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Auburn Hills’ Continental Creates Smart City Mobility, Transportation Hub

Continental’s Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub will be able to test new technology such as the company’s Wrong-Way Driver detection system. Image courtesy of Continental Continental, with North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, has created a Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub to test and improve traffic flow, add...

FCA Joins Partnership to Create Detroit Mobility Innovation Hub

FCA has partnered with Plug and Play and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council to bring an innovation hub to Detroit. Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA has joined a partnership between Plug and Play, a global innovation platform for startups and corporations, and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development...

United Shore Reports Industry Record Wholesale Mortgage Volume in 2019

Excerpt: United Shore Financial Services LLC reports it did a record $107.7 billion in mortgage loan volume last year. The fast-growing Pontiac-based company said its United Wholesale Mortgage business, the top wholesale mortgage lender in the U.S., also broke the wholesale industry record of $103.3 billion set 15 years ago...

Beaumont Health Signs Merger Deal to Acquire Ohio Health System

Excerpt: Beaumont Health, an eight-hospital health system based in Southfield, and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health announced Monday that they have signed a definitive merger agreement in which Summa would become a Beaumont subsidiary. Read more.

How Downtowns Across Oakland County Changed in 2019

Excerpt: It was a packed year of new housing developments, restaurants and road work in downtowns across Oakland County. Here’s a look back on what’s changed in the local downtowns, big and small, throughout 2019. Read more.

Pontiac-based Michigan Legacy Credit Union Plans Redesign, Adds Video Teller Platform

Michigan Legacy Credit Union in Pontiac has unveiled a new strategic direction for its branch network that includes updated designs, new locations and the introduction of video teller platforms. The prototype branch is expected to debut in fall 2020 at a new Flat Rock location, near the existing branch,...

Work Begins on Hazel Park’s First ‘Cargotecture’ Home

Excerpt: Those driving down East Shevlin Avenue in recent days may have spotted four industrial shipping containers stacked like Legos next to a home. What they might not have realized is that the containers, themselves, will one day become a home — the first of its kind in Hazel...

Pontiac’s PMD Automotive, Hansen Engine Corp. of Minnesota Establish Alliance to Boost New Technology

The goal of the PMD Automotive-Hansen Engine alliance is a variable displacement supercharger and engine control system to Chevrolet Cameros equipped with the GM 3.6-liter, V-6 engine. Photo courtesy of PMD Automotive Pontiac automotive design company PMD Automotive has formed an alliance with Minnesota’s Hansen Engine Corp. with the goal...

Guernsey Farms Dairy is Getting $1 Million Makeover, Improving Restaurant, Adding Liquor

Excerpt: A Novi business is celebrating its 80th anniversary next year with a $1 million makeover. Guernsey Farms Dairy is planning a facelift to both the interior and exterior of their 28,000-square-foot facility that houses a restaurant, ice cream shop and milk processing plant located on three acres at 21300...

Bucharest Grill to Open in Royal Oak, Its First Location Outside Detroit

Excerpt: Bring on the oversized-shawarmas. Bucharest Grill has announced plans this week to open its first location outside of Detroit in nearby Royal Oak. The new spot will be strictly carry-out located in the Woodward Corner at 13 Mile, Bogdan Tarasov, Bucharest owner and founder, told The Detroit News. Read more.

Milford Welcomes Globally Inspired Neighborhood Coffeehouse

Milford celebrates the grand opening of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea located at 525 N. Main Street in downtown Milford.The 1,700-square-foot café was set to open on Sunday, Dec. 8, and will offer a globally-inspired menu featuring premium coffees, teas, pastries and more. “I look forward to bringing Sweetwaters to the...

Warm Up to Winter with FireSide Hearth & Home

Excerpt: On a blustery winter night with the snow coming down, sitting in front of a fire is the perfect thing to do. A fireplace that’s well done sets a cozy ambiance in a home and turns an ordinary wall into a focal point. Read more.