Quicken Loans, Yahoo Sports Team Up in 'Billion Dollar' Challenge
Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s third largest mortgage lender, today announced it has teamed with Yahoo Sports as the technology provider for the now named ‘Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket […]
Brinks Cuisine & Culture at the U-M Museum of Art
Brinks Gilson & Lione hosted its Brinks Cusine & Culture event at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor on Feb. 27. The evening included drinks, hors d’oeurves, and strolling through the art galleries.
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Freedom Hill Announces Summer Concert Schedule
STERLING HEIGHTS — Freedom Hill Amphitheatre is preparing for its second summer season of great music this year. With the full concert, festival, and special event lineup close to being […]
Great Expressions Adds Chief Clinical Officer
Bloomfield Hills-based Great Expressions Dental Centers has named Dr. Robert Brody to chief clinical officer of the dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states across the Midwest, […]
TI Automotive Opens Production Facility in China
AUBURN HILLS — TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems, officially dedicated its newest fuel tank systems production facility today in Guangzhou, China. The 67,000-square-foot facility is […]
Forgotten Harvest Names Chief Development Officer
DETROIT — Melinda Conway Callahan has been named chief development officer of Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue agency. Callahan most recently served as the president of the Crittenton […]
Asian Pacific American Chamber Names New Treasurer
STERLING HEIGHTS — The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce has named Congjie Ku as treasurer. In addition to being a member of the chamber for more than seven years, […]
Foster Swift Names New Shareholder
FARMINGTON HILLS — Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC has added attorney Seth A. Drucker as a shareholder in the firm’s Farmington Hills office as a member of the commercial […]
Southfield Law Firm Hires Six New Employees
SOUTHFIELD — 1-800-LAW-FIRM PLLC announced six employees added to the growing Southfield-based full service law firm. These are: Avi Adler has been hired as a bankruptcy attorney. Adler is a […]
Allied Printing Named Ferndale's Top Company
FERNDALE— Allied Printing Co. has been named the 2013 Company of the Year by the Ferndale Mayor’s Business Council. The honor was bestowed by Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter at the […]
Plante Moran Names New Chief Information Officer
SOUTHFIELD — Plante Moran, a public accounting and business advisory firm, has named Paul Blowers as chief information officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for the information […]
Patterson: Insurance Director's Statement Not Credible
PONTIAC — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson today called out Peter Kuhnmuench, executive director of the Insurance Institute of Michigan for his contradictory statements about proposed changes in Michigan’s […]
Group [eX] Adds Creative Members to Staff
ROYAL OAK — Group [eX], a marketing and communications consortium based in Royal Oak, has added three creative professionals to the staff. They are: Lora Parlove, left, of Colorforms, Craig […]
Mission Point Resort Expands its Sales, Marketing & PR Team
MACKINAC ISLAND — Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island heads into the 2014 season with the addition of four new team members: Kerri Malinovich as corporate director, sales, marketing & […]
Troy Chamber Board of Directors Names New Member
TROY — The Troy Chamber has appointed Lisa Owens of Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation to its board of directors to fill the vacancy of John Wells of Toyoda Gosei […]
Varnum Attorney Appointed to Michigan Board of Medicine
GRAND RAPIDS — Luis Avila, an attorney at Grand Rapids-based law firm Varnum, has been appointed to the Michigan Board of Medicine. The 19-member board is responsible for the examination, […]
Know Advertising's Smoke 2014
Know Advertising hosted Smoke 2014 on Feb. 27 at the Got Rocks Cigar Lounge in Birmingham. The event, which included a night of fine cigars and cocktails, benefited the Van House Foundation in Royal Oak.
Army Vet to Lead Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board
LANSING — Army veteran John E. James’s greatest achievement has been bringing back all of his soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom alive and unharmed. Now he is looking out for […]
ArborMetrix Board of Directors Names New Member
ANN ARBOR — Health care analytics company, ArborMetrix Inc. has appointed Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D, M.P.A., a senior fellow and director of the health care innovation and value initiative at the Brookings Institution, to its board of directors.
