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Protecting Data

In a recent interview discussing last year’s massive SolarWinds hack of multiple government agencies and major corporations, Phil Abraham, a cybersecurity and technology expert...
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Is the Future of Racing Electric?

The automotive industry has been using racing to promote its products since Henry Ford beat Alexander Winton in a 10-mile race in Grosse Pointe....

The Captain

After a business career that’s spanned more than 60 years and has made him an automotive industry titan and a racing legend, Roger Penske...
Helping Hands - Brittany Cycholl of Franklin has been working at home while her husband, Danny, is a stay-at-home dad for their son, Gus. //. Courtesy of Brittany Cycholl

Lost Gains

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have forever altered how organizations conduct business, it also has undercut many of the advances women have made in...
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Principal and Interest

Jay Farner is vice chairman and president of Rocket Mortgage, having risen through the company as a close associate of Dan Gilbert and cementing...
A Stitch in Time - The Himelhoch family opened their first store in 1876 before establishing a presence on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit in 1907 (shown). Growing to multiple locations, the business eventually closed in 1979, but today lives on as an online fashion house featuring multiple designers. Carol Himelhoch, opposite page, stands in front of the company’s former bricks-and-mortar location just south of the David Whitney Building, which has since been converted into a residential and commercial development. // Courtesy of Carol Himelhoch

Fashion Rebirth

Himelhoch’s Department Store, which started out as a pushcart in Caro, moved to downtown Detroit, expanded to multiple locations, and ultimately ended up as...
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Taking Flight

The Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit was looking at its last flight in 2017, following years of disinvestment and falling demand. Mayor...
Bridging the Divide - The Gordie Howe International Bridge that will connect Detroit and Windsor is scheduled to open in late 2024. Once operational, it will compete with the privately owned Ambassador Bridge, which opened in 1929. // Courtesy of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

Balancing Act

On a recent Tuesday, Bridget Espinosa was fighting the onset of her annual springtime allergies and trying not to cough too loudly in La...
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A Step Forward

After a long and successful career at the highest levels of corporate leadership in both business and law, it made complete sense when Teresa...

Battle of the Titans

Sure, Detroit is the Motor City. But it’s also become Mortgage City USA. Four of the nation’s top 10 mortgage lenders now are headquartered in...
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2021 Powered by Women

The 2021 class of powered by women, selected from reader nominations, navigated the worst pandemic in more than 100 years, economic uncertainty, and employee anxiety....

BUSINESS COMMENTARY

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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.
Mobility Mecca

March – April 2021 Commentary

Metro Detroit can take a page from Silicon Valley’s playbook and become the mobility capital of the world. By riding the wave of new transportation solutions being developed by the automotive and technology industries, our region and state can better capitalize on our standing as one of the few places on the globe that can meld hardware and software to produce highly advanced products at scale.
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Spring Fling

As warmer weather moves in, enjoy the great outdoors sporting these latest fashions and accessories.
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January – February 2021 Commentary

By the time we reach 2030, advances like 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will boost green energy sources, bring greater efficiency to transportation, and expand access to locally sourced food, health care, and consumer goods. The evolution, already underway, has gathered added steam since the outbreak of COVID-19 highlighted our dependence on foreign-made products.
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November – December 2020 Commentary

Online shopping, which reported steady growth in recent years, has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other e-commerce retailers have been hiring thousands of workers to keep pace with demand, and there don’t appear to be any signs the surge will plateau, let alone dip.
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September – October 2020 Commentary

Energy – Hydrogen Economy As the world’s developed countries seek to limit carbon emissions from burning...
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Fashion Forward

Fall and winter ensembles to help close any business deal.
Pandemic Pitfalls

Special Report: 2021 Michigan Economic Forecast – Pandemic Pitfalls

The 2021 economy will be influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, the approval (or not) of a vaccine, more federal stimulus, and who wins the presidential and congressional elections.
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2020 Top Business Restaurants in Metro Detroit

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

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