Detroiters to be Honored for Philanthropy Efforts
DETROIT — The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter has named the 2014 AFP Philanthropy Award recipients to be honored at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner on Nov. 12. Awardees are selected based on their exceptional philanthropic contributions and commitment to enhancing southeastern Michigan.
Atlas Oil Launches Online Account Access for Customers
TAYLOR — Atlas Oil Co., a national fuel supply company based in Taylor, has launched a new online service for its customers allowing them to access documents and information as […]
Services for Older Citizens Names New Director
GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The Board of Trustees of the Services of Older Citizens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping senior citizens of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, has […]
Powers Distributing Nominated Top Craft Beer Distributor
ORION — The National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Brewers Association have announced that Powers Distributing Co. Inc. is a nominee for the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. […]
Detroit Zoo Attendance Hits 1 Million for 9th Year
ROYAL OAK —The Detroit Zoo attendance surpassed one million for the ninth consecutive year on Friday, zoo officials announced today. At the close of the Labor Day weekend, the number […]
OpTech Names New Government Affairs Director
TROY — OpTech, an information technology, engineering, and health care workforce solutions provider, has named Mary Engelman as the director of government affairs and public relations. Engelman formerly worked as […]
Dickinson Wright Attorney Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
DETROIT – Dickinson Wright attorney Robert S. Krause will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Krause is a member in […]
WSU Medical Library Director Named to National Board
DETROIT — Sandra Martin, director of Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library, has been named to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine. The appointment runs through […]
3 Sinkhole Corvettes to be Restored
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of the Corvettes damaged earlier this year when they tumbled into a sinkhole that developed beneath the […]
7th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference to be Held at Oakland University
ROCHESTER — “The Writer in You” is the theme for the 7th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference, to be held at Oakland University Oct. 4. The one-day event brings together authors […]
Meijer Planning to Hire 10,000 Across 5 States
GRAND RAPIDS —Midwestern retailer Meijer is preparing to hire more than 10,000 new employees for its stores across five states as the growing company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons.
ViSalus to Revert to Private Ownership in $143M Buyout
TROY — ViSalus Inc., a weight-loss and fitness company based in Troy, announced today its co-founders and key stockholders have reached an agreement in principle to complete a transaction with […]
Kraemer Design Group Hires Architectural Designers
Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group PLC, a high-end architecture, interior design firm, has hired architectural designers Katherine Lanski and Ashley Goe. Goe, far left, a Detroit native, completed her Master of […]
EyeMed Vision Names New Senior Sales Executive for Michigan
CINCINNATI — Ohio-based EyeMed Vision Care, a vision benefits company, has named Jeremy Fulks as senior sales executive covering Michigan and Toledo. Based in Oxford, Fulks will be partnering with […]
BPI Group Launches New Office in Troy
TROY — BPI Group, a Chicago-based global management and HR consulting firm, today announced the opening of its Michigan office in Troy as part of a continuinal expansion of its […]
Michigan Israel Business Bridge Plans First Awards Dinner
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Michigan Israel Business Bridge will be holding their first Ambassador Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 18 at the Detroit Athletic Club. MIBB is a non-profit […]
CRUSH Birmingham Returns for Annual Fundraiser
CRUSH Birmingham Food and Wine Classic hosts wine personalities and master sommeliers to describe, advise, and recommend some of the year’s most exquisite wine choices to accompany culinary masterpieces to […]
CSM Lodging Sells 10 Hotels in New Partnership
MINNEAPOLIS — CSM Lodging today announced a partnership with New York-based Garrison Investment Group for 10 hotels — mainly in Minnesota and Detroit — as CSM’s development strategy to further position the company for future growth.
Crestmark Acquires Bloomfield Hills-based TIP Capital
TROY — Crestmark and Bloomfield Hills-based TIP Capital today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Crestmark to acquire TIP Capital’s equipment leasing and asset management business. Terms […]
Health Management Systems Named Among 'Top Companies to Work For' in Metro Detroit
DETROIT — Health Management Systems of America was named as one of metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the Michigan Business and Professional Association for the third year […]
St. Lawrence Seaway Cargo Shipments Up 3%
OTTAWA — Total cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway have surpassed 2013 levels despite one of the most difficult starts to the shipping season in years due to ice […]
21 Eateries to Participate in Detroit Restaurant Week
DETROIT — Detroit Restaurant Week returns for its fall 2014 edition on Sept.19 through Sept. 28. Twenty-one of Detroit’s finest restaurants will offer specially-priced three-course dinners for only $30 per person. New participants this year include Craft Work, Top of the Pontch, and PRISM (formerly known as BriZola).
