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A National Health Plan?

At first blush, launching an online insurance company after a 13-year career in real estate doesn’t sound promising. So how has Lorne Zalesin utilized his past life as a homebuilder to sell health insurance over the Internet?

Dave Dombrowski

Taking time out from running the $138.7-million payroll of the Detroit Tigers, Dave Dombrowski sought inspiration from the team’s power hitters of yesteryear.

Amaury Diaz Serrano

Nine months ago, Amaury Diaz Serrano’s boss at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren gave the vehicle designer an unusual assignment.
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Ray Scott

Ray Scott, Lear’s president of the North American seating business, and his team took the unusual step of creating a fashion show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), where the new leather was used to accent dresses, suits, and accessories.

Kelle Ilitch

Soon after opening a bar intensity and Pilates studio in West Bloomfield Township last November, Kelle Ilitch started getting national inquiries for a 55-minute strengthening and lengthening workout that she and a team member developed.

Beauty on the Water

Few companies have back orders spanning five years, and even fewer would attempt to build vintage mahogany boats using century’s old methods and tools.

Fiscal Procrastination

Gov. Granholm and our state legislators shouldn’t wait for a deadline to tackle Michigan’s next budget.

Thomas G. Stephens

As Michigan strives to retain its college graduates, General Motors Corp. Group Vice President Thomas G. Stephens helps ensure that high-school students make it to the next level.

Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum

The boxing glove Joe Louis used to knock out Germany’s Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in 1938 today sits bronzed, engraved, and on display inside Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Pining for a Turnaround

After residential-building permits began falling in 2004, Steve Friedman saw an opportunity. A year later, the 30-year veteran founded Pinnacle Homes in Farmington Hills with the sole purpose of buying subdivisions that had reverted to lenders because of rising loan defaults.