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Power Sharing is Tougher Than You Think

How does a company's sole owner and founder transition to the power-sharing structure of executive leadership? That's the challenge that faces Billhighway, a Troy-based firm that's looking to enter its second stage of development. Metromode's Jon Zemke looks for lessons from successful (and less-than-successful) local businesses.


Model D TV: Back on Livernois with the Lions and Hatch Detroit

A neighborhood retail initiative led by the Detroit Lions and Hatch Detroit brings our video team DETROIT LIVES! back to the Avenue of Fashion for this series of Model D TV episodes. 

Ann Arbor's walkable downtown - if you can walk there from your home

Can We Make a Home for Tomorrow's Ann Arbor Today? Part 2

Concentrate's Natalie Burg continues her report on the challenges of making room for the next generation of Ann Arborite. From affordability to walkability, young professionals are looking for accommodation in a community that craves more high tech talent.

Kristin Bernstein with Titan and Krumm in her East Ann Arbor apartment

Making a Home for Tomorrow's Ann Arbor Today - Part 1

Study after study shows that Millennials have different ideas than their parents about where and how they want to live. Greater access to downtowns and more walkable environments are high on the list. So how is our community preparing for the next generation of Ann Arborite today? Concentrate's Natalie Burg looks at the issue in her two-part story.


IdeaLab: A Look into the Future

Issue Media Group is excited to partner again with the Revitalization and Business Conference to present "IdeaLab," a fast-paced, two-hour session with a stellar line-up of Detroit innovators. Hosted by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, this Dec. 6 event is free and open to the public. Sign up now!

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Cracking the Digital Ceiling

Having more women in tech leadership positions isn't just about equity, it's about economic vitality.  Metromode's Natalie Burg connects with a trio of prominent local women to get their ideas on how to unlock a new generation of female technology chiefs.


Data Driven Leadership: A Q&A with Mayor Kurt Metzger

When leaders change, new wishlists are written. Metromode talks with Kurt Metzger, the new mayor of Pleasant Ridge, on why Metro Detroit communities should cooperate across their borders. 


Open City recapped: "Loca-what?"

Cliff Bell's was packed with people interested hearing a panel of experts involved in the world of "Loca-vesting," or sourcing funding locally from companies and individuals located in the same community. Matthew Lewis reports from the crowd.


From Bath City to Tech City: Mt. Clemens

When an old firehouse becomes the new home of eyeWyre Software Studios, you know things are evolving. That's the story of downtown Mt. Clemens, which is increasingly becoming a cool, affordable waterfront downtown for high-tech firms.


The Co-Working Space Roundup

Co-working spaces are hardly breaking news in metro Detroit. What's exciting, however, is how they've grown in scope, services, size and availability over the last few years. Submitted for your approval: a roundup of the region's more interesting shared work spaces.

New Tech High School

50 years, 50 stories: Story #29 New Tech High School

Next spring, Ypsilanti’s New Tech High School will celebrate its first graduating class of students. Opened in 2010, New Tech offers an innovative option for high school students in Washtenaw County - with project-based learning and access to technology as the core of its instructional approach to help better prepare students for the 21st century.

826michigan drop-in tutoring at Beezy's Cafe

Coffeeshop Workshop: 826 Comes to Beezy's

Necessity is the mother of invention... and innovation. What else would turn a breakfast and lunch cafe into a tutoring space? Well, the generosity of Beezy's Bee Roll, who offered 826Michigan her space for their evening tutoring workshops when Ypsilanti Middle School closed its doors.


IdeaLab: A look into the future

We're excited to partner again with the Revitalization and Business Conference on Dec. 6. Presented by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, "IdeaLab" is a fast-paced, two-hour session with a stellar line-up of Detroit innovators.


YEA Brightmoor: Detroit kids raising money for entrepreneurial incubator

Readers can help these student entrepreneurs achieve their goal of raising $50,000 to create a dedicated space to run their businesses, which include the Brightmoor Woodworkers and Brightmoor Bikes and Trailers. Matthew Lewis reports.


Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature

Based on fundamental values like caring for the Earth and its people, urban permaculture is here and Detroit looks to be an ideal partner to test how it can work. Matthew Piper shows us where a new, better and self-sustaining future is being built.
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