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30 In Their Thirties: Christopher Stefani, Chief of Staff Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

In his spare time, Christopher Stefani teaches Irish stepdance. At work as Lawrence Technological University’s chief of staff in Southfield, he’s more of a juggler. It’s lists and more lists as Stefani pursues LTU’s...

30 In Their Thirties: Aaron Siepierski, Founder and Owner, Aaron’s Estate Sales, Birmingham

Aaron Siepierski pulls his truck over to do a Zoom call and explains he’s spent “many, many nights studying and researching” how to make Aaron’s Estate Sales in Birmingham more successful. The first book he...

30 In Their Thirties: Jeremy Sasson, Founder, CEO, Heirloom Hospitality, Birmingham

With a palate developed through fine-dining experiences in Miami and New York, and finding himself somewhat flush after a few short years in the solar energy brokerage business in the Big Apple, Jeremy Sasson...

30 In Their Thirties: Michelle Rafalski, Co-owner, Managing Partner, Gleba & Associates, Troy

After starting her career in commercial real estate, Michelle Rafalski joined Gleba & Associates, the financial planning firm her mother, Jill Gleba, founded in 1985. “I would call it very tedious,” she says of...

30 In Their Thirties: Giuseppe Lucido, Senior Vice President, United Wholesale Mortgage, Pontiac

One day in March, Giuseppe Lucido was busy with preparations for UWM Live! — United Wholesale Mortgage’s huge convocation of brokers. For the third annual edition of this event on May 15-16, United Wholesale...

30 In Their Thirties: Nick DeCroo, Director, Woodward Park Partners, Bloomfield Hills

As an investment banker, Nick DeCroo is exactly where he wants to be. It just took a while for him to get there. His first job was in 2011, at PNC Bank in Troy. “It...
Old Kowalski plant

Perennial Popularity

In an early TV commercial for Kowalski Sausage, a father paces back and forth before his family’s home while his son and daughter fidget. Emerging from inside, the mother swings a picnic basket.“You want...
Ferndale Apothercary

Ferndale’s Global Apothecary

When wildfire swept across much of the Greek island of Chios in August of 2012, alarm bells sounded on 8 Mile Road in Ferndale. Flames had destroyed about half the island’s groves of Pistacia...
Globe Midwest staff

Public Adjusters

Sometimes the value of an insurance claim can come down to an elusive distinction such as whether a damaged piano remains good enough to play at home but is no longer up to a...
Huron River Club

Maintaining Tradition

Laura Fox hears it all the time on the phone. “Is this the Hunt and Grunt Club? I haven’t been there for a long time, but it says Huron River Club.”“Yes,” Fox admits, “it...

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