Busch’s Fresh Food Market Names New President and New Chairman
ANN ARBOR— Busch’s Fresh Food Market, has named Mike Brooks as president and CEO. John Busch, who has led the company for the more than 30 years, assumes the role of […]
Airlines Kicks Off Nonstop Flights Between Seattle and Detroit
SEATTLE— Detroit has become Alaska Airlines’ 77th nonstop destination out of Seattle. “Expanding our network to connect the Seattle area to Detroit’s industry and culture will benefit our business and […]
Judge Strikes Down Michigan Teacher Union’s Illegal 'Window Period'
LANSING — A Michigan Employment Relations Commission judge has struck down the Michigan Education Association union hierarchy’s attempt to prohibit public school teachers and employees from exercising their right to […]
Potestivo & Associates Names New Director of Information Technology
ROCHESTER HILLS— Potestivo & Associates PC has named Eric L. Miller as the firm’s new director of information technology. Miller will be based at the firm’s Rochester Hills office, but will be overseeing all IT operations for all of the firm’s locations.
Stafford, Blue Cross Team Up to Promote Healthy Habits for Kids
DETROIT — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are launching the #MIKidsCan contest, asking Michigan kids ages 7 – 14 to share their favorite […]
Baker Tilly Announces 7 Promotions in Southfield Office
SOUTHFIELD — Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP has announced seven promotions in its office in Southfield. They include: Yunis Altahami, Kelly McEvilly, Christine Ross, Karen Sergolia, Jennifer Lohrer-Elstone, Sara Rebman, […]
Wheelin & Dealin Fundraiser Planned at Michigan International Speedway
BROOKLYN — Fans will have the opportunity to display their skills in a casino night at Michigan International Speedway on Oct. 11. The Champions Club presented by CP Federal Credit […]
Cooper Standard Acquires Chinese Auto Supplier
NOVI — Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. today announced it has agreed to purchase an additional 47.5 percent of Huayu-Cooper Standard Sealing Systems Co., Ltd., its joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems […]
Nursing Students to Get Tuition Break at Madonna University
DEARBORN — Henry Ford College and Madonna University have teamed up to provide nursing students an opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree at Madonna at a lower tuition cost.
Snyder Introduces School Program to Fight Obesity
DETROIT— Gov. Rick Snyder today joined partners of the Building Healthy Communities program to announce that nearly 60 schools across the state who will receive the innovative program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming.
Ilitch Reaffirms Goal for a New, Michigan-made Arena in Detroit
DETROIT — Olympia Development of Michigan invites Michigan-based construction contractors and suppliers from across the state, as well as Detroit-based contractors, to learn about supply, joint venture and construction opportunities […]
Dow Chemical Names New Executive Leaders
MIDLAND — The Dow Chemical Co. today has made the following executive leadership appointments: James R. Fitterling has been named vice chairman of business operations; Joe E. Harlan has been named chief commercial officer and vice chairman of market businesses; and Howard I. Ungerleider has been named chief financial officer.
Art Van Debuts New Urban Living Collection In 2014 Fall Style Catalog
WARREN — Eclectic, cutting-edge decor combined with unlimited custom design choices will inspire both city dwellers and suburbanites to ‘express themselves’ at home in Art Van Furniture’s idea-filled 2014 Fall Style Catalog, due out on Thursday.
