Wed., November 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join MiSci and the Detroit Experience Factory to learn the science behind your favorite Detroit beers. We’ll visit breweries, talk with the brewers, taste their creations, and enjoy a guided tour through Detroit between breweries. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.  Tour participants will receive a general admission voucher to fully experience the Michigan Science Center on a later date.

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When he moved to Detroit as part of Venture for America, a program that sends new grads to startups in struggling cities to train as entrepreneurs, Brian Rudolph thought he would eventually start a tech company. Three years later, he's making pasta instead.

Rudolph just raised $1.3 million in a round of funding for Banza, a pasta made from chickpeas instead of wheat. It has twice the protein, four times the fiber, and half the net carbs as your average rigatoni. A serving has 25 grams of protein, as much as a three-ounce steak.

"I had this hobby of making really nutritious foods just for myself," he says. "I was making high-protein breads, high-protein ice creams. Most of them were not really very tasty, but this actually was. I was able to trick my roommate into thinking it was regular pasta, which I knew was a good step."

Last year, after a successful stint on Restaurant Startup, a foodie version of Shark Tank, Rudolph officially launched the product, which is now in 1,700 stores. He's hoping it will transform the pasta aisle.

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1. Robocop 

Robocop's Son (20 pics)

Additional Photos Here

How-To Instructions

2. Spirit of Detroit

How-To Instructions

Liberty Green Body Makeup
Green Color Hair Spray
One Of The Above Jersey's
Loin Cloth and Fabric Paint (or white sheet)
Optional: Hulk Chest (Adult, Child)
Gold Spray Paint (for objects in each hand).  Object 1 Object 2

Tip:  For the body makeup, the color doesn't need to be solid.  Example HERE

3. Coleman Young

How-To Instructions

3-Piece Suit (Grey or Black)
Pocket Square
Cuff Links
Glasses (optional)
Salt and Pepper your hair and mustache with hair paint (this brand is great found at Lynch's in Dearborn. Apply it on a tooth brush and blend)

Most Important: Carry around the 'Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young' book (it will fit in your pocket) and randomly read quotes to your friends through the evening.  This book is a gem.  You can find it online or at Pure Detroit locations.

Couples Option: Combine with Spirit of Detroit

4. Joe Louis Statue

How-To Instructions

White Boxing Shorts (White boxer shorts will also work and are way cheaper)
White Boxing Gloves
Bronze Metallic Body Paint (for body and hair) Lynch's in Dearborn also carries this line
Bronze Clothing Dye
Bronze Spray Paint (for boots)

5. Little Caesar

How-To Instructions

Orange Sheet
Black fabric paint/pens (for design that runs along the bottom of the costume) or cut out sections of felt and glue
Gold Cord Belt
Leaves (go to your nearest Michael's)
Spear - (thin black rod, make spear out of cardboard and paint black)
Pizza - Arts and Crafts time with some poster board and markers/sharpies

6. Detroit Derby Girl

How-To Instructions

Arm Pads
Knee Pads
Derby Girls Tank
Black Leggings/Nylons
Knee High Socks
Black Skates

Hint: I would contact the Detroit Derby Girls for any stickers/decals/etc

7. Jack and Meg White

How-To Instructions

White Face Make-Up
Microphone and Guitar (optional)

Dress 1 Dress 2 Dress 3 Dress 4 (google "white mexican lace dress")
White Face Make-Up
Drum sticks (optional)

8. Penobscot Building

How-To Instructions

Foam core board (for both building and attachment on the light)
LED light
Red Ball
Straps for shoulders

9. Harry Houdini

How-To Instructions

Couple sets of handcuffs
Chair around chest
Silver locks attached to chain
Black suit
White shirt (sleeves rolled up and over jacket)
Black bow-tie
Optional: dark short hair wig

10. Banksy Detroit Mural

How-To Instructions

Black leather skull cap
White paint can with red painted on the inside and a bit dripped on the outside
Paint brush with red paint dried on it
Black sweatshirt/long sleeve tshirt/black jacket with high collar, areas painted white (example here)
Sold Sign (taped to front of sweat shirt)
Black Pants
Black hair color (matted down hair)
Peachy/Tan makeup for face
Tan color gloves (or makeup for face)
Dark makeup for neck and and around the eyes

11. Michael Bolton

How-To Instructions

White and Grey liquid hair color (or wig)
Black button up
Black pants
Diamond earring stud in left ear
Detroit Burnout Scroll Scarf (crucial piece.  He loves his scarves)
Microphone or Video Camera
Preloaded playlist of all Michael Bolton Motown covers on your phone

Added touch: have a custom black t'shirt made with the "Detroit vs Everybody" font, with with copy "Michael Bolton (heart 's) Detroit or "When A Man Loves Detroit."

