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Technosoft Expands in the Southfield City Centre

When Technosoft Corporation was preparing to expand its corporate footprint at One Towne Square in the City Centre, Southfield became its location of choice, edging out other locations across the country. With support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, Technosoft is creating a Digital Transformation Center of Excellence to deliver data solutions to its clients, using […]

Southfield Reclaims its Sense of Place with Public Art and a Walkable Center

In 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower sat in the Oval Office and Soapy Williams was Michigan’s governor. A ‘58 Chevy Bel Air cost about $2,500 brand new, and gas to fill its tank was 30 cents a gallon. As Detroit’s car culture was revving up, so too was the city of Southfield, the 26-square mile inner-ring […]

Bigger Than Before: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Event Returns to City Centre

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, hundreds of people will take to the shared pathway in the Southfield City Centre in a symbolic walk to raise awareness and money to combat inflammatory bowel disease, as the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation embarks upon their second year hosting this event within the City Centre district. And the group […]

Get Hands-On with a Career in the Skilled Trades

Attend the BUILD YOUR FUTURE event, Feb. 14. An average working day for a plumber, electrician, or carpenter–what’s it like? Unless you have a family member or friend in the trade, you probably don’t know. Here’s your chance to find out. On February 14, the Southfield Pavilion will welcome the BUILD YOUR FUTURE Skilled Trades […]

Book some time to see “The Peacock”

Visit the Southfield Public Library and say hello to the City Centre’s latest art installation. “The Peacock,” a fanciful, minimalist sculpture by Arthur Kraft, was installed this fall on the circular drive at the library’s main entrance. Like other pieces acquired by Southfield after the close of Northland Mall, The Peacock was discovered in a […]

Farbman Group Donating Hats, Mittens, Scarves to Baldwin Center

As they pull on hats, scarves, and mittens for their daily commutes, employees of Farbman Group in the Southfield City Centre are thinking about more than just keeping warm. They’re thinking about those who struggle every day in our community. That’s why Farbman Group employees are sponsoring a collection drive for new and slightly used […]

2019 Metro ASource Magazine

NOAH’S Event Center at home in Southfield City Centre

Southfield City Centre will soon have a new venue for weddings, showers, parties, youth groups, corporate meetings, and more. In April, NOAH’S Event Venue broke ground on a 2.4-acre parcel of land, tucked back off the Northwestern Service Drive and Civic Center Drive, visible from the Red Pole Park. The City Centre location for the […]

Lasting Impressions is Loving the City Centre Vibe

Angela Chryplewicz has achieved a satisfying balance between family and work by purposely building her career within her own family-owned and operated business. And her working life is all the more enjoyable since her company moved to an inspiring new location in the Southfield City Centre. Chryplewicz is co-owner and CEO of Lasting Impressions, a […]

Meet you at the Red Pole Park!

New interactive artspace invigorates shared-use path Now that the flowers are reaching full bloom in the Southfield City Centre, there is another area of growth blossoming along the new Northwestern Highway shared pedestrian-bike path.  That new development is the Red Pole Park. Over the past few weeks, dozens of red poles have been installed along […]

Robots Invade the Southfield City Centre

LTU World competition brings students from around the world  A world gathering of 100 teams of bright, young talent descended upon the Southfield City Centre recently to compete in the 19th annual Robofest at Lawrence Technological University.  Students participated in a host of challenges and exhibitions to show off their coding skills, and their cultures. […]

Find Your Ancestors at the Southfield Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In

Tracing your family roots is something you have always wanted to do, but somehow, you can never find the time. Work, kids, phone, house, dog…something always keeps you from doing what it takes to even get started. Librarians at the Southfield Public Library know just how hard this can be. That’s why they offer an […]

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk Comes to City Centre

Southfield City Centre is the new venue for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk on June 9, 2018. The family-friendly walk will cover 2.6 miles across the City Centre’s walkable district, with the opportunity of a one-mile shortcut, for those who want a shorter distance. Walk organizers feel the City Centre is perfectly […]

Westin Southfield Detroit is a Landmark with a Whole New Look

Checking in to a hotel used to feel like a combination of making a bank transaction and ordering cold cuts at a deli counter. But no more. At the Westin Southfield Detroit hotel in the Southfield City Centre, the traditional tall, imposing reception desk has been sent to pasture, and has been replaced by four […]

Northwestern Highway Project Means New Road, Lots of Other Extras

The optimistic among us see road construction as a temporary inconvenience that is soon forgotten when we experience the silky-smooth ride of a freshly repaved roadway. In the case of the Northwestern Highway project that begins late May, Southfield City Centre residents, visitors, and workers are getting a lot more than filled potholes. Following a […]

LTU Football Returns September 1

Lawrence Technological University will return to the gridiron for the first time in 72 years on Saturday, September 1, when LTU’s new football team takes on Oakland University’s club team. LTU’s 2018 schedule features four home games that will be played on-campus in Southfield at the LTU Athletic Field, along 10 Mile Road west of […]

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Walk Moves to City Centre!

Southfield City Centre is the new venue for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk on June 9, 2018. The family-friendly walk will cover 2.6 miles across the City Centre’s walkable district, with an available one-mile shortcut. The City Centre is perfectly suited for the event, says Sarah Arminiak, Take Steps manager for the […]

Beaumont Health Welcomes Employees “Home” to New Service Center

It’s always cause for celebration when a new home is perfect in every way. This year, 3,000 Beaumont administrative employees from 16 buildings across Metro Detroit will move into the former First Center building, selected for its generous glass atrium, easy accessibility to major highways, and the vibrant work-life environment available here in the district. […]

Cybernoor Corporation moves in on Northwestern Highway

When Ahmed Alomari decided to expand Cybernoor, the global software support and solutions corporation he leads, he knew that a Midwest location made the most sense for clients located across various time zones. “With Detroit regenerating, and with business incentives, Michigan seemed to be a good location,” says Alomari, Cybernoor Corporation president and CEO. “We […]

It’s spring! Hop on a bike and cruise the Southfield City Centre

No matter how beautiful and vibrant the Michigan winter, a Michigan spring feels pretty good, too. This year, plan to spend time taking in the many sights of the Southfield City Centre…from the seat of your Zagster bike. Zagster is the Southfield City Centre’s bike share program, an inexpensive, fun, healthy way to get around […]

The 2018 Southfield Corporate CommUNITY Cup Challenge – it’s almost time!

There's an important reason why the word "unity" is so prominent in the Southfield Corporate CommUNITY Cup Challenge branding. This is an event that brings people together. This friendly competition between Southfield City Centre businesses and community partners fosters team spirit, forges connections, and creates friendships. It raises donations for a great cause, too. This [...]

Renovations give Southfield Town Center new leases

601W Cos. began improvements at Southfield Town Center four years ago $56 million in renovations are about to enter final phase Competing with downtown Detroit for prime tenants It's not been an easy road for the New York City owners of the region's second-largest office complex, the Southfield Town Center. Four years ago this month, [...]

Bike Share at Southfield City Centre

We are excited to announce the Southfield City Centre Bike Share program. Feel like a kid again, ringing the bell with the wind blowing in your face down Evergreen Road. Our official launch will take place next week with a  ribbon cutting at 10:00 AM on 7/26/17. In the meantime, learn more about the program […]

Eat to the Beat – June 8, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Eat to the Beat of summer 2017! We had a great time enjoying food from some of the area’s best food trucks, music by Cancel Monday and we kicked off the inaugural Southfield Community Cup Challenge. Join us for our next one on Thursday, July 13 from […]

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Red Pole Park

Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the City of Southfield today announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will create an interactive art installation along the new Northwestern Highway Pathway in Southfield’s City Centre. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by August 4th, the […]

Welcome to downtown… Southfield? It’s coming

An RFP is due for developers this Friday, April 21, to transform the city of Southfield. Southfield is seeking to transform an 8.15-acre parcel into a pedestrian-friendly, traditional downtown, something the city has never seen. Planned in the middle of the 20th century, Southfield embodies a suburban era of design where cities were built for the […]

Evergreen Construction

Evergreen Road from 11-13 Mile will be under construction from now until November 2017.  Portions between 12-13 Mile are closed to thru traffic, Lahser being the posted detour route.  Signs were posted regarding this closure two weeks ago. The rest of Evergreen and the service drives are open but with reduced lanes and some turning […]

Zoup! Opens 100th Restaurant

Beyond Juice and Eatery’s Power Date Bites

Las Cazuelas Grill Preview for Southfield’s Experience Evergreen Event

City Teams Up with Soulstice Run for New Southfield Spirit Fest

SOUTHFIELD — Although spring has just begun, local event organizers are encouraging residents to lace up their running shoes and strap on their party hats ahead of the new summertime Southfield Spirit Fest. According to Southfield Community Relations Director Michael Manion, the city of Southfield is putting together a brand-new event in conjunction with the […]

Mayors Focus on Future in Annual Address

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — It could have been demolished. But it wasn’t. During the annual State of the City address March 20 at Best Western Premier Hotel on Telegraph Road, Southfield Mayor Ken Siver reminded the elected officials and community members in attendance that the room they were sitting in could easily have been imploded if […]

City Launches Age Friendly Community Effort

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield officials say they have long been focused on creating an enriched community that welcomes everyone  — young and old. According to Karen Schrock, chair of the Southfield Commission on Senior Adults, the city has recently bumped up efforts to provide resources for its aging population. COSA is a city-led organization whose goal […]

Lawrence Tech named a “Bicycle Friendly University’

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Lawrence Technological University with a bronze Bicycle Friendly University award. Lawrence Tech is the only university in the tri-county Detroit area with the designation, which is good for four years. The league named 51 new and renewing BFUs in 25 states this week. The organization has now named […]

Lawrence Tech named a “Bicycle Friendly University’

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Lawrence Technological University with a bronze Bicycle Friendly University award. Lawrence Tech is the only university in the tri-county Detroit area with the designation, which is good for four years. The league named 51 new and renewing BFUs in 25 states this week. The organization has now named […]

“Unique Collaborations” kicks off Series on Sept. 15

Lawrence Technological University’s Leaders & Innovators Series in partnership with WWJ Newsradio 950 is back with great programs for another year! The first is Thursday, Sept. 15 on “Unique Collaborations.” It will be in LTU’s University Technology and Learning Center Gallery, 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. in Southfield and begins with a free continental breakfast […]

Lawrence Technological University Listed as Top Midwestern School

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review. Only 156 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list for 2017. The education services company lists LTU among the “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region” at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=best-midwestern. “We chose Lawrence Tech and the other […]

Clayton & McKervey Expands Office and Introduces State-Of-The Art Lifesize Technology

Clayton & McKervey, an international accounting and business advisory firm servicing growth-driven middle market companies, has recently expanded its offices to accommodate the firm’s steady growth.  The firm also significantly enhanced its technology through the installation of LifeSize, a state-of-the-art communication tool. The renovation was completed in April 2016 in the firm’s Southfield, Mich. offices, […]

National Walking Day 2016

Americans are spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We’re becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, which are responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all […]

City of Southfield Presents Leap Year Winter Fest Featuring Fireworks Finale February 28

(SOUTHFIELD, Mich.) – The city of Southfield will host the Leap Year Winter Fest featuring a spectacular fireworks finale on Sunday, February 28 from 2-6 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion located in the Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road. This free community event will feature an afternoon of food, fun and fireworks for the whole […]

City of Southfield Presents Leap Year Winter Fest FeaturingFireworks Finale February 28

(SOUTHFIELD, Mich.) – The city of Southfield will host the Leap Year Winter Fest featuring a spectacular fireworks finale on Sunday, February 28 from 2-6 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion located in the Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road. This free community event will feature an afternoon of food, fun and fireworks for the whole […]

LTU Students Create 3D Light Sculpture

Students from Lawrence Technological University undergraduate sculpture class designed and built a 3-D light sculpture at the Southfield Town Center. The objective was to create an art installation that was interactive, enhanced the surroundings, and impacted visitors to think about how art impacts our world. Financial support from the project was provided by the Southfield […]

LTU Collaboratory Sets Two Information Sessions for Customer to Cash Program

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The LTU Collaboratory will hold two information sessions for the nine-week Customer to Cash program that starts in February 2016. Start-up and second-stage entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners are encouraged to attend. The information sessions will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center […]

Lawrence Tech Eyes Future Growth With Purchase of Southfield Office Complex

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University has purchased the Mark Plaza building and its nearly five-acre site at 21411-21415 Civic Center Drive in Southfield from KLM Ventures LLC. Portions of the building will continue to be leased to outside tenants and will also become home to the Southfield SmartZone and Southfield Michigan Works! offices. The purchase […]

Register Now for Lawrence Tech’s Spring Semester

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Students can register now for spring semester classes that begin Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Day, evening, weekend and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields. LTU has associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that can lead to careers in areas such as […]

Maccabees Center Receives The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY)

The Maccabees Center has received The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY) ) in its local 250,000 – 499,999 square foot office building category.  Presented by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Metropolitan Detroit (BOMA), this is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality and […]

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship – ACE ’16

Save The Date! ACE’16 is being held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Southfield Westin Hotel 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Featuring: Keynote Addresses from: Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility Hajj Flemings, Founder, Brand Camp University Consultant’s Corner, Six Breakout Sessions Plus – A special Innovative Design and  Maufacturability Workshop Mark your calendars and look for more information coming […]

LTU hosts Nov. 5 Hotelling Lecture on Trans-Pacific Partnership

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – University of Michigan Professor Alan Deardorff will speak on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pros & Cons” for the sixth annual Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The annual lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored […]

LTU Dedicates Its Third Residence Hall

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University held a dedication ceremony on Sept. 28 for its third residence hall, which has been named in honor of Lloyd Reuss of Bloomfield Hills. The Lloyd E. Reuss Residence Hall is a 47,545-square-foot, two-story building that has five pods with 16 double-occupancy units. The $11.6 million project was completed in […]

