A lucrative Michigan contract is up for grabs, and the connection of the head of one of the companies bidding for it to the governor's budget director is causing somewhat of a political firestorm that has state Republicans and Democrats at odds.
A restaurant in Muskegon County, Michigan, is being investigated as the source of recent cases of salmonella in the area. According to public health officials, 23 people in Muskegon and Ottawa counties have become ill. The vast majority are in Muskegon County. Several people have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.
The co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Detroit-based Compuware Corp., Peter Karmanos, Jr., was terminated at the beginning of October for making derogatory statements about the software company's management at a breakfast gathering in his honor. Now Karmanos is suing for over $5 million worth of salary, stock options, bonuses, benefits and damages.
We always like to report good news for Michigan business. Now Backyard Products, a Monroe, Michigan, company that specializes in wooden swingsets, playsets and backyard sheds, has announced that it is purchasing one of its competitors ? Swing-N-Slide. The purchase of Swing-N-Slide, which is primarily known for its play equipment, is headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Two 20-something entrepreneurs in Royal Oak, Michigan, have found a way to allow food artisans from throughout the state to distribute their unique products to people all over Michigan and across the country. Their new company is called Mitten Crate LLC.
In Detroit's difficult economic climate, it's nice to hear about a new business. That new business is an authentic Spanish restaurant that opened in Midtown Detroit at the end of October.
As many buyers, sellers and developers know, without some creative and efficient solutions, real estate disputes can span months and even years. The legal ins and outs are often complex, and while avoiding litigation is preferable, sometimes it is necessary to go to court to achieve the best outcome.
Not only can it be challenging and satisfying to develop a business idea that meets a particular demand; entrepreneurs have to raise financing and give their business a legal structure that makes sense.