Also, check out his documentary on Detroit.

12. Heidelberg Project

How-To Instructions

Polkadot Onsie or white shirt and pants painted with assorted polka dots (size and colors)
Paint a couple polkadots on your face
Walk around with a stuff animal or pin a couple to your clothes (front and back)

13. Nicole Curtis 

How-To Instructions

Blonde wig (if you aren't blonde, obviously)
Tool belt filled with tools that won't be mistaken for weapons or plastic ones like these
Tank Top or Detroit themed tank or t'shirt
Skinny Jeans
Safety Glasses
Work Boots

Also, for more information about the upcoming Open House at the Ransom Gills  home, click HERE!

14. Detroit Craft Brewmaster

How-To Instructions

Beer (giant beer stein preferred.  The more ornate, the better)
Favorite Detroit Beer Tee/Hoodie
Required: Insert your favorite Hops notes into every conversation you have while smelling your beer, your friend's, and stranger's
Mid-Calf Dark Boots
Optional: Ascot, Silk Robe, White Dress Shirt, Black Dress Pants

Just drool !!!!!!! You ready to see this great house in person ? For the first time ever, I'm giving you actual notice...
Posted by Nicole Curtis on Monday, October 19, 2015

“America’s Got Talent” will kick off Season 11 auditions in Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the COBO Center. This is the first time the hit series is visiting Detroit and marks the beginning of a 12-city nationwide search for America’s next big undiscovered entertainer.

Those interested in auditioning can register for the Detroit auditions at

AUDITION DETAILS:   ‘AGT’ will host Season 11 auditions in 12 cities including Detroit, MI; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; San Jose, CA; San Diego, CA; Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL and Dallas, TX

Online auditions are also available through March 2016 for anyone unable to make it to one of the 12 audition tour stops

Moosejaw Faves Brand Showcase
1441 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(between Grand River Avenue and Clifford Street)
(313) 938-3605

Mon - Wed: 11am - 7pm
Thu - Sat: 11am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

The 4,000 square foot space will feature a large product selection from The North Face and Patagonia.

The new pop up store is just a few doors down from their current Moosejaw shop in Detroit on Woodward. This location is temporary (just for the holidays) and is open 7 days a week.

Grand Opening Party is on October 24th.

Detroiters Art

Comedy Central has given a series order to Detroiters, its Motor City comedy pilot executive produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis who will have a recurring role on the 10-episode series.

Detroiters stars cast member-turned-SNL writer Tim Robinson and Veep‘s Sam Richardson, Detroit natives who performed together at Chicago’s Second City. The project, which Richardson and Robinson co-created, co-wrote and executive produce with Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin, revolves around Sam (Richardson) and Tim (Robinson), two small-time Detroit ad men who aspire to help turn their hometown back into the glittering jewel of the Midwest that it once was. Sudeikis will appear in a limited number of episodes as a successful automotive executive Sam and Tim relentlessly pursue in an effort to land their first big-time client.

“The creative team on Detroiters is so ridiculously funny, we’re not even sure we deserve them,” said Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman.

Richardson, who joined Veep in Season 3 as recurring, playing wide-eyed political staffer Richard Splett, was promoted to regular in Season 4. Richardson is expected to continue on the HBO comedy in addition to his commitment to Detroiters.

While the pilot for Detroiters was shot on location in Detroit, it’s yet to be determined whether the series will film there or in Los Angeles or New York.

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Nourishing an American City's Comeback, One Bowl of Soup at a Time

Detroit's on the rise and this resident is feeding its renewal.

A lot has changed in the seven years Amy Kaherl has lived in Detroit. “In 2008, it was a lot more lawless. Blight was at, probably, its all-time high. Streetlights were getting shot off, not turned on,” says Kaherl, who grew up outside the city in suburban Sterling Heights. A few years back, the city “was so quiet. And I think that that quietness in this urban center can be very scary.”