Detroit Zoological Society Names Director of Conservation
ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society has appointed Paul Buzzard, Ph.D., as director of conservation. He will oversee the organization’s field conservation programs and help advance this significant part […]
Detroit Yacht Club Foundation Sets Annual Tours
DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation, a nonprofit supporting the preservation and restoration of the historic Detroit Yacht Club clubhouse and related educational opportunities, announced its public tour schedule […]
Two Ann Arbor Attorneys Honored For Pro Bono Work
ANN ARBOR — Two of Dykema’s Ann Arbor-based attorneys, James M. Cameron Jr. and Heidi Naasko, have been named recipients of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s 3rd Annual Pro Bono/Public […]
Ready to Roar
The Detroit Baseball Society held its 13th annual Detroit Baseball Dinner on Jan. 25 at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club. The evening included an address by Dave Dombrowski, president, CEO, and general manager of the Detroit Tigers.
Butzel Long Names New Shareholders
DETROIT — Attorneys Geaneen M. Arends, Joseph E. Richotte, and Milton B. Whitfield have joined the Butzel Long law firm. Arends, far left, will be based in Butzel Long’s Detroit […]
Schostak Restaurants Names New Regional Manager
Livonia-based Team Schostak Family Restaurants has named Andre Rodriguez as the company’s new regional kitchen manager. In this role, Rodriguez is focused on creating a culture of culinary pride in […]
Statewide Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Kicks Off
LANSING — Michigan Corps and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., in partnership with local business and philanthropic partners, have launched the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. “Last year’s first Michigan […]
Harness Dickey Appoints New General Counsel
DETROIT — Robert J. Lenihan, a partner in Harness Dickey’s litigation practice group, has been named general counsel of the firm. In addition to continuing his Litigation practice, Lenihan will […]
Samurai: Beyond the Sword
The Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a media preview for the exhibit, Samurai: Beyond the Sword, on March 6. The exhibit, which runs March 9 to June 1, includes suits of armor, sword blades, and tea ceremony objects.
AT&T Invests $1.7B to Upgrade State Coverage
DETROIT — AT&T has invested nearly $1.7 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Michigan between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, […]
Life Time Athletic Bloomfield Township Introduction
Life Time Athletic introduced its new Bloomfield Township location at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on March 6. Jeff Zwiefel, the company’s executive vice president and COO, led the evening, which also included drinks and appetizers.
Gallery Plans Special Glass Exhibition to Benefit JARC
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Art Leaders Gallery is hosting a special Borowski glass sculpture exhibition and sale to support JARC, an organization serving people with disabilities. The fundraising event will be […]
New York's Finn Partners Opens Office in Detroit
NEW YORK — Global public relations and digital communications firm Finn Partners will open an office in downtown Detroit. The move bolsters the agency’s commitment to clients based in Detroit […]
Chevrolet To Integrate Beats Music Into Chevrolet AppShop
AUSTIN — Chevrolet said at South by Southwest that it will expand its in-vehicle entertainment offerings by integrating the new Beats Music streaming service into the Chevrolet AppShop, which will […]
Brooks Utility Products Names District Sales Manager
FARMINGHTON HILLS — Brooks Utility Products, a supplier and manufacturer of metering related products for the utility industry, has named Seth Glazer as district sales manager. Glazer will be responsible […]
DGE Study Shows Consumer Choice Impact on Purchasing
AUBURN HILLS — DGE Inc. has released its infotainment and telematics study, which is believed to be the first attempt to apply objective benchmarking to the infotainment and telematics industry, […]
Art Van Furniture Launches New Grant Competition
WARREN — As part of its sixth annual Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge in 2014, Art Van Furniture is launching a new grant competition, and awarding $375,000 to nonprofits […]
Detroit Seeks Proposals for Herman Kiefer Complex
DETROIT — The city of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department is seeking qualified development entities for the purpose of re-development of the site of the former Herman Kiefer Health Complex. […]
DMC, Medical Weight Loss Clinic Form Partnership
DETROIT — The Detroit Medical Center and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic have formed a non-surgical partnernship. With the new partnership, patients who access programs at either Medical Weight Loss […]
Suburban Hyundai Earns Top Dealership Award
TROY — Suburban Hyundai has been selected by Hyundai Motor America as a recipient of the company’s 2013 President’s Award for achieving outstanding customer sales experience.
Studio Midcoast’s COO Named New President
Troy-based Midcoast Studio, a company that specialized in 3-D visualization services, has named Donna Jackson as company president.
