DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE: F) U.S. total sales increased 13 percent in August compared with last year — and 19 percent for retail sales — with gains in […]
AUBURN HILLS — Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 148,472 units, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in August 2011 (130,120 units), and the group’s best August […]
Guests gathered at Spa Renaissance in Troy on Aug. 16 to celebrate DBusiness Magazine’s 2012 Powered By Women honorees. The reception included gourmet cuisine, cocktails, and an awards ceremony.
SOUTHFIELD — Telemus Capital Partners, an independent advisory firm providing solutions for investment and asset management, as well as wealth advisory services for high-net-worth individuals, has again been named to […]
DETROIT – MGM Grand Detroit announced today they will once again partner with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, who will be opening two new restaurants – Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina […]
DETROIT – Inspired by nighttime arts festivals from around the world DLECTRICITY will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art and installations will illuminate the […]
The City of Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is using the Nixle Community Information Service to create and instantly publish important and emergency messages directly to residents […]
DETROIT— AT&T plans to roll out its 4G LTE in Detroit by the end of the year, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet […]
The online talent discovery platform, access4artists, held a launch party on July 12 for more than 200 guests atop the Madison Building in downtown Detroit. Entertainers included Drew32, Mistee Merritt, Saints of Soul, Pato Collection, and the Motor City Rockers.
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry has announced that Guy Bedarida, head designer and creative director for John Hardy, will be appearing at Tapper’s West Bloomfield location from […]
DETROIT – Dr. Leonard Lipovich’s determination to prove genetic matter once deemed “junk” has a place in clinical medicine is bringing the Wayne State University School of Medicine to the […]
ST. CLAIR SHORES — Glacial Natural Gas Inc., a Michigan licensed alternative gas supplier, today announced it is offering residential enrollment for natural gas in Michigan. Consumers Energy and Mich […]
More than 500 classic cars were on display at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township on July 29 as part of the 34th annual Concours d’Elegance of America. This year’s event featured “Jet Age” station wagons from the 1950s and 1960s, Cord cousins, slingshot dragsters, Duesenbergs, Delahayes, and Jaguar and Corvette racecars.
DETROIT— Sachse Construction is the latest in a string of companies to announce it is heading downtown to locate in Detroit. The company will move its headquarters into the Rock […]
As part of the 54th annual Target Fireworks on June 25, The Parade Co. held a VIP Rooftop Party atop the Miller Parking Deck next to the Renaissance Center. The sold-out event, presented by Charter One, included a strolling dinner, live entertainment, and one of the world’s largest fireworks displays.
Prime 29, a new steakhouse in West Bloomfield, opened its doors on July 27 at Maple and Orchard Lake roads. The 200-seat contemporary eatery features USDA beef aged for 29 days, private dining rooms, an outdoor patio, and the Onyx Lounge.
NOVI – Organizers for Michigan’s revived state fair, The Great Lakes State Fair, announced attendance figures today for the Michigan tradition that returned to the metro Detroit after a three-year […]
Winning Futures, a nonprofit in Warren that mentors youth, held Rare Night of Heroes on July 31 at the Palladium Theatre in downtown Birmingham. The event honored seven individuals for their community dedication, while five high school seniors each received $2,500 scholarships for essay writing.
Prince Fielder, first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, and his wife, Chanel, hosted Uncork for a Cause on Aug. 2 at the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham. The event, which raised funds for Common Ground and Ele’s Place, featured the release of the 2010 Prince Fielder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, has been given the Medalist of the Year Award by the Michigan Economic Developers Association. The Medalist Award —The MEDA’s […]
DETROIT— Beyond Basics, a nonprofit educational organization that runs a highly successful reading program in Detroit Public Schools, has been selected by Chase Community Giving to share $7.5 million with […]
DETROIT— Don’t ask the organizers of the SAE International Convergence 2012 – Electronic Innovation Through Leadership what’s new. You’ll be listening for a long time. The lineup for Convergence 2012 […]
EAST LANSING — Michigan State University today announced a new master’s degree program in business analytics to help prepare students for the jobs of the future. IBM (NYSE: IBM) is […]
LANSING – The Michigan Film Office announced today the feature film Golden Shoes has been approved for a film incentive from the state. Set in the world of youth soccer, […]
FLAT ROCK – Ford Motor Co. and its employees today are opening a new era at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, complete with a new name, 1,200 additional hourly jobs coming […]
PONTIAC – Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Oakland County’s AAA bond rating on $19.325 million Oakland County Building Authority Bonds, Series 2012A, and $14.5 million Oakland […]
Do you remember waking up early every Saturday morning in sheer excitement for the coming of your favorite TV cartoon characters to hit the screen — Looney Tunes?
