Corporate security has never been more difficult or complex. The list of threats to a company today is almost endless, including terrorism, biological attacks, and cyber theft — and the list goes on.
When a hotel or shopping mall owner hires a cleanup crew to eliminate odors, mold, or a bacterial outbreak, they usually sweep any mention of the incident under the rug. But hitting the mute button seemed like a good waste of a crisis, says Larry Smith, president of BioGreen Solutions in Bloomfield Township.
Interview with Mark J. Bennett, Climate Law Practice Leader at Miller Canfield in Detroit.
Every company, it seems, is looking to boost earnings with limited capital investment. A mirage? Perhaps. But recent case studies reveal how some organizations are working with the assets they have to increase profits while lowering costs. Other groups are turning misfortunes into physiological and educational benefits.
Although automakers and suppliers have shifted more of their ad work in recent years to national and international agencies, the trend shouldn’t be cause for finger-pointing, says Mark Petrosky, partner and CEO of Duffey Petrosky in Farmington Hills.
Faced with a downsized automotive industry and dwindling public resources, Metro Detroit foundations are collaborating under new business models to better support the region.
A breakdown of Metro-Detroit hospitals and office buildings.
What happens when metro Detroit’s large, nonprofit hospitals suddenly get an infusion of private sector competition? The region is about to find out.
Hon. Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
The Detroit funerals of the founders of Parke-Davis couldn’t have been more different. At Hervey Parke’s, in 1899, mourners packed St. John’s Episcopal Church on Woodward.
The holy grail of health care — precision medicine — will be arriving soon at your doctor’s office, nearby medical center, or your place of work.
Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive.
Tonight, as your governor, I want to celebrate Michigan!
Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. Take 10-year-old Hannah Altman, for example. It wasn’t long after she asked her father for four quarters to buy a toy in a vending machine that she joined the ranks of CEOs like Ford’s Alan Mulally and Compuware’s Peter Karmanos Jr.
Watching an advertising agency go into scramble mode to replace a big piece of lost business can be a chaotic and troubling scene. So what happens when nearly every ad agency in town hits the reset button at the same time?
As president and CEO of Community Choice Credit Union in Farmington Hills, Robert Bava has watched the organization grow from a single branch in 1994 to seven locations servicing some 55,000 members.
More than 100 guests attended November Indulge at the Henry Ford Estate on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Nov. 5 to support the scholarship program of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Alumni Affiliate. The evening included a strolling dinner, a wine tasting, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction.
On Nov. 4, the Somerset Collection Charitable Foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Detroit Shoppe, a collection of Detroit memorabilia from such iconic institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Motown Museum, and Pewabic Pottery. The store, located on the second level of Somerset North near Macy’s, will be open daily until year’s end.
More than 300 VIPs gathered at the Parade Company in Detroit before dawn on Nov. 5 to kick off the 84th America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 25.
Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive. As chair of Honigman’s real estate department in Detroit, McLaughlin was in South Korea to negotiate a large retail project for luxury mall developer Taubman Centers Inc. of Bloomfield Hills.
More than 600 guests adorned in formal attire celebrated the Detroit Institute of Arts’ 125 anniversary on November 13. The evening affair, called “DIA@125, a Gala,” highlighted the museum’s architecture and collections while paying special tribute to longtime supporters Marianne and Alan Schwartz. The event co-chairs were Gayle Camden, Yvette Bing, and Fair Radom.
Ironically, initial legal work emanating from Eastern Europe in the early 1990s pioneered by young associates at two of Detroit’s larger law firms created the foundation for international practices at Miller Canfield and Butzel Long. Both attorneys obtained bachelor’s degrees in political science as well as East European studies.
More than 100 couture enthusiasts attended Heart to Heart de Mode at the Somerset Collection in Troy on Nov. 11, a fundraiser for the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. The event, hosted by the Beaumont Foundation, included a lunch at Brio Tuscan Grille followed by a fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Focus. We’ve all been told this at some point in our lives, but how does it relate to long-term investor success? How can this one word potentially provide a lifetime of retirement bliss (as you define it), or a possible lifetime of headaches?
Wine and culinary enthusiasts gathered for a mid-autumn feast at the Renaissance Club on November 13, called The Chefs of Detroit. Sponsored by Friends of the Vine, the evening included a paired entree of Prime Tournedos Rossini and DYC True Maryland Crab Cake finished with truffles, foie gras, and a Maderia wine and lemon buerre blanc sauce.