Current Motors Names New VP of Fleet Sales
ANN ARBOR — Current Motor, a Michigan-based electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, has named Bob Mossing as vice president of fleet sales.
Oakland Ball: L. Brooks Patterson's 75th Birthday
More than 600 people attended Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s 75th birthday party on Jan. 4 at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. The formal event included a cocktail party, dinner, and music from Steve King and the Dittilies.
Starry Night: Charity Preview at NAIAS
The Charity Preview at the North American Auto Show on Jan. 17 inside Detroit’s Cobo Center, drew more than 13,000 guests, who, along with sponsors, raised $4.5 million for a variety of children’s charities.
Wolfgang Puck Restaurants Gets New Executive Chef
DETROIT — MGM Grand Detroit, the city’s premier entertainment destination, has named Jacob Williamson as executive chef of Wolfgang Puck Steak and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, where he previously served as Chef de Cuisine.
Lutheran Social Services Acquires Total Rehab Services
DETROIT — Lutheran Social Services of Michigan has acquired Total Rehab Services, a Clinton Township business that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy among its rehabilitative service providers.
Brother Rice Irish Nite Fundraiser on Saturday
BLLOMFIELD HILLS — Brother Rice High School will host its annual Irish Nite Auction at the school at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15. Guests will begin the evening by touring […]
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Afterglow
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted a preview and afterglow event on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Detroit in conjunction with Charity Preview at the North American International Auto Show.
American Bar Association Appoints New Member
SOUTHFIELD — The American Bar Association appointed Adrienne Dresevic, a founding shareholder of the Health Law Partners, to governing council of the health law section. In her new role, Dresevic […]
Scott Shuptrine Interiors to Host Designer Allison Paladino
WARREN — Scott Shuptrine Interiors will host an evening with internationally acclaimed designer Allison Paladino at its Royal Oak gallery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23. She will introduce the exclusive, licensed furniture collection she created for high-end manufacturer E.J. Victor, now available at Scott Shuptrine Interiors.
Education Room Honors Henry Ford Hospital Physician
DETROIT — The Dr. Jan and Eva Rival Education Room at Henry Ford Hospital was recently dedicated in honor of longtime physician Jan Rival, M.D., for his 45 years of […]
Global Telecom Solutions Moves HQ to Downtown Detroit
DETROIT — So long suburbs, Global Telecom Solutions relocated its company headquarters from St. Clair Shores to the former Archdiocese of Detroit print shop in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.
Michigan First Kicks Off Search for Next Young ‘Spokester’
LATHRUP VILLAGE — Michigan First Credit Union announced its fourth annual Young & Free Michigan “Spokester” search today.
Bagger Dave’s Names New Corporate Chef
SOUTHFIELD — Chef Don Glees has joined Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern as a corporate chef. He will be based in the company’s Bloomfield Township test kitchen.
Dietz Trott Names New Sales Manager
FARMINGTON HILLS — Dietz Trott Sports & Entertainment Management has hired Scott Rourke as sales manager. Rourke will be responsible for developing new business and maintaining client services for the […]
Detroit Zoo Shows Off Aadorable Aardvark
ROYAL OAK — A female aardvark was born at the Detroit Zoo February 11, the third offspring for 10-year-old Rachaael and 11-year-old Mchimbaji. Named Kaatie, the calf weighed less than 4 pounds at birth and has since more than quadrupled in size. Mature aardvarks can weigh from 90 to 145 pounds and grow 5 to 6 feet in length.
Health Care Coverage Event Set for Saturday
DETROIT — With less than a month sign up for a health care plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are partnering with the Detroit Regional […]
Ghafari Hires Former GM Executive in Advisory Role
DEARBORN — Ghafari Associates has added Gary Cowger, former Group vice president of General Motors Global Manufacturing, in an advisory role. In this capacity, Cowger will assist Ghafari in strengthening […]
Colliers International Names New Senior Vice President
SOUTHFIELD — Paul Gobeille has joined Colliers International’s Detroit office as a senior vice president specializing in industrial and commercial real estate.
