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01/16/2018

Middle School students in Wayne County are vying for top spots in the Young Inventors Award Program.

Top finalists will be acknowledged on Wednesday January 17 at 6:30 p.m.

More than 200 people are expected to gather at Schoolcraft College to hear invention concepts from 30 middle-school students from three school districts as part of the annual Young Inventors Project.

The program is coordinated by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, Alpha USA and Schoolcraft College, in conjunction with the Livonia, Clarenceville and Wayne-Westland school districts.

“This communitywide effort by local business and education leaders is a way to get young people to think about the types of careers that might interest them,” said Dan West, president of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. “It is our hope this project inspires these students look at the high-demand skilled and technical careers.”

Educators at the respective schools pared the inventors to five finalists from each building. A panel of business leaders reviewed all inventions by the finalists to determine the top invention in each school, and top-3 inventions overall.

All finalists are invited to the Young Inventors Showcase to present their invention to a crowd of their parents, educators and other community leaders.

“This event gives these students an opportunity to share their ideas,” said West. “We are so glad to give them this platform.”

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12/28/2017
Browns' lone win of 2017: They might not be as bad on paper as '08 Lions

Worst NFL team ever? Lions v Browns

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The Browns are a loss away from joining Detroit as the only winless teams since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978. And while Hue Jackson probably won't jump in the lake, it's fair to wonder how he could possibly return after posting the two worst seasons in franchise history.

Congratulations to AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING PARADE® PRESENTED BY ART VAN,NAMED #2 BEST HOLIDAY PARADE IN COUNTRY BY USA TO...
12/09/2017
Vote- Best Holiday Parade Nominees: 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

Congratulations to AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING PARADE® PRESENTED BY ART VAN,NAMED #2 BEST HOLIDAY PARADE IN COUNTRY BY USA TODAY
Detroit Parade Places in Top Ten in USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest

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Voting for the Best Holiday Parade is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Holiday Parade.

Is this the end of Delray?
12/07/2017
Is this the end of Delray?

Is this the end of Delray?

Detroit offers homeowners money to move away from this dying neighborhood. But some residents say they’ll never leave.

A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset found the places in the U.S. with the highest savings rates. T...
11/23/2017
2017's Best Savings Accounts - Compare Rates, Bonuses & Fees | SmartAsset.com

A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset found the places in the U.S. with the highest savings rates.

The study compared income, tax, spending and savings rates in counties across the country to find the places saving the most. According to the study’s findings, Oakland County ranked among the places in Michigan saving the most money.
Check out the table below to compare the top counties in Michigan:

Additional details on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/checking-account/savings-account-comparison#Michigan

Compare the best high yield savings accounts from banks and credit unions in your area and nationwide. Find the best savings account for you.

Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?
11/20/2017
Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.

Detroit Christmas tree lights up Campus Martius
11/18/2017
Detroit Christmas tree lights up Campus Martius

Detroit Christmas tree lights up Campus Martius

Detroit officially rang in the holiday season Friday night when it threw the switch for its annual tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius.

A 23 Photo Tour Through The Beautiful New Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets
11/17/2017
A 23 Photo Tour Through The Beautiful New Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets

A 23 Photo Tour Through The Beautiful New Downtown Detroit Holiday Markets

The folks at Bedrock have been busy little elves getting this season’s Downtown Detroit Markets in time for the 14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year there will be four markets set up throughout downtown. 1001 Woodward, Cadillac Square, Capital Park and finally Spirit Plaza. In total the mar...

DETROIT PISTONS TO BRING PLUM MARKET TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT Plum Market To Open 5,000 Square-foot Café And Retail Store Ins...
11/16/2017
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DETROIT PISTONS TO BRING PLUM MARKET TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT

Plum Market To Open 5,000 Square-foot Café And Retail Store Inside The New Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center Servicing The Detroit Pistons And New Center Area Community

Zingerman’s To Provide Artisan Products And Brewed Coffee At New Plum Market Location

New Alliance Supports Each Michigan-based Company’s First Venture Into Downtown Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons and Plum Market announced today that the Michigan-based grocer will become the official food service provider for the Pistons organization and will open a new café and retail store inside the club’s state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center being constructed in the New Center area of Detroit. Plum Market, a privately-owned company operating six full-service grocery stores and 10 food service operations in Southeast Michigan and Chicago, will manage food service for the Detroit Pistons and operate a new Plum Market café and eatery open to the public.

Additionally, Zingerman’s will provide all of its signature artisan products and brewed coffee inside the newly-fashioned Plum Market location.

