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Published December 3, 2018

CLAWSON — After 20 years at its location in a strip mall, House of Optical recently opened a new location five blocks to the east at 250 E. 14 Mile Road, just east of Main Street.

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Published November 27, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Customers at the 18 National Coney Island locations in southeast Michigan raised $31,642.76 in a month in partnership with the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Published November 16, 2018

TROY — Randy Newman, owner of Randy’s Eli of Troy Menswear, said he’s seen trends come and go since he first started to work for the original owner, Eli Kurtz, in 1978 — but his attention to giving good customer service has never wavered.

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Published November 16, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — According to the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, 95 percent of the businesses in the county are defined as a “small business” — one that employs fewer than 50 people.

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Published November 16, 2018

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Small businesses often pour their energy, time and money into local events and organizations that help strengthen the ties within a community.

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Published November 16, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — When it comes to automobiles, it’s safe to say the Tremontis know a thing or two. What started as a small car wash in Oak Park in 1979 by John Tremonti Sr. has grown into three car washes and three auto repair shops under the Midas franchise.

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Published November 16, 2018

GROSSE POINTES — Online shopping at sites like Amazon might be convenient, and big box chains like Walmart might be cheap, but what have either of them ever done for your hometown?

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Published November 16, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — The owner of The Italian Dish, Holly Anselmi, comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. “My grandfather had a roller rink in Waterford,” she said. “My cousins have a business, and my brother is a local attorney. There is a little bit of it in our blood.”

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Published November 15, 2018

BERKLEY/FERNDALE — Local businesses comprise the heart of many towns and communities.

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Published November 15, 2018

FARMINGTON — Scott Colburn Boots & Western Wear owner Sarah Colburn believes that small businesses succeed on the strength of their employees and the dedication of their customers — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Published November 15, 2018

SHELBY/UTICA — Shopping locally can have more benefits for you than getting that crazy new deal. Shopping locally can help keep your own town thriving and keep the money you spend in the community you live in, while also keeping your taxes lower. Nobody likes paying out their well-earned money, so why not make sure it comes back to you somehow?

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Published November 15, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — They are what make St. Clair Shores unique, according to Mayor Kip Walby.

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Published November 15, 2018

WARREN —  It was a Monday just before noon and Michael Sobh was right where his customers can usually find him, inside Boff’s Market. The store’s owner of 38 years was receiving produce from trusted suppliers, managing deliveries to other local businesses and making sure the store was ready to serve those who come to buy meat from him because they trust him.

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Published November 15, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS — It’s the neighborhood small business that gives a splash of unique flair to a community.

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Published November 14, 2018

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — Local businesses in the Eastpointe and Roseville areas want to get the word out that the best options people might have for holiday shopping might not be online, but just down the street.

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Published November 14, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — For Chicken Shack co-owner Jim Behen, the best way for his small business to succeed while feeding people is through word of mouth. And with those interactions come not only repeat customers, but also new chances to reach out and support their local activities.

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Published November 14, 2018

KEEGO HARBOR — Shoppers, retailers and business analysts are paying more attention to the impact of small businesses as Small Business Saturday approaches Nov. 24. The campaign encourages consumers to buy local from a brick-and-mortar small business.

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Published November 14, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Ever since its ribbon-cutting in June 2015, countless people have passed through the doors of 168 Asian Mart, showing demand for authentic Asian goods and supporting the sprawling grocery store that includes a food court, a café and more.

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