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Will tax breaks ever abate? It is still not clear whether Michigan can drastically cut taxes and keep granting tax abatements.
April 1, 1991... Will tax breaks ever abate? Chrysler Corporation's Mack Avenue Stamping Plant, in 1974, was a downer, a skeleton of the original that at one time provided 5,000 jobs. The company wanted to renovate it but didn't have the necessary $50...
The business of Brogan. (Marcie Brogan, co-founder and managing partner of Brogan & Partners, an advertising firm)
April 1, 1991... The business of Brogan Spend time with Marcie Brogan, make a few phone calls around Detroit's advertising community, and you'll discover the co-founder and managing partner of Brogan & Partners is as versatile as a box of baking soda. ...
Hearing voices. (SunTel, a company that installs and services voice mail and other automated communication systems)
April 1, 1991... Hearing Voices One small local company is enjoying the boom for voice mail and other automated communications systems designed to help businesses improve customer service and productivity. Troy-based SunTel sells, installs and services...
Is OTB on track? (off-track betting; Ladbroke Racing Corp.)
April 1, 1991... Is OTB on track? This is horse racing? There isn't a horse for miles around, but you're watching several races simultaneously on large screens - broadcast from Ladbroke DRC in Livonia or from any number of race tracks throughout the United...
Riding the sun beltway; the sun is shining along metro Detroit's affluent edge. But will its future be as bright? (includes related articles on how Livonia, Michigan got a highway) (a regional report of businesses and economic conditions in this region of Michigan's economy) (Cover Story)
April 1, 1991... Riding the Sun Beltway The year was 1980. Mikhail Gorbachev was in the Russian boondocks, and Saddam Hussein was ready to start a war with Iran. Back home, GM had nearly half of the auto market. And you could still find horse farms in...
The many lives of Inacomp. (Rick Inatome and his Troy, Michigan - based Inacomp Computer Centers)
April 1, 1991... The Many Lives of Inacomp Back in the early '80s, Rick Inatome pronounced that his Inacomp Computer Centers would be a billion-dollar company within 10 years. More than a little chutzpah went into that statement, since the firm was only...
Battling the chains. (Randy Step and Fitness Source, running shoe stores, sporting goods, exercise equipment stores.)
April 1, 1991... Battling the chains Randy Step got out of the family funeral business because it was all so deadly serious. After seven years of dealing with grief day in and day out, he just wanted to have fun at work. Little did he know, that the...
Joseph DeMaria. (People)
April 1, 1991... Joseph DeMaria At DeMaria Building Co. in Novi, Joseph DeMaria was named chairman and chief executive officer, Richard DeMaria was named president, and Joseph DeMaria Jr. was named executive vice president.
Peter Wirth. (People - Manufacturing)
April 1, 1991... Peter Wirth Peter Wirth was appointed president of Rofin-Sinar in Plymouth.
Timothy Ross. (People - Services)
April 1, 1991... Timothy Ross Timothy Ross was promoted to president of Ross Mortgage Co. in Oak Park.
James John. (People)
April 1, 1991... James John James John was named president of GMI in Flint.
Kenneth Spenser. (People)
April 1, 1991... Kenneth Spenser Kenneth Spenser was named president and chief executive officer of Micro Engineering Solutions in Novi.