July 2013 - Garden Fresh Gourmet is adding bold ingredients to its recipe for success. President Jack Aronson is experimenting with protein-packed superfoods at company headquarters in Ferndale, Mich. With the help of high-pressure processing machines, which dramatically extend the shelf life of his dips, salsas and hummus products, Garden Fresh has grown from a guy making salsa with a bucket in the back of his restaurant to a $100 million food giant.
April 2013 - Not many offices keep a shiny Ford Mustang on site for employees to drive and show off to their families. But that red convertible is one of the perks at Detroit Manufacturing Systems, where the vehicle's instrument panel is assembled - and where Andra Rush is president and CEO. Empowering her employees - to drive, to make something, to have a job that will become a career - is among the reasons Rush considers Detroit Manufacturing Systems a game changer. And that's just one of companies she heads up in the Rush Group.
February 2013 - Josh Linkner, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, an investment firm focused on turning Detroit into a high-tech hub, believes the city is in the midst of an historic urban turnaround. But Linkner and partners don't want a Chicago. They don't want New York. They don't even want Silicon Valley. They want Detroit. They want the city to evolve into the best version of itself.
Nov./Dec. 2012 - To say the coffee-roasting process is exacting is a bit of an understatement. To bring out a coffee bean's rich flavors, it must be handled carefully, watched constantly and never taken for granted.