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High school students turn study lessons into new startup, High School 101

Many high school students spend their time working hard to graduate. A small group in Metro Detroit are doing that and making a business out of it.

Lazlo employs returning citizens to make sustainable clothing

Lazlo's first product is a white t-shirt. The Birkys are using high-end, organic cotton produced in America to make shirt, which is designed to better fit each user and comes with a life-time guarantee.

Secure Beginnings sees significant growth after 'Shark Tank' appearance

Secure Beginnings was a sleepy little company making breathable mattresses for infants with the intention of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Then it went on TV.

Downtown projects now the bulk of Kraemer Design Group's workload

With over 80 percent of its projects in downtown Detroit, Kraemer Design Group is hitting its stride.

Fresh Corner Cafe begins popping up in Detroit community centers

The Midtown-based startup has launched its Fresh Food Pop-up in a handful of Detroit's community centers, starting with one in Brightmoor (the Detroit Achievement Academy) this summer. The weekly pop-up eatery will feature its freshly made organic sandwiches, wraps, and other eatables.

Peck Produce aims to sell 20,000 pounds of vegetables from its urban farm

Today Peck Produce, also known as Food Field, grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on the site, including leafy greens, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger, artichokes, and parsnips. Last year the urban farm sold 16,000 pounds of produce.

In its 95th year, Kowalski Companies invests in Hamtramck home, aims to hire 200

The sausage maker is celebrating its 95th anniversary by renovating its iconic sign and upgrading its production facilities and adding staff with the goal of expanding its market share.

Detroit Bikes hopes to make leap to national brand with key hire

"There are 160 million American who don't ride a bike but could," Manthe says. "We want to build a bike for them."

Loveland Technologies launches custom mapping platform, Site Control

Loveland's newest product is Site Control, a software-as-a-service platform that enables users to open personal accounts within Loveland Technologies software and create their own custom maps.

IT firm CBI moves to downtown Detroit

"I am glad we're moving back to the city," says CBI's CEO Steve Barone. "It's a lifelong dream to get back to the city I love."

Woodward Throwbacks scores major order with Nordstrom

The small business that turns reclaimed wood into consumer goods can now be found in more than a dozen Nordstrom stores across the U.S. The luxury retailer is helping the Corktown-based business launch its line of products nationally.

Southwest Rides fine tunes Springwells Village storefront, programs

The southwest Detroit-based low-profit-limited-liability company, also known as L3C, is starting to reap the rewards of a long winter’s nap.

Ellis Infinity Beverage Co grows 300%, expands presence across Midwest

Seven years ago, Nailah Ellis-Brown was selling tea made from a family recipe out of the trunk of her car. Today, her Ellis Island Tea can be found in Whole Foods supermarkets across the Midwest.

Atwater Brewery adds liquor to its adult beverage lineup

The Detroit-based firm, the third largest brewery in Michigan, is now selling craft spirits at its biergarten in Grosse Pointe Park, including rum, vodka, gin, and whiskey.

Huron Capital Partners goes on acquisition tear

Huron Capital Partners and its portfolio companies have made a dozen acquisition so far this year. Last year the number of acquisition only hit 14.
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