Three Northville/Canton Teams Advance to Finals of World Robot Olympiad

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The national championships of the World Robot Olympiad were held at Lawrence Technological University on Sept. 19, and three of the eight teams that won the right to represent their country in international competition are from Northville and Canton. Earning the right to compete in the WRO international championships to be held in […]

Lawrence Tech Hosts Sept. 19 National Championships for World Robot Olympiad

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – On Saturday, Sept. 19, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will host the national championships to determine who will represent the United States at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) to be held Nov. 6-8 in Doha, Qatar. The competition will be held at the Don Ridler Field House on LTU’s campus at 21000 West […]

LTU’s Civil Engineering Program Ranked Fifth Nationally

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University’s civil engineering program is ranked fifth nationally among universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of best colleges for 2016. Ranked ahead of LTU for civil engineering are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, California Polytechnic […]

September 22 LTU Symposium Looks at the Future of Transportation Infrastructure

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – “The Future of Transportation: Roads, Bridges and Transit” is the topic of this year’s President’s Symposium at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The panel discussion will be moderated by Lawrence Tech alumnus Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation. The panelists will be: Chuck Gulash, director […]

Newest Dorm Makes LTU Feel More Like ‘Home, Sweet Home’

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University has increased its on-campus housing by 25 percent with the opening of the Lloyd E. Reuss Residence Hall in time for the start of the 2015-16 academic year. LTU’s third residence hall, which is named in honor of Lloyd Reuss, the longtime chairman of the university’s board of trustees and […]

Lawrence Tech to Honor Fikany with Second Global Citizen Award

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – John Fikany, the enterprise executive leader for Microsoft’s Heartland Area headquartered in Southfield, will be the second recipient of the Global Citizen Award to be presented by Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the start of the new academic year. The award presentation will be made at LTU’s annual […]

LTU and DPS Launch Comprehensive Program to Encourage Students in STEAM

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) have established an innovative partnership to enhance education in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) for students at the Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy. The program is designed to continue through their high school and college careers. Informational meetings will start in August and […]

Sustainable Southfield

Research from around the globe recognizes the impor- tance of public engagement: it improves trust, builds community, eases policy implementation, and boosts resident confidence in government. But many local govern- ments are struggling to engage residents in a meaningful way. Only 22 percent of Americans attended a public meeting in 2014, and those who do typically […]

LTU Makes Princeton Review’s ‘Best in Midwest’ List

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). Only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made the list for 2016. The education services company lists LTU among the “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” at www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges. “We chose […]

Evergreen Road Reconstruction from Northwestern Service Drive to I-696

On Wednesday, August 5, the next major traffic shift will occur where one lane of traffic in each direction will continue, however, they will shift to one lane on each side of the new median. The Civic Center Drive intersection will no longer utilize traffic signals and will have limited traffic movements as we enter […]

Etkin Earns “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

Etkin is committed to creating and maintaining a supportive team building culture, and is proud to be recognized this year as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit by the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Etkin has been honored with this distinguished award for the past five years, […]

105.9 Kiss-FM Finds “Detroit’s Cool Boss” at Southfield’s 5000 Town Center

Kiss’s Angie Starr visited 5000 Town Center on Friday to salute Elena Sciopu, Property Manager at the high-rise condominium complex.  Recognized by Kiss as “Detroit’s Cool Boss,” Sciopu received a pair of tickets to a Chene Park concert, a Mason & CoCo t-shirt and official water bottle.   All the employees received custom Mason & CoCo cupcakes and T-shirts.  Employee, Randell Baker had been […]

LTU’s New Academic Complex is Taking Shape

Now that much of the steel structure for the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Life Sciences, and Architecture Complex has been put in place in the past few weeks, it is easier to envision how LTU’s Quadrangle will look once the project is completed. Joseph Veryser, Lawrence Tech’s campus architect, said that the project remains on […]

Product Development Workshop To Be Held At LTU June 9

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University will host a free Innovation, Design & Manufacturability Workshop on Tuesday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to noon with lunch to follow. The workshop will be held in room M336 in LTU’s Buell Management Building on the LTU campus at 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The workshop facilitators are […]

Lawrence Tech to Host 2015 Robofest World Championships on May 16

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Over 80 teams from 10 states and seven other countries will compete in the 16th annual Robofest World Championships on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Don Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Admission and parking are free. Robofest is a competition […]

Lawrence Tech Ranks Fifth in Brookings Study Identifying ‘College Superstars’

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A new study from the prestigious Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Technological University fifth in the country for providing the most value-added in preparing its graduates for well-paying occupations. CBS MoneyWatch has hailed the leaders identified in the study as the new “college superstars.” The goal of the Brookings study was to go beyond […]

Lawrence Tech Named to National List of ‘Green’ Colleges

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country, according to “The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges” released in conjunction with Earth Day. The Princeton Review chose the schools for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s […]

Steve Forbes To Give Lawrence Tech’s Commencement Address May 9

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will deliver the commencement address at Lawrence Technological University’s 83rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9. LTU will hold indoor ceremonies beginning at 1 p.m. at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The university is awarding 760 degrees and certificates this academic year. […]

Register Now for Lawrence Tech’s Summer Semester

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Students can register now for summer semester classes that begin Wednesday, May 13, at Lawrence Technological University. Day, evening, weekend and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields. Lawrence Tech has associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that can lead to careers in areas such as robotics […]

Register Now for Lawrence Tech’s Academic Summer Camps

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Marburger STEM Center at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) offers more than 20 engineering, science, design and technology summer camps for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in improving their academic preparation while previewing career fields and college experiences. The week-long summer camps will be held from June 22 through July 24. […]

Bloom Named Executive in Residence at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Rick Bloom, a partner at Bloom Asset Management in Farmington Hills, has been named an executive in residence for the College of Management at Lawrence Technological University.  He will advise and educate students on a variety of financial topics to help them with money management. “I have always had a passion for […]

Annual list Recognizes IT Solution Providers With Deep Technical Expertise and Premier Certifications

Southfield, Michigan, April 6, 2015 – UltraLevel today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. In compiling the list, […]

Business and Media Leader Steve Forbes to Speak, Receive Degree at Lawrence Technological University

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will speak at Lawrence Technological University’s 83rd Commencement May 9 and be awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Business Administration. Some 800 students comprise LTU’s class of 2015. They will receive undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees at the 1 p.m. ceremonies held indoors at the […]

Lawrence Tech Ranks in Top 25 Nationally for Game Design

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University has placed in the top 25 bachelor’s degree programs for computer game design in a national survey conducted by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer. Lawrence Tech offers a bachelor’s degree in game art through its College of Architecture and Design. Students can also take a concentration in game […]

LTU Online Master’s Degree in Information Technology Ranks High in 2 National Surveys

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The online master’s degree program in information technology (MSIT) at Lawrence Technological University has been ranked 23rd in the country by U.S News & World Report and 33rd by the website, topmanagementdegrees.com. Both rankings are the best in Michigan. The MSIT program, which is offered through LTU’s College of Management, gives students the choice […]

Learn About Mathematical Biology at Lawrence Tech

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – “Mathematical Biology and the Revolution of 21st Century Science” is the topic of the 2015 Walker L. Cisler Lecture, which will be delivered by Professor Trachette Jackson of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University. The event, which is free and open to […]

Lawrence Tech University exhibit on mid-century automotive design opens April 17

“American Dreaming: Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design,” the first comprehensive exhibition to offer a look inside the design studios of Detroit’s automakers from 1946 to 1973, will run from April 17 to May 2 at Lawrence Technological University. The exhibition will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon […]

Brooks Kushman Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Frank A. Angileri Honored as a 2015 “Leader in the Law”

Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Frank A. Angileri, has been named a 2015 “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Angileri will be recognized along with 30 other honorees at the 2015 Leaders in the Law award ceremony hosted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on March 26, 2015 in Troy. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for Frank for […]

Durr to Consolidate Area Operations, Invest $40M in Southfield Facility

DBusiness By: DBusiness Daily News Durr Systems, a Germany-based engineering company, will invest $40 million in its new home in Southfield, consolidating operations from Auburn Hills, Plymouth, and Wixom into a single location. The move to a former DTE call center on Northwestern Highway, likely to occur in early 2016, will create 320 jobs while […]

BlueWater Technologies Kicks Off Tech 248 in 2015

Last month BlueWater Technologies hosted the first Tech248 event of 2015 which attracted over 100 Oakland County participants representing numerous technological companies and institutions. Jeff Day, BlueWater Technologies Executive Vice President, spoke at the event about BlueWater’s capabilities in addition to the future of experiential marketing and events. “There’s nothing we enjoy more than bringing […]

Pepper Hamilton Partner Kay Standridge Kress Interviewed by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Kay Standridge Kress, a partner in Pepper Hamilton‘s Detroit office, was featured in the January 12, 2015 article, “A Sidebar With Kay Standridge Kress”, published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This article focuses on Ms. Kress being appointed chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Annual Survey Underway to Benchmark Employer-Provided Benefits Trends in Michigan

The Michigan office of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, formerly McGraw Wentworth, has launched its 12th annual Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey. The free survey will provide company leadership and human resources professionals with trend data to understand the leading benefit strategies implemented by area employers and to guide their 2016 employee health care […]

Cygnus Systems to Host Various Technology Events in Southfield

Cygnus Systems recently moved to Southfield taking up 10,000 square feet of space in the 123.Net building, central to Southfield’s growing technology hub. The office resides on the sixth floor with the option to expand an additional 10,000 square feet. The company utilizes IT support services, cloud services, carrier services, VoIP telephony systems and application/web […]

MIC Customs Solutions Expands Southfield Presence

MIC Customs Solutions, headquartered in Southfield’s Travelers Towers, are renewing their lease for several more years and moving into a larger space within the building. The new space will have a kitchen, an additional office and conference room. Currently the company is located on the 11th floor. The move will be to the 12th floor, […]

Textile designer picked as Kresge’s 2015 Eminent Artist

The Detroit News Michael H. Hodges The Kresge Foundation announced Thursday that Ruth Adler Schnee, pioneering designer of modernist textiles, will be its Eminent Artist for 2015. The coveted honor, given to just one artist a year, comes with a $50,000 prize and no strings attached. “Ruth Adler Schnee is among the select group of […]

$5 million bequest to fund Lawrence Tech engineering scholarships

A bequest that exceeds $5 million will be used to fund full scholarships for engineering students at Lawrence Technological University. The money comes from a trust established by George and Dorothea G. Mink of Clinton Township. Mrs. Mink died in May 2013, and her husband, a former student, died two months later. They had no […]

Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association creates Lawrence Tech scholarship fund

The Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association has donated $750,000 to create an endowed scholarship fund for undergraduate mechanical engineering students at Lawrence Technological University. The donation is among the top 10 largest gifts ever received by the University to establish an endowed scholarship, and the largest for scholarships from an organization. Interest income from […]

Lawrence Tech named to national honor roll for student community service

Lawrence Technological University has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs for students and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. The Corporation for National & Community Service has administered the award since 2006 […]

City of Southfield unveils new Sustainable Southfield public participation and community engagement Web site January 22

The city of Southfield will launch a new community engagement Web site, Sustainable Southfield, on January 22 where citizens can connect, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers and other residents about the future Southfield from the comfort of their home. To join in the discussion, simply logon to sustainablesouthfield.mindmixer.com, create your account and begin […]

Lawrence Tech honored for institutional focus on community engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named Lawrence Technological University among the 361 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes institutional focus on community engagement. The institutions that have qualified for this classification represent less than 8 percent of the total number of colleges and universities […]

Brooks Kushman Announces New Chair of Trademark Practice

 Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Shareholder Elizabeth (Libby) Janda has recently been appointed to serve as the new Chair of the firm’s trademark practice. Janda has more than 30 years of experience as a trademark practitioner and specialist with Brooks Kushman. She has been instrumental in developing the firm’s trademark practice and handles trademark […]

Maccabees Center Receives $2 Million in Renovations

Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc. recently invested $2 million in Maccabees Center, located in the heart of the Southfield City Centre district. Improvements include renovated lobbies, elevators, common areas, restrooms, building exteriors, and energy-efficient HVAC and lighting. Built in 1985 by Schostak, Maccabees Center is comprised of a three-story and an 11-story, landmark design office […]

UltraLevel Renovates Southfield Digs

UltraLevel, an IT solution provider, moved to its new headquarters in the 123.Net building along Northwestern Highway in February. Recently the company completed renovations making the space more like ‘home’ to its staff, customers and students. Aside from a few offices within the suite, the entire space has been renovated. New carpet, paint, furniture, kitchen […]

1-800-LAW-FIRM unveils new green energy as part of PACE

candgnews.com Kayla Dimick   Those driving down the Lodge Freeway in recent weeks might have noticed a few changes to the roof of 1-800-LAW-FIRM. Thanks to the privately funded Property Assessed Clean Energy project, or PACE, 1-800-LAW-FIRM, located at 26700 Lahser Road, recently debuted new wind turbines, carport and rooftop solar panels, high-efficiency lighting, and […]

New Year’s Resolution Ideas and Heart Healthy Opportunities for 2015

 Looking for a few New Year’s resolutions to commit to this year? Here are some ideas! If you or your loved ones did not have an annual physical in 2014, call now and schedule one for January 2015. If you fell off the band wagon when you put an exercise plan in place, consider just […]

‘Design thinking’ business and product development program offered at LTU

Online applications are now being accepted for the next nine-week Michigan I-Corps@LTU program that helps designers, innovators, engineers and tinkerers move their business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. This year’s program will emphasize Design Thinking, a product development process that goes through five steps: empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test. There is […]

​LTU Ranked 18th Nationwide for Online Master’s Degree in Engineering

The online graduate school guide Best Master’s Programs has ranked Lawrence Technological University 18th in the top 50 nationwide for online master’s degrees in engineering. The rankings, which can be viewed at www.bestmastersprograms.org, are based on an equal weight of program quality, as measured by U.S. News & World Report, and estimated program cost. “Savvy […]