Test Drive a Ford at NASCAR’s Fastest Track and Support MIS Cares
BROOKLYN — Brooklyn Ford is providing a great opportunity to test drive a new vehicle at Michigan International Speedway as part of the Drive 4 UR Community program. And you […]
Golden Heart Senior Care Opens First Michigan Center
ROCHESTER HILLS – Golden Heart Senior Care, a national provider in-home caregiving for the elderly, has opened its first Michigan franchise in Rochester Hills. The new location will primarily serve […]
May, Simpson & Strote Joins Butzel Long
BLOOMFIELD HILLS —The attorneys of the Bloomfield Hills-based May, Simpson & Strote law firm have joined the law firm of Butzel Long. The attorneys include: Richard May, Thomas C. Simpson, […]
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names New Campaign Director
DETROIT — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has hired Julie Byczynski as its new campaign director. She previously served the National Arts Centre Foundation in Ottawa, Ont. as its associate director […]
U-M Report: Almost Half of Older Adults Need Outside Care
ANN ARBOR— Nearly half of older adults—18 million people—have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study, released today. Researchers from the University of Michigan and […]
Karmanos Cancer Institute Offers Free Prostate Cancer Symposium
DETROIT — The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Wayne State University School of Medicine, will present the fourth annual Prostate Cancer Symposium on Sept. 20 at the […]
Crestmark CEO Named to Oakland University Board of Trustees
TROY — Crestmark Chairman, CEO, and founder W. David Tull has been appointed to the board of trustees of Oakland University. His eight year term will expire in August 2022. […]
United Shore Names New Chief People Officer
TROY — United Shore, an independent mortgage lender, has named Laura Lawson as its new of chief people officer. Lawson will lead and work with all teams that are focused […]
Quell Group Promotes Account Supervisor
TROY— The Quell Group has promoted Max Muncey to account supervisor. Muncey is responsible for managing several accounts for the firm’s automotive clients, as well as, growing the firm’s automotive […]
Farm to Fork Event to Benefit State's Agricultural Scholarships
WATERFORD — Most people have heard the phrase “Farm to Table,” a term used by the restaurant industry to describe food that is purchased locally and then freshly prepared for […]
Henry Ford Health System Appoints Chief Financial Officer
DETROIT — Edward G. Chadwick, who has served in health care finance leadership roles for more than 30 years, has been selected as the new executive vice president & chief […]
Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority Sails to 7th Seaway Award
WASHINGTON – The Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority today received its seventh Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., an agency of the U.S. Department of […]
Welding Begins for M-1 Track for Streetcar Project
DETROIT—The M-1 Rail streetcar project has set up an assembly line near Cass Avenue in Midtown Detroit to weld steel rail into nearly 40 560-foot-long “strings” of continuously welded rail. […]
Global Productivity Solutions CEO Joins Mayor Duggan Staff
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Global Productivity Solutions CEO Aimée Cowher announced that she has left the company to work with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as the executive assistant to the mayor […]
Spring Arbor University Names New CFO
SPRING ARBOR — Spring Arbor University has named Kevin Rose as the school’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer.
Shanty Creek Courses Named Among State’s Best
BELLAIRE — Shanty Creek Resorts, a four-season northern Michigan resort destination, has two of its four golf courses listed among the Top 20 Public Courses in Michigan in the recent […]
Detroit Zoo Brings Science to Life for Warren First Graders
ROYAL OAK — More than 1,000 first-grade students in Warren Consolidated Schools will experience the wonder and wow of the Detroit Zoo this fall with an immersive science curriculum through a special partnership between the two entities.
Ocean Prime Sales Associate Receives Service Excellence Award
TROY — Ocean Prime’s sales associate Shawniqua Smith is the recipient of the 2014 Recognition of Service Excellence Award in the restaurant category, presented by the Detroit Metro Convention & […]
Beaumont Names New Executive Team
ROYAL OAK — Beaumont Health President and CEO Gene Michalski has named the top executive team for the new $3.8 billion health care organization that combined Beaumont Health System, Botsford […]
Children’s Hospital Foundation Names New Board Chairs
DETROIT —The board of trustees of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation today announced a new leadership structure, including a board chair and two vice chairs.
Baskin-Robbins Seeks More Franchises in Metro Detroit
CANTON — Baskin-Robbins is seeking qualified candidates in metro Detroit who are interested in owning and operating an existing Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop located in the Detroit, including in Plymouth, […]
Barra: India Market Creates Opportunity for Chevrolet
NEW DELHI — General Motors CEO Mary Barra concluded a three-day fact-finding visit to India this week, where she met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and key stakeholders throughout […]
Contractors, Suppliers Crowd Detroit Event for New Sports Arena, Entertainment District
DETROIT — More than 850 construction contractors and material suppliers from Detroit and across Michigan gathered together Tuesday at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit to learn first-hand about construction and supply opportunities in the Detroit Sports and Entertainment District and its new Red Wings arena.