This new quick service food and beverage concept in downtown Detroit will feature a coffee shop, grab-and-go marketplace, a casual dining experience offering a diverse and healthy menu with an incredible wine and beer selection, and more, all under one roof. It is slated for completion at the same time the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center becomes operational.

“We are proud to partner with Plum Market and Zingerman’s on their ventures in downtown Detroit,” said Pistons owner Tom Gores. “They are both Michigan-based companies that share our desire to contribute to the continued revitalization of our city. This partnership will be great for our team, our employees and for the community, making New Center even more attractive to additional investment.”

Plum Market Cofounders Matt and Marc Jonna have expressed their excitement for the partnership noting its multi-dimensional focus on providing quality food service for the Detroit Pistons team and the retail growth potential benefitting those who live, work and visit the New Center area of Detroit. The two companies will join forces to provide catering services for local businesses and other private events throughout the city of Detroit.

“We are pleased to partner with the Detroit Pistons on this unique collaboration that provides food services for the basketball team and engages Detroit and the New Center area community with a new premium food and beverage location,” said Plum Market’s CEO Matt Jonna. “We are highly selective and we have to be partners with companies that share our same goals. Tom Gores and the Detroit Pistons share our vision for providing a high quality product with service that goes above and beyond.”

Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s co-owner and founding partner, views the collaboration with the Detroit Pistons and Plum Market as a natural union of like-minded companies.

“We seek out businesses that share our values and are committed to leaving a positive mark on the community,” said Mr. Saginaw. “We want to make our food accessible to as many people as possible and we see this collaboration as a great opportunity for growth. We look forward to working with the Detroit Pistons and Plum Market to share our products and build a mutually rewarding long-term relationship with the New Center area community.”

Nourishing the Detroit Pistons

As the official food provider for the Detroit Pistons, Plum Market will deploy a team of chefs that will be dedicated to the team serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Working in conjunction with team athletic training staff and nutritionists from Henry Ford Health System, Plum Market chefs will have the ability to personalize food options for each player from a stockpile of legacy recipes. This type of customization caters to specific wants and nutritional needs of each player while also allowing the ability to adjust for food allergies, varying degrees of caloric intake, low-carb, high-protein based diets as well as those that are gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free or vegan.

Plum Market specializes in using only the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on organic produce and all natural meats, and locally-made products sourced through their Miles to Market program – an initiative focused on supplying local products that have traveled less than 350 miles from source to market.

“We want to create a comfortable home environment at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center where our players look forward to spending time working, training and bonding,” said Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman for the Detroit Pistons. “Utilizing Plum Market chefs and food service expertise will optimize performance for our team and enhance our ability to attract and retain top talent by delivering a level of innovation and service unique to other NBA training facilities.”

Engaging the Community

The Plum Market café and eatery inside the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center is a 5,000 square foot space with indoor and outdoor seating that showcases a neighborhood boutique feel stocked with healthy, attractive food options for purchase. In addition to grab-and-go items and snacks, Plum Market chefs deploy creative freedom in crafting a variety of prepared dishes each day.

The mission is to recreate how people think about eating. With a growing attention on food quality and eating healthy, the Detroit Pistons/Plum Market/Zingerman’s collaboration will also focus on education and food choices. And, the level of engagement with customers and the community goes beyond those who visit the café to dine and shop. Utilizing the Detroit Pistons Programming Network (PPN) on Pistons.com, the club will team with Plum Market chefs and Henry Ford Health System nutritionists to distribute educational vignettes and information regarding healthy eating habits.

These programming goals align directly with the Detroit Pistons’ vision to bring business and basketball together in a space that allows for community access and impact.

“We are focused on connecting our team to the community and we want our practice facility and team headquarters to be a destination that is inviting to the public,” said Mr. Tellem. “Plum Market and Zingerman’s Artisans will be an exciting new food destination for the city. It aligns perfectly with our vision for this world-class development – a center for fitness, health and basketball programming that provides opportunities for future growth and investment in Detroit.”

Detroit Pistons to Bring Plum Market to Detroit’s New Center
11/15/2017
Detroit Pistons to Bring Plum Market to Detroit’s New Center

Detroit Pistons to Bring Plum Market to Detroit’s New Center

The Detroit Pistons today announced that Michigan grocer Farmington Hills-based Plum Market is the official food service provider for the Pistons organization and will open a new 5,000-square-foot café and retail store inside the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center being constructed in Det...

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11/14/2017
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