Register now for Lawrence Tech’s spring semester

Students can register now for spring semester classes that begin Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Lawrence Technological University. Day, evening, weekend and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields. Lawrence Tech has associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that can lead to careers in areas such as robotics engineering, […]

Plante Moran to host “Move over, culture. Make way for innovation” webinar on Dec. 5

Plante Moran, one of the nation‘s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, will host a complimentary webinar titled, “Move over, culture. Make way for innovation” on Friday, Dec. 5. The webinar follows the release of Plant Moran’s fourth annual Innovation Survey on Nov. 10. According to results compiled from more than 400 Midwest […]

Warner Norcross Recognized as One of the “Cool Places to Work” by Crain’s Detroit Business

Warner Norcross was ranked among large employers for its commitment to work-life balance, workplace flexibility and excellent compensation and benefits package.  Recognition on the list was based on several factors includingcommunicating with employees, attracting talent and creating a positive environment.  This is the fifth year the firm, which has eight offices in the state, has […]

Warner Norcross Named One of Top Places to Work by Detroit Free Press

The survey ranked Warner Norcross, which has eight offices across Michigan, among the leading mid-size employers in the state.  Hundreds of companies were nominated for the award, which evaluated career opportunities, compensation and benefits, management, direction and related areas.  This is the sixth year that Warner Norcross has been on the annual list. Attorneys and […]

Southfield Participates in Movember Mens Health Awareness Month

Movember is the global men’s health charity where men grow and women support the moustache during November. Participation begins once you sign up and become part of the official movement to change the face of men’s health. Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun, creating conversations and awareness and raising funds for […]

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC Welcomes Community to Renovated Space in the Southfield Town Center

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, a Southfield-based law firm, recently completed some extensive office renovations. To accommodate their rapidly expanding legal staff the firm, located in the 4000 tower of the Town Center, updated their ninth floor office, in addition to adding space on the tenth floor. The firm specializes in several practice areas professional liability, […]

LTU hosts Nov. 19 Hotelling lecture on economic outlook

Paul Traub, a senior business economist at the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss the status of the current economic recovery when he presents the fifth annual Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The annual […]

LTU and Ford launch 2015 ‘Designing for the Future’ competition

Ford Motor Co. and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) have again teamed up for the “Designing for the Future” competition that asks students to reinterpret the Ford Cortina for the year 2030. The prizes include more than $100,000 in scholarships. The competition is open to high school seniors or transfer students interested in enrolling in LTU’s […]

Warner Norcross Ranked Top-Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers,U.S. News & World Report

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been ranked one of the “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report. Three of the firm’s offices received top-tier ratings in multiple practice areas.  Criteria for inclusion included firm practice areas, expertise, responsiveness, integrity, litigation and major legal matters, cost-effectiveness, pro-bono commitment, diversity and others. Best Lawyers, […]

Brooks Kushman Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”; Five Shareholders Named as “Best Lawyers”

Intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, Brooks Kushman, is proud to announce their inclusion in the 2015 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers’” list of Best Law Firms. Brooks Kushman holds a national tier one ranking in patent and IP litigation, patent law and trademark law in metro Detroit. Nationally, […]

Brooks Kushman Patent Agent to Present at Biomedical Engineering Career Conference

Brooks Kushman Registered Patent Agent Stephanie Mansfield, Ph.D. will present at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (MBECC) in Detroit on Nov. 7, 2014. Mansfield will serve on a panel discussing alternative career paths in the biomedical science industry. In her career with Brooks Kushman, Mansfield has worked with many biomedical technology […]

Plante Moran Releases Annual Tax Guide

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s leading tax accounting firms, has released its annual tax guide designed to help individuals and businesses navigate the changing landscape of tax law. “Although 2014 won’t be known as a year of great reform in the tax world, it will be known for some very key changes,” said Gordon […]

Front Lawn Loop Brings Fitness and Accessibility to the Southfield Municipal Campus in the City Centre

The first phase of the Southfield Municipal Campus front lawn loop construction is now complete. This new 8 ft. wide walkway encourages more pedestrian activity from members of the community and is the most recent step towards the vision of making the City Centre a more walkable environment. Two and a half circuits of the […]

LeCarpentier named director of LTU’s biomedical engineering program

Gerald (Jerry) LeCarpentier of Plymouth has been named director of the biomedical engineering (BME) program at Lawrence Technological University. LeCarpentier expects LTU’s BME program to continue to expand and attract more students. LTU’s master’s degree program in biomedical engineering will be introduced in the 2015 fall semester. “With the oldest baby-boomers now approaching 70 with […]

Westport’s donation includes bi-fuel vehicle to Lawrence Tech

Westport, a natural gas engine and vehicle engineering company, has donated a bi-fuel Ford F-250 truck that can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas to Lawrence Technological University (LTU). The bi-fuel truck will also serve dual purposes – student research in LTU’s alternative fuels program and snow removal on campus. Westport also provided […]

Lawrence Tech students win two sustainability grants from Ford Fund

Two student projects at Lawrence Technological University have won $25,000 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grants that promote sustainability and innovation. In all, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company, is awarding $280,000 in Ford C3 grants to 16 student-led projects focused on building sustainable communities. The program, […]

Warner Norcross Partners Appointed to State Bar of Michigan

Two partners from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been elected to serve on the governing council of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Section. Dennis J. Donohue has been selected to serve a two-year term as secretary-treasurer and Steven C. Kohl has been selected to serve a two-year term as a committee member. The […]

Warner Norcross Successfully Defends Patent Infringement Case Brought

Patent litigators from the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have successfully defended a patent infringement case brought by Attica Automation covering automated inspection equipment. Earlier this month, a jury in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan agreed that Clawson-based Linear Group Services and ND Industries had not infringed a […]

Van Tine wins LTU’s architecture alumni award

Northville architect Gina Van Tine, BSAr’89, BAr’94, is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Architecture Alumni Award presented annually by the Architecture and Design Cabinet of the Lawrence Technological University Alumni Association. The award will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium where Van Tine will also give […]

LTU to co-host conference on designing places for underserved communities

Lawrence Technological University will co-host the 15th annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) Conference April 11-12, 2015, in Detroit. The conference will bring together the best ideas and practices for reaching those segments of society currently underserved by architecture. The annual conference will feature the best public interest design from around the globe, including the winners […]

LTU Homecoming October 4 – 12

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is celebrating Homecoming October 4-12 this year. An exciting lineup of speakers, athletic events and much more is scheduled for 2014. Students, businesses and the public are welcome to come to any and all events. For more information about events please visit www.ltu.edu/homecoming or contact Phil Lucas at plucas@ltu.edu or (248) […]

International Festival returns to Southfield October 10-12

Event will include launch of new DIA Away: Think Like an Artist mobile interactive classroom and creativity space and Tavis Smiley book signing  The city of Southfield, in partnership with the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., will sponsor the 91st annual International Festival Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12 in the Southfield Pavilion, […]

Brooks Kushman Announces New Co-Chair of Litigation

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce Shareholder Marc Lorelli has recently been appointed to serve as the firm’s new Co-Chair of Litigation. Lorelli has been with Brooks Kushman since 2001, and has been instrumental in building, developing, and growing the firm’s IP litigation team. “We have nothing but high expectations for Marc,” said President Mark Cantor. “He has done a […]

Warner Norcross Partners Appointed to State Bar of Michigan Environmental Section Council

Two partners from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been elected to serve on the governing council of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Section. Dennis J. Donohue has been selected to serve a two-year term as secretary-treasurer and Steven C. Kohl has been selected to serve a two-year term as a committee member. The […]

Cake Crumbs Honors Breast Cancer Strivers and Survivors With Pink Champagne Cake, Cupcakes and Cake Crumbs!

“Is that a cake?,” exclaims Cake Crumbs’ clients!  Cake Crumbs is honored to help fight breast cancer one sculpted cake at a time.  In addition to her 16 different cupcake flavors that are available every day, this month Pink Champagne is the flavor of the month in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.   Chef […]

Warner Norcross attorney selected as director of Women in Defense

Anissa C. Hudy, senior counsel with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been selected as director of events for Women in Defense Michigan. Hudy will serve a two-year term with the organization, which is a national security organization and an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.  The Women in Defense Michigan strengthens and influences […]

Coming Together to Make a Difference: Southfield Corporate Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society recently held its second-annual Southfield Corporate Relay For Life event at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to support of the fight against cancer. Local businesses and professionals formed fundraising teams and collectively raised more than $20,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society! This year’s Relay For Life brought together 12 teams for […]

Evergreen Atrium Gets Makeover

Tenants and visitors of Evergreen Atrium are excited by the reinvention of the iconic five-story lobby that gives the building its name. Etkin as Real Estate Solutions recently added a multitude of wonderful features in the space. The lobby is now home to custom seating, elevators with stone accents, cherry trim and a water fountain. […]

Brooks Kushman Continues Growth with Addition of a Patent Litigation Attorney

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce David Berry is the latest addition to the team. Berry brings 15 years of experience as a practicing intellectual property (IP) attorney and over 10 years of experience as a Professor of Law to the firm. Berry’s practice will focus on patent litigation and IP law in the business sector. He has represented clients of […]

Lawrence Tech named to ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has been named to the “Military Friendly Schools” list for 2015 compiled by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and military spouses as students and to […]

Oct. 7 LTU symposium to explore role of technology in healthcare

“The Role of Technology in Healthcare” is the topic of the annual President’s Symposium at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The panel discussion will be moderated by Matt Roush, director of communications and public relations for the Engineering Society of Detroit and the former technology editor at WWJ Newsradio 950. […]

Lawrence Tech hosts Sept. 27 national championships for World Robot Olympiad

The United States is joining an international student competition for robot design for the first time this year, and on Saturday, Sept. 27, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will host the first-ever national championships to determine who will represent their country at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to […]

Southfield’s Premiere Annual Event, A Taste of Southfield, Turns 10 Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce Adds Several New Components for Event’s 10th Anniversary

To mark the tenth anniversary of one of its city’s premier annual events, The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce has added several new components to, Taste of Southfield, taking place Tues. Oct. 7  from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Southfield Town Center Atrium (2000 Town Center Atrium). The event features more than 20 […]

Army ROTC coming to Lawrence Tech

Beginning with the spring semester that starts in January, Lawrence Technological University students can enroll in an affiliate Army ROTC program and take the full ROTC curriculum that can lead to a commission as an Army officer. LTU is now an affiliate of the Army ROTC program offered by the Department of Military Science and […]

Lawrence Tech to host Oct. 3 regional storm water summit

The 2014 Regional Storm Water Summit hosted by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will be held at on Friday, Oct. 3, on the university’s campus, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Government, industry, and community stakeholders in southeast Michigan will share information on the latest […]

Plante Moran announces fall 2014 webinar series on broad range of business, international and tax topics

Plante Moran‘s webinar series returns this fall with 13 new online sessions that focus on timely issues facing today’s business leaders. The 13 webinars (many of them will be delivered via video) cover a wide range of pressing topics related to  end-of-year tax planning, technology, health care, ERP and global business services. There is no […]

Lawrence Tech places in top 100 nationally for graduates’ earning power

Lawrence Technological University has placed in the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide in the 2014-15 PayScale College Salary Report, which measures the earning power of college graduates. The survey showed that LTU graduates with a bachelor’s degree earned an average of $58,300 early in their careers and $97,600 by mid-career. The average mid-career salary […]

Brooks Kushman Associate to Discuss Open Source License Compliance at the 2014 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

Brooks Kushman Associate Marco Gatti will discuss open source software (OSS) license compliance in the automotive industry at the 2014 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. in Novi, Michigan. Gatti’s presentation will provide insights on types of OSS licensing and best practices for staying updated on policies and strategies to maintain compliance. “It is […]

Lawrence Tech to host two digital humanities events Sept. 26-27

For the second year Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will host two conferences on the use of digital technology in the humanities, Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, on Friday, Sept. 26, and THATCamp on Saturday, Sept. 27. Digital technology has revolutionized scholarship and research in the humanities, and now mobile devices are changing the […]

Deadline extended to Sept. 24 for entrepreneurial mentoring program at LTU

The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 24, for innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the nine-week Saturday mentoring program at Lawrence Technological University that helps advance new product ideas and establish new business opportunities. Michigan I-Corps@LTU, established with funds from the Coleman Foundation and the Kern Family Foundation, is part of a statewide […]

Brooks Kushman Continues Growth with Addition of a New Chemical Associate

 Brooks Kushman is pleased to welcome Alena Vackova as its newest associate. Her expertise in patent prosecution and patent searching will benefit Brooks Kushman and its clients. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Vackova assisted in all aspects of patent prosecution with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices as an associate at another Metro-Detroit […]

Brooks Kushman Shareholder to Discuss Overseas IP Protection

 Brooks Kushman Shareholder Robyn S. Lederman will serve on a panel discussing ‘Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights as You Expand Into Global Markets’ during the International Trade Administration’s Discover Global Markets Forumin Detroit on Sept. 9. Lederman’s presentation will cover risks and precautions in name selection and protection of brands for doing business overseas. The focus will be on […]

25 Warner Norcross Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

Twenty-five attorneys with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been named Rising Stars in the ninth annual publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. To be selected for the peer-review award, Rising Stars must be under the age of 40 or in practice for fewer than 10 years and have attained a high degree of […]

Southfield City Centre Welcomes LTU Students

The Southfield City Centre has welcomed back Lawrence Technological University (LTU) students for the fall semester with a welcome weekend full of activities throughout the community. During welcome weekend, a group of new students from Brazil, China and India were driven by LTU to CK Mediterranean Grille for their first meal in America. These new […]

LTU student athletes work the polls to raise money for Special Olympics

Student athletes from Lawrence Technological University (LTU) provided assistance at the Southfield polls for the Aug. 5 primary election as part of a coordinated effort that raised almost $6,000 for the Special Olympics. Other student athletes supported youth activities and participated in community beautification in Southfield. More than 30 members of the men’s and women’s […]

56 Warner Norcross Attorneys Recognized as Michigan Super Lawyers

Fifty-six attorneys with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been named Super Lawyers in the ninth annual publication of Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. The peer-review award recognizes attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan have been named to Michigan Super Lawyers.