Business Woman Named Entrepreneur of the Year
GROSSE POINTE — Anita Shina, co-owner of Proforma Amplified, a marketing and brand management company, has been named the winner of a Stevie Award for Women in Business in the […]
Attorney Earns 2014 Leader of the Law Award
GRAND RAPIDS — Trial attorney Ronald G. DeWaard was recently selected as a 2014 Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. DeWaard was recognized for his legal practice as […]
MetLife Names New Market Director for Michigan
SOUTHFIELD — MetLife has named Mike Amine as the market director for Michigan and will lead the offices in Southfield and Troy for MetLife, New England Financial, and MetLife Resources.
GM Names 2013 Supplier of the Year Winners
DETROIT — General Motors recognized 68 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday evening during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.
Free Ice Cream Day Benefits Beaumont Children’s Hospital
ROYAL OAK — Stop by Dairy Queen on March 20 to make a difference by ordering an ice cream cone which will benefit Beaumont’s Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names New Trustee Chair
DETROIT— The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has appointment of Matthew B. Lester as the next chair of the DSO’s board of trustees. He succeeds Michael J. Keegan, senior vice president of human resources and corporate sustainability officer at Chrysler Group LLC.
Signature Associates Names Property Management Director
SOUTHFIELD — Signature Associates, a Cushman and Wakefield Alliance Member, has named Tom Giguere as director of property management. Giguere has been a part of the Signature Team since 1990 […]
DMC Children's Hospital Expands Pediatric, Neonatal Service
DETROIT — The Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center has expanded its Pediatric and Neonatal Ambulance service to include two full time care teams available for transporting […]
WSU Professor Given $50K Grant for Cancer Research
DETROIT — Rafael Fridman, professor in the department of pathology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, was awarded the first competitive scientific research grant of $50,000 for his work in pancreatic cancer.
PloyFlex Products Expands Management Team
Farmington Hills-based PolyFlex Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products, has named Paul Veryser to vice president of operations and David Duncan to the position of plant manager.
Cadillac ATS Coupe Elevates In-Vehicle Connectivity
DETROIT — Cadillac will add enhanced in-vehicle connectivity with the addition of OnStar 4G LTE and the CUE Collection suite of applications. The 2015 ATS Coupe will be among the first Cadillac models equipped with both advanced technologies when it goes on sale this summer.
Walsh College Hosts Women’s Entrepreneur Conference
TROY— Walsh College is hosting its third Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, an event designed to provide educational, development, and networking opportunities to women who are passionate about owning and operating a business.
Uber Luxury: The Gallery at Ignite
The Gallery, which pairs gourmet cuisine with luxury cars, was held on Jan. 11 at Ignite and the main ballroom at MGM Grand Detroit. A prequel to the North American International Auto Show, the Gallery included a fashion show for the first time.
AT&T to Add 150 New Jobs
DETROIT — AT&T will hire workers for more than 150 jobs in Michigan, including 92 new jobs.
JVS Detroit’s Sixth Annual Trade Secrets Fundraiser
JVS Detroit hosted its sixth annual Trade Secrets fundraiser at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield on March 12. Sandra Pierce, chairman and CEO of FirstMerit Michigan, was the keynote speaker.
Continental Looks to Increase Employee Count to 7,000
AUBURN HILLS — Assuming the market develops accordingly, the international automotive supplier Continental looks to increase its number of employees to around 7,000 in 2014. This would bring the number […]
Communicating Business to Air on MI Business Network
LANSING — Tanner Friedman and the Michigan Business Network, a 24 hour business news outlet, have formed a partnership to produce and broadcast a new radio show, Communicating Business, which will focus on sharing best practices and opportunities in public relations, marketing, branding, philanthropy, and community relations.
Motorcity Automotive Industry Night 2014
The Motorcity Automotive Industry Night, or MAIN, was held on Jan. 12 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The event recognized automotive luminaries as well as mobility design projects by students from Lawrence Technological University.
St. Patrick's Day 2014 with WJR's Paul W. Smith
News/Talk 760 WJR Morning Host Paul W. Smith hosted his annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Detroit Athletic Club on March 17.
Absopure Partners with Pure Michigan Ad Campaign
Plymouth-based Absopure, a family-owned company that has been bottling and delivering fresh, all-natural Michigan spring water for more than 100 years, has a new partnership with the Michigan Economic Development […]
Consulting Tech Firm C/D/H Relocates to Downtown Detroit
DETROIT — Technology consulting firm C/D/H is relocating its southeast Michigan offices to downtown Detroit. The move puts C/D/H in Detroit’s Tech Hub Network, and closer to about 40 percent of the firm’s southeast Michigan client base.
