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Letter from the Editor: Summer Soiréess

As the region rolls into the automotive season with two major shows in September — a hybrid of the traditional North American International Auto...
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September – October 2021 Commentary

Heavy rains and the resulting sewer backups this summer and in recent years have exposed a lack of government leadership and funding in the...
2022 Ford Explorer ST // Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

2021 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

Auto dealerships in the Detroit metropolitan area took a major hit in 2020, with sales and leases dropping from 305,341 units in 2019 to...
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July – August 2021 Commentary

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you...
In Vino Veritas - Michigan’s wine industry has been expanding, with 3,375 wine grape acres, up 10 percent from 2016. // Courtesy of Mawby Vineyards

Rosé Revenue

The 2021 summer tourist season got off to a flying start this past winter at the Mawby Vineyard and Winery in Suttons Bay on...
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May – June 2021 Commentary

Every so often, a new technology comes along that changes the world for the better. From Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to Elon Musk’s advances in electric vehicles and reusable rockets, the human race has benefited mightily from seemingly simple, yet highly sophisticated, innovations.
Mobility Mecca

March – April 2021 Commentary

Metro Detroit can take a page from Silicon Valley’s playbook and become the mobility capital of the world. By riding the wave of new transportation solutions being developed by the automotive and technology industries, our region and state can better capitalize on our standing as one of the few places on the globe that can meld hardware and software to produce highly advanced products at scale.
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Spring Fling

As warmer weather moves in, enjoy the great outdoors sporting these latest fashions and accessories.
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January – February 2021 Commentary

By the time we reach 2030, advances like 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will boost green energy sources, bring greater efficiency to transportation, and expand access to locally sourced food, health care, and consumer goods. The evolution, already underway, has gathered added steam since the outbreak of COVID-19 highlighted our dependence on foreign-made products.
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November – December 2020 Commentary

Online shopping, which reported steady growth in recent years, has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other e-commerce retailers have been hiring thousands of workers to keep pace with demand, and there don’t appear to be any signs the surge will plateau, let alone dip.