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. Announces Two Additions to Management Team

CPA firm Clayton & McKervey, P.C. is pleased to announce the additions of Elizabeth (Beth) Butchart and Greg Schulte to the management team. Supporting the Clayton & McKervey, P.C. goal of being a global resource for our clients, these professionals will continue to support the firm’s mission of providing specialized accounting, auditing, and tax services […]

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. Announces Sarah Russell Named Shareholder

Sarah E. Russell, CPA, MBA, has been promoted to Shareholder – International Tax at Clayton & McKervey, P.C., an accounting, tax and business advisory firm. As a new member of the ownership team, Sarah will continue to support Clayton & McKervey’s mission to provide specialized accounting, auditing, and tax services to privately held, middle market […]

Southfield Corporate Relay For Life One Week Away

Only one week to go until the Southfield Corporate Relay For Life (Sept. 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University)! Have you signed your team up yet? If not, there’s still time! Over a million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year, and the American Cancer Society needs support […]

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. Named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For Ten Years in a Row

CPA firm Clayton & McKervey, P.C. is proud to announce it has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to For™ for the tenth straight year. “We are honored to be recognized for the tenth consecutive year as one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” said […]

Apply by Sept. 11 for entrepreneurial mentoring at LTU

Thursday, Sept. 11, is the deadline for innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for the nine-week Saturday mentoring program at Lawrence Technological University that helps advance new product ideas and establish new business opportunities.Michigan I-Corps@LTU, established with funds from the Coleman Foundation and the Kern Family Foundation, is part of a statewide program designed to foster […]

LTU students to fight leukemia with Sept. 6 volleyball tournament

College students in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Lawrence Technological University are raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with the 27th annual charitable Volleyball Blast tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m.The tournament will be held on LTU’s athletic fields with parking on either side of the campus (seeltu.edu/map). In case […]

Five Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America

 Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that President Mark A. Cantor, and Shareholders Frank A. Angileri, Marc Lorelli, John S. LeRoy and Elizabeth F. Janda have all been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2015. Brooks Kushman attorneys were recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers across a variety of intellectual property (IP) practice areas, including: Mark A. Cantor – IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law […]

97 Warner Norcross Attorneys Rated Best Lawyers in America

Attorneys representing more than 40 different practice areas were selected for the peer-review award, which denotes legal excellence in specific practice areas.  Attorneys in each of the eight Warner Norcross offices in Michigan were included in the list. Four attorneys are new to the Warner Norcross list this year:  Michael Brady, Homayune Ghaussi, Jim Romzek and […]

Biznet Internet Solutions Joins the Southfield City Centre

Biznet Internet Solutions, an ROI-focused full service mobile and web solutions company, is now located in the Southfield City Centre. The company is in its 20th year and they remain passionate about helping companies who are frustrated that their current marketing dollars are spent on the wrong activities. “We love the city and the space […]

Last call to register for Lawrence Tech’s fall semester

Students can register now for fall semester classes that begin Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Lawrence Technological University. Day, evening, weekend and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields. Lawrence Tech offers more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs that can lead to careers in areas such as […]

Top Office Leasing Company in Southfield Adds to Portfolio

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, was recently awarded the management and leasing assignment of a 262,107 square foot office building in Southfield, Michigan known as Onyx Office Plaza. As the top office leasing company in Southfield, it is no surprise that Friedman was awarded […]

Warner Norcross Named One of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies for Eighth Year

For the eighth year in a row, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been named one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. Warner Norcross, which has offices in Southfield and Macomb County, was evaluated on the basis of communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity, employee development, employee engagement and […]

Warner Norcross Launches New Data Solutions Practice

First and Only Michigan Law Firm to Provide Integrated Team Approach to Complete Life-Cycle Support for Business Data Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has launched a new Data Solutions Practice Group, making it the first – and only – law firm in Michigan to provide an integrated team approach to full life-cycle support for business […]

123Net Expands Connectivity in Michigan

Customers demand their Internet to always be on, and service providers — especially those serving businesses — strive to meet this with “five nines” of availability. That is to say they aim for a service level that only allows for about 5 minutes per year of downtime. Achieving such  performance is no simple task, but […]

Friedman’s Presence in Southfield Undeniable

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, is making an investment in Southfield in more ways than one. As the top office leasing company in Metro Detroit’s second largest suburban office submarket, Friedman’s presence in the City of Southfield is undeniable.

Brooks Kushman Named One of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™

Brooks Kushman, intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, has been named one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is an awards competition that identifies and honors organizations that demonstrate a commitment to excelling in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. […]

Lawrence Tech to honor Levin with first Global Citizen Award

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) will be the first recipient of the Global Citizen Award to be presented by Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the start of the new academic year. The award presentation will be made at LTU’s annual convocation ceremony for new students and their families at 12:30 p.m. […]

Southfield Corporate Relay For Life – September 10

This is a friendly reminder to support the fight against cancer by forming a team for the Southfield Corporate Relay For Life, which is coming up on Sept. 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University. Your support is vital to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping […]

Southfield Corporate Relay For Life – September 10

This is a friendly reminder to support the fight against cancer by forming a team for the Southfield Corporate Relay For Life, which is coming up on Sept. 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University. Your support is vital to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping […]

City of Southfield approves new Miracle League Concession Building

The Southfield City Council approved plans from the Miracle League of Michigan and Easter Seals of Michigan to construct a new concession building at the Miracle League baseball diamond located in the Southfield Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road. The 1441-square-foot concession building will include two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant public restrooms as well […]

It’s not too late to enter international student robotics competition

Teams from the United States are competing in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) for the first time this year, and it’s not too late to participate. The competition is open to students from elementary school through high school, and teams can register at www.wroboto.us. The first World Robot Olympiad USA (WRO-USA) state tournament in Michigan […]

Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles

Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn’t been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer scientists at Lawrence Technological University have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can analyze and compare […]

Nemo Capital Partners to consolidate offices in Southfield, bring 125 jobs

Crain’s Detroit Business Chris Gautz A Southfield-based investment company was awarded a $500,000 state incentive Wednesday to entice it and its subsidiaries to consolidate Ohio and New Jersey offices in Michigan. Nemo Capital Partners LLC will bring 125 jobs to Southfield, where the company will be located at 2000 Town Center, Suite 170 and 28819 Franklin […]

LTU professor to lead Michigan harbor study

A consortium of government agencies has approved a $175,000 grant for a two-year study on how Michigan communities with small, shallow-draft harbors can plan for economic sustainability in response to the long-term trend of lower water levels in the Great Lakes. The study will be led by Civil Engineering Professor Donald Carpenter of Lawrence Technological […]

123Net Boosts Backbone by Increasing New Fiber Miles

123Net Inc., one of Michigan’s largest fiber optics networks, added 476 route miles of fiber in the past 12 months, expanding its backbone to 2,448 route miles across the state. “Michigan businesses are demanding more than cable Internet. They want fiber directly to their businesses. Dedicated fiber that can deliver more bandwidth (up to 10Gbps) with much better uptime […]

Governor visits Lawrence Tech for update on bridges ‘of the future’

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited the Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on July 16 for a briefing by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on its progress on building bridges that can last 100 years. 

Lawrence Tech donates 50 tablet computers to Vista Maria

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has donated 50 Fujitsu tablet PCs to Vista Maria of Dearborn Heights, a non-profit providing treatment programs and other services to victimized girls and young women in Southeast Michigan.

Southfield Summer Soulstice brightens up LTU’s Campus

Nearly 300 participants and dozens of volunteers arrived at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on the evening of June 21 for the Southfield Summer Soulstice. The 5k/10k run and one-mile walk was a joint venture between the City of Southfield, LTU, and Run as One Productions, LLC. The name represented the soul-embodying elements of healthy lifestyle […]

Southfield Corporate Relay For Life Kick-off Breakfast July 22

The Southfield Corporate Relay For Life is quickly approaching! The event will be held on September 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Lawrence Technological University quadrangle. It’ll be an opportunity to raise money in support of the fight against cancer, promote a healthy lifestyle and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. The event will be short in length, but huge […]

Ebert succeeds Reuss as chair of Lawrence Technological University Trustees

Douglas E. Ebert, former chief operating officer of the Cranbrook Educational Community, has been named to succeed Lloyd E. Reuss as chair of the Board of Trustees at Lawrence Technological University. Ebert, a trustee of the private, 4,500-student university since 2006 and chair of the board’s Finance Committee, previously spent 33 years in the financial […]

LTU boosts STEM opportunities through $300,000 grant

Lawrence Technological University has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for curriculum development that will increase diversity and equity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Businesses: Southfield Corporate Relay is in September

Southfield businesses will soon come together for a Relay For Life event, which celebrate cancer survivors and honor those who lost their battle with the disease. The Southfield Corporate Relay will be held at Lawrence Tech University on September 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Brooks Kushman Earns Gold Honors in Patent 1000 Listing

Brooks Kushman, intellectual property and technology law firm, is now listed in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) annual Patent 1000, a guide that recognizes the world’s top patent law firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions. The 2014 IAMPatent 1000 issue marks the first time any firms from Michigan were included in the publication. Of theMichigan firms listed in the directory, Brooks Kushman is the […]

Two Warner Norcross Partners Named to Firm Committees

Two Warner Norcross & Judd LLP partners have been named co-chair of firm committees. Michael G. Brady will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Group, which provides legal counsel to auto suppliers on contracting, employment matters, antitrust, product liability, recalls, intellectual property, environmental law and other issues.  Brady concentrates his practice in complex […]

LTU’s Online Engineering Master’s Degree Programs Ranked High for Veterans

Online master’s degree programs in engineering at Lawrence Technological University have been ranked 17th in the country in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report survey of the best online college programs for veterans. In addition, LTU’s online engineering programs were rated best in the nation (with the only perfect score) for faculty credentials and […]

Southfield Businesses and Community Members Go the Extra Mile with Relay For Life

Southfield businesses and members of the community will soon come together for two Relay For Life events, which celebrate cancer survivors and honor those who lost their battle with the disease. The Southfield Community Relay will be held at Thomson K-8 International Academy on June 7 from 10 a.m – 10 p.m. and the Southfield […]

Lawrence Tech Offers Sports Camps This Summer

The coaching staff at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will offer summer camps for soccer, basketball and volleyball on the campus at 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Lawrence Tech is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and its basketball, soccer and volleyball teams compete in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Michigan teams do well in Robofest World Championships

Michigan teams finished first in three of the six major categories at the 15th annual Robofest World Championships held May 17 at Lawrence Technological University. Over 70 teams competed in the final round of competition, including teams from nine other states besides Michigan – Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, Hawaii, California, Missouri, Indiana and Washington – […]

Song of Duo Security named Leader & Innovator of the Year by Lawrence Tech and WWJ

Dug Song, the founder and CEO of Duo Security based in Ann Arbor, has been named the Leader & Innovator of the Year by Lawrence Technological University and WWJ Newsradio 950. The award was announced at a May 15 reception at Lawrence Tech. Song was chosen from nearly 50 nominees profiled during the past 12 […]

Setting the Pace for a Brighter Future: 1-800-LAW-FIRM

The 1-800-LAW-FIRM building on Lahser Road will implement more than $1,000,000 in clean energy improvements as a result of Michigan’s first Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) project. The renovations will include charging ports for electric cars, the capacity to utilize solar and wind energy and other efficiency-increasing measures. Michigan’s PACE project, Lean & Green Michigan, […]

Lawrence Tech to Host Robofest World Championships May 17

Over Seventy teams from 10 states and eight other countries will compete in the 15th annual Robofest World Championships on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Don Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.  Admission and parking are free for this event. Robofest is a […]

Skillman Foundation President Speaks at Lawrence Tech May 20

Skillman Foundation President and CEO Tonya Allen will discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in “When Good in Not Good Enough” on Tuesday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Allen is the fourth speaker in the Executive to Executive series hosted by the […]

New York firm closes on Southfield Town Center, plans up to $50M in renovations, contracts

Crain’s Detroit Business Kirk Pinho The Southfield Town Center, the second largest office complex in metro Detroit, officially has a new owner. New York City-based 601W Cos. closed on the $177.5 million purchase of the 2.2 million-square-foot office complex late Friday, said Michael Silberberg, principal of 601W.

Lawrence Tech Finishes Second Again in Formula Hybrid Competition

Lawrence Technological University’s student team overcame a series of mishaps to finish second for the second year in a row in the Hybrid Drive Class of the Formula Hybrid International Competition held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, April 28 to May 1.

Two Local Women Win Alumni Achievement Awards at Lawrence Tech

Two female executives with degrees in electrical engineering, both from Northville, will receive Lawrence Technological University’s Alumni Achievement Award at commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10. LLTU will hold indoor ceremonies at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac for its 82nd commencement. The university is awarding more than 850 degrees for this academic year.

Pepper Hamilton LLP To Host Seminar on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies

Pepper Hamilton LLP attorneys Robert Ludolph and Ryan Bowers will present a seminar on “Are Your Secrets Safe? BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Beyond” on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Skyline Club in Southfield, MI.

LTU Named USA National Organizer for World Robot Olympiad

Lawrence Technological University has been named the national organizer for the United States for the World Robot Olympiad Association(WRO-USA), which runs a global LEGO robotics competition that draws participants from around the world. The Olympiad started in Singapore in 2004. This year over 17,000 teams are participating. Each country has its own competition, and the […]

Southfield Summer Soulstice Announced for June 21

New family festival and running event to be held on Lawrence Tech’s campus at sunset on longest day of year Southfield Summer Soulstice, a new family festival and running event, has been announced for June 21. The event will take place at sunset on the Lawrence Technological University (LTU) campus. Southfield Summer Soulstice will offer participants […]

Lawrence Tech to Host Robofest State Championships May 3

Sixty-eight teams from Michigan will compete in the Robofest Michigan Championships on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Don Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Admission and parking are free for this event.

