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Business & Development

Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As of mid-May, the YMCA announced that it would be permanently closing the Lakeshore Family YMCA, 23401 E. Jefferson Ave., as well as the Livonia Family YMCA.

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Published April 29, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Whether retail or restaurant, businesses in Sterling Heights have taken drastic measures to stay ahead of the economic destruction caused by the novel coronavirus, the fear of catching it and the related government-ordered shutdowns.

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Published April 21, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In business since 1959, Rob Kotowski said that the Lake Shore Boat Top Company had never had to lay off an employee until March 23, 2020.

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Published April 14, 2020

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ST. CLAIR SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS/HARPER WOODS — Saying that they feel “blessed and honored to be able to feed these people who are on the front lines,” a St. Clair Shores restaurant helped the 50 members of Boy Scout Troop 96, of Grosse Pointe Farms, provide lunch for hospital workers at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe.

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Published April 11, 2020

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay at home order for Michigan through April 30, the St. Clair Shores City Council authorized city staff to work with companies that lease land or property from the city to provide them relief while their businesses are shut down.

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Published April 8, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Mathew Hunt, 28, said the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic gave him a new mission, adding facial masks to the list of items his company produces — at least for now. He wants his business to “help out as much as we can” to protect frontline workers against the virus.

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Published April 7, 2020

TROY — The Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant on Big Beaver Road in Troy has donated hot and cold meals to hospital workers and a Troy School District community initiative in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Published March 31, 2020

DETROIT/ST. CLAIR SHORES — “The support of the community is really what’s keeping the staff going right now,” said Lisa Caradonna, an executive assistant at Ascension St. John Hospital.

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Published March 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — If the COVID-19 virus crisis has taught us anything about the Birmingham community, it's that you can keep folks inside, but you certainly can’t keep them down. 

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Published March 30, 2020

FARMINGTON — After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-9, temporarily closing theaters, bars, casinos, and several other places of public accommodation, and limited restaurants to carry-out and delivery only, many Farmington businesses have been grappling with what that means for their establishment. 

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Published March 28, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights city officials recently moved fast to get a local business help with its goal of manufacturing hand sanitizer, city officials said.

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Published March 27, 2020

WARREN —  “The Arsenal of Democracy” is retooling to launch a mission of mercy. In a move reminiscent of the massive and critical American industrial contributions that helped defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan during World War II,  General Motors Co. on March 27 announced a series of initiatives geared toward fast-tracking the production of medical and personal protective equipment needed to safe lives and battle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Published March 27, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY — In an attempt to offer some relief to small businesses struggling under shutdown orders due to COVID-19, Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced a $3 million Small Business Stabilization Fund March 26.

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Published March 20, 2020

ROSEVILLE — The loss of a car can be devastating, especially for low-income families.

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Published March 20, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted 3-2 against a proposed plan to work with Habitat for Humanity to build two new, small homes from shipping containers for low-income families in the city.

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Published March 20, 2020

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After balking at plans to black out the windows of the building at 23107 Harper Ave. to make way for Wild Bill’s Tobacco to move in, members of the St. Clair Shores City Council heard the business’s new plans for the site at its March 16 meeting.

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Published March 20, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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