Cooley Law School Adds to Board of Directors
LANSING — Stephen Markman (far left), justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and James Morton (left), noted Canadian lawyer, have been appointed to the board of directors of Thomas M. […]
ACCESS Names New Chief Operating Officer
DEARBORN — ACCESS, the largest Arab American human services nonprofit in the country, has named Lina Hourani Harajli as its chief operating officer. Harajli joined ACCESS in 2000 as a […]
PwC Names New Principal to Tax Practice
DETROIT — PwC Detroit has appointed Jeff Lower as a principal in the national tax reporting performance Improvement practice.
General Motors Names New Vehicle Safety Chief
DETROIT— General Motors CEO Mary Barra has named a new vehicle safety leader whose first priority will be to quickly identify and resolve product safety issues.
GM Foundation Donates $1.45M to Habitat for Humanity
DETROIT — The General Motors Foundation is donating more than $1.45 million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the […]
Collins Einhorn Farrell Adds New Attorney
SOUTHFIELD — Collins Einhorn Farrell has added attorney Sarah M. Rockwell to the firm’s insurance coverage practice group. She will focus her practice on advising insurance companies as to liability […]
Brand Aid 360
With the rise of social media, advertisers and businesses are taking cues from their customers.
Local Restaurants Come Together to Support AIDS Coalition
FERNDALE — Dining Out for Life, the international event, which raises funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations, is coming to Detroit April 24. The Michigan AIDS Coalition seeks individuals and […]
Carbon Media Names New Director of Strategic Services
BINGHAM FARMS — Carbon Media Group, a producer of digital content for outdoor enthusiasts, has hired Chris Cunningham as director of strategic services. In his new role, Cunningham will work […]
UHY Advisors Michigan Names New Senior Manager
STERLING HEIGHTS — UHY Advisors of Michigan has named Andy Molokac as a new senior manager in the Resources Solutions Group. In his new role, Molokac will focus on the […]
LochenHeath Golf Club Names New Director of Instruction
TRAVERSE CITY — Adam Schriber, an internationally acclaimed Michigan-based golf instructor, has joined LochenHeath Golf Club near Traverse City as the director of instruction.
Detroit Zoo Boosts Local Economy with Impact of $100M
ROYAL OAK — A study by CSL International on the economic impacts associated with the operation of the Detroit Zoo found that the single largest paid family attraction in Michigan had a total economic impact of $100.2 million in the metro Detroit community in 2013.
M. Shapiro Real Estate Names New VP of Lender Relations
FARMINGTON HILLS — Marcia Ventura has been named vice president of lender relations for M. Shapiro Real Estate Group. Ventura has more than 30 years of experience in the development […]
Saphran Solutions Names New Vice President of Sales
FRANKLIN — Saphran Solutions, a Michigan-based developer of management software sytems has named Donald Stilwell as vice president of sales and business development.
TRW Begins Production on High-Tech Seat Belt
LIVONIA — TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today started production on its second generation Active Control Retractor system for the 2014 Cadillac CTS. This is the first launch of this advanced seat belt technology in North America, combining active and passive approaches to offer enhanced safety, comfort and convenience to vehicle occupants.
Snyder’s Immigration Reform Annoucement
Gov. Rick Snyder revealed plans to draw 50,000 immigrants to Detroit by the end the decade during a special presentation at Ideal Group in southwest Detroit. The event drew more than 300 business, community, and political leaders.
Takata Pushes for ‘Zero Fatalities’ in Crashes
AUBURN HILLS — Nearly 100 members of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gathered recently to get a close-up look at one of the world’s most advanced crash test systems and advice on how to get certified as minority businesses.
Detroit Institute of Music Education Opens on Woodward
DETROIT — Detroit Institute of Music Education, a music education college dedicated to teaching the next generation of modern musicians, has launched in downtown Detroit.
Cadillac Debuts ATS Crimson Sport Edition
DETROIT — Cadillac enhances the dynamic performance and design of the 2014 ATS sedan with a new, limited-edition Crimson Sport special edition. Produced only during the spring of 2014, the […]