VIEW THE 2011 TOP LAWYERS For our 2011 Top Lawyers peer review survey, we polled more than 15,000 private attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. While in […]
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano checks in from China, where he is leading a trade mission to secure jobs and investment while opening new markets. The interview was conducted DBusiness Editor R.J. King on November 15, 2010.
Celebrating the healing power of music, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital hosted the culmination of the maiden U.S. tour of Guido’s Orchestra at Music Hall in Detroit on Nov. 17. The evening celebration included a strolling dinner and cocktail party, live auction, a stirring performance by Guido’s Orchestra, and an afterglow.
As the economy begins to recover and businesses add more workers, companies need to review and address their hiring practices, says Debra McCulloch, a partner with Bush Seyferth and Paige in Troy who heads up the firm’s employment practice.
The Detroit Parade Co. hosted more than 1,800 guests at its 2010 Hob Nobble Gobble on Nov. 20 at Ford Field. The black-tie affair, a prelude to America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, included carnival rides and activities, live entertainment, a strolling gourmet dinner, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fiesta Hispana Gala on Dec. 3 at The Henry in Dearborn. The black tie event included a cocktail reception, formal dinner, an awards ceremony, and live entertainment.
Recognizing that the average investor may find themselves in an income crisis at one point in their lives, along with the continual rise of the cost of living both now and in retirement, investors should be asking what asset class has historically kept up with this rising cost?
Cadillac announced today it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe competing in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America’s top production-based racecar series.
Armune BioScience wins grand prize for the top company, and ReGenerate takes home the prize for best student business idea
Ford’s Michigan Assembly in Wayne, Mich. to Build Gas- Powered, Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, which once churned out large SUVs, has completed a $550 million transformation that will make it the world’s first factory to build not only fuel-efficient gas-powered cars, but also three production versions of electrified vehicles including battery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
The U.S. Electric Industry faces an interesting challenge – more than three-quarters of Americans do not recognize or understand the industry’s best available technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and curb global warming – the smart grid and smart meters.
Detroit Lions Place-Kicker Jason Hanson was honored with the Ed Block Courage Award on Dec. 7 at the Courage House Dinner at Ford Field. Former Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple was presented with the Ricky Sandoval Award, while ABC News’ Bob Woodruff was the guest speaker.
Tempo Group and Leuliette Partners LLC today signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture management, trading and Investment firm to pursue mergers, acquisitions and restructuring in the automotive and transportation industries.
More than 900 people attended the inaugural Grand Ball on Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Detroit, a celebration of Henry Ford Hospital’s 95th anniversary. The event benefited Henry Ford’s nursing program, the departments of emergency medicine, radiology, anesthesiology, and pathology, along with the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund.
The DMC Guild held its annual holiday party on Dec. 15 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The event included a strolling cocktail party in the reading room, a buffet table, and live entertainment.
The Detroit Regional Chamber held is 2010 Holiday Party on Dec. 13 inside the Wintergarden and GM Showplace at the Renaissance Center. More than 700 people enjoyed cocktails, a strolling buffet, and an address by Mark Reuss, president of GM North America.
Conway MacKenzie held its 2010 Holiday Party at Bacco Saletta in Southfield on Dec. 15. The event included a strolling Italian buffet, fine wines, and networking.
BorgWarner announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group, a leading provider of innovative products for the global vehicle industry headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
CONCACAF announced today that Ford Field in Detroit has been selected to host a first round doubleheader – joining Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Soldier Field in Chicago and six other U.S. venues as opening round hosts.
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today released its initial press conference schedule for the 2011 world-premier event to be held at Detroit’s Cobo Center Jan. 10-23.
Organized crime continues to secretively prey on Southeast Michigan’s most vulnerable by taking in millions of dollars a year.
The Detroit Athletic Club served as a festive setting for Strategic Staffing Solutions’ annual Holiday Party on Dec. 16. More than 500 people enjoyed strolling food stations, holiday cheer, and networking among business, government, and educational leaders.
Oil-soaked plastic boom material used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is finding new life as auto parts in the Chevrolet Volt.
Small cars and fuel efficiency were all the rage at the first major auto show of the season in Los Angeles in November, but shoppers are still attracted to larger vehicles, according to the AutoTrader.com November Trend Engine report, covering searches and site activity on AutoTrader.com for November 2010.
