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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.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.

Troy’s Kirco Manix to Construct First Two BJ’s Wholesale Clubs in Southeast Michigan

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., an East Coast-based wholesale club operating 216 clubs and 138 gas stations in 16 states, has selected Troy’s Kirco Manix to construct 100,000-square-foot clubs and gas stations in Madison Heights and Taylor, as the company expands into eastern Michigan this year.
2020 Entegra Reatta XL

Luxury Motor Coach Introduced by Charlotte’s Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Entegra Coach

The chassis of the 2020 Entegra Reatta XL luxury motorhome, unveiled Wednesday at the Family Motor Coach Association’s 99th International Convention & RV Expo in Perry, Ga., was built by Spartan Specialty Vehicles of Charlotte, located southwest of Lansing.
Pine River

DTE Energy Opens its Newest Wind Park, Michigan’s Largest

DTE Energy’s newest wind park, called Pine River and located in mid-Michigan’s Gratiot and Isabella counties, began operation today, providing enough clean energy to power more than 54,000 homes.
auto loan interest rates

Report: Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit Highest Level in a Decade

Interest rates on new vehicles hit an average of 6.26 percent in February, their highest level since 2009, according to a report by Edmunds.

Carpenters & Millwrights to Consolidate Regional Operations in Detroit, Build $30M Training Facility

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, the state’s largest skilled trades union, says it will build a new training center on Detroit’s west side and consolidate all of its administrative and training operations – currently spread across locations in Warren, Ferndale, Livonia, and the Renaissance Center – under that new roof.
Tin Roof

Tin Roof to Replace Cheli’s Chili Bar Near Comerica Park

Tin Roof, a Nashville-based restaurant known for its live music and southern-style menu, will replace the longtime popular Cheli’s Chili Bar that closed late last year. The announcement was made Wednesday and the new establishment, across the street from Comerica Park, is expected to open by October.
Cadillac XT6

Cadillac Puts Sticker on First XT6, Prices Start at $53,690

Cadillac’s first-ever XT6, promised to be loaded with standard features and safety and driver assistance technologies, will start with a sticker price of $53,690 for the Premium Luxury FWD model and $58,090 for the Sport model with sport control AWD. The vehicles go on sale this spring.

Report: Michigan Ranks 9th in Nation for Economic Development Projects

Michigan ranks ninth among the top 10 states with the most economic development projects according to Site Selection magazine’s 2018 Governor’s Cup rankings, moving up two places from last year’s list. The magazine covers economic planning and expansion nationwide.

PGA Tour Rocket Mortgage Classic Tickets Go on Sale Next Week

Tickets for the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club — the first PGA Tour event ever played in the city of Detroit — will go on sale to the general public next Wednesday.
beer

Proposed Grain, Malting Facility Near Jackson to Benefit State’s Growing Craft Beer Industry

Michigan’s growing craft-brewed beer industry is expected to benefit from Independent Barley & Malt Inc.’s proposed commercial-scale grain processing and malting facility in Litchfield, west of Jackson, after an agreement was announced today between IB&M and The Andersons Inc. of Maumee, Ohio to source, supply, deliver, and store malting barley for the operation.

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