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Pinnacle Homes creates three new Aspire Collection communities in Metro Detroit

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Bloomfield Hills-based homebuilder Pinnacle Homes today announced the grand opening of three Aspire Collection communities, a line of homes specifically designed for active empty nesters. The Bloomfield Hills, Lyon Township, and West Bloomfield Township communities feature ranch-style homes ranging from 1,600- 3,520 square feet.

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$5M rehabilitation project begins this month

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The Brown Road Redevelopment Project officially kicked off, and with the street reconstruction about to get underway, residents can also expect to see new business investment in the area.

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Hazel Park welcomes opening of largest building in the city, Tri-County Commerce Center

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Hazel Park leaders, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and others turned out for an open house at the newest and largest building in the city.

The Tri-County Commerce Center at 1400 E. 10 Mile Road covers more that 575,000 square feet on a 36-acre site that was formerly an overflow parking lot for the Hazel Park Raceway.

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Magna partners with MDOT, 3M to improve vehicle safety

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Troy-based automotive supplier Magna has announced a collaborative effort with the Michigan Department of Transportation and 3M to improve vehicle connectivity, driver safety, and security.

Over the next several years, Magna will provide its camera and secure connectivity technology to create the nation’s first vehicle-to-infrastructure connected work zone along a three-mile section of I-75 in Oakland County.

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BLM Group USA opens headquarters and tech center in Novi

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BLM Group USA, a global manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, today announced the opening of its new headquarters in Novi. The 75,000-square-foot facility features a 35,000-square-foot showroom and provides greater access for customers to explore BLM’s products, services, and technologies.

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Green acres for O.A.T.S.

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O.A.T.S. has moved to greener pastures.

After more than 20 years on Weidemann Drive in Brandon Township, Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles has relocated more than 20 horses, a variety of farm animals, and an excited staff to a 40-acre farm at 4920 Groveland Road, where children and adults with special needs are welcome for horseback riding therapy and more.

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Troy proposal would create downtown center

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Shedding its past as a rural outpost, Troy has become Oakland County’s most populated city, and a business and shopping destination in Metro Detroit.

But the suburb of shopping malls and subdivisions forgot one thing along the way, city leaders say: a downtown.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for Red Pole Park

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The city of Southfield and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) launched a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will create an interactive art installation along the new Northwestern Highway Pathway in Southfield’s City Centre. 

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Corporate Eagle selected for 5.7-acre airport land lease at the Oakland County International Airport

Corporate Eagle, a provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs, based at Oakland County International airport, announced today that it has been selected as the finalist for a highly sought after 5.7-acre parcel of land at the Oakland County International Airport. Corporate Eagle President and CEO Rick Nini made the announcement.

Corporate Eagle competed against other organizations in an Oakland County RFP process that included an extensive description of the proposed development along with a formal presentation to secure this piece of property. This new site permits the company to construct a state-of-the-art building from the ground up, providing Corporate Eagle’s Southeast Michigan members with a very exclusive and efficient private aviation facility, and will allow the company to continue with its strategic growth plan adding hangar space to accommodate more and larger aircraft. Details relating to design and development timing will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Corporate Eagle has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, highlighted most recently with the 2015 launch of our Falcon 2000 fractional program,” said Nini. “We posted a record year in 2016. During that time, we flew more than 2,000 trips with over 9,000 passengers—landing in 27 different countries. In the past five years, Corporate Eagle has doubled its member base and significantly increased our staff. This is a great opportunity for Corporate Eagle, our staff and our 41 members, and we’re excited to move forward with this great new facility.”

Corporate Eagle is Michigan's largest, longest-serving and fastest growing provider of fractional and managed business aviation. Currently operating from a 58,000 square-foot facility at Oakland International Airport, Corporate Eagle has grown to 57 employees including 32 captain-rated pilots and 14 modern aircraft including the Dassault Falcon 2000, Raytheon Hawker 800XP and Beechcraft Super King Air B200.  The company also manages several private aircraft for businesses, families and individuals.

About Corporate Eagle
Founded in 1982, Corporate Eagle is southeast Michigan's largest and longest serving provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs. Based at Oakland County International Airport, Corporate Eagle's team of 57 full-time, experienced, committed and passionate professionals are dedicated to delivering exemplary experiences for the region's industry leading corporations and business leaders. With a mission specific fleet of 14 meticulously maintained aircraft, best in class industry safety standards and certifications and unmatched attention to every detail, without compromise, Corporate Eagle, offering the only Far 91 Subpart K fractional aviation program in Michigan, offers its southeast Michigan members a premier, seamless and flexible solution to their private aviation needs. For more information visit www.corporateeagle.com.

Nino Salvaggio and Bloomfield Plaza Shopping Center announce new Bloomfield Township store

Kirk Taylor, president of the fresh gourmet market Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, and Mark Kogan, managing member of the Bloomfield Plaza Shopping Center, today announced a long-term lease agreement has been signed for a new store in Bloomfield Plaza, located at the southwest corner of Telegraph and Maple roads in Bloomfield Township.
 