$12 Million Renovation Continues on Southfield City Centre’s Primary Thoroughfare

The City of Southfield began to lay the groundwork for the Evergreen Road Improvement Project earlier this spring. The $12 million reinvention of Evergreen Road in the City Centre will accelerate the reinvention of the district into a vibrant, 24/7 pedestrian friendly mixed-use environment.

Southfield’s City Centre in Transition

Hometownlife.com – Observer & Eccentric Sandra Armbruster Where is the downtown in the city of Southfield? There isn’t one is a common response, but if you would have talked with Southfield officials over the past 30 or so years, they would have told you that, some day, it would be smack dab at the corner […]

New Grant Extends Entrepreneurial Education at Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Technological University has received a three-year $697,000 grant from the Wisconsin-based Kern Family Foundation to support further expansion of entrepreneurial-minded learning in the curricula for undergraduate engineering students. This is the final phase of a series of grants adding up to over $2.4 million from the Kern Family Foundation that began in 2003. The […]

The City of Southfield and LTU Host Annual Southfield Schools Career Fair

The City of Southfield is dedicated to bridging the relationship from the businesses to the community and schools. To honor this commitment, the City of Southfield recently hosted their annual career fair at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). This allowed Southfield High School students to interact with various Southfield businesses and entrepreneurs.

Plante Moran partner receives national Being a Difference award from NASBA Center for the Public Trust

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, announced that Beth Bialy, CPA, leader of the firm’s governmental practice, received the prestigious Being a Difference award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust.

LTU wins top award in national architectural engineering competition

A team from Lawrence Technological University was the winner in the integration category of a national student design competition sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition was held at the AEI’s annual student conference in Philadelphia on March […]

Lawrence Tech Places in Top 100 nationally for Graduates’ Return on Investment

Lawrence Technological University was ranked highest in the metropolitan Detroit three-county area and placed in the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide in the 2014 PayScale College ROI Report, which measures the return on investment and increased earning power generated by a college bachelor’s degree.

City of Southfield Continues to Increase ‘Pothole Patrol’ Throughout City

Special hotline (248/796-4000) setup to report potholes  The city of Southfield makes every effort to maintain and repair all roads within the City’s jurisdiction in a timely manner. Due to the severity of weather this winter, the City has increased the number of crews that are actively repairing potholes. The city of Southfield currently has […]

Lawrence Tech to Hold April 7 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Residence Hall

Lawrence Technological University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its third residence hall on Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to the ceremony, which will take place near University Housing-North on the campus at 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. (For directions and map, see ltu.edu/contacts.)

Broke Student Film Festival returns to LTU April 4-6

The International Broke Student Film Festival (IBSFF) returns for its third year at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield on April 4-6. The highlight will be the presentation of films by students from Michigan and around the globe on the big screen of the Mary E. Marburger Engineering and Science Auditorium in […]

Free Obamacare Enrollment Event Today In Southfield

Sean Lee WWJ Newsradio 950  With just a week to go before the big deadline, the push is on to get people enrolled for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. If you need to get signed up but you’ve put it off til now or you tried and had trouble, there’s another free event going […]

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Marc Lorelli to Discuss American Invents Act Proceedings at the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Seminar

 Brooks Kushman, P.C. Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Marc Lorelli will serve as one of three panelists at the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association’s spring seminar on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The seminar will provide an overview of post-grant patent proceedings under the new American Invents Act (AIA).

Lawrence Tech wins Live 5 Challenge

NAIA Lawrence Technological University is the winner of the Live 5 Challenge drawing among the 50 NAIA institutions whose student-athletes completed the Learn to Live 5 online character training before March 1. During the one-month challenge, more than 3,500 NAIA student-athletes took the course, bringing the total to 15,834 since it launched in September.

Southfield’s Towne Square complex may get 3rd tower

Crain’s Detroit Business Kirk Pinho Now might be the time for the 670,000-square-footTowne Square office complex in Southfield to get its third building, which would make it one of the largest office complexes in metro Detroit. Southfield-based Redico LLC — which manages and owns Towne Square, northeast of Northwestern Highway between Civic Center Drive and Lahser Road — […]

N.Y. firm to buy Southfield Town Center for $177.5 million, plans $30 million in renovations

Crain’s Detroit Business Kirk Pinho The 2.2 million-square-foot Southfield Town Center office complex is under contract to New York City-based real estate investment firm 601W Cos. for $177.5 million and the company plans more than $30 million in renovations to the complex. 

Job Shadow Impact 2014

The Southfield Public Schools’ Partnership Council is teaming up with Southfield City Centre Area to introduce Southfield Public School sophomores, juniors and seniors to the workplace. As the home to a wonderful array of dynamic companies, the Southfield City Centre Area is the perfect setting to host Job Shadow Impact 2014. Businesses in the Southfield […]

Warner Norcross Elects Two Southfield Partners to Management Committee

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has elected two partners from Southfield to serve on its Management Committee.

Learn About ‘Pay for Success’ Social Impact Bonds at LTU March 11

Anne White, who is on assignment from the Harvard Kennedy School to Gov. Snyder’s office, will discuss social impact bonds on Tuesday, March 11, at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

Warner Norcross Recognized as a Leader in Client Service in National Survey

 A national survey has again recognized the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as a leader in client service among law firms.

LTU, UDM Present ‘Ordinary Wars’ Dance Performance February 27

The Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre will perform “Ordinary Wars,” which explores the personal experiences of American women, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering […]

Warner Norcross Welcome Randall Peck as a New TIP Attorney

Randall J. Peck is the newest addition to the Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP. Peck concentrates his practice in worldwide patent preparation and prosecution, as well as on freedom-to-operate opinion work, primarily for clients in the chemical arts.  His practice includes pre-litigation counseling, portfolio management, patent strategy and […]

Johnson Controls – LTU Partnership Starts With Upgraded Dyno For Hybrid, EV Tests

WWJ Newsradio 950 Matt Roush  A new partnership between Johnson Controls Inc. and Lawrence TechnologicalUniversity is starting with an advanced dynamometer to test advanced vehicle powertrain and energy storage concepts, and could lead to a whole lot more.

Lawrence Tech’s Capital Campaign Surpasses $100 Million

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has surpassed the $100 million mark in its “Proud Heritage, Bold Future” capital campaign, and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall on the first phase of the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Life Sciences and Architecture Complex (TELSA). 

Learn About Science in Cyberspace at Lawrence Tech Feb. 26

“Science in Cyberspace” is the topic of the 2014 Walker L. Cisler Lecture, which will be delivered by Professor of Astronomy S. George Djorgovski of the California Institute of Technology on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

Welch Named Trustee of Lawrence Technological University

Joseph Welch, the chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp. based in Novi, has been named to the board of trustees of 4,500-student Lawrence Technological University.

Michigan I-Corps@LTU Launched to Mentor Students, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Lawrence Technological University has launched a real-world, results-oriented mentoring program to help students, faculty, alumni, innovators, entrepreneurs and companies advance new product ideas and establish new business opportunities. 

Lawrence Tech to Start Construction on $11.6 Million Residence Hall in Spring

Construction will start in the spring on the third residence hall at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). The $11.6 million project is scheduled for completion in time for fall classes in 2015.

Lawrence Tech partners with Johnson Controls on automotive battery research

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries,  will partner with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system.

Marsh & McLennan Companies moving to Southfield with 174 employees and $6.3 million investment

As part of the city of Southfield’s ongoing economic development initiatives, City Council approved a request from Marsh & McLennan Companies for an exemption from personal property tax that will result in an investment of approximately $6.3 million and the relocation of 174 employees from the Detroit Renaissance Center to Southfield’s One Towne Square building.

Plante Moran celebrates 90 year anniversary in 2014

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014. The firm was founded by Elorion Plante on Jan. 20, 1924. Frank Moran, who was equally as passionate about philosophy and team building as he was about accounting, joined Plante in 1950 to form Plante […]

Southfield to offer ‘winter escape’ movie night

Observer & Eccentric The Southfield Park & Recreation Department will host the free Winter Escape Family Movie Night on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road (enter through Parks & Recreation Building).

Lawrence Tech honors Corporate Partners

Lawrence Technological University is unveiling the new LTU Corporate Partners recognition wall for significant corporate relationships that enhance educational and career opportunities for students and alumni. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 8-9 a.m. on the top level of the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Tech, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

Kristin Murphy Discusses 10 Breakthrough Technologies at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship

Brooks Kushman Shareholder, Kristin Murphy, will participate on a panel during the upcoming Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE) event on Jan. 30th in Livonia, Mich. Murphy’s panel will discuss the “top 10” breakthrough technologies that have solved difficult problems and driven innovation.

Chamber of Commerce to host Open House & Swearing In

The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House and Swearing in Ceremony, Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at our offices at 24300 Southfield Rd., Suite 101. The event celebrates our newly elected board members and renewal of current board members. City of Southfield’s Judge Shelia R. Johnson will preside over the […]

Southfield celebrates King’s life with annual Peace Walk

Observer & Eccentric By: Nathan Mueller There was a celebration of the past with a firm focus on the future at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk in Southfield on Monday. Hundreds of people made the trek from Hope United Methodist Church to the Southfield Pavilion to honor the legendary civil rights […]

Plante Moran Named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For®” 16 years in a row

Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has been named for the 16th consecutive year to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Excellence in Southfield Award Winners

The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Southfield hosted “Excellence in Southfield” Awards Breakfast on January 10, 2014 to honor those who have demonstrated “best practices” in business leadership and community service.

Southfield City Council Approves Arbor Lofts Phase III

The Southfield City Council unanimously approved Phase III of the Arbor Lofts development proposed at the December 16 City Council Meeting. The proposed two-story, 43,000-square-foot mixed-use development is slated to be constructed on the northern portion (1.47 acres) of the property located at 20300 Civic Center Drive, on the northwest corner of Civic Center Drive […]

Haveman to discuss progress on healthcare reform at Lawrence Tech Jan. 21

James Haveman, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH), will provide an update on healthcare reform in Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Lawrence Technological University. 

Brooks Kushman Adds Five Shareholders; Expands Leadership as Firm Continues to Grow

Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property and technology law firm – recently promoted five attorneys, Maria F. Angileri, Chanille Carswell, Michael D. Cushion, Linda D. Mettes, and Kristin L. Murphy to Shareholders as the firm continues to grow.

Warner Norcross Recognized as a Leader in Client Service in National Survey

A national survey has again recognized the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as a leader in client service among law firms.

Excellence in Southfield Awards Breakfast

The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Southfield will be hosting “Excellence in Southfield” Awards Breakfast on January 10, 2014 to honor those who have demonstrated “best practices” in business leadership and community service.

Multi-use project wins Southfield Council OK

Observer & Eccentric A proposed two-story, 43,000-square-foot mixed-use development is slated to be constructed on the northern 1.47 acres of the property located at 20300 Civic Center Drive, on the northwest corner of Civic Center Drive and Central Park Boulevard.

Warner Norcross Names James Cunningham, Jeena Patel as Partners

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP today announced that James B. Cunningham and Jeena S. Patel have been named partners.

PROLIM and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) announce Strategic Partnership on PLM Digital Manufacturing Innovation Lab

PROLIM is proud to announce a strategic Corporate Partnership with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in the implementation and support of a new PLM Digital Manufacturing Innovation Lab that LTU will be implementing in 2014 with their recent $40 million dollar in-kind grant from Siemens PLM.

Robert D. Horne Joins REDICO as Senior Vice President — Investments

REDICO, a full-service real estate development and investment company headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, announced that Robert D. Horne has joined the company as Senior Vice President – Investments.

Warner Norcross Chosen as Go-To Law Firm by a Fortune 500 Company

For the third consecutive year, the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” by ALM. Warner Norcross was nominated by Whirlpool Corp. for its work in contracts litigation.  Warner serves as national business litigation counsel for Whirlpool, which is a leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances based in […]

Southfield Building Wins Top Award

Observer & Eccentric The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan Detroit has awarded Farbman Group/NAI Farbman’s Southfield Centre the title of 2012–2013 “The Office Building of the Year” (TOBY) in the categories of 100,000-249,999 Square Feet property and Suburban Office Park Low-Rise respectively.

Brooks Kushman Expands Patent Prosecution Team with the Addition of Isaac Slutsky

Brooks Kushman P.C. – a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology firm – is pleased to announce that Isaac Slutsky has joined the firm’s Southfield, Mich. office. The announcement was made by Mark Cantor, president of the firm.

Lawrence Tech Named a Top College for Veterans

Lawrence Technological University ranked 18th in the 12-state Midwest region – and first in Michigan – in the inaugural ranking of the best colleges for veterans compiled by U.S. News and World Report. LTU was one of 234 colleges nationwide that scored well for graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality […]

Lawrence Tech receives $750,000 in-kind software grant from Tooling Software Technology

TST Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST) of Clarkston, MI, and Vero Software of Gloucestershire, UK, have made an in-kind grant of Edgecam software with a retail value of $750,000 to Lawrence Technological University.

Warner Norcross Named One of Top Places to Work by The Detroit Free Press

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has again been named one of Michigan’s Top Work Places by The Detroit Free Press. The survey ranked Warner Norcross, which has seven offices across Michigan, among the leading mid-size employers in the state.  Hundreds of companies were nominated for the award, which evaluated career opportunities, compensation and benefits, management, direction […]

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. Named a 2013 Top Workplace and a Best and Brightest Company to Work

CPA firm Clayton & McKervey, P.C. is pleased to announce it has been named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ and a 2013 Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press.

