BUSINESS FEATURES

Smooth Operators - The husband-and-wife team of Pam Vivio and Mijo Alanis launched Beyond Juicery + Eatery in 2005 with a location in Birmingham. Today, there are 38 locations in Michigan and Ohio, with more planned. // Courtesy of Beyond Juicery + Eatery

Happy Juice

A lifetime in the restaurant business and a drive along Woodward Avenue in 2005 led Mijo Alanis and his wife, Pam Vivio, to start...
Sportswriters close in on Ben Hogan at the Oakland Hills Country Club after he retained his U.S. Open Golf Championship crown by shooting a 3-under-par 67 in the final round. // Courtesy of Getty Images

Monster’s Ball

After scoring 76 in the 1951 United States Open’s first round, Ben Hogan anguished in his room at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit....

Rough Shot

The Bloomfield Township Fire Department responded to a report of a smoke odor at Oakland Hills Country Club at 9:18 a.m. on Thursday, Feb....
John DeLorean with His Automobile

Shifty Engineering

The hidden camera captures a man lifting a heavy suitcase onto a coffee table, then releasing the latches. It’s Oct. 19, 1982, and the...
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Perfect Storm – Retail is Changing, and Fast

For the past two decades, the retail industry has undergone a metamorphosis as consumer spending habits have shifted with the growth of online shopping,...

Head of the Class

The moving assembly line, automobiles, and the Motown sound are things closely associated with Detroit. But football helmets? If Xenith has anything to say about...

30 in Their Thirties 2022

The 2022 class of 30 in Their Thirties  oversees operations on multiple fronts, from building residential, commercial, and industrial developments to running major medical...

The Century Club – 2022

♦ Detroit Historical Society ♦ Lear Corp. ♦ Team Schostak ♦ Harness IP ♦ ♦ Bagnasco and Calcaterra Funeral Homes ♦Back and Forward From yesteryear’s ‘Cabinet...
Beauty Boost - After witnessing the potential damage hair treatments can cause, Gwen Jimmere started Naturalicious in Livonia. The company offers a line of hair and full-body care products. // Photographs by Matthew Lavere

Good Hair Day

After seeing the documentary “Good Hair,” which showed a tub of hair relaxer dissolving a soda can, Gwen Jimmere — who used the product...
Real Savings - Thea Tuto, a licensed real estate agent, launched RealtyOffer in Northville last year to help homebuyers and sellers save costs. // Courtesy of RealtyOffer

Digital Move – Saving Money on Real Estate Commissions

Multiple factors go into buying or selling a home, including location, the condition of the residence, and its age. The formula hasn’t changed much,...
Ups and Downs - When the Urban Air Adventure Park in Sterling Heights was closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, co-owners Amer Batal and Wassem Ayar thought of selling the operation, but they decided to hold tight. // Courtesy of Urban Air Adventure Park

Catching Air

Long before buying into an Urban Air Adventure Park franchise, Amer Batal and Wassem Ayar came with their families to the U.S. from the...

BUSINESS COMMENTARY

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March — April 2022 Commentary

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” —...

Letter from the Editor: Life Quest

As businesses and organizations develop exit strategies from the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of...
Illustration by James Yang

January — February 2022 Commentary

"The next 10 years will be a landmark decade for the automotive industry." — Trevor...
marque setting Max’s Jewelry store got its start in Detroit in 1914, and lasted until 1994 when a Hamtramck location closed. // Courtesy of Detroit Public Library

Glittering Success

The police raid at Alhambra Apartments netted a big fish two weeks before Christmas...
R.J. King Illustration

Letter from the Editor: Maker Space

The world’s first open platform for accelerating innovation will soon be up and running...
November December Commentary

November – December 2021 Commentary

My definition of 'innovative' is providing value to the customer. - Mary Barra, Chairman and...
RJ King Animated Headshot

Letter from the Editor: Summer Soiréess

As the region rolls into the automotive season with two major shows in September...
Illustration by James Yang

September – October 2021 Commentary

Heavy rains and the resulting sewer backups this summer and in recent years have...
An illustration of satellites and plans orbiting earth

July – August 2021 Commentary

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity....
In Vino Veritas - Michigan’s wine industry has been expanding, with 3,375 wine grape acres, up 10 percent from 2016. // Courtesy of Mawby Vineyards

Rosé Revenue

The 2021 summer tourist season got off to a flying start this past winter...
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May – June 2021 Commentary

Every so often, a new technology comes along that changes the world for the better. From Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to Elon Musk’s advances in electric vehicles and reusable rockets, the human race has benefited mightily from seemingly simple, yet highly sophisticated, innovations.

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