It may be a blip on the screen, or the harbinger of a modest recovery, but the most recent data for metro Detroit shows a slight rise in office and industrial leasing.
For nearly 75 years, Hoot McInerney’s knack for selling cars allowed him to rub shoulders with U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and industry icons. And the party’s not over. Not by a long shot.
Toiling day and night to eradicate debilitating diseases like Parkinson’s and ALS, U-M neurologist Eva Feldman is benefiting from a new state constitutional amendment on stem-cell research — and she just might be the next Jonas Salk.
Running an oil business is no easy task. Prices can fluctuate wildly, there are no guarantees of striking it rich, and strict drilling regulations and strident environmentalists offer plenty of roadblocks.
Lasting 100 years or more isn’t easy. Luck and fortune play a part, as do steadfast commitment and the devotion of family business owners as they strive to prepare the next generation of successful leaders.
A Detroit franchisor finds success melding green principles with a rapid response system.
The Cadillac XTS Platinum concept, which melds luxury and refinement, has an almost spiritual quality.
The residential real-estate market in metro Detroit and Michigan can be summed up fairly quickly: It’s a great time to buy, a tough time to sell.
Behind the scenes of Detroit’s glitzy gambling dens, large-screen TVs, exquisite jewelry, luxurious hotel stays, and a day at the spa are just some of the gifts commonly showered on their high-rollers.
DBusiness interviews the chairman of the Detroit Science Center.
Greater competition for entertainment dollars, combined with Ohio’s new casinos, will affect Michigan’s gaming industry like never before.
When legal challenges arise, metro Detroit business leaders don’t often venture far for expert advice. Here’s our list of Michigan’s largest.
China offers plenty of growth potential for the Big Three, but to gain further traction, the automakers must stay ahead of consumer tastes, expand into rural markets, and hope that government protectionists don’t squeeze them out.
General Motors applauds Representative Gene Green (D-TX) for his support of a Federal mandate to install Event Data Recorders (EDRs) in all new vehicles.
From single-barrel delivery in the 1850s, Stroh’s rose to become the Motor City’s leading brew. But 20th-century overexpansion forced the company’s sale, bringing an inglorious end to its unique Detroit traditions.
Chimovitz Industries Celebrates Ten Years In Business, Moves Into New Office, Hires and Adds Services
Chimovitz Industries was founded in 2000 by Jared Chimovitz and has grown to become the premier computer support company in the Metro Detroit area, specializing in small office and in-home office computer solutions, including server, desktop and laptop computers support – on and off-site.
Hope Persists as Adjustment to “New Normal” Continues
Mercedes-Benz Financial is now the first automotive financial services company to expand personalized and convenient account management features to all of its customers using smartphones like BlackBerry®, Droid ®, and other mobile devices with internet capability.
The day when U.S. Soldiers will drive “smart- armor” vehicles that tell occupants when they are damaged has moved closer to reality.
Compuware-Ponemon Benchmark Study Identifies Prominent Privacy, Data Security Vulnerabilities to Financial Services
Compuware Corporation today announced the results of a benchmark study, commissioned by Compuware and conducted by the Ponemon Institute(C).
A detailed list of Metro Detroit’s oldest companies.
General Motors today announced a restructured North American organization with a number of key leadership changes.
Cryoablation generates immune response that kills metastases in mice. Clinical trial open now to evaluate this technique in patients.
Asterand plc, a leading provider of human tissue and human tissue-based services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies engaged in drug discovery, today announced that it has launched Good Laboratory Practice compliant molecular pathology services supporting preclinical safety studies.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announces that Wall Street has reaffirmed Oakland County’s AAA bond rating – a remarkable feat in a struggling economy.
New 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 final fuel economy certified by EPA this week at 31 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
In a continued effort to focus on core competencies and efficiencies, Chrysler Group LLC today named two appointments within its executive ranks.
Lobby Guide Litmus Test: Engler wins on economics; Blanchard on protecting safety net.
The Shelby-Macomb Daybreakers Kiwanis Club hosted “An Evening of Fine Wines and Specialty Suds” on Feb. 24 at the Cherry Creek Banquet Center in Shelby Township. More than 100 people enjoyed 100 wines, 16 microbrews, live music, and a strolling buffet. The featured sommelier was Ted Moss of Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market in Shelby Township.
