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HAILed it: Tuition-free promise effectively recruits low-income students to University of Michigan

High-achieving, low-income students who receive a personalized commitment of financial aid are more than twice as likely to apply, be admitted to, and enroll in a top-tier university, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Colliers in Southfield Adds Building Security Advisory to Project Management Division

Colliers International Group, a large real estate and investment management company with offices in Southfield, has added a building and premises security advisory to its project management division, offering an extra layer of protection for clients.

Livonia’s Pet Supplies Plus Acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners

Livonia’s Pet Supplies Plus, the third-largest pet store chain in the U.S., has been sold to Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Novi’s Stoneridge Pushes Technology Strategy with $10M Investment in California’s Autotech Ventures Fund

Novi-based Stoneridge Inc. will invest $10 million over the next 10 years in a fund managed by Autotech Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif. venture capital firm focused on ground transportation technology.

Enterprise Holdings to Add 100,000 Connected GM Cars to Rental Fleet in 2019

Enterprise Holdings plans to increase its fleet of connected General Motors rental vehicles by 100,000 during the next 12 months.

Troy’s Rehmann Merges with Florida’s Lamn, Krielow, Dytrych & Co.

Troy-based financial services company Rehmann is continuing its growth in Florida with the merger of Jupiter’s Lamn, Krielow, Dytrych & Co., which has served southeast Florida for nearly 50 years.

Gilbert Family Foundation Gives $12 Million to NF1 Gene Therapy Research

The Gilbert Family Foundation is providing $12 million over the next three years to several teams researching the underlying genetic abnormalities in neurofibromatosis type 1 patients in hopes of facilitating a cure for the disease. This is the organization’s first initiative involving gene therapy.

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens New Luxury Hotel in Bloomfield Hills

Metro Detroit’s newest luxury hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton that was redeveloped from the former Kingsley Inn, expects to greet its first public guests in mid-to-late December, just in time for the holiday season. The property has undergone a complete, multi-year renovation.

Indian IT Provider Wipro to Open Automotive Innovation Center in Detroit Area

Wipro Ltd., an information technology, consulting, and business process services provider based in Bangalore, India, today announced it plans to open an Automotive Innovation Center at an unspecified location in metro Detroit.

Detroit Auto Show to Host Second Annual Mobility “Match Meetings” Jan. 16

The North American International Auto Show, Michigan Economic Development Corp., and PlanetM are staging their second annual business-to-business AutoMobili-D Match Meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Cobo Center.