Steal This Idea: Get Help When You Make a Surprising Business Announcement

Media from radio to newspapers to blogs as well as social-media sites exploded with the news: Detroit’s beloved Henry the Hatter had lost its lease for its longtime storefront. People assumed the worst, and many longtime fans were afraid that Henry the Hatter was closing. The news, which came out in early July, has remained at the […]

After 55 Years in Business, The Temptations’ Otis Williams Still Loves Making Music

Otis Williams not only has a top-notch singing voice – he’s the last living original member of Motown icons The Temptations – but he has a mind for business, marketing and storytelling. That is why Williams continues to focus on not only improving himself, but growing the Temptations brand. Looking at one of the music […]

Macy’s ‘Backstage’ hopes to redefine brand as it spreads across country

Bargain hunters, rejoice: Macy’s is actively expanding its Backstage The Outlet Store brand, a “store within a store” that officials say blends an “outlet experience” with a traditional department store. Intended to offer shoppers a new discount destination, the “Backstage” brand appears to be gaining traction. As evidence of that, Macy’s is opening its first “Backstage” […]

‘Incredibly Grateful’ Shinola Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Making Watches in Detroit

Detroit is home to many iconic companies, and their names become synonymous with the city, its hard-working mentality and its overall forward-thinking attitude. They range from classics like R.L. Polk to tasty foodies like Better Made Snack Foods to beloved MBAD African Bead Museum. A relatively new addition to the list is Shinola – the […]