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Delphinus Medical Technologies lands in larger HQ in Novi

A $40-million venture capital raise lands Delphinus Medical Technologies in new 'multifunctional' Novi facility.





Varnum targets Metro Detroit with 12 newer hires for Novi office

The Varnum law firm has been around a long time. One hundred and twenty-five years, to be exact. And the Grand Rapids-based firm sees a big part of its future in Metro Detroit.

Varnum offers a broad range of legal services, ranging from technology development to employee litigation. It opened an office in Novi 12 years ago, and it has grown significantly in the last year.

"Our firm has concluded that the Metro Detroit area is a place where we have many current clients and many opportunities with clients," says Rich Hewlett, partner at Varnum. "We see a lot of really good attorneys here as well."

Varnum has hired eight attorneys and four paralegals at its Novi office over the last 18 months. It currently has a staff of 29 attorneys, eight paralegals and 18 support staff in Novi. Hewlett expects the Novi office to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

"We have a lot of really good things going on here," Hewlett says. "We see this area as a place that is very favorable to us."

Source: Rich Hewlett, partner at Varnum
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.



IT firm Red Level Networks grows sales 30%, adds 9 jobs in Novi

Last year was one of those years the folks at Red Level Networks will remember for a while, and for all the right reasons.

"We had a great year in 2013," says David King, president of Red Level Networks. "It was one of our biggest growth years in a while."

The Novi-based IT firm grew its revenue by 30 percent and added 48 new clients. Those new customers are in the manufacturing, finance and healthcare industries, among others.

"They're across all industries," King says. "Word gets around when you're good."

Red Level Networks has hired nine people in sales and marketing over the last year. It now has a staff of 32 employees. It is looking to add a few summer interns and hire four more people for data center engineering, help desk and administrative staff.

"We expect to expand our service offerings and staff," King says. "We want to have a staff of 40-50 people within the next 1-2 years."

Source: David King, president of Red Level Networks
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.


IT firm Red Level Networks aims for staff of 50

Red Level Networks is riding a wave of growth coming from the industry-wide trend of demanding better IT services and a new partnership with computer-maker Dell.

The Novi-based company has hired 10 people over the last year, expanding its staff to 31 employees and the occasional summer intern. The new hires include engineers, technicians, help-desk support, sales associates and a COO.

"The demand for better services has helped propel our growth," says David King, president of Red Level Networks. He adds that many businesses cut back on IT during the recession. Now that the recovery is well underway, the demand for fast, reliable IT services has done nothing but climb.

Also helping fuel that is Red Level Networks' work with Dell. The 9-year-old IT firm is a channel partner with Dell. That partnership allows Red Level Networks to sell its services and other products directly to the end users of Dell products.

"We expect more business to come our way because of our partnership with Dell," King says.

King is optimistic that Red Level Networks will be able to cross the 50-employee threshold within the next year.

"We want to be that go-to company, so when people think of IT services they think about us," King says.

Source: David King, president of Red Level Networks
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.

12 Oakland County businesses named 2013 Michigan "Top 50 to Watch"

Twelve Oakland County companies including a Southfield medical device firm that shared Medical Main Street's inaugural Innovator of the Year award were honored for being among the top 50 businesses to watch.

South University, Novi adds Bachelor of Science in nursing program

South University, Novi announced the addition of a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to the offerings of the Twelve Mile Road campus. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in the nursing field.

Lotus Bank's expansion includes new Farmington branch

Lotus Bank will open its second branch in Farmington Hills later this month, a move that will help the Novi-based bank expand its staff by seven people in 2013.

"We needed more retail locations and space from a personnel standpoint," says Neal Searle, president & CEO of Lotus Bank.

The 6-year-old bank has hired three people in the last 30 days and now employs 18. Another four employees will be added to the payroll when the Farmington Hills branch opens within two weeks.

Lotus Bank is a full-service bank with $82 million in assets and $71 million in deposits. It grew by 17 percent in 2012 and expects to continue expanding its reach in Metro Detroit this year. The bank, which is 80-percent owned by Indian-Americans, has a five-year strategic plan of opening one new branch annually and its sights are set on suburbs like Troy, which has a large Indian-American population, in the near term.

"This is an opportunity to take it to the next level," Searle says.

Source: Neal Searle, president & CEO of Lotus Bank
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.

Red Level Networks hires 6, looks to add 3 more

Red Level Networks has watched its business grow in Novi by double digits and its staff has gone up significantly because of it.

The 8-year-old IT company now employs 26 people after hiring six in the last year, including promoting one intern to a full-time employee. The company currently has three open positions in sales, help desk, and engineering.

"We have added a significant number of new clients and new business," says David King, president of Red Level Networks. "It has really stretched our ability to service that with existing staff levels."

To accomodate that growth, Red Level Networks has expanded its office space in Novi, adding another 3,000 square feet to bring its total square footage to just less than 8,000. The new space give the company room to double its staff to up to 55 new employees, which the firm hopes to do within the next 2-3 years.

"We expect 20-25 percent growth ion 2013," King says. "We are preparing for that with our latest office expansion."

Source: David King, president of Red Level Networks
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.
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