Embattled Michigan school districts are bracing for per-pupil cuts of at least $400 in the 2010-11 school year unless the Legislature and governor take rapid steps to secure additional money for K-12 education.
Jumana Judeh, president and CEO of Judeh & Associates, a real estate consulting and appraisal firm in Dearborn, has never been busier. Tax appeals for homeowners and businesses are mounting as filing deadlines loom in April and May. In addition to offering analysis on the the various real estate markets in the state and region, Judeh also addresses job growth efforts such as the Aerotropolis initiative around Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports, including the need to add a seventh runway at Detroit Metro.
key indicators in monthly survey trending upward
For the first time in 28 years, Buick dominates the cover of Motor Trend magazine, along with a headline declaring “Buick is Back!”
Leading Technology and Health Care IT Investors to Headline Annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium
Panel Discussions, Keynote Addresses and Company Presentations to Shine Spotlight on the Extraordinary Innovation and Investment Opportunities in the Midwest
On Friday, March 12 Jack Roush will receive the highest compliment in the hot rod world as he will be presented with the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.
Amway’s parent company, Alticor Inc., announced record sales of more than US $8.4 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 2009, which was a 2.3 percent increase over 2008.
The M&A Advisor has recognized the bankruptcy reorganization and turnaround expertise of O’Keefe and Associates with multiple finalist honors in three separate categories of The M&A Advisor’s 4th Annual Turnaround Awards.
Second annual study sponsored by Absolute Software shows that business managers continue to disregard practices designed to secure their laptops and the data on them
Lineup, Ticket Information & New Sponsor Announced For 2010 Movement Electronic Music Festival In Detroit
Movement Electronic Music Festival May 29-31 in Detroit’s Hart Plaza
University of Michigan scientists identify chemical isolated from bananas as potent inhibitor of HIV infection
A potent new HIV inhibitor derived from bananas may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, according to a University of Michigan Medical School study published this week.
Genesis Fluid Solutions Holdings, Inc. today announced Robert C. Stempel will join its Board of Directors, increasing the company’s board to four directors.
Walsh College and Insurance Broker Burns & Wilcox Partner to ‘Bring Out the Best in Working Professionals’
A longstanding relationship between Walsh College and North America’s largest MGA/wholesale insurance broker has evolved into a partnership that promotes employee training and skill-building.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, a Michigan gubernatorial candidate, was the featured speaker for the National City/PNC Brother Rice Business Alliance mixer at Andiamo Bloomfield Township on Mar. 9. More than 100 business leaders enjoyed drinks and appetizers in addition to supporting a scholarship program.
A University of Michigan study recently published in Academic Emergency Medicine says that it is common for patients 65 and older to receive potentially inappropriate medications when treated in an emergency room.
New joint venture unveils Green Machine to capture largest untapped energy source in the industrial Midwest
Pro Renewables, a new Michigan-based energy solutions company, launched today at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, will lead the Midwest deployment of the Green Machine, an innovative technology that turns waste heat into usable electricity.
Federal-Mogul’s Breakthrough in Crankshaft Seal Design Offers Fuel Savings and Reduced CO2 Emissions
Federal-Mogul Corporation, a leading global supplier of technologies that enhance safety and improve powertrain efficiency, has developed an innovative new seal design, called MicroTorq(TM), that reduces friction by up to 70 percent versus conventional lip-type seals.
Business Leaders for Michigan today released a comprehensive benchmarking report that assessed Michigan’s economic competitiveness on more than one hundred factors important to job creation.
Visteon Corporation today filed an amended plan of reorganization and disclosure statement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, reflecting the company’s improved operating and financial performance, as well as recovering industry and market conditions.
Environmental Regulation to Significantly Shape M&A and Strategic Relationships in the Global Automotive Industry
Complex environmental regulations, combined with overcapacity and highly competitive global markets, should lead to increased mergers and acquisitions in the global automotive sector.