Four Warner Norcross Partners Rated 2014 Top Lawyers by dBusiness

Four partners in the Southfield office of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been rated 2014 Top Lawyers by dBusiness. The peer-review survey, which is published in the November/December edition of the Detroit business magazine, “honors excellence in all areas of practice.” 

Douglas E. Wagner Re-Elected Managing Partner of Warner Norcross

Douglas E. Wagner has been re-elected managing partner of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP for a fifth term, making him the longest-serving managing partner in the firm’s history.

LTU hosts November 19 Microsoft YouthSpark STEM Engineering Event

Detroit area civic and business leaders will meet at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to discuss ways to get more young people involved and active in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to take advantage of thousands of unfilled jobs in the American economy.

LTU Awarded $150,000 Grant to Expand Entrepreneurial Education

The Chicago-based Coleman Foundation has awarded Lawrence Technological University a two-year, $150,000 grant to increase student participation in entrepreneurial education that is already occurring on campus.

Brooks Kushman’s Cantor and Angileri Recognized as 2014 “Best Lawyers in America”

Brooks Kushman’s Mark Cantor, president, and Frank Angileri, shareholder, were recently selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Cantor and Angileri are named in the practice areas of litigation – intellectual property (IP), litigation – patent, patent law and trademark law.

Warner Norcross Ranked Top-Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has been ranked one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Southfield wants after-work downtown vibe and nightlife

By: John Gallagher Detroit Free Press With its Northland shopping mall and its many suburban office parks on acres of asphalt, Southfield typifies the sprawling low-density suburbs of Detroit. It’s the sort of landscape that met the needs of businesses and residents leaving Detroit for suburbia a generation or two ago.

Pepper Hamilton Director of Pro Bono Programs Joseph A. Sullivan Honored by Legal Services Corporation

Joseph A. Sullivan, special counsel and director of pro bono programs at Pepper Hamilton LLP, received a Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC presented the award to Sullivan, along with four other attorneys and three organizations, “in recognition of extraordinary commitment to equal justice” at a ceremony held recently in Pittsburgh.

Warner Norcross Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Firm

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP welcomed two new attorneys to the law firm recently. The new attorneys have been admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and will practice in the firm’s Southfield office.  They are Amy L. Fredrickson and Patrick M. Gunton.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Convenes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference

With an engineering shortage plaguing the State of Michigan and students lagging behind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), it is more important than ever for employers to get involved at the ground level and have a say in the education of the next generation of employees. On Monday, November 4, 2013, Project Lead […]

Brian Kirksey Elected Chair of Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Brian Kirksey, a real estate appraisal practice leader at Plante Moran, has been elected board chair for the State of Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Pakistani women offer views on women’s rights November 4

Four Pakistani women in leadership positions with non-government organizations (NGOs) will discuss advocacy for women’s rights in Pakistan on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield.

LTU 2013 Homecoming Recap

Last week Lawrence Technical University celebrated Homecoming week. There were plenty of great sporting events, two of which benefited breast cancer research.

LTU Hosts Hotelling Lecture on Income Mobility November 7

Wayne State University Professor Stephen Spurr will discuss wages and income mobility in the United States in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis when he presents the fourth annual Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

NCMS and LTU Announce Partnership to Advance Digital Manufacturing

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) based in Ann Arbor and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to make digital manufacturing technology more accessible for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). The MOU was signed on Oct. 10 by NCMS President Rick Jarman and LTU President Virinder Moudgil. […]

Guests Enjoy Chance to Network, Nibble at Southfield Event

By Sandra Armbruster Observer & Eccentric Toni McCallum paused while sampling food from area restaurants at the Taste of Southfield event Tuesday night. “I love mixing and mingling,” said the Southfield resident.

Wright Named Trustee of Lawrence Technological University

MaryAnn Wright, vice president of global engineering and product development for power solutions at Johnson Controls Inc. based in Milwaukee, has been named to the board of trustees of 4,500-student Lawrence Technological University.

Tears and Cheers as Southfield Welcomes Newest American Citizens

By Nathan Mueller Observer & Eccentric Jirmeen Jan Sisilian waved the small American flag she held in her hand and exclaimed “thank you God” as she was handed her certificate of U.S. citizenship.

Brooks Kushman Attorney Elected Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan

 Brooks Kushman attorney Hope Shovein has been elected chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan for the 2013-2014 term.

Reynolds Aluminum Bldg., Shaarey Zedek, Northland Theater to be featured on Southfield Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour, Sunday, October 6th

Before going on to international fame as the architect of the New York World Trade Center towers, Minoru Yamasaki designed a gem of a modernist structure in 1959 in Southfield to serve as a regional office for the Reynolds Aluminum Company.

Army senior civilian leaders earn master’s degrees at LTU

In September, the seventh cohort of senior civilian leaders working for the U.S. Army primarily at the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command headquartered in Warren started an intensive, 10-month master’s degree program in Global Leadership and Management at Lawrence Technological University (LTU).

LTU hosts lecture on openness in digital archiving September 27

Ethan Watrall, an assistant professor of anthropology at Michigan State University, will present “Towards a Model of Openness in Digital Cultural Heritage” on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.  The talk is free and open to […]

Lawrence Tech Wins $50,000 DENSO Grant for New Bio-Robotics Lab

The DENSO North America Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to help create a new multidisciplinary bio-robotics lab that will benefit students in two growing bachelor’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and robotics engineering. Students in traditional programs in electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering will also benefit.

LTU Symposium to Explore Design and Technology Solutions for Detroit on October 8

“Reclaiming Detroit with Design and Technology” is the topic of the annual  President’s Symposium at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. Announces Promotions to Management Team

Clayton & McKervey, P.C. recently announced several promotions within their company.  Clayton & McKervey, P.C is a great Southfield business that focuses exclusively on growth driven, middle market companies who compete in the global marketplace.

Southfield Food Truck Rally September 25

The Food Truck Rally will feature live entertainment from an eclectic lineup of established and emerging artists, a beer and wine tent, and six of metro Detroit’s favorite food trucks, including: Jacques’ Tacos, Mack Shack, The Green Zebra, Frank’s Etc., Treat Dreams, Quis Truck, and Smokey Rhodes BBQ.

Lawrence Tech Hosts Symposium on Intellectual Property and Patents on October 2

A symposium on intellectual property and the role of the Detroit branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in supporting patent activity in Southeast Michigan will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield.

Lawrence Tech Named to Military Friendly Schools List

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has been named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list for 2014 compiled by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and military spouses as students […]

International Festival Returns to Southfield October 4-6

The city of Southfield, in partnership with the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., will sponsor the 90th annual International Festival (formerly the All World Market) Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6.

Detroit Museums to Discuss Digital Opportunities at Sept. 27 Conference

Representatives from the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum, the Detroit Historical Museum, and The Henry Ford will discuss current and potential digital projects at a conference, Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on Friday, Sept. 27.

Lawrence Tech to Host Regional Stormwater Summit Oct. 4

The 2013 Regional Stormwater Summit hosted by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) will be held at on Friday, Oct. 4, on the university’s campus, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

Going Global: LTU’s Worldwide Partnership Count Passes 30 Universities

By Jessica Strachan C&G Newspapers Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and rapidly expanding, but 23-year-old native Azubike Ononye knew his vision and practice as an architect-in-training would be even better if he could see the way worlds were constructed outside of his own.

Lawrence Tech to Host Two Digital Humanities Events September 27-28

Lawrence Technological University will host back-to-back conferences on the digital humanities: Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, on Friday, Sept. 27, and the Great Lakes THATCamp 2013 (the Technology and Humanities Camp) on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Lawrence Tech Hosts Sustainability Conference September 27-28

The ninth annual sustainability conference, Sustainability Strategies for People, Profit & Planet, will be held at Lawrence Technological University on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. The conference is presented by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Sustainability.

$20 Million Anonymous Gift- Largest Ever in Lawrence Tech’s History

Lawrence Technological University has received an anonymous $20 million gift to support its “Proud Heritage, Bold Future” capital campaign. It is the largest cash gift in the 4,500-student private university’s 81-year history.

Lawrence Tech Earns ‘Best in the Midwest’ Designation

Lawrence Technological University has earned the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” designation for the fifth year in a row based on academic excellence and a student survey. Lawrence Tech was among the 155 colleges in the 12-state Midwest Region and 643 colleges overall – representing 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges – […]

Dow and Wood Named Trustees of Lawrence Technological University

Vincent G. Dow, vice president and chief engineer of distribution operations at DTE Energy in Detroit, and Cary B. Wood, president, CEO, and director of Sparton Corporation, based in Schaumburg, Ill., have been named to the Board of Trustees of 4,500-student Lawrence Technological University.

Lawrence Tech receives $40 million in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software

Lawrence Technological University has received an in-kind software grant with a commercial value of $40 million from Siemens PLM Software. It is one of the largest in-kind grants in the university’s history.

Eat to the Beat

The “Eat to the Beat”concert series takes place once a month during the summer until September 13. All concerts are open to the public are free to attend. A variety of food vendors selling hot food and cold beverages are on hand to serve those in attendance.

Robots and High School Students Present July 19 Concert at Lawrence Tech

A dozen high school students will be joined by robots in performing a musical program on Friday, July 19, at 3 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. The free concert, which will be held in Room M219 of the Buell Management Building at LTU, will be the final project […]

State Transportation Officials View Bridge Research at LTU

Transportation officials from eight states recently met at Lawrence Technological University to view progress on a three-year study to evaluate alternative materials and a new design for a new approach to building longer-lasting and corrosion-free highway bridges.

Harley Ellis Devereaux Staff Members Elected into Lawrence Technological Architectural Alumni Cabinet

Tracy Sweeney AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB (BSAr’01, BFAAI’01 & MAr’06) and Ryan Marshall (BScArch’07), both alum from Lawrence Technological University and Architectural Designers for Harley Ellis Devereaux, were recently elected into Lawrence Technological University’s Architectural Alumni Cabinet.  The Cabinet is composed of nine regular members elected by alumni for three year terms.

Mark A. Kadzielski Joining Pepper Hamilton as Head of Health Care Industry Group

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Mark A. Kadzielski will join the firm on July 1, 2013. He will head Pepper’s Health Care Industry Group from its Los Angeles office, giving Pepper a national platform for its growing Health Care practice.

Plante Moran Launches Healthcare Reform Website Featuring Tools to Navigate New System

Plante Moran, PLLC has launched a website to guide employers and healthcare providers through the intricacies of U.S. healthcare reform. 

Alan T. Rogalski Named Co-Chair of Life Sciences Industry Group at Warner Norcross

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has named Alan T. Rogalski as the co-chair of its Life Sciences Industry Group.

Pepper Hamilton Attorneys’ New Blog Addresses ‘Post-Grant’ Legal Issues in Patent Prosecution and Litigation

PostGrant-Counsel.com is published by Pepper attorneys Tom Engellenner, Lana Gladstein, Reza Mollaaghababa, Ph.D. and Aparna Nemlekar. With backgrounds in patent prosecution and litigation across many industries, the team members concentrate their practices on challenging and defending patents after they have been issued, e.g., in inter partes review and the soon-to-be-implemented “post-grant” review as well as in corresponding proceedings in Europe, Japan […]

Tours Highlight Blooms and Buildings

By Jessica Strachan C & G News Staff Writer In addition to enjoying the best of the summer weather that’s arrived this year, a handful of local community leaders want residents to take the time to enjoy the scenery. That is, the design, history and style of Southfield’s homes and businesses, and the art, landscaping […]

Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Concert Series Continues Thursday, July 11 with ‘Straight Ahead’

The city of Southfield, in partnership with the City Centre Advisory Board, will sponsor the Eat to the Beat lunch concert series beginning on Thursday, June 13 from 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the City Centre Plaza located on Central Park Boulevard, one block west of Evergreen between Civic Center Drive and 11 Mile […]

Library Marks 10th Year in Current Facility

By Jessica Strachan C&G Newspapers There’s no party to celebrate nor any cake to cut, but the Southfield Public Library hit a milestone this month: 10 years in the three-floor, 127,000-square-foot complex that houses more than 250,000 volumes.

LTU to Exchange Students and Faculty with Turkish University

Lawrence Technological University and Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, have signed a memorandum of understanding that clears the way for student and faculty exchanges and the development of joint degree and certificate programs.

LTU to Exchange Students and Faculty with Turkish University

Lawrence Technological University and Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, have signed a memorandum of understanding that clears the way for student and faculty exchanges and the development of joint degree and certificate programs.

LTU Addresses Shortage of Power Engineers with Scholarships

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lawrence Technological University is offering $10,000 scholarships for two years to community college graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a power engineering concentration.

New Arbor Lofts Apartment Complex Will be Move-In Ready August 1

Arbor Lofts, a new apartment complex located on Civic Center Drive in the Southfield City Centre, will be move-in ready on August 1. The four-story building has a range of unit sizes, from studios to four bedrooms. Prices range from $860 to $2,485 per month. The new apartments feature city skyline views, private bedrooms, complimentary Internet […]

More Brazilian Students to Come to LTU for Engineering Studies

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and the Maua Institute of Technology (IMT) in San Paulo, Brazil, have signed an agreement to bring Brazilian students to LTU to study mechanical engineering for a year. The two private universities, which are similar in size, hope to extend the arrangement to civil engineering, electrical engineering and perhaps mechatronics.

Southfield Lands $60K for Brownfield Redevelopment

By Jessica Strachan C&G Staff Writer SOUTHFIELD — Southfield was one of several cities to recently receive a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for environmental investigations of possibly contaminated lands that are up for redevelopment.

Nazli G. Sater Named Chair of Family Law at Warner Norcross

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has named Nazli G. Sater as the chair of its Family Law/Divorce Practice Group. Sater will lead the eight-attorney practice group, which represents clients in all aspects of family law, including premarital and post-marital agreements, separations, annulment, divorce, custody and parenting time, spousal and child support, property […]

LTU Hosts Program on How to Start a Business

The LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory will present a free program, “How to Start and Build a Business,” on Wednesday, June 5, from 9-11 a.m. in room M336 of the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin with coffee […]

City of Southfield Announces Overlay Development Districts to Drive Flexible Economic Growth

The City of Southfield, Mich. has created three Overlay Development Districts (ODDs), the first in the city, to provide more flexibility to developers and shorten the development process.

