Early Boy Special
Warren-based Big Boy finds new footing after 81 years of burgers and Americana.
Planning Ahead is Essential to Reduce Taxes
Who doesn’t want to minimize the amount of taxes they pay? There are strategies that enable both businesses and individuals to cut the taxes they owe and keep more money in their pocket, but making use of such strategies requires planning.
Samaritas Names Todd Hanselman Vice President of Human Resources
Michigan faith-based nonprofit, Samaritas, recently promoted Todd Hanselman to the position of vice president of human resources.
Top Lawyers Party 2017
DBusiness magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers celebrated at a private event in their honor on January 17 at the Society Room in Detroit.
James Jacobs Joins Ralph C. Wilson Foundation as Senior Advisor
After spending 50 years at Macomb Community College in Warren, and serving as president since 2008, James Jacobs has recently been appointed as senior advisor to the president and chief executive officer of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. The foundation is a grant-making organization dedicated to sustained investment in the quality of life of people in Southeast Michigan and Western New York.
Foley & Lardner Names New Detroit OMP, Business Law Chair
Detroit-based law firm Foley & Lardner has announced the appointment of Philip B. Phillips as managing partner and Daljit Doogal as chair of the firm’s business law department.
HAP CEO Teresa Kline Appointed to Non-Profit Board
The Grand Canyon Association, the official Arizona-based non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, has appointed Birmingham native Teresa Kline to its board of directors for 2017.
Ian McDonald Named Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art
The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors recently announced the appointment of Ian McDonald has been named as the new artist-in-residence for the ceramics department.
AT&T Names New Assistant Vice President for Michigan
Telecommunications company AT&T has recently announced the appointment of Demetrus Hayes as assistant vice president for sales and distribution. Hayes will manage nearly 150 AT&T retail locations through his office based in Southfield.
Keith E. Rowling Joins Merrill Lynch Wealth Management As Managing Director and Financial Advisor in Bloomfield Hills
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has recently announced the appointment of Keith E. Rowling as managing director and financial advisor of its wealth management team based in Bloomfield Hills.
DBusiness Breakfast Series: Downtown Detroit’s Resurgence
The DBusiness Breakfast Series was held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit on February 7, 2017. Guests enjoyed a strolling breakfast, networking, and presentation on what’s in store for the city from Eric Larson, CEO of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
Associated Bank welcomes Kimberly Zazula as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Detroit-based Associated Bank today announced the appointment of Kimberly Zazula as vice president of senior relationship manager in corporate banking under the Healthcare Industry Banking Group.
Ford Names Lynn Vojvodich to Board of Directors
Dearborn-based automaker, Ford Motor Co., recently announced the election of Lynn Vojvodich to the company’s board of directors.
Rossetti Expands Urban Planning Services, Hires Two Urban Planners
Southfield-based architecture firm Rosetti has recently expanded its urban planning services with the addition of two urban planners, Amy Chesterton and Alex Niehaus.
Katie Katz Joins City Year Detroit as Development Director
City Year Detroit recently announced the appointment of Katie Katz as development director.
Avomeen Analytical Services Names Mark Harvill New CEO
Ann Arbor-based analytical testing and product development laboratory today announced the appointment of Mark Harvill as its CEO.
Rabih Hamawi Opens New Law Firm
Rabih Hamawi recently opened his own Southfield-based law firm, Law Office of Rabih Hamawi, which focuses on representing policyholders in their disputes against insurance companies.
Pentastar Aviation Welcomes Robert J. Rufli as Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations
Waterford-based aviation consultant Pentastar Aviation recently announced the appointment of Robert J. Rufli as vice president of flight of operations and director of operations.
Macomb Community College Board of Trustees Announces the Appointment of James O. Sawyer IV as the College’s Next President
The Macomb Community College Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of James O. Sawyer IV as the college’s next president, approving a three-year employment contract at its meeting.
KLA Laboratories to Expand Technology Information Offerings with Appointment of New Director
Dearborn-based telecommunications contractor KLA Laboratories recently announced the appointment of Dwaine Polio as the director of technology innovation, a newly created positon.
The Century Club 2017
From colleges to real estate and racing teams to construction firms, how companies last 100 years or longer is a testament to fortitude and vision.
Build to Suit
The Moceri family arrived in Detroit from Sicily in the 1890s and started a produce business. Since transitioning to the housing market, Moceri Cos. in Auburn Hills has built 55,000 homes — with more to come.
Kathleen Forzley Appointed to Director of Oakland County’s Department of Health and Human Services
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson recently appointed Kathleen Forzley to be Oakland County’s next director of the department of health and human services.
Real Estate Rebound
A once “catastrophic” market for office, industrial, retail, and hospitality space in metro Detroit is now outpacing other cities in the Midwest — and, soon, is expected to do the same nationwide in average occupancy and rental rates.
In a saga that never seems to end, the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System is now on its fourth receiver, as it seeks to recover $10 million from a failed real estate investment. At the same time, one of the receivers deposited recovery funds into his own business account.
Deb Sloss Becomes Administrator of Samaritas Senior Living Bloomfield Hills
Samaritas, a Bloomfield Hills-based assisted living facility, recently promoted Deb Sloss to the position of administrator of senior living.
