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An Early Morning Visit to Detroit's Eastern Market

Every weekday, Detroit's Eastern Market is buzzing with action while most of us are still sleeping. Cass Corridor Films got up early to follow Slow Jams, a producer of artisan jams, on a quest for locally grown herbs at the wholesale market.read on…

A Life Reconstructed

In a warehouse off 9 Mile Road in River Rouge, Brian DuBois has decided to leave behind the world of architecture and construction and launch 2:37am studios, a furniture design firm that constructs products to last. Oh, and he likes to breakdance.read on…

Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Candy and Detroit rock n' roll - two great tastes that taste great together! Royal Oak's Bellyache Candy Company is taking the web by storm, pushing Goo Goo Clusters, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews along with CDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles from bands like  The Amino Acids, The Hentchman, and Gore Gore Girls. Can you say, "Yummy"?read on…

Spur Studios

Spur Studios is yet another example of Ypsilanti's DIY philosophy of collective innovation and artistic community building. Attracting a confederation of artists, designers, and musicians, James Marks of VG Kids has turned an empty building into a successful hive of inspiration and creativity. read on…

Tech Brewery

From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups, Tech Brewery is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech community with an eye toward entrepreneurship. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.read on…

Hooot Dooogs! Fashion, baseball and mustard Metro Detroit-style.

Quick, we say: Frankfurters, men's fashion, and locally made mustard. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Should be Charley Marcuse. A true Metro Detroit original, this singing hotdog vendor at Tiger Stadium (and budding entrepreneur) embodies the indomitably funky spirit of our region. The mustard's tasty too!read on…

Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.read on…

Welcome To The Workantile Exchange

Workantile Exchange is more than just a work space. It's a co-working community, filled with entrepreneurs, freelancers and creatives looking for a place to exchange ideas, insight and inspiration. A home office away from home, it has all the advantages of the traditional work place with none of the baggage.read on…

DIY Business Incubation In Ferndale

Government-funded business incubators can't be all things to all people. Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fill the niche no one wants to scratch. Meet Andy Didorosi, who wants to turn Ferndale's Paper Street Motors building into a creative hive for small businesses.read on…

B Nektar

Mead, it's not just for renaissance fest geeks anymore. Proof? B. Nektar in hipper-than-thou Ferndale, where honey, apples and all sorts of fermentable goodness are crafted into a damn fine brew.read on…

A2 Mech Shop

It's all about playing nice together. Concentrate has reported on everything from food co-ops, to co-living communities to co-working facilities. It only seems fair to throw a little love to the A2Mech Shop, a shared technical space for entrepreneurial engineers and innovative mech heads. read on…

Ann Arbor's Veggie Fueled Party Bus

Ann Arbor's B2B Party Bus is everything sustainable new urbanist hipsters ever dreamed of: An entrepreneurial enterprise that runs small scale private transit on secondhand cooking oil in order to transport young party-goers around downtown. read on…

Accuri Cytometers

From co-founder Collin Rich's kitchen table to the offices of U-M's Tech Transfer office to shipping high tech cytometers to labs all over the world, Accuri Cytometers is the model for Ann Arbor startup know-how.read on…

Naka, Naka (Who's There?)

Buy local doesn't just mean food, dontcha know. Naka boutique in Ferndale features hand-crafted clothing, soaps and gifts from Metro Detroit creatives and designers. And owner Kelly Pettibone Lapointe doesn't just sell local, she moved back from New York City to be local.read on…

Beauty Blossoms In Metro Detroit

Norm Silk and Dale Morgan are all about aesthetics. Whether it's the explosion of flowers that fill their Birmingham boutique or the restoration of the only home in Detroit to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. read on…

MORE, MORE, MORE

Perception meet reality: There are new economy companies in Michigan searching for high-tech employees. There is local high-tech talent seeking new economy jobs. But like ships in the night, the two keep passing one another. Not if MORE has something to say about it. This Metro Detroit program has dedicated itself to keeping Michigan's high-tech grads here in Michigan. Bop to the jingle-jangle of local tunesmiths Saturday Looks Good To Me while learningread on…

ForeSee Results

What encourages a customer to buy instead of just browse? How do you keep buyers coming back? For some, customer satisfaction is the riddle of the Sphinx. For the gurus at ForeSee Results, it's an opportunity to understand the wants, needs and habits of online shoppers. read on…

Menlo Innovations

Not just creators of killer applications, these Ann Arbor software designers are compassionate high-tech anthropologists committed to ending technologically-induced human suffering.read on…

TechTown

Take a look inside TechTown, a home to technology start-ups in Detroit. Video producer Tom Hendrickson offers a guided tour. read on…

ePrize

EPrize has been part of what founder and CEO Josh Linkner calls a "reverse brain drain," attracting employees from the coasts to work at the Internet promotion agency. Watch their story here.read on…
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