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Thu04242014

Bob’s Classic Kicks gives back despite humble beginnings

From left to right Christian Dorsey (partner) and Jason Johnson, Owner

Bob’s Classic Kicks, located in Midtown Detroit, has been an intended destiny for owner Jason Johnson. From the beginning, Johnson has always bought sneakers. As a young boy, his mother knew that a trip to the mall would end with her buying him a new pair of shoes. By his early t

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Medical office building completed, team turns focus to second Midtown site

Chris Jackson

Eleven months after shovels hit the ground on a nearly 3-acre property in Detroit’s Midtown, doctors and researchers have begun moving into the Medical Office Building at Tolan Park, an $18.4-million medical facility in Detroit.

The zinc-paneled building, designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates and built by Jenkins Construction, is

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Changing The Culture

Detroit building director Nate Ford on making department more efficient

Nate Ford, director of the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department, says the biggest challenge has been in dealing with antiquated processes, procedures and technology.

“We have not, up to this point, really taken a good look at how we’re doing,” Ford sa

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Drivers, Start Your Engines!

Michigan’s First Adult Pinewood Derby Comes to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Boy Scouts Celebrate 60 Years of Racing Tradition

Southfield, Michigan (April 9, 2013) - Fifth Third Bank is proud to be the title sponsor for Michigan’s first adult pinewood derby competition to be held at the site of the Chevrolet D

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Remove Detroit’s Business RED TAPE

Last week I received a lot of feedback on the article I wrote on the need for bold and visionary leadership for Detroit.

One thing that stuck out in most of the responses that flooded my e-mail is the bureaucracy that has long hindered the smooth and efficient operation of small businesses and businesses of color in Detroit.

That the ability to

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