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Sound Waves - A Neve 8028 soundboard at 54 Sound in Ferndale, right, is one of a few still in use. To the left of the Neve is a recorder the studio uses to digitize master tape recordings. // Photograph by Sal Rodriguez
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Market Performer - After Temeria Heard received the Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner award in 2016, she threw out the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park. // Photograph by Matthew Lavere

Sonic Sculptor

As The Romantics burst through the opening chords of a recent rehearsal at 54 Sound, a legendary recording studio in Ferndale, the band was...
silhouette of michigan (left) and denmark (right)

Michigan and Denmark

The Kingdom of Denmark is a small Scandinavian country that has one land border — in the south, with Germany — which extends just...
slice and dice Ken Knife Co. in Southfield considers multiple factors in designing and crafting kitchen blades, including the point, edge, spine, heel, tip, scales, bolster, and handle fasteners. // Courtesy of Ken Knife Co.

Blade Runner

Ryder DelSignore was bartending and working as an expeditor in the kitchen at Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, which is owned by his father, Luciano,...
Comeback Story - As an accountant, Crysta Tyus found it difficult to drive revenue outside of the tax season until she learned to become an expert adviser. // Photo by Martin Vecchio

Tax Shelter

The road to success has been a roller coaster ride for Southfield’s Crysta Tyus. That ride also carried her to more than $1 million...
Modern Contemporary - The Arkè kitchen by Pedini of Detroit. // Courtesy of Pedini of Detroit

Seamless Design

When Pedini of Detroit, an Italian designer of modern contemporary kitchens, bathrooms, and furniture, opened its doors in 2018, the company pursued two distinct...
Weekly Wage Average Across All Industries // Michigan Average 2019 $1,257; 2020 $1,225

Special Report: 2022 Michigan Economic Forecast – Destination Unknown

An economic disruption, like the COVID-19 pandemic, is akin to dropping a bowling ball in a kiddie pool. At first there’s a big wave,...
Lisa Lillelund on her terrace over looking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, 2021

Electric Lady

Lisa Lillelund can barely contain her pleasure as she explains her job as director of sales at Proterra Powered, an industry leader in the...
David S. Compo

Home Builders Association Announces 2020 Executive Committee

The Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan in Bingham Farms has announced its 2020 executive committee. David S. Compo will serve as president, Ben...

Blog: The Future of Manufacturing — Three Major Shifts Are Upon Us

Recently, I was fortunate to see a speech from futurist Peter Diamandis. He spoke about what the future world of work would be like, and specifically talked about the workforce within manufacturing. It’s about to be transformed.

Blog: The Revenge of Employees, Ghosting Employers is New Norm

From the days of Ebenezer Scrooge to Bill Lumbergh in “Office Space,” employers are typically portrayed in fiction as having the upper hand in the employer-employee relationship. For most employees, they feel that fiction is their sad reality.