FOX Sports Detroit Earns 33 Emmy Nominations

FOX Sports Detroit has been nominated for 33 Emmys among 17 categories, as announced by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The winners are unveiled June 15 at the 35th Annual Michigan Emmy Awards Ceremony.

June 2013 Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County

Business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County Business Center.

Pepper Hamilton Partner Named an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for ABA’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee

Pepper Hamilton LLP partner Charles S. Marion has been honored by the American Bar Association (ABA) as one of several Outstanding Subcommittee Chairs for his work as chair of the ABA’s Regional CLE Subcommittee of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee.

Panel to Discuss Water Issues at LTU on May 23

Water quality in the Detroit region will be discussed by a panel of experts on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The event is free and open to the public.

FOX Sports Detroit was the Most-Watched Station All Weekend in Detroit

FOX Sports Detroit was the most-watched station in Detroit all weekend. On Friday, the Detroit Red Wings were the No. 1 show in Detroit all day, followed by the Detroit Tigers, beating out the NBA on ESPN and NASCAR on ESPN2. The Red Wings and Tigers were also the highest rated game in the country […]

BTI Consulting Recognizes Warner Norcross for Innovation

BTI Consulting Group has recognized the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in BTI Brand Elite 2013.

Lawrence Tech Hosts Robofest World Championship May 18

Seventy teams will compete in the Robofest World Championship on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Admission and parking are free.

LTU Grads in Top 7 Percent for Earning Power

Lawrence Technological University has moved up to the top 7 percent of colleges in the country for the increased earning power generated by a college bachelor’s degree – known as return on investment (ROI) – according to the third annual survey by Payscale, a Seattle-based compensation data firm.

WJZZ-Digital Smooth Jazz Fest Returns to the Southfield Civic Center August 9 & 10

Metro Detroit-based WJZZ-Digital Radio, in cooperation with the City of Southfield, is pleased to announce the return of the Smooth Jazz Fest to the Southfield Civic Center August 9 and 10. The festival will feature national and local jazz talent. 

New York Firm Buys Travelers Towers in Southfield, Plans $10M in Improvements

By Kirk Pinho Crain’s Detroit Business Travelers Towers I and II at 26555 and 26533 Evergreen Road in Southfield have sold to New York City-based real estate firm Time Equities Inc. The Southfield and New York offices of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Capital Markets Group secured the listing for and marketed the 790,000-square-foot Class A office complex from Lehman Brothers […]

U.S. Representative Gary Peters to Give LTU Commencement Address

Congressman Gary Peters (D-MI) will receive an honorary degree and give the commencement address when Lawrence Technological University (LTU) holds its 81st commencement on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. LTU will confer almost 1,000 degrees this academic year.

City Centre’s Gastronomy Wins ‘Tasty Award’

By Julie Yolles Observer & Eccentric That’s the way the cookie crumbled and caramelized and blended into the finest, tastiest works of edible art at the 2013 Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) annual Cookie Gala which was held this year, for the first time, at the DTE Energy Headquarters in Detroit. 

Southfield Restaurant Week to Return

By Sandra Armbruster Observer & Eccentric If you missed Restaurant Week in Southfield, which ended on Saturday, don’t worry. Executive Director Tanya Markos-Vanno of the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce says that the event will return again next year — but this time in May. 

Forensic Fluids Laboratories Lab Director Named Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year

Bridget Lorenz Lemberg, lab director and toxicologist at Forensic Fluids Laboratories in Kalamazoo, has been named the Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year. The award was announced at an April 25 reception at Lawrence Technological University, which co-sponsors the annual award along with Grant Thornton LLP and WWJ NewsRadio 950.

Experience Southfield Restaurant Week (video)

My TV 20’s Kristen Pierce recently shared how you can score a three-course meal for $15 during Southfield Restaurant Week. Click here to see the video!

Lawrence Tech Hosts Robofest State Championships April 27

Sixty-eight teams from 28 communities in Michigan will compete in the state regional championship round of Robofest on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. Admission and parking are free.

Princeton Review Names Lawrence Tech to its ‘Green College’ List

Lawrence Technological University has been included in The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” LTU is the only university in the Detroit area named to the prestigious list and one of only eight in Michigan.

Registration Open for Lawrence Tech Summer Classes Starting May 15

Registration is now open for summer classes at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Day, evening, weekend, and online options are available, including many fast-track certificate programs in growing career fields. Classes start Wednesday, May 15.

Lawrence Tech Hosts Taubman Art Exhibit April 20-21

Selections from the personal art collection of A. Alfred and Judith Taubman will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 12-5 p.m. in the gallery of the University Technology and Learning Center at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield. Admission is $5.

LTU hosts April 5 Broke Student Film Festival

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Broke Student Film Festival returns for its second year of screening student-made films on Friday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The films will be shown free in the Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in the Science Building.

Lawrence Tech Selects Architects for Taubman Complex

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has selected internationally recognized architect Thom Mayne to design the future A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Life Sciences, and Architecture Complex (TELSA).

Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce to Host State of the City Address

The Southfield State of the City address will be delivered by Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence on Monday, March 18 at the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the Westin Hotel. Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and DENSO are joining the Chamber in sponsoring the event. LTU President Virinder […]

Southfield Public School Students Receive Job Shadowing Experience

A group of high school students from Southfield Public Schools (SPS) had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in a professional industry during the Job Shadowing Event, an initiative of the Business Advisory Committee of the SPS Partnership for Education Council. The event took place at the Southfield Town Center on March 14.

Meet New People and Explore Opportunities at the Third Thursdays Monthly Networking Event

Are you looking for a fun way to meet area businesspeople and grow your business opportunities? The Third Thursdays networking events, hosted by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Southfield and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), offers the perfect venue to expand your horizons.

Register Now for LTU Summer Science Camps

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) offers more than 20 engineering, science, design and technology summer science camps for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in improving their academic preparation while previewing career fields and college experiences. The week-long summer camps will be held from June 24 through July 26.

More Than 100 Volunteers Read Southfield Students a Story

By the Detroit News A massive read-in featuring more than 100 volunteer readers brought stories to life for 2,700 students in grades K-5 in the Southfield Public Schools district Wednesday during the second annual Revolution Read.

W3R Consulting Celebrates New Office in Town Center

Southfield-based IT firm w3r Consulting has grown consistently and organically. Founded by two University of Michigan Dearborn IT students 18 years ago, w3r now has 300 employees and offices in five states. It is also one of Michigan’s largest minority-owned businesses. “Our goal right now is to grow the organization and help expedite the process […]

Lawrence Tech Researchers Seek Better Ways to Build Bridges

Testing at Lawrence Technological University on the limits of ultra-high-performance concrete could bring major changes to the way highway bridges are built in states with cold climates.

City of Southfield Elected Officials to Take the Southfield Safe Streets Pledge

City of Southfield elected officials will formally take the Southfield Safe Streets Pledge, the City’s new initiative to curb distracted driving, at the Monday, February 25 City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road. The City of Southfield Police and Fire Departments recently launched the Southfield Safe Streets Pledge, a new, […]

Southfield State of the City Address Set for March 18

By Jessica Strachan C & G News Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 State of the City address, happening at 11:30 a.m. March 18 at the Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center. It’s the annual event that unveils all the city’s changes, plans and hopes for the coming year. Mayor Brenda Lawrence will deliver […]

Lawrence Tech to honor former student and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Steven A. Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, when he receives a Doctor of Computer Science and Engineering honoris causa during a special convocation at Lawrence Technological University on March 8.

Warner Norcross Partner William R. Jansen Recognized in Benchmark Litigation

William R. Jansen, a partner with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been named among the top litigators in Michigan by Benchmark Litigation.

Congressman Gary Peters Joins Lockheed Martin Executive in Promoting Industry-University Partnerships at LTU

Congressman Gary Peters and LTU alumnus and trustee Larry Lawson, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin and president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, stressed the importance of industry partnerships with universities when they joined a Jan. 31 breakfast meeting at the Center for Innovative Materials Research at Lawrence Technological University.

Evergreen Atrium Signs Three New Tenants

Medical Evaluation Specialists Inc. (MES), KSR Industrial Corporation (KSR), and Walgreens Co. have signed leases at Etkin Equities’ Evergreen Atrium building, bringing it close to full occupancy. Build outs have commenced for MES and Walgreens, with move-in dates targeted for spring 2013. The three new tenants will occupy a total of 23,131 square feet of […]

Revised Brownfield Plan Approved for New Development in the City Centre

Southfield City Centre business owner Hassan Jawad was recently approved to amend a brownfield plan and develop the former People State Bank property in the district. He has acquired three additional residential parcels, one of which is blighted land that was condemned by the city. The properties, combined with others including the former Peoples State […]

U.S. News Ranks LTU 6th Nationally for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Lawrence Technological University’s online bachelor’s degree programs are ranked sixth in a national survey released Jan. 15 by U.S. News and World Report. The survey rated online programs on factors such as best practices, graduation rates, student indebtedness, and academic and career support services offered to students.

LTU Highlights Industry Partnerships at the North American International Auto Show

Student projects commissioned by automotive manufacturers are on display at Lawrence Technological University’s exhibit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show that opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 19. The exhibit is located downstairs in Michigan Hall.

Brooks Kushman Named a “2013 Go-To Law Firm” by Fortune 500 Companies

Intellectual Property law firm Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that it has been selected as a 2013 “Go-To Law Firm” by in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies across the United States. Cited by general counsel at eight major corporations for standout work in intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, Brooks Kushman will be featured […]

Warner Norcross Names David C.C. Eberhard as a Partner

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP today announced that David C. C. Eberhard has been named a partner. Eberhard co-chairs the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group and focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, construction, financial services, corporate and business law.  He serves on Business Advisory Board for Macomb-Oakland University INCubator and on the […]

2013 May See Rebirth of Southfield Arts Group

From the South Oakland Eccentric By Sandra Armbruster SOUTHFIELD – Following on the heels of the hugely successful Detroit Institute of Arts outdoor art exhibit in Southfield, the City Council is reviving a public art commission. “The purpose of this is to get art out into the community,” said council President Ken Siver, who presented an outline […]

Alive After Five

Over 100 people attended the Alive After Five event on December 20 at Tango’s, where they enjoyed food, drinks and networking. The City of Southfield shared the City Centre vision and information on upcoming improvements and new tenants coming into the area. Attendees included members of Detroit Young Professionals, students from Lawrence Technological University, and employees of Warren […]

Aerotek Inc.

Aerotek Inc. is a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services, and a valuable staffing partner with businesses in Southfield. “Aerotek recruiters have the expertise and local, industry-specific knowledge to locate, screen and place the most qualified professionals to meet each company’s unique staffing needs,” said director of business operations, Chris Anthony. […]

Check Out the Southfield Public Library Friends Book Cellar

The Friends Book Cellar offers gently used books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and much more for incredibly low prices. All of the proceeds benefit the Southfield Public Library. The sale is open Wednesday, January 2 (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.); Thursday, January 3 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, January 5 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 […]

Detroit Free Press Lists Gastronomy Among Top 10 Best New Metro Detroit Restaurants

Gastronomy, a modern American bistro located in the City Centre’s Baker Tilly building, was recognized by the Detroit Free Press as one of Metro Detroit’s best new restaurants. Food Critic Sylvia Rector writes: When you can’t stand to see one more comfort-grub menu, head to Gastronomy in Southfield, where executive chef Adam Hightower successfully bridges the chasm […]

City Officials Envision New Pathway Around Municipal Lawn

Council approves motion to seek bids, then decide on spring construction From the Southfield Sun By Jessica Strachan Velazquez SOUTHFIELD – City officials see Southfield’s Municipal Complex as a “canvas” of sorts, and health is at the center of that blank canvas, council members explained during a recent meeting. A proposed sidewalk loop for recreational […]

Lawrence Tech Inducts Nine into Engineering Hall of Fame

Nine alumni of Lawrence Technological University have been inducted into the College of Engineering Hall of Fame in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their profession and the world.

LTU Signs Robotics Agreement with Ohio Community College

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has signed an agreement to allow students from Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio, to transfer up to 64 credits toward completion of a bachelor of science degree in robotics engineering.

Grede Holdings Took Bankrupt Assets and Forged a 21st-Century Business Model

From the Detroit Free Press by  Alisa Priddle Iron cast foundries may evoke visions of Charles Dickens’ novels, but a Michigan supplier has taken bankrupt assets and forged a 21st-Century business model and strategy of aggressive growth. The company is Grede Holdings, and it was formed in 2010 with the merged assets of three companies: Grede Foundries, Blackhawk […]

Pepper Hamilton LLP

  Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with its Michigan presence located in the Southfield Town Center, 4000 Building, Suite 1800. The office represents clients in complex matters in a range of practice areas, including corporate and securities, environmental law, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, litigation and real estate law.  The firm […]

Alix Partners

AlixPartners, located at 2000 Town Center, has been in Southfield since its inception in 1981. The consulting firm specializes in four main disciplines: enterprise improvement, corporate turnaround and restructuring, financial advisement and information management.  “We consult in virtually every business venture from retail to healthcare,” Director of Communications Tim Yost. The company began when founder […]

2012 Southfield City Centre Pedestrian Improvements

Exciting changes are underway in the Southfield City Centre, and a number of pedestrian improvements have been completed in 2012. These amenities will go a long way toward achieving the city’s vision of creating and maintaining a vibrant 24/7 pedestrian friendly mixed-use environment in the area.