Publicom Names New Media Director
EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a marketing communications firm, has named Kathy Yager as its new media director. Yager brings more than two decades of advertising media experience to Publicom’s […]
Kelly Services Exec Named Among Top Accountants for 2014
TROY — Michael E. Debs, senior vice president, finance and treasurer for Kelly Services Inc., has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Chief Accounting Officer” […]
Cobo Center Names New Director of Sales
DETROIT — Greg DeSandy has joined the Cobo Center staff as the new director of sales.
William Davidson Foundation Hires Chief Financial Officer
SOUTHFIELD — The William Davidson Foundation has named Danielle Olekszyk as its first chief financial officer. Olekszyk, with nearly 15 years of accounting and financial management experience, will direct the […]
N.S. International Moves to New Headquarters in Troy
TROY — N.S. International Ltd., a Tier 1 automotive supplier of instrument clusters and visual panel displays, has moved to its new headquarters in Troy. The new offices, at 600 […]
Henry Ford College Holds Career Expo
DEARBORN — The Henry Ford College Office of Career Services will host the third annual Career Expo on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. This event takes places […]
Homearama Extends Opening for Additional Weekend
WEST BLOOMFIELD —Based on high demand, the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, has added one additional weekend to the 2014 Ultimate Homearama event to be held from Sept. 19-21.
Dickinson Wright Attorney Named to Defense Research Institute Committee
DETROIT — Dickinson Wright PLLC attorney Michelle L. Alamo has been appointed vice chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Intellectual Property Committee. She previously served as the committee’s 2014 program […]
Ink Detroit Adds New Detroit Themed Skate Decks
DETROIT— Ink Detroit, a Detroit based clothing company, has unveiled its new skate deck, expanding their well known clothing line that promotes and encompasses the positive sides of Detroit. The […]
Dine Drink Detroit Returns With Expanded Restaurant Line-Up
DETROIT — More than 15 restaurants and bars are coming together for the second annual Dine Drink Detroit, presented by Brooklyn Outdoor, a 10-day culinary event showcasing one of the country’s fasting growing food cultures, with participating restaurants featuring signature food & drink combinations, all for just $15. The event will run from Oct. 2-11 and reservations are not required.
Suburban Collection Adds 2 Collision Repair Shops
TROY — The Suburban Collection automotive group has rebranded two major automotive repair facilities in Troy and Farmington Hills under the Suburban Collision Center name. Suburban Collision Center of Troy, […]
RE/MAX of Southeast Michigan Names New Chairman, CEO
TROY — RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan has named Magnus Sublett as chairman, CEO and majority partner. Sublett began his career with RE/MAX in 1991 and previously served as a minority […]
Study: Most Parents Move Children to Seat Belt Too Soon
DETROIT — As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide today released a study that finds nine out of 10 parents take children out of car booster […]
Delphinus Medical Technologies Names New President, CEO
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — Delphinus Medical Technologies Inc. has named Mark J. Forchette president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Delphinus, Forchette was president and chief executive officer of OptiMedica […]
Mid-America Real Estate-Michigan Names New Associate
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bryan Weiss has joined Mid-America Real Estate-Michigan Inc. as an associate broker.
U.S. Donates $12.1M Grant to M-1 RAIL Line
DETROIT — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined local, state and federal government officials, private donors and the Detroit community today to announce a $12.2 million TIGER grant for […]
Local Celebrities Don Denim Duds to Raise Funds for Kids
ROYAL OAK— Detroit celebs, including the Channel 955 Mojo in the morning crew – Mojo, Spike and Shannon; Trudi Daniels, radio personality from WCSX 94.7; Vic Faust, WXYZ Channel 7’s […]
Henry Ford Health System CEO Named Among Most Influential in Health Care
DETROIT — Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care. The list is published in Modern […]
Troy Chamber Names New Marketing Specialist
TROY— Jessica Hruska had joined the Troy Chamber of Commerce as a marketing and communications specialist.
State Approves 2 Films for Tax Incentives
LANSING — The Michigan Film Office announced today that two feature film projects – Believe and Grain – have been approved for tax incentives from the state. Both projects will begin filming this month.
