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30 in Their Thirties: Lee Skandalaris // 32

As an M&A specialist early in his career, Lee Skandalaris saw too many companies suffer because they were heavily invested in a single technology or market.

30 in Their Thirties: Neil Sherman // 38

Neil Sherman met law partner Peter M. Schneiderman in 2002, and became managing attorney at Schneiderman & Sherman in 2008.

30 in Their Thirties: Brian Foster // 38

By offering activities as diverse as preschool, summer camp programs, and piano lessons, Brian Foster hopes the Stars and Stripes Activity Center will cause young people to experience a digital disconnect.

30 in Their Thirties: Steven Bardocz // 36

The seed for Savance was planted in Steve Bardocz’s head while he was working at a wholesale electrical distributor as a co-op student at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).

Cool and Wait

Until costs subside or production increases, additive manufacturing will remain a niche process.

Luxury Abounds

As the region’s housing market recovers, lavish homes priced above $1 million are moving again, but a full recovery is still on the horizon.

The Boomer Boom

Auto dealers are rethinking their marketing pitches and returning to traditional sales practices as new data shows baby boomers now make up almost 50 percent of all new-car buyers in the United States.

Mortgage Mecca

Detroit has long been the center of the automotive world, but it’s also a major mortgage hub generating billions of dollars in loan activity.

All Aboard

Michigan’s manufacturing industry relies on a private network of rail lines to move freight to global markets.

The Lending Tree

At a recent Goldman Sachs conference, Stephen D. Steinour — chairman, president, and CEO of Huntington Bank based in Columbus, Ohio — was asked where he would invest money if he had his pick of any place in the United States. “I said Michigan, and even the guys that were sleeping woke up,” Steinour says.