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Giving Voice to the State’s Asian Communities

Asian News 03/17/2016 1 Comments

Inside the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission By Kim Clowes The number of Asian-Americans living in Michigan is rising, with the population increasing by more than 40% over the last 15 years.  In fact, Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the Tri-County area of Metro Detroit, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi.  Korean, Japanese,…

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Wasabi owner gives Detroit another try after 15 years

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

When he’s not checking on clients, 43-year-old restaurateur Chul-Woong Kang can often be found behind his computer next to the entrance of Wasabi (www.wasabidetroit.com) on the ground floor of the historic Park Shelton (www.theparkshelton.com). He obsessively monitors Yelp reviews of his Japanese-Korean restaurant (http://www.yelp.com/biz/wasabi-detroit), personally messaging legitimately disgruntled customers, and has even sent a reimbursement check for a poor experience.…

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Keep Tracking TREK

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

Since 1957, Trek, Inc. has been the leading supplier of aftermarket undercarriage products in North America. With over 55 years of experience in the industry, Trek, Inc. offers durable products that enable earthmoving machines to get the job done faster and more efficiently. Trek parts are designed to ensure safety and longevity of your equipment and manufactured for OEM compatibility…

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Founder Profile Story: B.J. Chang, PhD.

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

  SurgiTel is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was founded in 1992 as a branch of General Scientific Corporation. With a history in optics extending back to the 1930s, SurgiTel is the first optical equipment company to develop products for medical and dental specialists that focus not only on vision but also on ergonomics. Our patented designs have already…

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Bringing 10 year Advanced Tech to Michigan

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

soulbrain MI Inc. invested $30 million to start a plant from a 10-year-old vacant building in Northville two years ago. soulbrain MI Inc. is a manufacturer of electrolyte – critical component of lithium ion battery. soulbrain’s first name was TSC Michigan, which was named after its parent company in South Korea, TechnoSemiChem Co. Ltd. The name changed to soulbrain MI…

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Best Supplier for 16 consecutive years for GM

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

The sun was trying to poke through the clouds on a typical Tuesday spring afternoon in southeastern Michigan when I drove into the parking lot of the offices of SL America Corporation located in twin side-by-side one-story buildings in light industrial area in Sterling Heights.   Seung Ho Yang, Director of Overseas Sales and Young Yun Kwak, Executive Director introduced…

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Tip Your Hat Luke Song’s Hats

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

    When people talk about Detroit, they think about Automobiles. Yes, they are right, but automotive is not everything for Mr. Song. When the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin sang a song at the inauguration of the president Obama in 2009, Song’s hat business was beginning to rise up in the sky. All watching her singing “My Country ‘Tis…

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Kimbrough Cleaners, a community business

Business News 01/21/2016 0 Comments

“A Detroit Institution” Kimbrough Cleaners doesn’t advertise, and a Google search will net you exactly one review. The storefront is inconspicuous – except that the exposed side exterior, painted in tag-me white, is remarkably free of graffiti. In fact, driving past the business on Van Dyke in West Village, you might never guess that this is where every Detroit mayor since Coleman A. Young has…

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