DETROIT—More than 200 precious objects made under the direction of Karl Fabergé provide a glimpse into a bygone era of Russian imperial glory in the exhibition Faberge: The Rise and Fall, Collection of the […]
More than 200 people attended the Detroit debut of Macho Men and The Women That Love Them, a Latino musical comedy, on July 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. TechTown at Wayne State University is helping to fund a film version of the live show.
The March of Dimes held it’s annual Caribbean Fundraiser on July 11 at the Grosse Point Yacht Club in Grosse Point Shores. The event included a live and silent auction, a strolling cocktail reception and dinner, and live entertainment.
BIRMINGHAM—United Shore Financial Services, LLC (USFS) one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders and the parent company of United Wholesale Mortgage, has experienced a record start to its current […]
On Aug. 3, General Motors Co. presented Ideal Group, a manufacturing and contracting firm in southwest Detroit, with the GM Supplier of the Year award. The event, which drew 300 people, included tours of Cadillac Urban Gardens, where fruit and vegetables grown inside shipping containers are harvested and donated to the surrounding community.
DETROIT – Repair work began today on the road surface at Belle Isle Park in preparation for next year’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, which will be hosted May […]
LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder today proposed sweeping changes to how Michigan’s largest health insurance provider is regulated, calling for it to become a nonprofit mutual insurance company that is […]
DETROIT — General Motors Co. today announced it will use Livio Connect technology to integrate the popular TuneIn music smartphone app with the Chevrolet Spark’s MyLink Radio dashboards manufactured globally. As experts […]
DETROIT, September 11, 2012—Detroit Restaurant Week (DRW) returns this fall. Seventeen Detroit fine dining establishments will serve-up specially-priced three course dinners beginning Friday, September 28 through Sunday, October 7, 2012 […]
ROSCOMMON, MI – In the midst of its most successful season ever, the Forest Dunes Golf Club received a huge pat-on-the back from Golf magazine. In its latest ranking of […]
DETROIT — According to a study commissioned by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), Michigan can grow its position as a logistics gateway by accelerating efforts to support and maintain its […]
DEARBORN— Ford Motor Company today announced that its Board of Directors approved a three-year extension of its current tax benefit preservation plan, which is designed to preserve Ford’s substantial tax […]
DETROIT— Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing today announced a tentative landmark agreement to preserve, protect and enhance Belle Isle as a state park. The city of Detroit […]
The Henry in Dearborn is riding a major renovation and an economic upswing.
Southfield Firm Aims to Reduce Energy Costs for Homeowners.
The Epicurean Group regroups and expands.
Our expectation is that trade between Canada and throughout North America is likely to grow.
One man’s budding interest in wine proved to pair well with his entrepreneurial spirit.
At one time, people with mental disabilities were treated as outcasts. As social standards and laws began to change, Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. found itself on the front lines of an often-bitter battle.