Most of us are familiar with the broad strokes of Detroit’s decline — car companies lost sales to competitors overseas, suburbs siphoned tax dollars from the urban core, riots erupted, residents fled en masse, homicide rates spiked and, in 2013, the city became the largest American municipality to file for bankruptcy. But few know that the Motor City’s rebirth began over spoonfuls of soup — specifically, over one pot of potato leek on a frigid Super Bowl Sunday in February 2010.

That evening Kaherl, a young, idealistic deejay sporting large glasses, co-founded Detroit SOUP, a monthly gathering where residents share a bowl of soup at the same time they’re funding local initiatives. Kaherl, who serves as the initiative’s director, explains, “For $5, you get soup, salad, bread and a roll, and you hear four pitches that are trying to make the city better.” Each presenter gets four minutes to share an idea and then fields four questions from the audience. “Then the diners get a chance to eat, share, connect and vote,” she continues. “Whoever has the most votes at the end of the night wins the money that was gathered at the door.”

Some SOUP events focus on the entire city, while others are centered on specific neighborhoods. In the past five years, more than 800 ideas have been presented. The pot for a citywide night averages roughly $1,000; winners at the smaller gathering usually net around $700.

SOUP’s “microgrants” run the gamut of civic projects, including art, urban agriculture, social entrepreneurship, education and tech. One college student designed winter coats that could double as sleeping bags and founded the Empowerment Project by hiring 20 formerly homeless women to sew them. Another group, Rebel Nell, employed women living in shelters to make jewelry from chipped graffiti paint. Funds have also supported poetry and writers’ groups, bike mechanic training classes, a local travel guide, a documentary film, free Shakespeare performances and benches for bus stops.

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While imitation is the goal of many Neapolitan purists, who import their 00 flour and San Marzano tomatoes for Italian authenticity, the best pizza in America also spans regional styles like deep-dish Chicago pizza, Detroit’s square slices and New Haven’s coal-fired pies. We rank the country’s finest purveyors, from classic cheap pizza joints to gourmet eateries.

Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit

Pizza nerds can tell you that Detroit has a style all its own, and it started in 1946 at Buddy’s. Though the square slices are Sicilian-inspired, the industrial-weight steel pan that creates the well-done, almost fried-on-the-bottom crust sets them apart; rumor has it Buddy’s founder Gus Guerra acquired his first pans from a factory-worker pal. Buddy’s has since passed through several owners and become a local chain, but the original on Conant Street is still credited with serving the best Motor City-style pies, layered with toppings, cheese and then tomato sauce — a recipe that’s been pleasing diners for 69 years.

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Detroit is on the rise, and there are plenty of exciting reasons to visit now. (Photo: Catch Carri)

It’s hard to think “Detroit” and picture green urban spaces, organic coffee shops, and gourmet restaurants, but the Motor City is undergoing a revitalization that could put it on the map as a hip city to visit this year. Though the city has suffered culturally and financially through the years, entrepreneurs and young professionals are slowly moving back and sparking positive change in the community. Here are ten reasons to put Detroit on your travel list right now:

1. The coffee scene could soon rival Portland’s.

Coffee lovers can get their fix at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, an organic, small-batch coffee company located in a Midtown building that’s constructed mostly out of materials reclaimed from a demolished East Side Detroit home. A rotating menu of freshly roasted micro-lot, single-origin coffees are served throughout the week, but Great Lakes’ commitment to quality never changes — the business philosophy focuses on small-scale production, traditional techniques, and quality taste. Insider tip: try the cold-brewed coffee on draft.

Located right across from Campus Martius Park, Roasting Plant is further evidence that good coffee might be fueling Detroit’s renaissance. The modern shop takes the science of coffee seriously, and beans are roasted fresh in-house every day. While there’s no denying that the coffee is strong and delicious, the real reason people keep coming back is probably the novelty ordering process. Once you pick which coffee you want, the beans are vacuum pumped through clear tubes, shooting right from the roaster to the brewer. It gives the place an industrial mad-scientist vibe and draws coffee connoisseurs back again and again.

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11:00 AM – 2:00 PM • FREE ADMISSION

Be sure to wear your green & white or maize & blue and cheer for your favorite team at the U/M vs MSU Alumni Flag Football Games (11am-1pm). Big Game Happy Hour at The Beach at Campus Martius (2pm-5pm). Admission free.

