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 Bloomfield Hills oil company strikes it rich installing and servicing oil and water rigs in the United States and Africa.
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.
How a resourceful metro Detroit homebuilder bucked a tough real-estate market and sold 100 houses in 2009
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.
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.
For nearly 75 years, Hoot McInerney’s knack for selling
cars allowed him to rub shoulders with U.S. pesidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and industry icons. And the party’s not over. Not by a long shot.
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.
When legal challenges arise, metro Detroit business leaders don’t often venture far for expert advice. Here’s our list of Michigan’s largest.
For Detroit’s gambling elite, there’s always something special in the cards.
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.
Chimovitz Industries Celebrates Ten Years In Business, Moves Into New Office, Hires and Adds Services
Growth means more technicians may be hired in summer months.
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.
Compuware-Ponemon Benchmark Study Identifies Prominent Privacy, Data Security Vulnerabilities to Financial Services
Failure to Protect Consumer Data in Development and Testing, Other Risk Factors, Put Private Consumer Information and Company Reputations at Risk
A detailed list of Metro Detroit’s oldest companies.
Cryoablation generates immune response that kills metastases in mice. Clinical trial open now to evaluate this technique in patients.
General Motors today announced a restructured North American organization with a number of key leadership changes.
Initial Offering will be Tissue Cross Reactivity Testing to meet FDA and EMEA Requirements
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.
Hope Persists as Adjustment to “New Normal” Continues
Coolest way to pay now includes users of BlackBerry, Droid and more
Development of nano-sized sensor will push program forward.
In a continued effort to focus on core competencies and efficiencies, Chrysler Group LLC today named two appointments within its executive ranks.
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.
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.
key indicators in monthly survey trending upward
Buick graces the cover of the premier automotive magazine for the first time in 28 years.
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.
ADA, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire/ — 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. Sales were negatively impacted by foreign currency fluctuations, which in local currency grew 5.9 percent. “Our focus on using innovation to […]
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.
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
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.
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.
Certain pain relievers and antihistamines are among most common drugs used in emergency visits, in spite of known risks to those over age 65.
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.
University of Michigan scientists identify chemical isolated from bananas as potent inhibitor of HIV infection
Discovery of how BanLec binds to a key HIV-1 protein opens door to developing microbicides that can prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., March 15 /PRNewswire/ — Genesis Fluid Solutions Holdings, Inc. (OTC:GSFL) (BULLETIN BOARD: GSFL) today announced Robert C. Stempel will join its Board of Directors, increasing the company’s board to four directors. He began his career as a design engineer at General Motors in 1958, was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer […]
The Silverdome, one of North America’s largest stadiums, is returning to operation as a premier sports and entertainment venue after years of inactivity.
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
New MicroTorq(TM) seals can directly replace existing seals to provide significant improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions
Show’s Michigan’s Economy Declining Relative to Peers; Business Costs & Poor Perceptions Stand in Way of Leveraging Innovation Assets to Grow Jobs
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.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire/ — 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. Kramer, one of seven women named to this year’s list, was celebrated yesterday at a […]
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.
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.
Instead of cutting back, this non profit is giving more!
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.
Help Delta Air Lines win a direct route to Tokyo and bring $150 million annually to the region’s economy
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. and parent company Altair Engineering grant patent license in effort to advance LED marketplace through cooperative partnership agreement
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.
Average healthcare costs for U.S. employers increased 7.3 percent in 2009, according to study published today by Thomson Reuters.
The Mall at Partridge Creek welcomes Pandora – the international jewelry company known for its popular charm bracelets – to its retail mix.
Donation Will Help Upgrade National Historic Landmark’s Electrical Infrastructure
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides Generator Fuel Supply with a Money Back Guarantee
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.
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.
Spec-series Racer to Make Debut in New Dodge Viper Cup Series
FEV, Inc. Demonstrates Battery Management System Development and Testing Capability at 2010 SAE World Congress
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 30 /PRNewswire/ — FEV, Inc., (FEV) 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 […]
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.
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.
Amphibious Vehicle Manufacturer Readies for Production
Ford Motor Company announced today it plans to introduce three new four-cylinder advanced technology powertrains in the next year.
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.
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.
Call for entries open from March 18 to May 31, 2010
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 Enables Businesses to Validate Web Site Performance and Rendering for New Apple Device
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.
University of Michigan-Dearborn to Transfer Ownership of the Henry Ford Estate to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Transfer unites Ford Family legacy
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.
Concepts on display in TARDEC exhibit at 2010 SAE World Congress.
New Investment supported by DOE Battery Manufacturing Initiative
Global philanthropic and humanitarian leader author Judith Rodin to speak at Wayne State University, April 28
Reinventing American Cities for the 21st Century is the topic of the Richard C. Van Dusen Forum on Urban Issues
Pentastar Aviation was recently voted the No. 1 FBO Chain in the 2010 Professional Pilot Magazine PRASE Survey. The Pentastar Aviation chain includes FBOs at Oakland County International Airport (PTK) and the Van Nuys Airport (NVY).