I was really interested in Jack Lessenberry’s feature on the newspaper business (“Freedom of the Press,” July/August 2009) and particular the sidebar on suburban newspapers, “Who’ll Mind the Store?” In our communities of Oxford, Lake Orion, [Clarkston] and Ortonville/Goodrich the answer is, “us.”
Metro Detroit hospitals are driving revenue and profits by drawing patients from around the world to their robotic surgical systems.
Looking to spur sales and stir up repeat business, metro Detroit’s resourceful restaurateurs are combining new menus with upgraded décor — and adding a pinch of piquant promotions.
When he’s not running the nation’s 11th largest city, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing likes to tour the links.
Soccer’s growing popularity around the world and in the U.S. is creating new opportunities for a team of Southfield architects better known for their design of professional sports arenas.
A unique drug company’s distinguishing virtues are helping to heal its discriminating patients.
By embracing basic business principles like capital management, board oversight, and long-term planning, Detroit’s flourishing cultural district is marching past $2 billion in redevelopment.
For years now, elected school officials, appointed managers, and everyday employees allowed an air of entitlement and a lack of dedication to greatly outweigh their chosen mission of educating and promoting children in the Detroit public-school system.
Detroit’s shopping lore is replete with riveting tales of retail — from the death of its salesmen to the rise of its newest generation.
By mandating renewable-energy standards that would elevate employment and alleviate environmental woes, Michigan has jumped aboard the ‘green’ bandwagon. But at what cost?
Michigan State University’s $550-Million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Could Prove a ‘Big Bang’ for Business.
How did Michigan office and resort owner Mike Biber and his banking team see the global financial meltdown coming two years before anyone else?
A Ferndale inventor puts an old spin on new technology, offering Internet radio and commercial-free music free of charge.
The full list of old-line Detroit retailers, continued from “The Way We Were” in the September/October 2009 issue of DBusiness Magazine.
Jill Jones, Vice President and Co-Owner, Cadillac Travel Group, Southfield.
How businesses can not only survive — but thrive — in a tough economy.
Olympic gold medalist to race in Detroit.
Detroit Edison has introduced a new program that will make installing a solar energy system 50 percent more affordable for homes and businesses.
Lighter, stronger, greener steel bodies to help automakers increase efficiency at lower cost.
A Livonia-based company’s new holographic imaging device could radically alter the face of surgery.
The Detroit Regional Chamber supports short, medium, and long-term government reforms as a solution to the State of Michigan’s budget crisis.
The Detroit chapter of TiE, also known as Talent, Ideas, Enterprise, is pleased to announce its inaugural TiE Midwest 20 Industry Awards at its TiECon Midwest annual conference to be held at Ritz-Carlton Dearborn, October 23 and 24, 2009.
When Livonia-based Co-op Services Credit Union’s management team sat down to determine how their business could make an impact in the southeast Michigan communities that it serves, they didn’t mess around.
2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe sailed against 11 competitors from five nations to win the Second Annual International Match Race for the Detroit Cup Labor Day weekend.
Exhibitors, Chambers join MichiganMall.com for a free day of networking and learning.
Advent Resources Inc. completes integration of eValidate at its M-B dealerships; Automatic Data Processing (ADP) next on the rollout schedule.
Terminal to Address Growing Demand in Southwest for Ethanol/Green Fuels.
Michigan Public Service Commission Report Could Block Permits for Controversial New Coal Plants.
IMU, a new line of socially conscience apparel by David Merritt, former co-captain of the University of Michigan basketball team, debuted on September 4 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor.
Dozens of wine producers and restaurants gathered in Rochester Hills on Aug. 30 for the Meadow Brook Wine & Food Festival.
Shared vision to drive new growth opportunities for manufacturing companies.
New digital distribution platform gives gamers an improved experience with a revamped client, online store, a new tray program, and paves the way to a new feature: Ready to Play.
Form “Business Leaders for Michigan” to advance the work
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a tax benefit preservation plan designed to preserve substantial tax assets.
Ricardo, Inc., the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc, the leading independent provider of technology, product innovation and engineering solutions to the world’s automotive, defense, transport and new energy industries, has announced that the award of $2.1 million (GBP1.3m) of funding has been made …
Thanks to the federal program, the average fuel economy of all new vehicles purchased in the United States in July and August improved about 3 percent, according to a University of Michigan study.