To View Schedule and Purchase Advance Tickets for Chili/Mac m Cheese Tailgate Party click here

U-M and MSU Alumni: Sign-up for Flag Football, Tug-of-War and Sack Races

General Public (non-alumni): All are invited to sign-up for Tug-of-War and Sack Races
Jesse David Green
In this new Wildsam digital story series, we’ll be tagging along with talented folks in cities we love. The catch: We asked them to describe the perfect 24 hours unplugged and away from work. We’re calling it DAY OFF.

First up, we’re going to Detroit with diner owner, Lucy de Parry.

Lucy is the co-owner and front of house queen at Rose’s Fine Food, the cozy, throwback-feeling breakfast and lunch spot on East Jefferson. Along with fellow co-owner/cousin Chef Molly Mitchell, the Rose’s team has already made quite the impression, near and far. Barely past their first anniversary, Bon Appetit’s dubbed Rose’s as “the ultimate diner” in the September issue. On the occasion that Lucy gets a full day to enjoy Detroit – beyond her bustling restaurant – here’s how she’s spending it.

MORNING: The regular routine doesn’t allow for much sleeping in, so Lucy starts the day early with coffee and books in bed. Getting outside is a big priority, whether it’s enjoying the rustic, countryside appeal of east Poletown (where she lives with husband, Zan, of Roast) or heading to the William Livingstone Memorial Light on Belle Isle. In the winter, she’ll cross country ski to see the 70-foot high marble tower. “If you stop and stand at the water’s edge,” she says, the “hypnotic sound of floating ice hitting the shore” can be heard on less windy days.

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A sculpture garden put up by Robert Sestok, an artist who has lived in the neighborhood since 1967. CreditLaura McDermott for The New York Times

The traveler’s brain is programmed to recognize arrival in a major city using certain previously identified patterns: dense settlement, heavy traffic, pedestrian bustle.

Detroit does not compute, at least at first. Long-known associations (auto industry, Motown, cherished sports franchises) give way to first impressions: vast stretches of empty lots, surreal semi-ruins, traffic so shockingly light that streets of the Motor City might as well be one big bike lane.

But upon exploration, signs of the recent Detroit revival emerge — artists snapping up foreclosed homes, a thriving culinary scene, major housing developments, the oft-praised RiverWalk with views across to Windsor, Ontario (to the south, just to throw the brain an added twist). And more than anything, energetic mini-neighborhoods vibrant with commercial, creative and civic activity. It’s not just the houses that are inexpensive but, with some exceptions, the city as a whole. I was impressed, and sometimes shocked ($3 local IPAs!) by the low cost of a visit — if you avoid the fancier new spots serving $4.50 coffees, that is.

That revival, and its budget-friendly status, have made Detroit an attraction for more than just domestic tourists.

“Everyone in Berlin wants to visit Detroit,” said Leen, an Englishwoman who lives in Berlin whom I met on the RiverWalk, during one of several free tours given by Detroit Experience Factory. (They are a good introduction to the city.) She noted that Detroit was the birthplace of techno, and Berlin was where it grew up. There’s another parallel, of course: A few decades ago parts of Berlin, too, emptied out, and the vacuum was filled with a brand of young people not entirely unlike those coming into Detroit today.

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The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) will host the 2015 “Run of the Dead” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Patton Park Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit. The USTAF-certified 5K/10K race will take hundreds of competitors through two of Southwest Detroit’s most historic cemeteries in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones.

“The SDBA is proud to host our annual ‘Dia de los Muertos’ event to celebrate Mexican culture and this widely popular holiday,” said SDBA President Kathy Wendler. “We encourage local residents and visitors to come out and join us for a little bit of fun and friendly competition. Once the race is over, we hope everyone will enjoy the rest of the day by exploring the more than 1,700 small businesses in Southwest Detroit, including authentic Mexican restaurants, bakeries, retailers and specialty grocery stores.”

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the 5K/10K race starting at 9 a.m. and promptly ending by noon. The event features awards for top male and female 5K and 10K finishers, prizes by age category and swag bags with local treats. Participants also are invited to wear traditional face-paint, flowers and attire. Non-traditional costumes are not encouraged. A special tribute to honor deceased loved ones will take place at the beginning of the event in observance of the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Local Zumba instructor Roberto Nearon will kick off the race by leading the crowd in a Zumba warm-up. Participants also will enjoy live entertainment during registration and along the racecourse, including performances by Lovely Lyra Ladies and the Dreamland Theatre Troupe. Once on the racecourse, participants will pass gravestones, headstones, mausoleums and other burial sites found at Holy Cross and Woodmere cemeteries. There also will be signs with interesting facts, including details about notable individuals who are buried at each location.

