-its-luck restaurant worker now owns multiple eateries in Royal Oak and Howell.

PDA Q&A: Cynthia Hutchison

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City Circuit

The Buhl family starts a racing, driver education, and marketing enterprise in Detroit’s Corktown district.

Birmingham Developer Files Federal Lawsuit Against the City Over Bates Street Extension Project

TIR Equities, a real estate development firm, and its principal, Ara Darakjian, this week filed a lawsuit against the City of Birmingham over a large, mixed-use project that it had bid on as part of a request for proposal issued by the municipality in 2017. Four developers originally bid on what’s called the Bates Street Extension Project, and two continued through the process.

The Detroit Pistons Launch “Partner Connect” B2B Networking Program for Sponsors

The Detroit Pistons have launched the Partner Connect business-to-business networking program.