Small-business owners are facing tough decisions to survive the current economic downturn as healthcare costs are rising. Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana is offering an alternative to help keep employees healthy. The Delta Dental Patient Direct® discount card provides individuals and families significant discounts on dental, vision and hearing care, and prescription drugs.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW) is demonstrating its leadership in cognitive – or intelligent – safety solutions designed for a full range of vehicles, at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), International Motorshow, in Frankfurt, Germany, which will open tomorrow.
At an event the company is calling “Solar Day,” Dow Corning will announce the start of construction in Thomas Twp., Mich. of a manufacturing plant that will manufacture monosilane gas-a key material used to manufacture thin-film solar cells.
Understanding the process by which solar energy can be used to create an alternative to fossil fuel is the focus of $1.32 million Department of Energy grant recently awarded to three faculty members in the Wayne State University Department of Chemistry.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. is demonstrating a number of ways in which it is supporting vehicle manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption and emissions – beyond powertrain solutions.
Auto researchers and engineers are examining the use of lighter-weight materials and components in their quest to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Two Studies Indicate Seniors Drive Longer and Drive Better after Cognitive Exercises.
HORIBA Automotive Test Systems has been awarded a subcontract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to be the sole supplier helping to design, build and support a dynamometer system that will be used to develop, test and validate hybrid and other advanced powertrains for a wide range of vehicles at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Mich.
Analytic Model Helps Health Care Organizations Predict Demand for Services.
It has inspired countless number of middle school students inMichigan to pursue careers in math, science and engineering.
WSU professor turned bio-tech entrepreneur recommended $10 million grant to erect chemistry headquarters with energy-efficient “green” roof on Cass Ave.
Weekly online event sale puts luxury captive on pace to sell an additional 5,000 auction vehicles annually.
For all 2010 model-year Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge vehicles, automaker will provide a consolidated, customer-friendly user guide and DVD – Digital move to save 930 tons of paper, the equivalent of 20,000 trees annually.
Webahn, Inc. announces the launch of two new iPhone Apps for physicians. Capzule for its online Electronic Medical Records service Capzule.com and Accent, a voice recording application, for its online transcription service OvernightScribe.com.
National Transportation Policy Project Report Stresses the Need for Metropolitan Connectivity and Economic Growth.
Donald DeSmith, President of Servant Systems, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with several other Michigan franchise industry executives, met with members of the Michigan congressional delegation in Washington, DC about healthcare reform and other issues important to the franchise industry during the International Franchise Association (IFA) 10th Annual Public Affairs Conference held in Washington Sept. 14-15.
Two military technologies saving Soldiers lives on today’s battlefields were designed by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and are among 10 innovations recognized as 2008 Army’s Greatest Inventions.
Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) , today announced Fleetwood RV, Inc., will begin offering its 2010 Fleetwood RV brand Class A motorhomes on Spartan’s custom diesel chassis.
India’s role as an important player in the future of Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) international strategy was underscored today when the company’s President and CEO, Alan Mulally, unveiled an all-new car targeting the heart of the Indian car market – the new Ford Figo.
McLaren to Co-Develop New Technology that Allows Smaller Centers to be Built at One-third the Cost of Conventional Centers.
The vast majority of U.S. drivers believes handheld texting while driving is very dangerous and should be banned nationwide, according to a new national survey released today.
T. Adderley, Kelly Services, Receives Legend CEO Honor
Whirlpool Corporation To Produce One Million Smart Grid-Compatible Clothes Dryers by the End of 2011
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) continues its legacy of innovation leadership with the announcement that it will produce one million Smart Energy clothes dryers by the end of 2011 as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant program.
Honoring prowess on the gridiron, the Detroit Lions held their Kickoff Luncheon at Ford Field in Detroit on Sept. 2.
Company Will Ring Closing Bell Following Event.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and K+S Aktiengesellschaft announced jointly today that the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to accept a consent decree agreed to by K+S Aktiengesellschaft.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber hosted its 6th Annual Vine and Dine at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills on Sept. 23.
As the real estate market continues to suffer around the country and across Michigan, new home construction is booming at the $55 -million Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives where a family of four determined developers is successfully challenging popular practice of cutting back in a bad economy.
Hennessey Capital LLC, a Michigan-based specialty finance company providing working capital to small and mid-sized businesses, announces it has become a corporate partner in the Macomb-OU INCubator.
Two proposed Michigan House Bills (HB 5389 & HB 5388) will mean more taxes levied on Michigan consumers and companies.
Icom North America, a leading supplier of alternative fuel systems and tanks for commercial and passenger vehicles, believes the recent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grants to Michigan and 24 other Clean Cities clusters of government-industry partnerships, will stimulate use of liquefied propane, compressed natural gas (CNG) and other “clean”alternative fuels.