City of Southfield recognized in U of M entrepreneurial study for fifth consecutive year

The city of Southfield was recognized for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development for a fifth consecutive year in a study by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Southfield was honored as a “Five-Star Community” along with 26 other communities across the State. An additional 26 other communities […]

LTU Revives Basketball Tradition

Lawrence Technological University is starting its men’s and women’s varsity basketball programs from scratch this year, but the coaches will also try to draw on a tradition of excellence in the sport that dates back 80 years. Both teams play their first home game against Lourdes College on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Don Ridler […]

Lawrence Tech Tour Shows Local Talent For Tech Transfer

From the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report By Matt Roush The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Fall Tech Tour gets me the heck outta town to see the latest and greatest research at Michigan’s fabulous universities — research that has the potential to create new businesses and new jobs in Michigan. But there […]

Faurecia Brings 80 New Jobs to Southfield City Centre

Faurecia is the world’s sixth largest automotive supplier, specializing in the design, development, production and just-in-time delivery of some of the most advanced modules in today’s vehicles.  The company, which in 2011 supplied more than half the vehicles sold in North America and posted total sales of $22.5 billion, is headquartered in Nanterre, France. It […]

City of Southfield, LTU Honored for Innovative Planning Project

The City of Southfield Planning Department and the Master of Urban Design (m.U.D) Program at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) have won the 2012 Michigan Association of Planning Excellence Award for Outstanding Student Project. The project, Mid-Century Modern Design Guidelines, engaged graduate level interns from the m.U.D. program to inventory, preserve and enhance the City’s significant Mid-Century Modern structures […]

City Centre Vision Featured on City Cable 15 TV

The Southfield City Centre vision and LTU Gateway Plaza project were recently featured on City Cable 15 News. Click the video to see the full report.

Wingstop Opens in Southfield City Centre

Wingstop, a Dallas-based national chain, has chosen Southfield as the perfect setting for its first Michigan location. The new restaurant, located at 25110 Evergreen just north of the Lodge freeway, is slated to open in the last week of October. Restaurant general manager Dionna Metzler notes that Southfield offers a great diverse community. “There’s a […]

LTU women basketball players think pink

The Lawrence Technological University Women’s Basketball Team joined thousands of participants in the annual Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk in downtown Detroit on Oct. 13.  The walk raised $483,870. The Lady Blue Devils wore pink in proud support of the fight against breast cancer while walking with survivors and helping to raise awareness against this […]

Protect Your Identity at ‘Secure Your ID Day’

Over 19 million Americans have been victims of identity-related fraud in the last two years. To help combat this serious issue, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Detroit and Eastern Michigan, along with GreenPath Debt Solutions, Cintas Corporation, and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP), will sponsor a “Secure Your ID Day” on October 20. The […]

LTU Starts New Tradition With Homecoming Road Race

Over 150 participants joined together for the first Lawrence Technological University (LTU) ‘Almost-Home’ Coming Rescue Run on September 23. The event, benefiting Southfield’s Almost home animal shelter, featured a four-mile race and a one-mile walk. Dogs were welcome. LTU Cross Country Coach Eric Green won the race with a time of 24:25. The race kicked […]

LTU Debuts Cross Country Teams, Boosting Sports Offerings to 12

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) debuted men’s and women’s cross country teams this fall, opening the season at the University of Detroit Mercy Tommy Titian Invitational in Northville on September 8.

LTU to Host Transportation Lecture

Wayne State University Associate Professor Michael Belzer will speak on “Transforming the Detroit Region into a Transportation Hub” as he presents the third annual Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

Southfield City Centre Urban Planning Consultant Honored by Clinton Presidential Library

Robert Gibbs, ASLA, president of Gibbs Planning Group, will be honored by the Clinton Presidential Library School of Public Service on October 15. He will speak as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer on “How Great Communities are Conceived and Built”, a topic derived from his new book, Principles for Urban Retail Planning and Development. […]

5000 Town Center Wins City of Southfield Community Pride Award

The City of Southfield and the Southfield Parks and Gardens Club awarded 5000 Town Center first place honors in its 2012 Community Pride Awards. The 5000 Town Center tower sits on 5.5 acres of park-like, manicured grounds in the heart of Southfield’s City Centre. At 33 stories it the tallest residential condominium in the state, providing […]

Lawrence Tech Almost Home-Coming Rescue Run

Come out to Lawrence Tech’s Almost Home-Coming Rescue Run, Sunday, September 23, and feel free to bring your furry friends. Choose a 4-mile run through the LTU campus and Southfield City Centre, either solo or with your pet, or enjoy a 1-mile on-campus “Mutt Strut”. Afterwards, relax with other pet lovers and enjoy Detroit-themed food.

A Taste of Southfield Coming in October

You won’t want to miss “A Taste of Southfield” on Tuesday, October 2, from 5:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. This event is a total evening of entertainment, featuring a strolling buffet, over 20 of Southfield’s finest dining establishments, and the signature calypso and reggae sounds of The Island Fun Band! This jazzy, sophisticated event will […]

Gastronomy offers modern American food, made from scratch

Gastronomy, a modern American bistro located on Towne Square in the Southfield City Centre, has opened to great reviews – and even boasts a five-star rating on Yelp.com. Gastronomy offers food made from scratch, with one hundred percent American ingredients. Everything – right down to the olive oil, salt, and coffee – is sourced in […]

International Festival Returns in October

The International Festival returns to the Southfield Pavilion on October 5-7, 2012, sponsored by the City of Southfield, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, St. John Providence and Federal-Mogul. Bring the entire family out for this fun, culturally-enriching event featuring: International music and dance performances throughout the entire weekend Hands-on activities for children Ethnic arts […]

93 Warner Norcross Attorneys Rated Best Lawyers in America

Ninety-three Warner Norcross & Judd LLP attorneys have been rated as The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 – a 35 percent increase over 2012.

Lawrence Tech earns ‘Best in the Midwest’ designation

Lawrence Technological University has earned the “Best in the Midwest” designation for the fourth year in a row from The Princeton Review, based on academic excellence and a student survey.

Unique Neighborhood Initiative Brings Homeowner Preservation, Financial Literacy, Basic Social Services and Education Directly To Local Residents

Armed with the theme “Empowering Communities,” the Fifth Third Bank Homeownership Mobile (aka the “eBus”) is rolling into Detroit on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The eBus is a 40-foot bus retrofitted as a self contained resource center that has on-board computer stations and full internet connectivity.  The bus will be available to residents at various […]

Find Qualified Employees at Lawrence Tech Sept. 18 Career Fair

The Sept. 18 career fair at Lawrence Technological University will provide employers with the opportunity to interview college seniors and recent graduates with a variety of educational backgrounds that have prepared them for careers in many industries. The cost to attend is $200 for companies that register by Sept. 1.

Southfield Eatery opens in library, pays homage to city

From the Southfield Sun By Jessica Strachan Velazquez After the café area was left vacant for nearly a year inside the Southfield Public Library, the new Southfield Eatery has taken up residence and plans a new spin on dining, Southfield-style.

Southfield Businesses Get New Tool to Save Energy and Money

City is First in State to Join Lean & Green Michigan™ Partnership Commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners in the City of Southfield will now have access to an innovative new tool to finance energy efficiency projects and renewable energy improvements for their buildings. The Southfield City Council voted on June 25th to become the […]

Construction to Begin on Southfield’s Civic Center Drive

Construction began Monday, July 16 on the stretch of Civic Center Drive between Evergreen Road and Northwestern Highway in Southfield’s City Centre district. The project, led by the City of Southfield’s Engineering Division, includes the milling and asphalt resurfacing of Civic Center Drive, along with the installation of decorative concrete crosswalks and the upgrading or repair […]

Southfield pool opens for summer with new features

From The Southfield Sun By Mary Beth Almond Families and friends will make a splash at the Southfield Sports Arena Pool this summer, thanks to some new pool updates. “We believe the kids will be extremely excited, as well as all the residents, about the new and improved pool features, as well as the enormous […]

Chaldean Festival Draws Big Crowds

The seventh annual Chaldean Festival attracted thousands of people to the Southfield City Centre district from June 8 to 10. The festival — sponsored by the City of Southfield, Chaldean Chamber of Commerce and the Chaldean Community Foundation — took place on the lawn in front of City Hall and on a portion of Evergreen […]

Lawrence Tech Finishes Fifth in Robotics Competition

Lawrence Technological University’s (LTU) robot, vuLTUre2, finished fifth in the Auto-Nav Challenge, the main event at the 20th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held at Oakland University June 8-11. Forty-seven teams from around the country and as far away as India and Japan entered the prestigious competition, although only 20 qualified for the Auto-Nav […]

Southfield Company Among Top 10 U.S. Workplaces

Southfield-based Plante Moran made the 2011 list of America’s Top 10 Workplaces. The accounting and business advisory firm placed seventh on the list, which ranks employee satisfaction at large companies around the United States. Over 800 companies with more than 1,000 employees were included in the rankings compiled by WorkplaceDynamics, which designs and conducts annual […]

Lawrence Tech Names New President

Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil has been appointed as the next president of Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and will take office on July 1, 2012.  “Dr. Moudgill has a strong record of leading exemplary academic progress and program development,” said Lloyd E. Reuss, chairman of the LTU Board of Trustees, in an e-mail to LTU students, […]

Skyline Club Receives Honor

Southfield’s Skyline Club has been selected as a recipient of ClubCorp’s 2011 Silver Circle of Excellence Award.  The honor is awarded annually and recognizes the Skyline Club as one of ClubCorp’s top Business Clubs worldwide. Located on the 28th floor of 2000 Town Center, Skyline has earned a reputation as the place where business leaders […]

Celebrating Southfield and Lathrup Village

Community and business leaders will gather to celebrate the rich heritage and vibrant future of Southfield and Lathrup Village at the Commitment to Community Awards on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Skyline Club located at 2000 Town Center, Suite 2800 Southfield, MI. Hosted by the Southfield Community Foundation, the event features Master of Ceremony […]

“Eat to the Beat” Returns to the Southfield City Centre Plaza

Southfield residents, workers, and visitors will again enjoy the opportunity to “Eat to the Beat” this summer in the Southfield City Centre Plaza. The annual series of free lunchtime concerts kicks off on Thursday, June 14 with Grammy-nominated local jazz favorites, Straight Ahead. The plaza, located on Central Park Boulevard between Civic Center Drive and […]

Southfield-based 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC Relocates to State-of-the-Art Headquarters

1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC is pleased to announce the relocation and expansion of its Southfield headquarters. The new 25,000 square foot offices, located at 26700 Lahser Road in the former Loan Giant Building, were needed to better accommodate the firm’s growing practice and its team of 40 attorneys and staff members and to provide easy highway access […]

LTU students find their ‘place’ in Southfield

From the Southfield Sun By Jennie Miller Architecture students at Lawrence Technological University have teamed up with developer Hassan Jawad and the city of Southfield to potentially create a destination spot for their peers. Through the Third Place Design Competition, the first of its kind at the university, students receive $2,000 in prize money and […]

Make City a Destination

From the South Oakland Eccentric Southfield city officials have long hoped to create what they call a City Centre, located in the general area of Evergreen and Civic Center Drive. Bad spelling aside, the idea is a good one that holds promise. The Evergreen/Civic Center Drive area is pretty much the heart of the city. […]

A ‘Cheers’-ful proposal

Designs may bridge community, school life From the South Oakland Eccentric By Sandra Armbruster As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. But instead of a baseball field, in this case, five students at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield are talking about an area known to city of Southfield officials as the City Centre. […]

LTU’s Gateway Plaza is Part of Plans for Southfield’s City Centre

By The Oakland Press A new landscaped gateway plaza at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and the Northwestern Highway service drive on the north end of Lawrence Technological University’s campus is part of a plan to increase pedestrian and bicycle traffic between the University and Southfield’s commercial district. The Southfield City Centre Advisory Board […]

Lawrence Technological University Announces Winners in First-Ever Design Competition for Southfield City Centre

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has announced the winners of its first-ever “Third Place” Design Competition. The winning student teams will share a total of $2,000 in prize money and possibly see their concepts used in the design and construction of a new business in the Southfield City Centre district. The term “third place” describes a […]

Southfield-based Eaton Corporation Receives $2 Million from Energy Department

The U.S. Energy Department has awarded $2 million to Eaton Corporation in Southfield for the development of cost-effective, durable and highly efficient fuel cell components. The three-year project will focus on boosting the performance of advanced fuel cell systems for vehicles and stationary applications while lowering the costs. This investment by the Energy Department represents […]

Just Baked Store Opens in Southfield City Centre District

One of the area’s fastest-growing cupcake specialty stores is coming to Southfield’s City Centre district. Just Baked, headquartered in Livonia, opened Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the City Centre Plaza at 25198 Evergreen Road, just north of 10 Mile Road. “Southfield was an easy choice,” says Just Baked’s Southfield franchise owner Andrea Marchand. “It is […]

Southfield Library to Host Genealogy Lock-In

The Southfield City Centre is a sponsor of the annual Genealogy Lock-In on June 22 at the Southfield Public Library. For one evening only, the library will re-open its doors after the normal closing time for a “study hall” for family researchers. This exciting project normally attracts 50 to 60 people who will receive unlimited […]

Lawrence Tech Launches “Third Place” Design Competition

Lawrence Technological University (LTU), located within the Southfield City Centre district, has launched a design competition that challenges students to visualize and create a “third place” within walking distance of the LTU campus. What is a “third place?”  It is a public place separate from the rest of your life where you can go to […]

City Centre Vision Takes Shape

From C & G Newspapers By Jennie Miller Southfield City Planner Terry Croad laid out new concept plans for the long-desired City Centre district — a friendly, walkable retail and entertainment mecca off Evergreen, near the municipal complex — along with new partners in the endeavor before the Southfield City Council Feb. 27. Croad was […]

Southfield Mayor’s State of the City Address Includes City Centre Progress

Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence outlined accomplishments and  opportunities in the Southfield City Centre district and throughout the city in her annual State of the City Address on March 5. Click here to read the highlights of her speech.