Renowned automobile collector, William U. Parfet, has announced that his complete set of 1933 – 1934 Auburn V-12 Salon cars will be on display for the first time ever at the 2011 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s (formerly held at Meadow Brook Hall) on Sunday, July 31, 2011.
The Ford C-MAX is an all-new, affordable transportation alternative for growing, busy North American families who crave industry-first technology, flexible seating and interior space, sporty performance and best-in-class fuel economy.
Tom Celani, co-owner of Celani Family Vineyards, and Joe Vicari, CEO of Andiamo Restaurant Group, co-hosted a holiday party for distinguished guests on Dec. 21. The event, held at Andiamo Bloomfield Township, included a strolling Italian buffet, Santa’s elves, and plenty of good cheer. Photos by Nick Martines
A longtime holiday tradition, the Downtown Detroit Partnership hosted its annual Detroit Aglow fundraiser on Nov. 22 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. More than 700 guests enjoyed a traditional holiday dinner of turkey with all of the fixings.
The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools and Miller Canfield hosted former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa on Oct. 26, 2010 at the Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield. Walesa also opened “Solidarnosc: Poland’s Struggle for Freedom” at the Walter P. Reuther Library.
Motown Construction Partners, LLC (Motown) announced today that project financing has been secured and work is scheduled to begin immediately on the dramatic transformation of the 34 story Broderick Tower.
The Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. held its 13th annual Dream Maker’s Youth Ambassadorship Program on Oct. 21 at DTE Energy’s corporate headquarters in Detroit. The initiative trains young people to educate their peers about the importance of completing school and developing professional skills.
After a rough patch of two years caused mostly by the global financial meltdown, worldwide light vehicle sales are projected to rise to 93.0 million units in 2016, up from 69.7 million units in 2010, according to CSM Worldwide in Northville. That’s good news for metro Detroit OEMs and their suppliers.
To provide smart connectivity solutions in vehicles while addressing the growing need to minimize driver distraction, Visteon Corporation has developed a range of electronics products, services and applications designed specifically for the automotive market from a driver-centric perspective.
OnStar today announced that it is responding to repeated consumer requests by offering its industry leading safety, security and connectivity services for non-GM and older GM vehicles already on the road.
The love and romance “Doctor Zhivago” comes to life at the elegant Cherry Creek Golf Club on January 22, 2011 from 7:30 – midnight, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township, MI (1/2 mile east of Van Dyke between 23 & 24 Mile Rd.)
Bright Automotive is now hiring to fill 200 jobs in Southeast Michigan over the next year to bring its IDEA concept vehicle to market. The IDEA is an all-new, efficient, plug-in electric hybrid vehicle tailored to the needs of fleet vehicle customers.
Detroit Medical Center Kicking Off $300 Million in Projects With the Awarding of the First $60-70 Million
Detroit Medical Center (DMC) officials today made good on their promise to get right to work on hospital construction projects, announcing contracts totaling over $60 million just four days after DMC’s landmark partnership with Vanguard Health Systems was sealed.
General Motors Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today they have reached a worldwide licensing agreement to use Argonne’s patented composite cathode material to make advanced lithium-ion batteries that last longer between charges and can charge at higher voltages.
Visteon Corporation announced today that its common stock will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “VC” on Jan. 10, 2011.
Last July Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan made public a plan to move approximately 3,000 employees to downtown Detroit. That plan will become a reality this year with the first group of employees moving into the GM Renaissance Center in May.
AAM Sona Axle, previously a JV between AAM and Sona Koyo Limited to manufacture and sell light truck, passenger car and SUV axle assemblies for the India market, is now an independent company wholly owned by AAM.
S3 Entertainment Group (S3), the largest feature film and episodic television production company in Michigan, is holding its second open casting call for the new reality-based judicial television show Domestic Justice on Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 9 am to 2 pm.
Top snowboarders in the country coming to Michigan in January
U.S. new-car and light-truck sales are headed for double-digit percentage gains in 2011, says Paul Taylor, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).
Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to the firm’s Litigation Department. Cox will be based in the firm’s Detroit office.
The all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan delivers grand-touring performance and world-class ride and handling with best-in-class V-6 engine power and new second-generation E-segment chassis architecture
Today, PwC’s Autofacts announced its 2011 global light vehicle assembly forecast to exceed 75 million units, a new industry peak.
