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Workin’ for Peanuts

Over the last year, Nuts Are Good Inc. (formerly Fresh Roasted Almond Co.), has revamped its business plan to bank on more casual fare —  peanuts — as a new cash cow.
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Smart Man

Detroit native Dave Schembri has been given a challenge few folks ever face: launching an entirely new brand of automobiles into the crowded American market.
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The Pink Door Opens

Along the charming brick-paver streets of downtown Milford sits a small, ivy-covered corner shop called The Pink Door.

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.

Man of Steel

Jim Farley has the toughest job in the auto industry: Putting Ford back in the forefront of consumers' minds.

Tribal Knowledge

Rapid advances in 3-D technology and the willingness of automakers to share coveted designs of future models has been a boon to Detroit’s advertising and creative community.

Pining for a Turnaround

After residential-building permits began falling in 2004, Steve Friedman saw an opportunity. A year later, the 30-year veteran founded Pinnacle Homes in Farmington Hills with the sole purpose of buying subdivisions that had reverted to lenders because of rising loan defaults.

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.

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