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Michelle DíSouza

Unified Business Technologies emphasizes women in traditionally male jobs

Michelle D’Souza is the President and CEO of Unified Business Technologies in Troy, a multi-faceted company that spans a number of different industries, including information technologies, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. One of the secrets to her success is hiring the right people, even if they don't have the "right" education or experience. 

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Downtown Madison Heights defies expectations

When you think of downtown Madison Heights, a traditional “Main Street” look and feel may not immediately come to mind. Metromode's Lish Dorset tells us why this gritty, multi-cultural town will surprise you.

Felicia Harris

EverythingHR will change the way companies do HR

Five years ago Rochester Hills company El Shaddai Consulting launched the cloud-based human resource management system, EverythingHR, and it is already changing the way businesses do HR. 

Chaula Thacker

Farmington Hills dance, yoga, and Bharat Natyam instructor builds a 40-year legacy of community

Chaula Thacker started both her business, Chauladevi Institute of Dance and Yoga, and non-profit organization, Nadanta, in 1977, just a year after her arrival in the United States in 1976.

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Downtown Farmington continues a 'slow and steady' revitalization

If you haven't been to downtown Farmington in a few years, here's why you might want to visit.

Susan's grandfather Walter Hibbins (front and center) June 23, 1923 on the "The Montrose" headed to America from Liverpool

Your Personal Memoir preserves priceless family histories

Your Personal Memoir documents the personal histories of families through one-on-one interviews that are then arranged into narratives and printed in heirloom books for future generations to cherish. 

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Keeping it funky in fashionable Ferndale

Metro Detroit's most progressive suburb is seeing a building boom. But can it grow without sacrificing its unique character?

April Wagner.

My Pontiac Story: April Wagner of epiphany glass

April Wagner runs two businesses out of epiphany studios in Pontiac. There's epiphany, which is her line of gift pieces and functional pieces, like bowls and decanters. And then there's the April Wagner Line, which are larger, more ornamental pieces of glass art that often end up in the lobbies of hotels and hospitals, or the dining rooms and stairwells of people's homes.

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Intellectual property law firm sees promise in downtown Pontiac

Dobrusin Law Firm PC has weathered the storm in downtown Pontiac and is looking forward to being part of the city's resurgence.

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The gig economy: Can you make a living freelancing in Metro Detroit?

Be your own boss, work from home, skip the commute—it's the fantasy of many an office drone. But can you survive doing it? Metromode's Patrick Dunn (himself a freelancer) tells us the story of a few Metro Detroiters who are living the dream.

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Hava Nagila to go: Jewish markets in Metro Detroit

To give you a taste of Jewish food in our region, Metromode profiled three local markets: a butcher shop, a well-known local deli and a growing kosher bakery chain. Mazel Tov and enjoy!

Oakland Next

Oakland Next celebrates Oakland County's future leaders and change-makers

A group of Oakland County high school students is being asked the question that may define their future: "Are you Oakland's Next ______?"

Jacob Bishop

If you don't evolve, you die: How Jacob Bishop re-energized the Mr. Alan's brand

Jacob Bishop has re-branded and re-energized the decades-old Mr. Alan's by drastically shaking up the business model, and it seems to be working. Mr. Alan's is now Elite Mr. Alan's, a place for finding the latest trends in shoes and clothing, not just the best bargains.

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Better together: How metro Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtured Drought Juice

This is the story of four sisters, four juice bars and how Metro Detroit's startup support network helped grow a mini-empire.

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How Clawson is making a quiet comeback with food, retail and a nod to history

Once-sleepy downtown Clawson is fast becoming Oakland County's next hot suburb. Metromode's Annamarie Sysling talks to city leaders to find out how they're making it happen.
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