West Bloomfield

Birdhouse techies developing apps for autism

Ben Chutz's new start-up, Birdhouse, is a little personal for him. The West Bloomfield-based company specializes in developing a mobile app and website that helps parents of autistic children...

Building Another International Bridge… to Israel’s Entrepreneurs

Can a "start-up nation" help create a "start-up state?" A stalwart group of advocates known as the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) believes that linking the entrepreneurial talent of...

All Things Pickled

Rumored to be a lucky food (for anyone who has a six-year-old jar of "lucky" pickles in the fridge), a hangover cure (especially true when speared into a Bloody...

Local Mom Seeks to Connect Others During Holiday Season

Josephine Fermanian is a  Commerce resident raised in West Bloomfield who recently launched Moms for Michigan, a Facebook community. Her goal is to help the Michigan business community thrive...

New for burger lovers: Ned’s Travelburger and Smashburger

The burger bar trend is alive and well in metro Detroit. Only it's not so much a bar as it is a truck. And it's not so much a...

“Legacy” at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Legacy, an award-winning play about the rescue of a Jewish family from Nazi Germany in 1939, is running at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts on the campus...

Organic leverages diverse portfolio into new hires

Organic was a large advertising firm with some big accounts from major corporate players, like Chrysler and Bank of America. Then the economy crashed in 2008 and those big...

New program makes home ownership possible for more Oakland County families

More families in Oakland County may be able to find homeownership within their means thanks to a program administered by the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division. The...

NPR’s ‘The Takeaway’ thinks Metro Detroit is ripe for entrepreneurship

One of our favorite NPR shows, The Take Away, looks at the economics of entrepreneurship and what that could mean for Metro Detroit. In this radio piece, they talk to...

Local groups conduct series on Jewish songwriters

Sponsored by two local libraries, "A Fine Romance," a program honoring Jewish songwriters of the 20th century, will run through Oct.19. The series takes place at the Jewish Community...