05/17/13 Inside the Renaissance Center, it will feature pizza, pasta, sushi and other prepared foods, along with a bakery and a small grocery area.
05/17/13 The TV reporter's in front of you with a camera and a microphone. How do you make sure that your important content winds up on the air and not on the virtual cutting room floor? Here's the secret: Only "60 Minutes" can roll video for as long as it takes to hang you. TV news reporters have to get on to the next interview. If you keep repeating the same thing over and over, they'll be forced to use it.
05/16/13 In April of last year, the Society for Human Resource Management and the AARP teamed up to survey 430 HR professionals. Of respondents, 71 percent said that, although losing skilled older workers could pose a problem in their workplace, their companies had not done any formal planning to address it.
05/15/13 Forty-eight days into his tenure as Detroit's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr has a better grasp of the depths of the city's financial problems and he plans to begin rolling out specific actions to tackle those in the next couple of weeks.
05/16/13 Workers are transforming a former Eastern Market slaughterhouse into a prohibition-themed micro-distillery. It will feature a tasting room serving gin, whiskey and vodka, to start, when it opens as early as spring 2014.
05/14/13 Gov. Rick Snyder did not find much surprising in the report issued this week by Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr, but said the benefit to having it is that all the facts about the city's finances and related issues are in one place.
05/14/13 Last week, I was a guest speaker at Clippert Academy in southwest Detroit for their career day, where I spoke to 150 middle school students. Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions organized over two dozen professionals from various backgrounds to come and enlightened the young minds.
05/13/13 On April 23, 2013 at 12:07 p.m., the Associated Press tweeted, "Two explosions in the White House, and Barack Obama is injured." By 1:08 p.m., the Dow had fallen 150 points, the price of crude oil had fallen, and U.S. government bonds briefly dropped. Fortunately, there were no explosions, our president was fine, and the Dow bounced back. That just shows you how powerful a simple hack of the AP's Twitter account can be.
05/13/13 When you think of the term "water infrastructure," any of the following might come to mind: massive water and wastewater treatment plants, miles of underground pipe delivering water to homes and businesses, more miles of pipe shuttling sewage to treatment plants, and huge basins holding runoff from parking lots and roadways.
05/12/13 At a news conference around lunchtime in the Capitol on Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder was asked where negotiations stood on the expansion of Medicaid. As with his other top budget priority -- road funding -- Snyder did not have much to report, other than that progress was slow and he wished it wasn't.
05/10/13 If you've been reading my previous posts, you'll notice a common theme: Why Detroit? I think I summed it well in my entrepreneurial gold rush post but I left out a key point: There's a hidden diamond in the Midwest.
05/10/13 Michael Symon's first Michigan B Spot Burger restaurant will be in Rochester Hills, according to Doug Petkovic, COO of the Cleveland-based Symon Restaurant Group.
05/16/13 Glenda Price, who succeeded Chacona Johnson as president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation last fall, is on a mission to strengthen the foundation's annual giving program.
05/10/13 Michael Symon, who is planning to bring his B Spot Burger chain to Metro Detroit, apparently is looking at several locations in the area.
05/09/13 Former 89X morning radio show Dave and Chuck The Freak will soon return to local morning airwaves on Detroit rock station WRIF 101.1 FM, replacing the show currently hosted for many years by Drew Lane and Mike Clark, a source familiar with the situation told Crain's this morning.
05/08/13 It is increasingly clear that Southeast Michigan's economic revival is being driven by jobs in the "knowledge economy."
05/07/13 Federal legislation that would require larger online retailers to charge sales tax in most states is gaining traction, after a decade of stalling.
05/07/13 What’s in a name? A whole lot if you’re a member of the Millender family.
05/06/13 Chip McClure's departure as chairman and CEO of Meritor punctuates what appears from the outside as market timing missteps for the company.
05/06/13 As expected, all those calls from fellow Republicans urging Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to apologize for referring to House Speaker Jase Bolger as "Adolf Bolger," are not having any effect.