A Detroit company has issued a recall of almost two million pounds of ground beef. The beef, which came from the Wolverine Packing Co., allegedly contains E. coli bacteria. It has been linked to reports of illness by 11 people in four states, including Michigan, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The youngest person reportedly sickened is 19, while the oldest is 46.
We noted in a recent post regarding the plans for a line of golf clubs made completely in Michigan that our state has been ranked the fourth best state for golfing by Golf Digest. Now comes more golf-related news. The Dearborn private golf club TPC Michigan has been purchased by ClubCorp Holdings Inc., which is the largest developer and owner of golf and business clubs in the U.S.
More jobs could be coming to Michigan thanks to a planned acquisition of a business that specializes in architecture, planning and engineering for schools and universities. The company, SHW Group LLC, is based in Texas, but has an office in Berkley.
Many of us as consumers look for words like "natural," "organic" and "low-fat" when we shop for food. However, those words may be as reflective of the contents of the product as consumers believe they should be. To make matters more confusing, both for customers and food produces, is that in some cases, like with the word "natural," even the Food and Drug Administration does not define specifically what it means.
Michigan is the fourth best state for golfing, according to Golf Digest's latest ranking. Therefore, it seems fitting that Detroit may soon be home to the first completely American-made golf clubs in over a decade.
The first- and second-largest Catholic systems in the health care industry are joining forces to create a new Michigan health care network. The largest Catholic network, Ascension Health, is based in St. Louis, while the second-largest, CHE-Trinity Health, is based here in Livonia, Michigan, according to the news release detailing the deal. The new entity, which will be separate from the current networks, will be called Together Health Network.
The owner of a group of Michigan restaurants is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly not paying tipped employees minimum wage. The Detroit-based company that owns over a dozen Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Michigan is the defendant in the suit brought by a former waitress.
Detroit-area entrepreneurs face numerous challenges in starting a business. A local small business incubator called Practice Space is providing select entrepreneurs with the tools they need to get their business off the ground. Small business incubators provide resources as well as expert guidance to entrepreneurs. In a city like Detroit, with numerous unused commercial properties, these incubators also make use of perfectly good real estate.
Along with the many rewarding aspects of being a Michigan business owner come numerous challenges. Among these is potential liability for the actions of your supervisory personnel. A Taylor company, Interstate Battery System, is facing a lawsuit for an alleged "prank" that one of its supervisors played on a 24-year-old employee.