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Tim Keenan is managing editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers. Prior to joining DBusiness, he was a senior account executive at Campbell Marketing & Communications in Dearborn, working with the Motorcraft-Quick Lane racing teams in NASCAR and the NHRA. In other positions, he executed public relations and marketing strategies for several Tier One automotive suppliers. His journalism credits include The Football News-Basketball Weekly in Detroit, The Hardwood News in Lansing, Monday Morning Newspapers in Warren, and Ward’s Communications in Southfield. While at Ward’s, Mr. Keenan was part of a team that won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award in 1995. In late 2020, he published “Everybody Loves Mickey,” a biography of retired professional wrestler “Irish” Mickey Doyle. Mr. Keenan also is chairman of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and is a volunteer for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

FIAT Unveils New 2019 500X for North American Market at Los Angeles Auto Show

FIAT today announced it is unveiling a new 2019 500X — with an all-new, fuel efficient turbocharged engine and new Italian design — at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

Detroit’s Amerisource Industrial Supply Joins Fairmont Supply’s Pennsylvania-based Family of Companies

Detroit’s Amerisource Industrial Supply has merged with the Fairmont Supply family of companies, giving both entities expanded market reach and product portfolios, and access to a wider customer base. Financial details of the move were not disclosed.

New Shinola Hotel Retail Store to Open on Black Friday

Just in time for Black Friday, Shinola will open its fourth metro Detroit retail location — at the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel – at 10 a.m. Friday.

Report: Auto Industry Must Find Additional Revenue Streams to Prosper

As profit margins continue to narrow, auto manufacturers must look beyond the initial sale of the vehicle and scheduled maintenance for revenue and focus on creating personalized in-vehicle experiences through allied service partners to succeed in the future, forecasts Frost & Sullivan, a California-based business growth consultancy.

UNTUCKit Opens First Michigan Outlet at Somerset Collection in Troy

UNTUCKit, the brand of men’s shirts designed to be worn untucked, opened its first Michigan store today at the Somerset Collection in Troy. It is the company’s 45th store nationwide.

Flagstar Bank Signs On as First Founding Partner of Detroit FinTech Bay Financial Technology...

Detroit FinTech Bay, a local technology hub for the financial industry, today signed Flagstar Bank as its first founding partner for the North American FinTech hub.

Urban Land Institute of Michigan Launches Breakfast Clubs for Women in Real Estate

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan is launching a new program called the BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs, online webcasts designed to empower and inspire women in real estate across the region.

Wixom’s J & B Medical Supply Bolsters Telemedicine Business with Purchase of Sylaps Video...

J & B Medical Supply of Wixom has acquired majority ownership of Sylaps Inc.’s free video conferencing service web app that provides video or audio calls, chat, and file sharing between individuals or groups. The investment will bolster its HNC telemedicine enterprise, which provides virtual medical care to patients globally. Terms of the agreement were not released.

Rock Holdings in Detroit Acquires Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com

Need a quick definition or a synonym? Look no further than Rock Holdings, which has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com from their creator, IAC of Oakland, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google and National Business League Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Assist African-American-Owned Enterprises

Google and the National Business League (NBL) are forming a global partnership – with a Detroit office opening Monday at Little Caesar’s Arena – to offer a vast array of business solutions and services for African-American-owned businesses.

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