Last winter was one for the history books.
DTE Energy will hold a series of free energy efficiency seminars around the Detroit metro area to help small and medium size businesses learn simple and practical ways to reduce their energy costs.
Business Leaders for Michigan, a private, non-profit leadership organization dedicated to making Michigan a “Top 10” state, today released the following statement in reaction to the Legislature’s failure to produce the 2010 State budget on time.
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show.
More than 300 people attended One Night Night in Cuba at the Detroit Yacht Club on Sept. 25.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced a proposed exemption that, if granted, would allow the New Chrysler Corp. to transfer approximately $4.59 billion promissory note and company securities to a Voluntary Employees Benefit Association (VEBA) Plan established to provide health benefits for the company’s retirees.
Wayne State to establish dedicated Karmanos department in School of Medicin.
The Museum for Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) held its second annual Gold fundraiser at the Whitney Restaurant in Detroit’s Midtown district on Sept. 26.
Beaumont Hospitals President and CEO Kenneth Matzick has announced a series of executive appointments to fill positions created under a new organizational structure and others held by retiring executives.
Honigman possesses more than 50 years automotive industry experience, and Faegre & Benson 40 years collective experience representing businesses in China
The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) – Detroit recently announced the addition of a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management & Design (CMD).
Mercedes-Benz Financial is the first automotive financial services company to launch personalized and convenient account management features with the unveiling of its new iPhone™ App.
When Warren Mayor Jim Fouts called Detroit’s aging infrastructure a “ticking time bomb that’s ready to go off” earlier this year, he was referring to the state of Southeast Michigan’s water and sewer system
It looks a bit like a racing game in a video arcade, but the driver wears headphones.
New Release Extends Application Coverage, Reaches Into Distributed Environments
In support of its mission to accelerate homeland security technology development, investment and jobs in Michigan, the Michigan Security Network has developed a joint venture with Wayne State University to provide training for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as mature businesses interested in this growing market.
Fledgling startup company Logical Lighting Systems, LLC plans to take high efficiency, environmentally friendly lighting options beyond America’s living rooms and into its malls, hospitals and office buildings.
Category Frontrunners Unite to Deliver the First Unified Solution for Optimizing Application Performance Across the Enterprise-Internet Delivery Chain.
A groundbreaking research project by Ford Motor Company and Auburn University shows that global positioning system (GPS) satellites that can “talk” to cars could help prevent serious accidents in the future.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announces that Wall Street has reaffirmed the county’s coveted AAA Bond Rating on $12.88 million in debt for the construction of the new 52-3 District Court building.
AZ Automotive, a Tier One full-service engineering and production supplier of metal stampings, assemblies, and modules to automotive manufacturers, is poised for growth after significantly reducing its debt and realigning its cost structure.
S3 Entertainment Group’s Distinguished Film Industry Training Program Leads to Successful Job Placement
Program success extends classes with Oakland Community College.
Patent-based indicator provides better measurement of Innovation Strength — Dow leads in Competitive Impact(TM) — BASF leads overall Patent Asset Index(TM).
Participation in Series C Round of Financing Follows Original Investment from 2005
Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO) today announced that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application for over-the-counter (OTC) Minoxidil topical aerosol foam, 5%, a generic form of Men’s Rogaine® Foam.
Michigan’s Economic Recovery Tied to Preparing Workers for Jobs Requiring More than High School Diploma, Less than College Degree; Michigan Must Use Economic Downtime to Invest in Training Time To Meet Future Demand.
Businessman Rick Snyder, a candidate for governor of Michigan in 2011, has been advocating for change in Lansing and across the state.
Ford Motor Company’s hybrid vehicle sales have risen 73 percent this year in sharp contrast to a 14-percent decline in hybrid sales across the industr.
The fourth annual gathering of selected automotive authors will take place at the Detroit Public Library’s Skillman Branch on Saturday, November 21, 2009.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is pleased to announce that the Oakland County Film Office has been awarded full membership in the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).
A federal indictment was unsealed late yesterday in Detroit charging Xiang Dong Yu, aka Mike Yu, 47, of Beijing, China, with theft of trade secrets, attempted theft of trade secrets and unauthorized access to a protected computer, announced Terrence Berg, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
As diesel engines gain momentum as one cost-effective means to improve fuel efficiency, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors are working collaboratively through the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR) to adapt and develop selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technologies that will help bring more clean-diesel technologies to the U.S. and global markets.