Registration for the 5K and 10K races are $25 and $30, respectively, and includes an event bib, T-shirt and swag bag. Participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 6, at the SDBA’s first floor atrium, 7752 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit. There will be limited day of registration at Patton Park beginning at 7 a.m. for an additional $5 fee per race.

For more information, to register or volunteer, visit
Detroit Cheers:  The Official Currency Of Detroit

The 25 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go The Furthest

Which major cities are providing employees with the most favorable combination of wages and cost of living?

As part of determining the top cities for jobs, Glassdoor considered median salaries for employees in the 50 most populous metros in the U.S., as well as median home value as a measure of cost of living, using the ratio of those two metrics to identify the cities where employees get the greatest cost of living bang for their earned buck.

“Many small and mid-size cities offer good economic value today,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist, “but I don’t think public perceptions have kept up with that. There are still stereotypes about old industrial cities.”

At the top of the list is Detroit. With a relatively low median home value of $114, 000 and median salary for $45,000, the Motor City provides strong opportunities for workers looking to capitalize on manageable cost of living. 

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Photo: Tony Demin 

A photo of the Empire Bluff lookout along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was the third most popular photograph in a global social media initiative held Sunday, September 27 to mark World Tourism Day. The photo was taken by Traverse City photographer Tony Demin.

The photo was submitted by Traverse City Tourism through Pure Michigan, the state’s tourism brand, as part of a worldwide “Instagram Relay” organized by helloworld, an Australian travel organization. More than 75 Instagram “influencers” in 60 countries participated in the event, posting thousands of images of landscapes, cities, people and places around the world – all taken on the same day – using the #helloworldRELAY hashtag.

World Tourism Day is an annual event created by the United Nations to raise awareness about the beneficial impact tourism has in bringing people together. On Sunday, as the sun rose at various destinations across the world — starting at sunrise in Samoa, the westernmost point of the earth and traveling across the world until it finished at sunset in the Cook Islands 36 hours later – Instagrammers were snapping and posting pictures.

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What Every Business Builder Can Learn From Detroit About the Power of Relationships

In the past 60 years, Detroit has been dragged through a gauntlet of civic despair unmatched in scope and length. This is not news; the city’s decay -- the slow letting of its industrial heart's blood, the fleeing of more than half its citizens, the blight that has shuttered tens of thousands of homes and businesses -- has been covered extensively by the media.

So, too, have its recent attempts at recovery, which are not only more inspiring but also provide valuable lessons even for those of us who are not trying to resuscitate an entire metropolitan area. For what Detroit has done to—if not exactly bounce back then at least begin to—claw back shines a light on the critical role relationships can play not only in the general goings-on of an organization but also in crisis situations. From saving a virtually priceless collection of art to providing a path for small businesses to gain a foothold, relationship capital in the Motor City is being leveraged every which way. Here are three of the most significant takeaways from the city’s revival playbook.

1. Form cross-sector relationships.

This is the big one. Whatever triumph there is in Detroit's story has its roots in a meaningful collaboration between for- and nonprofit organizations. Pockets of the city have been restored and revitalized by a joint effort to nurture human (and intellectual) capital in those areas. Dan Gilbert, CEO of Quicken Loans, for example, moved his company’s headquarters to downtown Detroit to bolster the population numbers and help jumpstart the local economy, then provided further sustenance to the commercial ecosystem by opening a new start-up incubator and venture capital firm. And so far, so good. According to a recent New York Times article, small business owners in Detroit have been inspired by Gilbert. Lacking his working capital, they've leveraged grants and educational support from more than 50 nonprofit business organizations, opening shops on previously vacant streets and starting innovative tech firms. All of it has brought life back to the ghost city.

Corporations of any size, especially those in crisis, would do well to note the benefits conferred by removing industry blinders from one’s store of relationship capital. Mining cross-sector connections often yield more creative solutions, be they advisory or financial. Those stuck in any kind of silo risk missing opportunities, not only for growth, but also for quickly raising funds in times of emergency, finding the product idea that will turn your company around or hiring a leader with a different perspective who can pull your organization out of the mud.

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Hour Detroit celebrates the Motor City’s culinary talent during its fourth installment of this highly-anticipated five-night dinner series, Savor Detroit. Each night features two of the city’s most celebrated chefs.

