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Monday, December 20, 2010

COMPLEX mega-boutique opens

Mega-boutique opens

COMPLEX recently opened in the heart of Birmingham’s principle shopping district. The mega-boutique houses the Lab, Annex, Metallic, Garment Society, David & Davis Home and Pop-up Retail with more to come. It is a multi-concept fashion maze, with specialty retailers that feature contemporary women’s apparel, home furnishings, lifestyle products, unique gadgets, trendy and designer accessories. The in-shop boutique collaboration is two levels, 6,000-square-foot gallery style space at 168 W. Maple Road in Birmingham. Call 248-792-2495 or visit

Interior Partnership Group awarded construction projects

Interior Partnership Group Inc., a comprehensive design, construction and building services firm in Clawson, has been awarded three design-build construction projects: the renovation and updating of 11,000 square feet in the Administrative Office Building of ArvinMeritor in Troy; a new 4,300-square-foot Spine Center in the Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons suite at the St. John’s Macomb Hospital Medical Building in Warren; and the renovation and updating of 3,100 square feet in the Adult Services and Geriatric Care facility at Easter Seals of Michigan in Southfield.

Miller Canfield advises Chinese company in Nexteer deal

The law firm of Miller Canfield represented Pacific Century Motors Inc. of China, which bought Nexteer Automotive from General Motors. The transaction represents the single largest Chinese investment in the global automotive supplier industry.
The Miller Canfield legal team was led by Shusheng Wang, Brad B. Arbuckle and Richard A. Walawender, principals in the firm’s International/Emerging Markets practice.
The practice also was involved in Mexico’s Metalsa Automotive’s $140 million acquisition of Dana Holding Corporation’s Structural Products business. The firm also  represented Kongsberg Automotive ASA of Norway in its $560 million acquisition of Teleflex Global Motion Systems.

Rosen joins Vistage Michigan

Sandy Rosen, CEO of Great Lakes Recycling in Roseville, has become a member of Vistage Michigan, a chapter of the world’s leading chief executive organization.
Vistage Michigan offers peer workshops, one-to-one business coaching, speaker presentations from industry experts, social networking, webinars and an extensive online content library.
Rosen is a member of the Macomb County Solid Waste Planning Committee and Michigan Recycling Coalition. He is a resident of Bloomfield Township.

Reinhart elected to government financial association

 Leslie Reinhart, controller for the city of Sterling Heights, has been elected president of the Michigan Government Financial Officers Association for 2010-11. Reinhart has served as controller for Sterling Heights since December 2001. A certified public accountant, Reinhart earned her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University with a double major in accounting and management information systems.

Lozen names new shareholders

Anna M. Kovar and Matthew C. Lozen have become shareholders in the law offices of Timothy J. Lozen, P.C. The firm is now known as Lozen, Kovar and Lozen, P.C. and is headquartered at 511 Fort Street, Suite 402, Port Huron. Kovar’s practice areas include family law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Lozen’s practice areas include civil litigation, collections and criminal law.

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