DETROIT — Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne, who also serves as United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Campaign Chair, kicked-off the annual community giving campaign today with a […]
DETROIT — TechTown, Wayne State University’s research and technology park and business incubator, has announced that client Pill Pouch has forged a deal with Meijer to makes its medication management […]
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has hired a resident farmer to grow organic produce for patients in its new greenhouse, now open on its 160–acre campus. The […]
TROY — Waveform Technology LLC, one of Michigan’s leading data center and Internet bandwidth providers, has completed its South Troy Fiber Optic construction project. This newly completed fiber optic ring […]
ANN ARBOR — Three physician-scientists whose research shows extraordinary promise have been appointed to the Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. The […]
DETROIT — Detroit Aircraft Corp. is hosting the Runway Detroit Gala Event, the official Detroit Design Festival Closing Party, on Sept. 23, starting at 6:30 pm at Coleman A. Young […]
FLINT—FirstMerit Corp. and Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Akron-based FirstMerit will acquire Citizens in a stock-for-stock transaction with a […]
AUBURN HILLS— Gibbs Sports Amphibians announces the company’s establishment of a 54,000 sq. ft. factory in Auburn Hills to produce the Quadski, the first High Speed Amphibian available for consumer purchase. The Quadski, […]
DETROIT—The Parade Company is celebrating “An 86 Year Tradition” at this year’s annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade, one of the country’s oldest, largest and most celebrated parades. Hundreds of thousands of spectators […]
SOUTHFIELD—Organizations that make a deliberate choice to build and nourish innovation can earn a significant payoff for their efforts. This conclusion is among the results of the second annual Innovation […]
Nearly 175 people attended DBusiness magazine’s annual ’30 in Their Thirties’ gathering at Duo Restaurant & Lounge in Southfield on Sept. 12 to honor young business professionals in the region making a difference by advancing their companies, industries, and communities. Winners from previous years were also in attendance.
LOCKE TOWNSHIP— TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. is highlighting its advanced video camera technology at an event in Locke Township, Michigan, today. The Company is demonstrating its ‘S-CAM’ camera sensor as well as […]
Alan Sussman, a street-smart college dropout from Detroit may be the most successful ad man that ever lived.
DETROIT — Mark Coticchia, an internationally recognized expert in the field of technology-based economic development, technology management, commercialization, and venture development, has joined Henry Ford Health System as Vice President […]
PONTIAC—The members of the Michigan Aeronautics Commission have elected Oakland County Central Services Director J. David VanderVeen as their chairperson. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed VanderVeen to the aeronautics commission in […]
Guests gathered at Duo Restaurant & Lounge in Southfield on Sept. 12, 2012 to celebrate DBusiness magazine’s ’30 in Their Thirties’ honorees. The reception included cocktails, appetizers, and an awards ceremony.
The money is targeted to small, recently started businesses or urban farmers who produce a variety of food that is locally grown or produced.
The city of Detroit has released a draft of its Urban Agriculture Ordinance from the City Planning Commission and is looking for public input. The Planning Commission is holding a […]
LANSING— Gov. Rick Snyder will lead an investment mission to China that leaves Michigan on Sept. 18 and returns Sept. 27. This will be Snyder’s second mission to China, where […]
DEARBORN—The all-new Ford Fusion is the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with an EPA-certified 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined fuel economy rating for its […]
DETROIT—The Michigan Science Center announced today that ITC Holdings Corp., of Novi, donated $500,000 to the organization, supporting its efforts to open the facility and further demonstrating ITC’s commitment to […]
DETROIT— Stik.com, a website that uses Facebook to bring the business referral process online, announced it is moving from San Francisco to downtown Detroit’s growing technology district to grow its business. […]
DETROIT— Michigan voters support the idea of consolidating government services, such as public transportation, police protection, and other administrative functions as the means of increasing the efficient delivery of public services, according […]
GROSSE POINTE— The Big Salad, a chain of restaurants in metro Detroit serving fresh, custom-made salads, healthy and hearty soups and a wide range of sumptuous sandwiches today announced plans […]
SOUTHFIELD— Engineering and technical jobs are plenty in Michigan; qualified candidates are scarce. This new reality that began to impact Michigan almost a year ago is now reaching a critical […]
LANSING—The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced that five companies were approved for incentives by the Michigan Strategic Fund through the Michigan Business Development Program to support their expansions in […]
SAN DIEGO— Flud, a social news reader for businesses and consumers, is expanding its social news platform to serve the private news and intelligence sharing needs of businesses. The latest […]
DETROIT— Each year, University of Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and students gather in Calihan Hall for the annual “Celebrate Spirit!” event. This longstanding tradition is a symbol of the beginning of the […]
DETROIT— AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Metro Detroit, bringing customers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties the latest generation of wireless network technology. “21st century jobs require 21st century infrastructure and that means advanced technology […]
The Parade Co., which will host the America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 22, held its Distinguished Grand Jester’s Reception on Sept. 18 at The Reserve at the Big Rock Chophouse in Birmingham.
