Posts by Adam Finkel

Equinox Fitness Clubs Comes to Michigan

Talking business and Detroit with Judy Turchin, COO of Equinox Fitness Clubs. By Adam Finkel A month ago, Equinox Fitness Clubs opened its first Michigan location in Bloomfield Hills. Equinox Executive Chairman Harvey Spevak said, “Equinox was founded on the premise that fitness can power, and empower, a community of high-performance individuals, and Bloomfield Hills…

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Wexner Program Returns to Detroit After 31 Years

By Adam Finkel, Contributing Writer Photographs Courtesy of the Wexner Heritage Program Israel facing the “Who is a Jew” issue, one of several religious dilemmas to confront the state. Clergy “challenged” by intermarriage, assimilation and Hebrew school inattention. American Jewry confronting a nightmare of anti-Semitism and hate. A Supreme Court justice hearing rocked with intense…

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Josh Luber, StockX CEO

StockX Laces Up

Sneaker “stock market” co-founded by Dan Gilbert rockets to success. In his 20s, Dan Gilbert announced a reason for his success: fun. “I’ve just always enjoyed going on to the next goal and achieving the next plateau,” he said in a 1990s story in Crain’s Detroit Business. As of this month, a new mountain can…

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Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman.

Smile!

Above: Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman. From basement brainstorm to multi-million-dollar business. The late Morrie Fenkell was described by Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Friendship Circle as an unforgettable man. The philanthropist and former chairman of Liberty State Bank & Trust was said to consider himself the most blessed and lucky man in the world, whether…

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Ethan Davidson, Chemi Peres and Gretchen Davidson.

No Room For Small Dreams

Chemi Peres, son of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, pays a special visit to Detroit. At 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2015, Birmingham’s Salvatore Scallopini had largely cleared out. It was the last shift on a Thursday evening when the sun barely pierced 56 degrees. The final pasta dish would be served to Ofer…

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