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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.
Domino’s Innovation Garage

Domino’s Pizza Opens Innovation Garage, Features Nuro’s R2 Unmanned Vehicle

Domino’s Pizza Inc. in Ann Arbor Township today announced the opening of the Domino’s Innovation Garage, a stand-alone workplace where employee teams collaborate on, create, and test new ideas. Located on the campus of...
American Battery Solutions facility

American Battery Systems in Lake Orion Partners with Toshiba on NextGen Fast Charging Platform

American Battery Solutions Inc., an advanced battery systems firm in Lake Orion, today announced it is partnering with Toshiba International Corp. to develop and deploy fast charge and high-power battery systems using lithium titanate...
R.J. King

Letter from the Editor: Market Quest

Most businesses have a vision for the next five to 10 years, whether it’s reducing costs, boosting profits, adding technology, or improving the lives of the community by supporting charitable and educational programs.
John Hantz

Urban Nutrient

Can John Hantz’s tree farm in Detroit be a model for turning around struggling neighborhoods?
Gabriel Currie

Guitar Factory

Why a famed guitar maker from Los Angeles set up shop in Detroit.
Industry Innovation Center

Wayne State University and the Michigan Mobility Institute to Launch the Center for Advanced...

Wayne State University and the Michigan Mobility Institute today announced the creation of the Center for Advanced Mobility at the Detroit campus.The new center expands on the College of Engineering’s current cyber-physical systems programs...

Oakland Hills Country Club Will Close South Course to Install Hi-Tech Drainage System

A year after approving the renovation of its legendary South Course with a design by renowned golf architect Gil Hanse, Oakland Hills Country Club announces the overwhelming approval of its members to move forward with the project that will now include a PrecisionAire system.