TROY— Mahindra inaugurated its new Technical Center in Troy today. This facility is the company’s first technical center in the USA and will leverage Michigan’s large automotive talent pool to provide design and consulting services […]
DEARBORN — Beginning fall 2013, students at University of Michigan-Dearborn will have a new option for housing — The Union at Dearborn. The $30-million Urban Campus Communities (UCC) development located at 760 […]
Neiman Marcus at the Somerset Collection in Troy hosted a cocktail reception on Sept. 19 to preview a Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca that will be auctioned off during the Cattle Baron’s Ball on Sept. 29 at Joe Louis Arena.
tNEW YORK CITY — One of Motown’s prized musical instruments, a nine-foot 1877 Steinway grand piano, made its debut at a charitable event to benefit Motown Museum at Steinway Hall […]
Larry Zagata has been promoted to partner at MIPRO, a Milford, Michigan-based consultancy company
ROYAL OAK — Judson Center has formally announced the appointment of Cameron Hosner as its new president and CEO. Hosner will be joining the agency Oct. 1. He will be […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unprecedented analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today shows that the gender-based wage gap affects women in every corner of the state. In fact, in […]
Strategic Staffing Solutions Partners with Staffing Industry Analysts for First Ever International Certification Program
DETROIT – Strategic Staffing Solutions, the Detroit-based global information technology and business services company, announced today its partnership with Staffing Industry Analysts on its Certified Contingent Workforce Professional program, the […]
WATERFORD – A panel of medical experts will discuss the limitations of current medical devices and propose a ‘wish list” of devices that could shape the future of patient treatment. […]
Charles Burns, left, has been named General Manager of the Grand Prix and will oversee all day-to-day operations of the popular annual event.
DETROIT — To celebrate the back to school season, Comerica Bank today announced it will serve as the first corporate contributor to launch a Transportation Fund through the Detroit Public […]
FARMINGTON HILLS — Nissan Technical Center North America will give the keys of a Nissan Titan truck to The Greening of Detroit at its annual fall tree planting kick-off event […]
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and New Century Development announced today the groundbreaking on the 650,000-square-foot Mall of San Juan, the island’s first luxury retail development. Located […]
ST. CLAIR SHORES — Vistage Michigan selected Oxford Co. President Jeff Hauptman as the recipient of its 2012 Soaring Eagle Award. The Soaring Eagle Award is presented annually and recognizes […]
DETROIT— The employees of Chrysler Group LLC’s Great Lakes Business Center are up and running in their new offices in the Chrysler House today. Signs have been installed on the building’s […]
Greening of Detroit Partners with Bank of America to Put Unemployed Detroiters to Work in Green Industry Jobs
DETROIT— The Greening of Detroit, through a $200,000 grant from Bank of America, is putting unemployed and underemployed Detroiters back to work. Created in 2009, through a “Pathways out of […]
CHICAGO— Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. This annual list was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group to identify, […]
ANN ARBOR—The recognized world leader in pizza delivery is taking its biggest step since reinventing its hand-tossed pizza nearly three years ago. Domino’s Pizza today debuts its brand new Handmade Pan Pizza, […]
A nonprofit organization, The Detroit Initiative held its first ever golf outing at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston on Sept. 14. The event raised funds for the YMCA and The Strong Kids Program. Photographs by Patrick Gloria.
The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan held its 5th Annual CRUSH fundraiser on Sept. 22 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Chefs from Michigan and beyond prepared unique dishes to complement various fine wines. Photographs by Nick Martines.
AUBURN HILLS— The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce the City Council has approved the expansion of Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. at […]
AUBURN HILLS—The Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, a progressive organization dedicated to serving the diverse needs of its members, is anticipating an extraordinary evening filled with palate-pleasing cuisine at its […]
SOUTHFIELD—University of Phoenix today announced that Kevin Walsh has been named Campus College Chair for the College of Humanities for its Detroit Campus. In this role, Walsh will oversee all […]