The 42,000-square-foot space, formerly occupied by Kroger, will feature an extensive fresh produce department, premier meat selection with a neighborhood butcher shop experience, fresh artisan bakery, vast assortment of wines and beer from around the world, floral, expanded prepared foods-to-go and kosher sections and more. The store also will have a café and coffee bar. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with a grand opening planned for spring 2018. Approximately 200 jobs will be created.
 
Taylor, along with his partners, Leo Salvaggio and Andrea and Frank Nicolella, the children of late founder Nino Salvaggio, will continue the company’s commitment to value and quality, excellent customer service and community support and involvement. Birmingham-based Ron & Roman, the firm that has worked with the Salvaggio company for years, is actively working on the design.
 
“On behalf of the entire Nino Salvaggio family, we are excited to return to the Bloomfield area,” said Taylor. “Our new store will be a wonderful complement to the current offerings in Bloomfield Plaza and the surrounding area, as well as meet customer demand for our specialty products and services. It will represent all Nino Salvaggio has to offer, but it will definitely have its own unique vibe and certainly cater to our customers’ needs in the community.” 
 
Nino Salvaggio currently operates three stores in the Detroit area: Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores and Troy. 
 
“We are thrilled to welcome Nino Salvaggio to our Bloomfield Plaza center,” said Kogan. “The addition of this popular specialty grocer will definitely be an asset to our center and the community.”
 
Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace will be joining Trader Joe’s, Sav-On Drugs, Pet People, Relax the Back, MB Jewelers, Planet Fitness, Maple Theater, Gallery Restaurant, Steve’s Deli, Bagger Dave’s, Dairy Queen, Frames Unlimited, UPS, Liquid Salon and other fine retailers.
 
About Nino Salvaggio
Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace was founded by the late Nino Salvaggio in St. Clair Shores in 1979. With stores in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores and Troy, the fresh gourmet market offers a complete grocery shopping experience in a specialty store setting. The markets boast one of the most extensive fresh produce departments in the area along with exceptional meats, fresh in-store bakery, specialty wines and prepared foods to go and much more. For more information and to shop online, visit www.NinoSalvaggio.com.

Pontiac Notre Dame to open $7.5M science and technology wing in 2018

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Notre Dame Preparatory Academy (NDPMA) broke ground on a new $7.5-million science, art, and technology wing at its Pontiac campus.

The addition, designed by Bloomfield Hills-based TMP Architecture, will span 26,000 square feet and will open in fall 2018. The one-story facility will connect to the present shared middle and upper division wings and offer science-laboratory facilities, collaborative-learning classrooms, a robotics lab, a greenhouse, and a fine arts studio.

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Michigan, 3M to install I-75 technology allowing roads and cars to 'communicate'

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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently established a partnership with 3M for its I-75 project. The government agency will soon begin construction and installation of technology that will allow "communication" between the road and the cars.

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Bosch creates map for automated driving that utilizes radar signals

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Bosch, an engineering and electronics company which operates its North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, in collaboration with TomTom, a Dutch map and traffic information provider, today announced the first radar signaled localization layer for high-resolution maps used in automated driving.

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New bistro opens in Madison Heights, featuring karaoke suites

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For those who enjoy the limelight or who like being entertained by budding stars— a new bistro has opened in Madison Heights, offering metro Detroit’s first private karaoke suites, according to a news release.

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Eleven Main Street Oakland County communities receive national accreditation

County officials honored 11 Main Street Oakland County communities that met the challenging criteria for receiving national accreditation from the National Main Street Center.

Leaders from the 11 communities were each presented with awards during a news conference at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson praised the communities for their vision and commitment to making their downtowns attractive destinations for businesses, residents and visitors. Community and business leaders from many of the Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) communities were in attendance.

“The Main Street Oakland County program is our proven gem,” Patterson said. “I directed my staff to join Main Street 17 years ago, hoping to start a program of revitalization in downtowns in Oakland County. I’ve been thrilled with its success. It has created jobs and new businesses in a big way. I congratulate all of the communities on their national recognition.”

The accreditation process scores the communities on such criteria as community support, historic preservation ethic, mission and vision statements, having a paid professional manager and ongoing training. Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Franklin, Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac and Rochester received perfect scores. The accreditation means a community scored 10 out of 10 on its annual evaluation.

Farmington was given a special recognition by Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb for having received national accreditation for 10 years. It joins Ferndale, Lake Orion, Ortonville and Rochester as MSOC communities which have been accredited for at least 10 years.

Auburn Hills and South Lyon were both introduced as Affiliate MSOC members. Benefits and services are based on a community’s level of eligibility. Select communities receive the highest level of service followed by Associate and Affiliate. There are 24 communities in MSOC.

MSOC is one of Patterson’s most successful economic development initiatives. In 2016, Select-level communities generated $34 million of new investment, created 49 new businesses and rehabilitated 165 buildings. Since inception in 2000, total public and private investment was more than $740 million, 1,020 new businesses were established and more than 7,300 jobs were created.

Main Street is a trademarked program of the National Main Street Center. Oakland County is the first county in the United States to operate a full-service, countywide Main Street program.
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