Anessa Owen Kramer, a shareholder at Brooks Kushman P.C. – a leading intellectual property (IP) and commercial law firm – has been honored as a 2010 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
WJR-AM’s Morning Host Paul W. Smith hosted the radio station’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party at the Detroit Athletic Club on March 17. The event drew more than 300 of the region’s business, education, and political luminaries.
Irish eyes were smiling on March 17 at Dooley’s Tavern in Sterling Heights. More than 1,000 people paid tribute to St. Patrick and the Emerald Isle throughout the day.
Successfully Single Inc. hosted a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts on March 13 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The evening event included a dance competition with local celebrities as well as a dance showcase.
The Detroit Regional Chamber urges you to take a moment to contact United States Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, on behalf of chamber member Delta Air Lines.
WSU researcher receives NSF CAREER award to develop tools to help understand and manage large software systems
Increasing the speed and efficiency by which computer programmers manage large amounts of computer code is the goal of a Wayne State researcher and recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
Seesmart LED Receives Intellectual Property License for LED Fluorescent Tube Replacements in Partnering Deal with ilumisys
ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announced today that it has partnered with Seesmart LED, a commercial LED lighting leader based in Simi Valley, Calif., and that the cooperative agreement includes a license for ilumisys’ patents on light-emitting diode (LED) fluorescent tube replacements.
Average healthcare costs for U.S. employers increased 7.3 percent in 2009, according to study published today by Thomson Reuters.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a preliminary notice regarding its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
The Mall at Partridge Creek welcomes Pandora – the international jewelry company known for its popular charm bracelets – to its retail mix.
Chrysler Group LLC Celebrates Production Launch of Pentastar V-6 Engine at All-new Trenton, Mich., Facility
With Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and other local officials in attendance, Chrysler Group LLC celebrated the launch of its all-new Pentastar V-6 engine at an event today at the Trenton South Engine Plant.
ITC Holdings Corp., (ITC) the nation’s only independent electric transmission company, donated $1 million to The Henry Ford to upgrade the institution’s aging electrical infrastructure.
On Thursday, April 7, 2010, the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Detroit Chapter will host, Encore IV, its 4th Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet.
Ford SYNC Hits 2 Million Mark; Boosts Resale Value, Purchase Consideration and Customer Satisfaction
The popular Ford SYNC voice-controlled communications and infotainment system has been winning over buyers at its fastest pace ever, with Ford announcing SYNC has now been installed on more than 2 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.
Q&A with J.D. Power and Associates’ John Humphrey: The Center of the Automotive Universe is Going to Change
Where is the global auto industry headed? John Humphrey, senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates, provides an interesting perspective on the industry.
The Detroit chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women announces a call for entries for its 9th annual IMPACT Awards, honoring commercial properties with a positive impact on Southeast Michigan.
Opinion leader and top U.S. industry publication, The M&A Advisor has recognized transactional financial consulting and turnaround management firm O’Keefe and Associates with a national Turnaround Award for the successful Chapter 11 reorganization and sale of the iconic Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Mich.
Part of The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) popular series, LEARN, MEET, SUCCED, this event will give people an unprecedented opportunity to meet face-to-face with those who make the hiring decisions for the auto companies, and learn first-hand about what the future holds for engineering professionals in the state.
Ten innovators and trend setters were honored at the 2nd annual Detroit Young Professionals’ Vanguard Awards on March 25 at Amnesia nightclub atop the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.
Farmington Hills-based Trott Trott, P.C. announced today the addition of attorneys Karl Borgquist, Tara Gavioli, Doreen Hoffman and Rose Merithew to the firm’s Litigation and Title Departments.
DeMattia Group, one of the Midwest’s leading real estate development, architecture and construction firms, is proud to announce a groundbreaking was held on March 30, 2010 for Ventower Industries’ new manufacturing facility.
Locally-based Paramount Bank today announced it has added Paramount Wealth Advisors, a new wealth management and investment services division.
FEV, Inc. Demonstrates Battery Management System Development and Testing Capability at 2010 SAE World Congress
FEV, Inc., a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that it will demonstrate its Battery Management System Development and Testing capability at the 2010 SAE World Congress, April 13 – 15 at Cobo Center in Detroit, including its own internally developed FEV LiiONMAN system.