This year, BravoTV Top Chef Season 12 winner Mei Lin will join the lineup as well. Attendees can expect a one-of-a-kind, four-course meal and dessert complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings, a cocktail hour, light appetizers, live entertainment and an art installation by local artist Tyree Guyton.

Each evening will begin with a cocktail hour, light appetizers and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from a silent art auction of Guyton’s work will benefit charity partner, The Heidelberg Project, a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art.


Oct. 5

·         James Rigato, The Root Restaurant & Bar and Mabel Gray

·         Mei Lin, of Bravo’s Top Chef

Oct. 6

·         Derek Watson, Bistro 82

·         Derek Harris, The Hill Seafood and Chop House

Oct. 7

·         Brion Wong, Antietam

·         Kate Williams, Lady of the House

Oct. 8

·         Matthew Fitchett, Big Rock Chophouse

·         Marc Casadei, Tre Monti Ristorante

Oct. 9

·         Doug Hewitt, Chartreuse

·         Jeff Baldwin, J Baldwin’s

Tickets for Savor Detroit are available online at Ticket prices are $125 per person or $1,150 for a table of 10.
Photo: Forbes 
Financial news and data startup, Benzinga, today announced it will relocate its headquarters to One Campus Martius (the former Compuware Building), at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Monroe Street, in the heart of technology centric downtown Detroit. The rapidly growing company is moving its offices and 35 full-time team members with plans to double its workforce over the next two years, adding up to 40 new jobs.

 “Now we can continue to grow by leveraging the urban core and downtown Detroit’s tech scene to attract top talent from across the country. We are ecstatic to be part of Dan Gilbert’s ongoing revitalization efforts,” said Jason Raznick, Benzinga CEO. “So many of our team members already live and play in the downtown area, relocating our headquarters to downtown Detroit is a natural next step for us.”

Benzinga is a financial media platform that offers customized data and content solutions to investors worldwide. By focusing on breaking exclusive stories and providing more accurate data, Benzinga offers undiscovered opportunities that allow investors to make more intelligent decisions in the market.

The company’s new home base is being constructed on the second floor of One Campus Martius, overlooking the year-round entertainment venue Campus Martius Park along the route of the future M-1 RAIL. Benzinga partnered with Bedrock, dPoP!, Neumann/Smith Architecture and Sachse Construction to build an open, collaborative work space providing an environment designed to inspire new ideas.

Rocket Fiber high speed internet service will soon be available downtown, powering Benzinga’s operation at lightning-fast speeds. The company’s move is expected to be completed by the end of October.

“Benzinga’s platform as a leading online financial news and information source is an invaluable tool that, at its core, is fueled by creativity and innovation,” said Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures. “Detroit is at the center of a tidal wave of momentum that is infusing downtown with a new level of energy and optimism. Locating in the urban core will give Benzinga a front row seat and the unique ability to showcase Detroit’s story to the world – highlighting the growing interest from technology startups, established tech companies like Amazon, major financial institutions like Fifth Third Bank and Ally Financial and influential automotive-related companies like Lear.”

Bedrock and Meridian Health acquired the landmark One Campus Martius building earlier this year. The impressive high-rise has multiple restaurants, including Hard Rock Café, Texas de Brazil, Tim Horton’s, and Mitch Albom’s new charitable dessert shop, Detroit Water Ice Factory, several retail shops, a top of the line fitness center, and a daycare facility.

Benzinga will join signature office tenants including Quicken Loans, Meridian Health, Compuware and Bedrock Real Estate Services.

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Photo courtesy of Lindspetrol / Flickr
Michigan's M-22 Wins Best Scenic Autumn Drive!

The M-22 route along Lake Michigan is one of America’s most beautiful tours, and it gets even better in the fall. This 116-mile road brings visitors through the peaceful countryside and along the shore, past small businesses, wineries, galleries and, of course, countless colorful trees.

Visitors can stop and visit points of interest along the way and meet some locals, making this fall leaves trip a little bit wildlife and a little bit small town, all in one.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Scenic Autumn Drive are as follows:

M-22 - Michigan
Upper Delaware Scenic Byway - New York
Kancamagus Scenic Byway - New Hampshire
Hocking Hills Scenic Byway - Ohio
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive - Washington
Blue Ridge Parkway - North Carolina & Virginia
West Elk Loop - Colorado
Skyline Drive - Virginia
Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway - South Dakota
Scenic Route 100 Byway - Vermont

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