INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Auburn Hills’ Continental Unveils New Technologies at CES 2020 in Las Vegas

Continental, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills and develops technologies and services for connected mobility, today unveiled seven technological advances at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Innovations include the ability to see under vehicles while driving, more secure keyless access, and a speaker-free sound system. “Digital technologies...

Lawrence Tech Nursing Program Ranks High, Even Before It Graduates Its First Students

Excerpt: Lawrence Technological University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked in the top third of Michigan nursing education programs — even before the program has graduated its first students. In only its third year, LTU's nursing program was ranked 22nd among 79 nursing education programs in Michigan,...

Founders of Goldfish Swim School Happy They Took the Plunge

Excerpt: Nearly 15 years ago, Jenny McCuiston and her husband brainstormed a plan to open a swim school for children. A longtime swimmer and instructor, McCuiston, 39, saw a need to create a bright and inviting space for children to take swimming lessons. That led them to open the first Goldfish...

In Only Its Third Year, Lawrence Tech Nursing Program Already Earning Accolades

Lawrence Technological University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked in the top third of Michigan nursing education programs — even before the program has graduated its first students. In only its third year, LTU's nursing program was ranked No. 22 among 79 nursing education programs in Michigan,...

LTU Students Look to Solve Future Problems in Federal ‘Grand Challenge’

Four Lawrence Technological University students won top prizes in a federally sponsored research competition to help solve some of the “Grand Challenges” of civilization in the 21st Century. The Grand Challenges of Engineering program was developed by the National Academy of Engineering and top engineering schools out of the NAE’s...

Building Trust Helps Keep Repair Shop Going Strong at 30

Excerpt: As his business hits the 30-year mark, Troy Midas Automotive Service Center owner Gil Harris has developed a pretty straightforward philosophy. “This is my life. It’s my family’s life. One thing we absolutely demand is integrity,” said Harris. “If I would find an employee screwed someone (regarding service), they’re...

113 Michigan Companies Become Veteran-Friendly Employers This Year

Excerpt: Michigan added 113 companies and organizations to the state’s Veteran-Friendly Employer Program in fiscal year 2019 — a 51 percent increase from the year before. At the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Fifth Annual Veteran-Friendly Employer Awards and Recognition Breakfast in East Lansing on Nov. 21, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist...

Auburn Hills’ Velocilinx Partners with Detroit’s Team Renegades, Supplies Hardware for Esports

Auburn Hills’ Velocilinx is supplying gaming products to Team Renegades, an esports company in Detroit. Photo courtesy of Velocilinx Hardware developer Velocilinx in Auburn Hills has announced a partnership with Team Renegades, an esports company in Detroit. The companies have launched a line of gaming PC products, and Velocilinx will...

New Real Estate Trio Breaking Industry Traditions Inside Pontiac’s Riker Building

Excerpt: Two childhood friends from Keego Harbor have opened a new real estate company in downtown Pontiac with the goal of bringing the industry into the 21st century. Chris Hubel and Antonio Rodriguez, co-founders along with Ryan Milo, Rodriguez’ former mentor and a real estate agent for 22-years, opened Inked Michigan...

Huron Valley Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Award, One of Only 40 Nationwide

Excerpt: The suspense was building Friday in the Lakeland High School gymnasium. More than 1,300 students, staff and educational VIPs from inside and outside the Huron Valley School District seemed to hang on the words of Greg Gallagher from the Milken Family Foundation, who was about to present a very large check...

Neo-Japanese Pastry Shop Opens to Raves in Clawson

Excerpt: It’s an almost other-worldly experience that greets customers at Clawson’s new White Wolf Japanese Patisserie. The sights and smells inside White Wolf bedazzle those who visit the shop on 14 Mile near Main. Read more.

This Royal Oak Company Is Creating Bicycle-to-Vehicle Communication Tech to Prevent Cyclist Deaths

Excerpt: In the near future, the bicycle or e-scooter you ride to commute, run errands, or explore will be able to communicate with nearby automobiles, helping drivers become more aware of the cyclists around them. It's a precaution that doesn't exist for riders now, but Royal Oak-based software company Tome...