Business Features

Jody Levy
Dark Stores
John Hantz

Meet the National Press

While trends show that news budgets and bureaus are steadily shrinking, Detroit, as it has for decades, remains a vibrant news town.

The ‘Buzz’ Around Hollywood

Looking to expand outside Michigan, third-generation developer Gilbert “Buzz” Silverman headed to Florida, but quickly determined the demand for new homes and stores was waning.

Recession Proof?

In the wake of Pfizer’s distressing departure from Ann Arbor, a well-placed entrepreneurial Spark lit a fire under the resilient little college town and helped avoid an economic catastrophe.

Industrial Revolution

An Auburn Hills firm developed a system to create or repair machine parts around the world using an industrial laser and a satellite-guided computer.

Business Class

A Bloomfield Hills nonprofit links top executives with challenged students to boost reading and writing skills.
Greenback Effect

The Greenback Effect

Reducing the amount of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions in the earth’s atmosphere is a challenge of global proportions. For Carbon Credit Environmental Services, the solution comes down to an investment in social responsibility and renewable energy.

Full Steam Ahead

Back on track after emerging from bankruptcy following the settlement of a trade-secret dispute with a rival toymaker, model train purveyor Lionel LLC is stoking its engines for more growth.

For Those About to Rock

A new school in Royal Oak inspires kids (and adults) not to play hooky, but to play in a rock band.

Wanted: A Studio Campus

New tax breaks for film production in Michigan are working; Are back lot tours far behind?

Fits and Starts

Why Oakland Hills’ Bobby Byerlein Just Might Be the Most Powerful Man in Oakland County.