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Shorpy Saturday – Open Wide: 1908

By Jeffrey Buck

How many different dentists can you count?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Open Wide: 1908“:

Open Wide - 1908

Detroit circa 1908. “Grand Circus building.” Named after the large, semicircular park nearby, and home to a curiously high concentration of dentists. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Hatch Detroit Final Four

Hatch Detroit 2014

By Jeffrey Buck

The 2014 Hatch Detroit Contest Final Four are in and voting has already commenced.  Voters now must choose only one business each day in this round. The four finalists that will continue to try and win your heart are the following:

Cockadoodle – Breakfast/Lunch concept on Avenue of Fashion

Gabriel Hall – Live New Orleans style entertainment bar & restaurant

Sister Pie – Bakery including pies, cookies and more

Third Wave Music – Instrument retail store

You can vote by visiting their website, click here. The Hatch Off, this Wednesday August 20th,is where the winner will be announced. The crown will be awarded by 50% popular votes and 50% Hatch Off Judge votes. If there happens to be a tie the winner will be determined by the total number of popular votes from both rounds of voting. Tickets for the Hatch off being held at Ford Field can be purchased by clicking here.

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Hatch Detroit Voting in Full Swing

Hatch Detroit 2014

By Jeffrey Buck

The 2014 Hatch Detroit Contest Top 10 we’re announced last week and are now looking for your vote. Voters may choose up to four business for the first round of voting and participate once per day. The lucky ten semifinalists looking to win your heart are the following:

Alegria Pops – Authentic paletas (Mexican ice pops)

Bumbo’s – Polish bar/cuisine

Cockadoodle – Breakfast/Lunch concept on Avenue of Fashion

Gabriel Hall – Live New Orleans style entertainment bar & restaurant

McClary Bros. Outpost – Tasting room/Soda shoppe

Rocco’s Italian Deli – Midotwn deli

Sister Pie – Bakery including pies, cookies and more

Third Wave Music – Instrument retail store

Uncle Bug’s Organic Creamery – Ice cream manufacturer

1701 Bespoke – Custom clothing

You can vote by visiting their website, click here. Past winners have included Hugh, La Feria and Batch Brewing. The top four finalists will be announced on August 15th at which point Round Two of voting will begin. The Hatch Off and winner will be announced on August 20th.

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Shorpy Saturday – Union Trust: 1906

By Jeffrey Buck

I want to first apologize for the long hiatus; It’s been a busy few weeks. There has been a lot of buzz lately with all of the renovations and new construction going on in Downtown and Midtown. The announcement of the new hockey arena probably being the biggest. Work continues on the David Whitney Building and Woodward is shut down in several spots for the M-1 Rail. It’s an exciting time for the city and the region.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Union Trust: 1906“:

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1906. “Union Trust Building, Detroit.” Romanesque Revival wedding cake at Griswold and Congress that went up in 1896, came down in 1956.

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World Cup viewing party downtown

By Jeffrey Buck

Watch USA take on Germany tomorrow in Cadillac Square starting at noon. It is open to everyone and the weather looks amazing. #IBeleiveThatWeWillWin

For more information check out @BlocalDetroit.

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Shorpy Saturday – White Castle: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

Opening Day is getting closer. See if you can find the baseball scoreboard in the photo!

Take a look at the photograph entitled “White Castle: 1910“:

WHite Castle - 1910

Detroit circa 1910. “Griswold Street south from Michigan Avenue.” And a view of the recently completed Ford Building. 8×10 glass negative.

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FORTUNE Magazine Names Quicken Loans a Top 5 Best Place to Work in America

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DETROIT – Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender, today was named a top-five place to work nationwide in FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” This marks the 11th consecutive year Detroit-based Quicken Loans has ranked in the top-30 of FORTUNE’s benchmark workplace culture study.

Quicken Loans’ culture goes far beyond its storied bright colored offices and fun, collaborative work environment. The company’s team members consistently express an appreciation for the inclusive and creative culture, nurtured by leaders who encourage them to innovate without fear of failure along the way.

“It’s incredible to see what’s possible when you hire great people, empower them and set them loose to innovate and create,” said Quicken Loans Chief Executive Officer Bill Emerson. “It is an absolute honor to work alongside our more than 10,000 team members who bring their passion and energy to the office each and every day.”

In 2013, Quicken Loans continued its explosive growth, closing a company record $80 billion in home loan volume, becoming the third largest overall lender in the country. The company also grew its loan servicing capabilities to become the 11th largest mortgage servicer in the nation, with more than $138 billion in home loans in its portfolio.

Quicken Loans, for the fourth consecutive year, was named by J.D. Power as the highest in customer satisfaction among all home loan lenders in America.

While busy setting records for its client service and growth, Quicken Loans invested substantially in its hometown of Detroit, finalizing the move of all Michigan-based team members to the city and playing a large role in the city’s ongoing revitalization. Team members set their own record in the community, volunteering more than 36,000 hours of their time at hundreds of non-profit organizations.

“Of everything we accomplished last year, what makes me the most proud is that our team still took time to lend a hand to those in need in the communities where we live, work and play. It is that passion for doing the right thing and caring about others that lays the groundwork for our success,” Emerson added.

According to FORTUNE’s survey, 98 percent of Quicken Loans team members said they feel good about how the company gives back to the community. Additionally, 96 percent of team members say they have the opportunity to have fun at work.

FORTUNE Magazine partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to develop a comprehensive team member survey that examines team member satisfaction through questions about compensation, empowerment, and training to rank the companies. The survey is randomly distributed to team members, with the results of the survey accounting for two-thirds of the overall company score. The remaining company score is determined through the Great Place to Work Institute’s Culture Audit, a series of questions and surveys on benefits, hiring and recognition.

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