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A welcomed emergency manager?

The installation of emergency managers in communities like Detroit, Flint and Pontiac has not been without vocal criticism. In downriver Lincoln Park, however, many civic leaders have embraced the fiscal guidance their new EM is providing, seeing it as an opportunity to chart a path toward economic stability.

Plymouth business asks customers to sit, roll, play

Opening a brick and mortar business in today's on-demand, technology-driven economy is a risky roll of the dice. Opening a business that insists on slowing down and unplugging from the net is, well, a whole other game. Which is exactly the point Chris Erwin and Angela Space are trying to make at 3 & Up, their newly opened board game lounge in Plymouth. 

Back to school break

Let's face it, we all need a day off. Especially with the start of school. Metromode will be taking a break as we gear up for homework, after school clubs, and the generalized chaos that follows Labor Day. But look for a new issue on September 11th, when we return with more stories of innovation and growth.
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