DTE Energy wants to jump-start the adoption of electric vehicles in Southeast Michigan by providing free charging stations – a $2,500 value – to the first 2,500 Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) owners.
Ford Motor Company today unveiled its vision for a sleeker, sportier and more stylish compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the 2011 North American International Auto Show.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, which completed its 20th anniversary season under Palace Sports & Entertainment’s ownership, was listed as the year’s most-attended amphitheatre by trade publications Billboard and Pollstar
Oakland and Macomb County Economic Development Teams Sponsor New Concept Career Fair February 24 at Oakland University
Economic Development Departments from cities across Oakland and Macomb Counties have joined forces to create a high tech job fair that connects Southeast Michigan job seekers with businesses from throughout the area that have immediate job openings.
When it comes to brand loyalty Generation Y will make automotive manufacturer’s work for it, from design all the way through the sale.
Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems Delivers Armored Personnel Carriers to Kuwait Ministry of Interiors
Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems (ADVS) announces today, the first production delivery of the ADVS 6X6X6 Desert Chameleon armored personnel carriers to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior (KMOI).
Midtown’s three largest employers, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) and Wayne State University (WSU), are announcing an aggressive “Live Midtown” incentive program for their employees.
OnStar is looking for the most original and compelling in-vehicle voice-enabled application through the 2011 OnStar Student Developer Challenge.
A clinical research study to develop a rapid and inexpensive blood screening test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has been launched by Henry Ford Health System and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
General Motors Company today confirmed it has completed the previously announced voluntary contribution of 60.6 million shares of GM common stock to its U.S. hourly and salaried pension plans, valued at approximately $2 billion.
Infinity Primary Care is a group of 52 family and internal medicine physicians located in Brighton, Canton, Livonia, Novi, and West Bloomfield
Michigan small businesses seeking to grow will be more likely to qualify for loans even in the face of an ongoing credit crunch thanks to an infusion of cash from the federal government that will bolster the state’s small business lending program, Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
Next Generation Automobile Alcohol Detection System to be Developed by Takata and TruTouch Technologies
According to the World Health Organization, over 500,000 people die each year as a result of injuries involving alcohol worldwide.
Outdoor enthusiasts look forward to the shortest month of the year because that’s when Outdoorama, sponsored by RAM Trucks, comes to town.
Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a potential new way of attacking breast cancer stem cells, the small number of cells in a tumor that fuel its growth and spread.
The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium today announced the call for presenting companies for the 30th annual Midwest equity event which will be held May 10-11, 2011 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Better fuel efficiency, which is rising on the list of customer demands, played a big role in Chevrolet’s U.S. sales increasing 16 percent in 2010.
SAE International has played a key role in developing standards in the development of the Smart Grid, the infrastructure needed to recharge hybrid and electric vehicles.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will deliver his 2011 State of the County address, taking a look at the year ahead.
Chrysler Group LLC and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a partnership to determine the possibility of adapting a hydraulic hybrid system for large passenger cars and light-duty vehicles.
In China, the New Year celebration lasts 14 days and begins on the Chinese New Year, and ends with the Lantern Festival. Going into their 42nd year in business, Mon Jin Lau Restaurant in Troy, MI is celebrating Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, with a two day spectacular event sponsored by Belvedere Vodka.
Perrigo Company today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Paddock Laboratories, Inc. , a privately-held, Minneapolis-based manufacturer and marketer of generic pharmaceutical products for approximately $540 million in cash.
The Dodge brand and Mopar are making it easier than ever for owners to connect with their vehicles, giving electronic information at their fingertips with a free, new smartphone application.
Fuel efficiency, safety innovation, and vehicle styling will be the three most important product issues influencing automotive consumer purchase decisions over the next five years, indicating a perceived shift in buying priorities, according to the 12th annual global automotive survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.
Northwood University’s 48th Annual International Auto Show is set for the weekend of September 30, October 1 and 2. The show, billed as North America’s largest outdoor new car show, is held on the Michigan Campus of Northwood University located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland.
A special-edition Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will serve as the official pace car of the 2011 Indianapolis 500.
General Motors reported today that it delivered 8,389,769 vehicles globally in calendar year 2010, a 12.2 percent increase from 2009 deliveries of 7,477,178.(1)