Part of the design team for the MGM Grand Detroit, Rainy Hamilton, president of Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit, was invited to bid on an $11-billion entertainment complex to be called CityCenter that MGM Mirage is developing on the Las Vegas strip, between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo casinos.
As retailers at the Somerset Collection in Troy prepare for the holiday season, one buying trend is evident. “People are looking for more investment items, be it crystal, jewelry, or chandeliers,” says Chris Coleman-Smith, general manager of the Baccarat store at Somerset Collection South.
When Sean P. Moran and a group of friends learned that many of the nearly 400 heads owned by The Parade Co. in Detroit were in disrepair and couldn’t be used for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, they developed a program called the Big Head Corps to raise funds for restoration.
Christian Thompson has trained myriad athletes, from high-school students to senior citizens, since 1990, but he recently found his niche helping business execs improve their health, while helping alleviate injuries from golf, swimming, and tennis.
Much like the wine business, the coffee industry still lends itself to Old World charm. “There’s still a sense of mystery and romance to coffee because you must test each and every blend,” says Guy T. Gehlert, co-owner of Cadillac Coffee in Madison Heights with his brothers Ken and Dick.
After helping lead the Detroit Tigers to their most recent World Series championship in 1984, former pitcher Milt Wilcox finished his 16-year Major League Baseball career two years later and began working in various manufacturing sales positions.
Celebrities and local Detroiters give candid testimonials about what their home city, Detroit, means to them.
Taking time out from running the $138.7-million payroll of the Detroit Tigers, Dave Dombrowski sought inspiration from the team’s power hitters of yesteryear.
Cooking an unforgettable steak requires poached butter, garlic, just the right seasonings, and an artful twirl of the wrist.
Drive up to a certain 320-acre spread of land near West Branch on any given weekend and you’ll find Pat McQueen, chairman and CEO of The PrivateBank in Bloomfield Hills.