Entrepreneurship

Whether it’s medical device developers like Rochester Hills’ Oxus, alternative energy companies like Troy’s Ecojiva, Hazel Park’s designers Ryde Motorcycles or toy/engineering labs like Birmingham’s The Robot Garage, economic pioneers are reshaping Michigan’s business landscape. You can’t stop them, so why not join them?

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In a Main Street building in Rochester dating from 1890 that’s been a roller rink, a ballroom and a jewelry store, Ryan and Pamela Walther have created, with their...

Oprah-Approved Vegan Handbags are Designed in Auburn Hills

By Timothy Hafke Lake Orion resident Kelly Carroll, 50, started her eponymous handbag and accessories line in 2002, after she was let go from her job as a quality manager...

SeatSational Changes the Game for Advertising in Stadiums, Arenas

Gina Hoensheid was at an event at the Palace of Auburn Hills when she had her "Ah-ha!" moment. She remembers looking around during intermission, just doing some people-watching. Hoensheid has...

Creative Space in Pontiac

When current President and CEO Mat Ishbia joined United Shore, the company had about 12 employees. Today, there are 2,500 (and counting) on staff — and they’ve all moved...

Fixtures of Farmington: Village Shoe Inn perseveres by putting customers (and their feet) first

Businesses come and go, but in downtown Farmington, a handful of merchants have weathered decades of economic and technological shifts, establishing themselves as tried-and-true anchors of this vibrant, small-town...

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Featured Video: Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up comedy...
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Featured Video: Bingo Pet Salon

Bingo Pet Salon is a full-service dog and cat grooming facility in downtown Royal Oak that also offers dog walking and pet sitting services as well as groomer training...
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Featured Video: What’s Brewing in Oakland County

There is no question that craft beer is experiencing explosive growth all over the country. With some of America's largest, top-ranked craft beer producers right here in Michigan, our...
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Featured Video: Andrew Chmielewski

Andrew Chmielewski is the co-founder of Dave's Sweet Tooth, the largest manufacturer of specialty toffee products in Michigan, and Mitten Crate, a monthly subscription-based box delivery of Michigan-made artisan food products and specialty goods....
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Featured Video: Sundberg-Ferar

Sundberg-Ferar was established in 1934 and is the second oldest industrial product design company in the United States. The Walled Lake company is an industry leader with a product roster...

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