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R.J. King

Letter from the Editor: Lesson Plan

With little fanfare but plenty of long-term benefits, the Detroit Public Schools Community District has turned the corner on decades of mismanagement and now is delivering educational gains in the classroom and drawing career-focused investment from the region’s corporate sector.
cannabis plant

The Next Gold Rush?

Complexity, risk, and frustration abound as the recreational cannabis industry in Michigan moves out of the shadows.
Russel Wheel and Foundry Co

Heavy Metal

Russel Wheel and Foundry Co. in Detroit produced rail cars, logging equipment, and structural steel until being wiped out by the Great Depression.
Casual Chic

Casual Chic

Looking sophisticated, yet comfortable in 2019.
Rochester University

A Higher Calling

Why does a college transition to a university? In the case of Rochester University, the recent evolution to a new name reflects the institution’s expansion of programs, the opening of a $5.3-million sports complex, and the launch of a $10-million capital campaign.
Chassis Brake International

Stop on a Dime

Chassis Brake International believes its fluid-free, brake-by-wire system is the wave of the future.

September – October 2019 Commentary

As more employers offer advanced training for their employees, often with no underlying agreement that they must stay with the company for a certain period of time, colleges and universities have an opportunity to provide advanced technical and vocational education away from their campuses.
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Michigan State University researchers are developing smartphone technology to better identify, track, and manage depression symptoms.
Eddie Merlot's, Bloomfield Hills

2019 Top Business Restaurants in Metro Detroit

Compiled by DBusiness. All restaurants are reviewed anonymously, all expenses are paid by Hour Media, and the listings have no relationship to advertising in the magazine.

CEO Gift Guide 2019

From a hot-air balloon ride to a dude ranch, holiday ideas for the executive in your life.