The next chapter in the storied racing history of the Dodge Viper is being written as the first 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X rolled off the assembly line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit on Monday, March 29.
Atlas Oil Company’s Generator Assurance Plan guarantees customers priority access to fuel and delivery during power outages.
General Motors Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell today announced a number of key finance leadership changes aimed at further advancing the company’s financial progress and preparing for its return to public ownership in the future.
Ford is taking the “wraps” off an innovative new program designed to help business owners customize the vinyl graphics on their Ford Transit Connects.
General Motors will expand use of “enhanced smart pedal” technology globally to all passenger cars with automatic transmissions and electronic throttle control, providing an additional safeguard to enhance customer confidence.
In order to meet growing customer demand for some of GM’s hot-selling vehicles, Warren Transmission is adding over 100 new jobs to its second shift 6 speed operations.
A solid business plan can’t just sit on the shelf.
Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, and amphibian-vehicle manufacturer Gibbs Technologies today announced that Gibbs has selected Plex Online as its manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider.
The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SHRCCI) and the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) have signed a “Joint Venture” agreement that will have collaboration as its focal point.
General Motors Company announced that it had completed fresh-start accounting, and would be filing its third quarter 2009 Form 10-Q and 2009 Form 10-K with the SEC today.
On March 30th, the Detroit Regional Chamber held a reception at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham for President and CEO, Richard E. Blouse Jr., who retired after 15 years. During his tenure, the Chamber became the largest organization of its kind in the country.
Manufacturing for wind will provide green-collar jobs to Michigan workers, etc.
After enduring one of its worst years ever in 2009, Michigan’s economy will flounder this year before showing some improvement in 2011, say University of Michigan economists.
Ford Motor Company announced today it plans to introduce three new four-cylinder advanced technology powertrains in the next year.
There was plenty of pomp, circumstance, and local luminaries in and around Comerica Park on April 9th for the Tigers’ home opener. Detroit’s boys of summer topped the visiting Cleveland Indians, 5-2, and a grand time was had by all.
Attention all Makers, tinkers, inventors, and do-it-yourselfers, the call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2010 at The Henry Ford.
TechTown has received an $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to renovate new business incubator space and support operations. TechTown received notification of the award March 10.
With the clock ticking toward Michigan’s upcoming restaurant smoking ban, Morton’s The Steakhouse in Troy has planned the perfect event for cigar lovers to enjoy an evening filled with fine wine, Morton’s signature food and exquisite cigars–before the May 1 deadline.
Compuware Gomez Offers Industry’s First Solution for Web Performance, Cross-Browser and Device Testing for iPad
Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), today introduced the industry’s first solution for testing how entire Web sites perform and render on the Apple iPad.
Behr America is helping to develop a downsized V6, direct-injection gasoline engine that will improve fuel consumption and produce high torque in a low rpm range.
The US new vehicle market looks to be on the long road to recovery, according to latest figures from the world’s leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.
Leading Healthcare Technology Solutions Provider, GalaxE.Solutions, to Open Software Center in Detroit
GalaxE.Solutions®, Inc. a leading IT solutions provider which supports healthcare, retail, e-commerce and additional business sectors, has announced plans to open a new software development facility in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
University of Michigan-Dearborn to Transfer Ownership of the Henry Ford Estate to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
The University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., have reached an agreement to unite the Henry Ford Estate and Ford House in what will become a national model of sustainability and 21st century interpretation of our nation’s heritage.
Proven energy-management technologies will provide the key to meeting new U.S. fuel-economy regulations, according to Hella, a global supplier of automotive electronics and lighting systems.
Global philanthropic and humanitarian leader author Judith Rodin to speak at Wayne State University, April 28
Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, will discuss “Reinventing American Cities for the 21st Century” on Wednesday, April 28, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Room B/C on the first floor, 495 Ferry Mall, Detroit.
The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has launched a program that harnesses government, industry and academic solutions to provide the next-generation of fuel-efficient ground vehicles.
Toda America, Inc. today officially broke ground for its first U.S. manufacturing facility to produce lithium ion cathode materials for battery cells for electric drive vehicles.