Rodger Young and E. Powell Miller Appointed to Federal Judge Review Committee
Rodger D. Young, founder of Farmington Hills-based Young & Associates, and E. Powell Miller, founder of The Miller Law Firm, based in Rochester, have been appointed to a federal judge review committee.
George Miller Named Executive Director of The Rainbow Connection
Rochester-based social services organization The Rainbow Connection recently announced the appointment of George Miller as executive director of the organization. The appointment is effective May 1.
Birmingham Shopping District Board Appoints New Executive Director
The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) board of directors recently announced the appointment of their new executive director, Ingrid Tighe. The appointment is effective April 17.
Living Arts Names Alissa Novoselick Executive Director
Living Arts, a non-profit organization based in Detroit, recently named Alissa Novoselick its executive director, succeeding Cara Graninger in the role.
Letter from the Editor: Brain Power
Michigan loses between $800 million and $900 million in annual tax revenue from college students who leave the state following graduation.
Near Perfect Media Appoints Emily Moran to Vice President
Birmingham-based public relations firm, Near Perfect Media, has recently appointed Emily Moran to vice president.
The Mars Agency Expands Creative Leadership, Appoints Suzanna Bierwirth to Chief Creative Officer
Detroit-based shopper marketing agency, the Mars Agency, recently announced the appointment of Suzanna Bierwirth as chief creative officer and the promotion of Jeff Stocker from chief creative officer to global chief creative officer.
Detroit Tigers Announce Partnership With Uber
With only two days until Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers today announced a partnership with mobile ridesharing company Uber, naming them the team’s official ride-sharing company. This season, there will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone for fans choosing to Uber to and from Comerica Park, located on the northbound side of the I-75 service drive, between John R and Brush Street.
Achates Power Appoints Mark Subramaniam to Vice President of Business Development
Farmington Hills-based engine developer, Achates Power Inc., has recently appointed Mark Subramaniam to vice president of business development.
Recipe for Success
More than 300 restaurants have opened in metro Detroit since 2014. Can they all survive?
Karmanos Cancer Institute Appoints Katrina Studvent to Chief Development Officer
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a Detroit-based cancer center, today announced the appointment of Katrina D. Studvent as the positon of chief development officer.
Greenleaf Trust Hires Trust Operations Specialists
Greenleaf Trust, a privately-held, Grand Rapids-based wealth management firm, recently announced the appointment of Robert Taylor as senior business engineer and Brian Farrell as trust operations specialist.
Jeffrey Fratarcangeli Ranked by Barron’s, Financial Times
Jeffrey Fratarcangeli, managing principal of Fratarcangeli Wealth Management, has recently been ranked as one of the top 1,200 financial advisors in the United States by Barron’s financial magazine, for the fourth consecutive year.
Health Alliance Plan Appoints Dr. Michael Genord to Chief Medical Officer
Detroit-based health insurance agency Health Alliance Plan (HAP) today announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Genord as vice president and chief medical officer.
APACC Names Ping Gu the New Business and Development Manager
The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, (APACC) has recently named Ping Gu the new business collaboration and development manager.
Terri Miller Departs from the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility After Nearly 20 Years
Livonia-based auto insurance agency, the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility, (MAIPF) today announced that its executive director Terri A. Miller will depart from the facility after nearly 20 years.
Henry Ford Cancer Institute Appoints Vice President, Executive Director
Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has recently appointed U.S. Army veteran Spencer C. Hoover to vice president and executive director of the health system’s Henry Ford Cancer Institute and cancer care services.
New Global Managing Director Named NSF International Strategic Registrations
Ann Arbor-based NSF International Strategic Registrations, a global certification body that is a division of NSF International, has recently appointed Andrew Weinbach as its new global managing director.
Ryan C. Plecha joins Kostopoulos Rodriguez as Senior Counsel
Birmingham-based law firm Kostopoulos Rodriquez (KORO) today announced the appointment of Ryan C. Plecha as senior counsel in the firm’s litigation practice group.
Concorde Holdings Hires Advisory Program Coordinator and Equity Trade Desk Coordinator
Livonia-based private financial private firm Concorde Holdings recently announced that Alex Siller will serve as Concorde’s advisory program coordinator, while Greg Johnson will serve as the company’s equity trade desk coordinator.
Quicken Loans Hires Casey Hurbis to Direct Marketing Strategy and Brand Management
Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans today announced the appointment of Casey Hurbis as chief marketing officer.
Turn Up The Heat
Shake off the winter blues with our fashion selections for spring and summer
The Scan Man
Local businessman is a pioneer when it comes to 3-D scanning.
Fun and Games
Lights, cameras, dancers and DJs hit the mark at Greektown Casino.
Oakland County and metro Detroit have come roaring back from the Great Recession, but the region needs to attract more global investment, jobs, and visitors to keep the momentum going.
More available parcels for national retailers are needed in metro Detroit.
TV Guide publisher Paul Turcotte can’t get enough of Detroit.
Gibson started out solo in his home workshop, but found financial backing to launch Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in 1902. His financial partners purchased rights to his patent for $2,500, while Gibson — taking 60 shares of stock — evidently became a salaried employee.