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International Velodrome at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills resident Dale Hughes is bringing a world-class velodrome to Detroit

A $4 million multi-sport complex is coming to the City of Detroit. The Detroit Fitness Foundation is funding the project, and Executive Director Dale Hughes will design a world-class cycling velodrome as part of the plan. The foundation also hopes to one day launch a professional track riding team in Detroit. 

Jacob Bishop

If you don't evolve, you die: How Jacob Bishop re-energized the Mr. Alan's brand

Jacob Bishop has re-branded and re-energized the decades-old Mr. Alan's by drastically shaking up the business model, and it seems to be working. Mr. Alan's is now Elite Mr. Alan's, a place for finding the latest trends in shoes and clothing, not just the best bargains.

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Featured Video: American Plastic Toys

American Plastic Toys is an all-American-made toy company based in Walled Lake, Michigan. Their injection-molded plastic toys are sold in places like Walmart, Sears, JC Penney, Big Lots and Toys"R"Us at prices significantly lower than their name-brand counterparts (which are typically manufactured outside of the United States). American Plastic Toys have been proudly made in the USA since 1962, and currently employ 175 people here in Michigan.

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Clarkston

Established in 1832, the Village of Clarkston features historic charm in the heart of Oakland County. Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, businesses and eateries, including the Clarkston Union and Union Woodshop which are such popular dining destinations for people all over metro Detroit that they were even featured on the Food Network. Clarkston holds several events throughout the year including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals and an art fair. The historic homes in the city reflect Clarkston’s heritage.
 
This one-half square mile community of 900 people is surrounded by Independence Township, a growing residential community of 32,000 residents. This 36 square mile rustic hideaway is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and farms, with easy access to I-75 and Dixie Highway. Recreational amenities include Independence Oaks County Park, DTE Energy outdoor music theater and the Pine Knob ski area. Independence Township has four parks featuring swimming, tennis, hiking and a community-built playscape.