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Model D TV: Growing company Inland Press

This downtown company's century old tradition of investing in people, equipment and new technologies is impressive to say the least. DETROIT LIVES! takes us for a behind the scenes look at what makes Inland Press tick.


Pop goes the West Village

A distinct neighborhood with character, Detroit's West Village is an East Side residential gem, filled with early 20th century houses and apartment buildings. Now, commercial development is beginning to pop up. Matthew Piper gives us a quick tour.   


A Decade of FOUND

There is little doubt that Davy Rothbart is an Ann Arbor original. As the founder of FOUND magazine, he has turned the written remnants of others into a springboard of creative opportunity. Books, movies, road tours, radio, and even an Off-Broadway musical are all part of the mix that is the FOUND empire. And now Rothbart is celebrating the magazine's 10th anniversary here in Ann Arbor.


A Rising Tide Lifts All Businesses

Over the last decade and a half Media Genesis has not only weathered the ups and downs of the softward industry but thrived. Now, the Troy-based firm is lending a hand to start-ups, some that might even be viewed as potential competitors. Why? Reread the title of this story for the answer.


Talk of the TechTown

Detroit is home to the third highest concentration of design professionals in the U.S., seemingly attracts entrepreneurs by the minute and has one of the best platforms for turning ideas into companies. Curtis Johnson tells us why TechTown is one of the catalysts for this growth.

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Five Really Cool Inventions Being Developed In Metro Detroit

We are a community with a history for making things. And that tradition goes beyond auto plants and IT firms. How about a machine that measures mental concentration? Or an update to the 19th Century Stirling Engine? Or an innovation that may change the entire glass-blowing industry? Whether it's in garages, school workshops or makerspaces, Metro Detroit inventors are concocting some pretty cool stuff.

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Guest Blogger: Lauren Bigelow

Has the investment community's Ground Zero moved from New York and Palo Alto to Detroit? Quite possibly. Lauren Bigelow, CEO of the Growth Capital Network, gives budding entrepreneurs a how-to on approaching financiers coming from around the country to the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in Detroit next month.


Global Detroit: 'Green Card Stories' brings human touch to immigrant experience

Join Global Detroit to meet authors and immigration attorneys Stephen Yale-Loehr and Laura Danielson at a cocktail event, talk, and book signing this Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m., at the Westin Book-Cadillac.

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Metro Detroit Bloggers Mind The Gap

With daily newspapers and national magazines taking to the web just what qualifies as a blog anymore? While the labels may be fuzzy, there's little doubt that citizen journalists and local bloggers have stepped in to fill whatever gaps the traditional media has missed.


Detroit SOUP: Stirring up genius in the North End

The monthly SOUP dinner entertains ideas on how to make Detroit a better place. Now heading for new digs in Detroit's North End, director Amy Kaherl tells us how you can help, and breaks down other hot news in her report. 


Hatched: La Feria using $50k prize to open tapas kitchen on Cass

Food writer Noelle Lothamer gets a sneak peek at classic Spamish ala carte dishes like empanadas, tortilla de patatas, montaditos, salmorejo, and croquetas. Marvin Shaouni snaps some tasty pictures.  

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WorkZone Helps Youth Get Ready For Employment

Finding work in today's job market is tough enough. For at-risk teens, it can seem impossible. WorkZone, a program created and run by Ozone House, helps young adults to develop job-seeking skills and hone them through training and paid internships.


All eyes on the ArtPrize

Detroit artistry was a clear winner at the 2012 version of ArtPrize, held this past weekend in Grand Rapids. Tommy Allen was on the scene taking notes and pictures, and meeting creative neighborhood catalysts, Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope.


Detroit's new bicycle economy

Ideas for a non-motorized future are rolling forward, cycling businesses are forming and improving the quality of life. This looks like another "wow" Detroit enterprise trend gaining traction. Dennis Archambault reports from the fast lane.


Publisher's notebook: Pop-up culture and the new wave of walkable retail

Detroit's Village people, envied for their gorgeous homes a stone's skip away from the river, have long wished for their own retail district. Good things are starting to develop this fall, there and in other key neighborhoods, says Claire Nelson.
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