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Michael Antaran of Marvel Apps accepts 50 Companies to Watch Michigan award

Marvel Apps Started as a Hobby Then Became One of Goldman Sachs' First 10,000 Small Businesses

Marvel Apps is an independent software development company based in Royal Oak that has been named one of the "50 Companies to Watch" in Michigan, and was also among the first cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. 

View of New York City from One World Observatory

Yessian Gets Behind the Music at One World Observatory

Yessian Music is a music and sound production company headquartered in Farmington Hills that works on high-profile projects with major clients all over the world. Their latest triumph is the Old World Observatory in New York. 


LunaTech 3D gets customers inside businesses before they ever step a foot in the door

Novi-based LunaTech 3D is a Google Certified Geo 3D Developer Program and a Google Trusted Photographer Program. The company uses these technologies to bring customers inside of their clients' interior spaces for an interactive experience that clients can then track to better understand how users engage with their website content. 


He knows what scares you: A Q&A with filmmaker and MPI founder Doug Schulze

Doug Schulze is dedicated to making movies in the Mitten. As the founder of the Motion Picture Institute he helps to train aspiring filmmakers for an industry that's just starting to take hold in the state. As a filmmaker he has found success with indie horrors. Schulze's latest project goes below the surface of Michigan's Great Lakes… in the dead of winter.

Lee Martin Abstract

Making It in the Midnight Hour

Quick, name a locally created and produced television show that isn't a news program. Not so easy, is it? As the number of cable channels swells, it's ironic that local content dwindles. For six years now, Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour has proven itself the exception to that rule, producing a once-a-month suspense anthology that uses a whole lot of homegrown talent..

Mike Gauthier

Direct Mail Marketing in the Digital Age: The Coupon King Still Reigns at SaveOn

People like to say that print is dead, but don't tell the "Coupon King" that. Mike Gauthier has been saving people money while promoting small businesses with his direct mail and digital marketing company SaveOn since 1984. An independently-owned direct mail marketing company doesn't survive 30 years without being able to roll with the punches, and that's exactly what owner Mike Gauthier has done.


Destination Cinema

For years The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township was an art house that catered to an older film-going audience. Jon Goldstein thought it could be more, so he bought it. $1.5 million later the Maple boasts a topnotch coffee house, full service bar, and, of course, movies.


Yessian: Making Music You Can't Get Out Of Your Head

From jingles to mash-ups, family-owned Yessian Music in Farmington Hills has been creating soundtracks for commercials, theme parks, movies, and high profile events for 40 years. This year's Super Bowl, which boasted five different ads with their work, demonstrates the ever-growing global reach of this homegrown firm.

Uptown Film Festival

The Uptown Film Festival returns with three days of thought-provoking films

The Uptown Film Festival (UFF) will be held at the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 theatres in Birmingham on Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10. This is the second year for this film festival, which celebrates both Michigan-based filmmakers (and films shot in Michigan) as well as other domestic and international films of significance.

John McElroy

Bluer Skies for Blue Sky Productions

Blue Sky Productions has been in business for nearly 20 years in both television and video production. The company is best-known for its award-winning weekly show Autoline This Week (formerly known as Autoline Detroit), which is broadcast nationally on the Speed Channel as well as on Detroit Public Television.


Metro Detroit's Monthly Moviemakers Club

Musicians have bars and nightclubs. Writers have salons and workshops. Poets have readings and slams. Where do local filmmakers go to show their work? The Mitten Movie Project. Since 2005 this monthly event has been bringing together movie makers of every stripe, showcasing their work at Royal Oak's Main Art and providing an informal networking scene.

Adrienne Lenhoff

Social Media Pioneer: Founder of Shazaaam began Internet outreach back in 1989

As president and CEO of Shazaaam!, Adrienne Lenhoff has been performing marvels in the world of communications, using her PR and marketing savvy and innovative ideas to achieve national recognition, a bevy of awards, 30 clients — and billings of more than $3 million a year.


Straight Talk with Benzinga's Jason Raznick

Capturing the news is one thing. Connecting what's going on with how investors can react to it is something else. Jason Raznick's Benzinga has carved out a successful niche in Metro Detroit's start-up culture and, like his business, the CEO isn't afraid to call things as he sees them.


Double Lives: Ben Sharkey

Ben Sharkey leads a truly 3D life. A designer at visualization tech firm Real Time Technology, he moonlights as a  honey-smooth jazz vocalist. Okay, so he sings on the side, you say. Still, how many part time jazz singers do you know that boast YouTube fans in the hundreds of thousands?

That's a wrap: This filmmaker's new movie makes Oakland County the star

Tom Nahas knew where he wanted to shoot the majority of scenes for his first film: Oakland County, Michigan. As an Oakland County IT employee, he knew all the locations he needed were within an easy drive of his home base in Macomb. Over the course of the last six months, the 42 minute film, 'Amendment,' was shot in Rochester and Holly, as well as in the Macomb County communities of Richmond, Clinton Township, Macomb and Mt. Clemens.
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