Cascade Engineering Names New CEO
GRAND RAPIDS — Cascade Engineering President Mark Miller will assume the title of CEO today following the decision by CEO and company founder Fred Keller to step down. Miller retains […]
St. Joseph Mercy Names New Executive Director
BRIGHTON — Brynt Ellis has been appointed executive director of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Brighton health center. In this role, he will be responsible for […]
GM to Add Third Shift, 750 Jobs at Wentzville Assembly in Missouri
WENTZVILLE, Mo. — General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon […]
Farbman Group/NAI Farbman Selected Among Michigan's Best and Brightest in Wellness
SOUTHFIELD– Farbman Group/NAI Farbman, a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Southfield, was selected for inclusion in the annual Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness. The award honors companies […]
I-75 Bridge Demolition to Begin Friday
DETROIT — Construction crews will be closing a section of I-75 in Detroit, between I-375 and M-10 (Lodge Freeway) this weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. The I-75 closure is […]
New Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Joins OpTech
TROY— OpTech, an IT, engineering, and health care workforce solutions provider, has named Cindy Proudfoot as senior talent acquisition specialist. Proudfoot has an extensive background in recruiting and business development. […]
Registered Dietitian Joins Michigan Medical Doctors Group
TROY — Shivani Sharma, a registered dietitian, has joined the Michigan Medical Doctors Group in Troy to help patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances. Sharma […]
Lutheran Social Services Names New Marketing Director
DETROIT — Cheryl Kohs has been named director of marketing for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.
Charter One Unveils New Refinance Option for Federal Student Loans
DETROIT — Charter One and parent company Citizens Financial Group has introduced a new way for student loan borrowers to manage the long-term cost of college — the ability to […]
Data Strategy to Merge with Indianapolis-based Network Storage
GRAND RAPIDS — Data Strategy LLC, a technology solutions provider, has signed a letter of intent to merge with Network Storage Inc., another technology solutions provider headquartered in Indianapolis. The […]
VernDale Products Opens New Detroit Plant
DETROIT— VernDale Products, a national provider of roller-dried whole milk powder, has opened its new Weaver Street facility in Detroit. The new plant will nearly double the whole milk powder […]
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Names New Fundraiser Director
DETROIT — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has promoted Scott Harrison to vice president for Advancement and External Relations. Harrison joined the DSO in 2010 as the senior director of patron […]
Park West Foundation Benefit to Provide Scholarships for Students in Foster Care
ROCHESTER — Albert and Mitsie Scaglione of Park West Gallery will join Gov. and Mrs. Rick Snyder, and Maura Corrigan, director of Michigan’s Department of Human Services, as part of […]
Michigan Agri-Business Association Names Vice President
LANSING – The Michigan Agri-Business Association has named Tim Boring as vice president. Boring has served as research director of the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and perviously taught at Michigan […]
Palace Entertainment Sells Family Centers, Water Park
AUBURN HILLS – Festival Fun Parks LLC, part of Palace Entertainment based in Auburn Hills, announced today that it has completed the sale of 14 family entertainment centers and one water park to Apex Parks Group in Newport Beach, Calif.
Michigan Leads Nation in Key Measures of Internet Growth
LANSING — Among the 10 states with the fastest Internet connectivity in the U.S., Michigan led the nation in growth of Internet speeds over the last year, according to Akamai’s new State of the Internet Report.
New Top End Cadillac to be Built in Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
DETROIT — Cadillac announced today it will build a new, top-end, high-technology — yet to be named — car to go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at […]
Northwood University and EFG Companies Join Forces
DALLAS — Northwood University in Midland and EFG Companies, the Dallas-based innovator behind the award-winning Hyundai Assurance program, announced a national partnership to drive greater opportunity and development of future […]
Plante Moran Names Next Community Service Initiatives
SOUTHFIELD — From adoption to housing to veterans, Plante Moran, a nationwide accounting and management consulting firm with offices in metro Detroit and Michigan, will support 17 non-profit organizations through […]
Michigan Science Center Travels Back in Time with New Exhibit
DETROIT — The Michigan Science Center will open its new exhibit, “Ice Age Unfrozen,” where visitors can explore paleontology, climatology and zoology through lively, animatronic displays. The exhibit will launch […]
The Center for Senior Independence Appoints New President, CEO
DETROIT — Mary Kummer Naber has been appointed president and chief executive officer of The Center for Senior Independence. The center is the provider of the Program for the All Inclusive Care of the Elderly or PACE, serving qualified seniors across metro Detroit.