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Beyond Basics Announces Student Success in Reading Program

Beyond Basics, a nonprofit organization that helps improve student literacy, says a new report shows students from second grade to high school enrolled in its program, have seen their reading levels double.

Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial to Be Built In Royal Oak

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial, an upcoming tribute to showcase the state’s contribution during the global conflict, will be built in Royal Oak and will focus on contributions made on both the warfront and the home front.

New Pothole Inspired Ice Cream Flavor to Help Fix Michigan’s Rocky Roads

Ice cream and springtime go hand-in-hand, and in Michigan, the same can be said for spring and potholes — leading a Shelby Township creamery to help smooth out the state’s rocky road problem.

Five Qs: Erika Beauchamp on Detroit Basket Co., Small Businesses in Detroit

Entrepreneurs across Detroit are starting unique small businesses that make an impression in the city’s growing market. One of the entrepreneurs is Erika Beauchamp, owner of Detroit Basket Co., which designs and produces gift baskets out of products that originated from Detroit. Beauchamp spoke with DBusinss Daily News about her company, and her views on small businesses setting up shop in the Motor City.

Export Alert: Detroit to Host Workshops on New Free Trade Agreements

The District Export Council, a nonprofit corporation that plans trade educational activities, will host a two-day workshop on March 25-26 that focuses on international documentation compliance and the differences between the North American Free Trade Agreement and three new Free Trade Agreements with Panama, South Korea, and Colombia.

Michigan State University Researchers Developing Evolving Robot Brains

Researchers at Michigan State University are developing robot brains that can navigate mazes, identify and catch falling objects, and work as a group to determine which order they should exit and re-enter a room.

Filmmaker Keith Famie Honored for Documentary on Aging

The Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter has chosen Wixom-based documentary filmmaker Keith Famie for the 2015 Diamond Award for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter — for his 13-part series, 'The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Aging.'

Troy-Based Company to Produce Bulletproof Baseball Caps

BulletSafe, a Troy-based company specializing in bulletproof vests, has ventured into a new style of protection — bulletproof baseball caps — for police officers and other security personnel.

Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Monday in Downtown Royal Oak

After months of renovation of the former Barnes & Noble building, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar in Ferndale will open on Monday in a new and larger facility in downtown Royal Oak, at Main and Fifth.

Detroit’s Eastern Market Looks for Vendors for 2015 season

Looking to sell your prized produce, special salsa, or new flavor of spice? Then head to Detroit’s Eastern Market on Friday, where they are hosting sessions to discuss the opportunities available for prospective vendors this year.