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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.
Dials on Shinola’s new Pewabic Runwell and Birdy watches are crafted from repurposed tiles. // Courtesy of Shinola

DBusiness Daily Update: Shinola Introduces Shinola X Pewabic Collection, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
construction cranes over a city skyline

Lawrence Tech and Partners Launching Construction Safety Research Center

Lawrence Technological University and a group of industry partners are launching a Construction Safety Research Center on the Southfield campus to make construction workplaces safer across Michigan and the nation.Industry partners in the endeavor...
Happi is Michigan’s first Cannabis-infused sparkling water. // Photo courtesy of Happi

DBusiness Daily Update: Birmingham-based Happi Introduces Cannabis-infused Sparkling Water, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
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Detroit Real Estate Tech Firm InvestNext Closes $4.3M Seed Funding Round

InvestNext, a Detroit-based real estate investment technology company, has closed a $4.3 million seed round.The funding round was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners in Chicago and joined by Detroit Venture Partners, Whitecap Venture...
The city of Detroit is building a new, 30,000-square-foot facility for its Animal Care and Control department. // Rendering courtesy of City of Detroit

DBusiness Daily Update: Detroit to Build $5M Animal Care & Control Building, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
RoboTire is a patented robotics and automation solution designed to enable robots to change tires. // Courtesy of RoboTire

Discount Tire Leads $7.5M Investment Round in Detroit Startup RoboTire

Discount Tire, the world’s largest independent tire retailer, led a $7.5 million Series A investment round in RoboTire, a Detroit-based automotive robotics and automation startup.Arizona-based Reinalt-Thomas Corp., which does business as Discount Tire and...
Phase Two of the Motown Museum expansion project has begun. // Rendering courtesy of Motown Museum

DBusiness Daily Update: Phase Two of Motown Museum Expansion Begins, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us...
a rivian electric vehicle

Rivian Establishes Service Support Operations in Plymouth Township, Adds 100 Jobs

Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian is establishing a new Rivian Service Support Operations facility in Plymouth Township, which is expected to create 100 high-wage jobs.The facility represents a $4.6 million investment from Rivian, with support...
Preliminary knee and hip designs for a new powered exoskeleton system being developed by the University of Michigan. // Courtesy University of Michigan

U-M Receives $1.7M from NIH to Build Exoskeletons for Lower Limbs

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has received $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new type of powered exoskeleton for lower limbs.The powered exoskeleton is an effort to...
KSP has begun offering non-oncology specialty drugs to serve providers and patients throughout the McLaren Health Care network. // Courtesy Karmanos Cancer Institute

Karmanos Cancer Institute and KSP Specialty Pharmacy Launch Drug Patient Portal

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and KSP Specialty Pharmacy have launched a new website — www.ksppharmacy.org.The new site features provider resources and information for payers and pharmaceutical companies as well as...

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