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2012-01-05 13:45:00

DETROIT, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior officials for the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today signed an unprecedented five-year contract that will keep one of the world's most influential auto shows in the Motor City through 2017. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120105/DE30643-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120105/DE30643-b ) The agreement represents an aggregate economic impact of...

2011-12-27 15:50:00

DETROIT, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Caesars® Pizza is celebrating the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl® with a special offer for football fans and pizza lovers across the country. To share in the excitement of the college bowl game, Little Caesars today announced a "Free Crazy Bread®" promotion. Today, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 29, Little Caesars customers can purchase any HOT-N-READY® pizza and get an eight piece order of Crazy Bread FREE with a valid coupon. The...

2011-12-20 06:06:00

DETROIT, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show 2012 (NAIAS) has expanded its footprint inside Cobo Center and its outreach into the social media sphere as it prepares to open for Press Preview, Jan. 9-10, 2012. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53547-north-american-international-auto-show-cobo-center-detroit-january-2012 (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111220/MM21535 )(Logo:...

2011-12-15 12:15:00

DETROIT, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty automotive journalists have selected the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat as the three finalists for the 2012 North American Car of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100111/DE35309LOGO) The finalists for the 2012 North American Truck of the Year are the BMW X3, the Honda CR-V and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The finalists were revealed today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon...

2011-12-15 11:38:00

DETROIT, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today released the coveted press conference schedule for the 2012 show, which opens to journalists on Press Preview days, Jan. 9-10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090903/DE70318LOGO) Some 35 press conferences will be presented over two days by official NAIAS exhibitors, manufacturers and Tier One automotive suppliers from around the world. Each NAIAS-scheduled press conference...

2011-12-14 14:10:00

DETROIT, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced that plans are in place for its annual Education Day, scheduled for Wed, Jan. 18 at Cobo Center in Detroit. One of the world's premier automotive events, the NAIAS takes place Jan. 14 - 22, 2012. Show executives also announced that for the first time, Education Day would be open to students of all ages, including college level. The PNC Foundation, which specializes in early childhood...

2011-12-13 12:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conner Plant reopens to produce 2013 SRT Viper Nearly 150 jobs to return to Detroit New Viper to roll off the line in late 2012 Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for the production of the next generation SRT Viper. With the plant's reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, will return to the City of Detroit. The Conner facility was idled when production of...

2011-12-09 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The developer of Cleveland's first casino today announced that it has agreements to purchase The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland and an attached five-story commercial office building located at 250 Huron Street in downtown Cleveland. The 205-room hotel and 119,000 sq. ft. office space is adjacent to Horseshoe Casino Cleveland which is being developed by joint venture partners Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Casino construction is...

2011-11-04 10:09:00

DETROIT RESIDENTS TO GET DETROIT WORKS PROJECT UPDATE ON MAYOR'S EFFORT TO REVIVE CITY NEIGHBORHOODS; EVENT ALSO WILL OFFER WORKSHOPS AND STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNITIES DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's planning team will update citizens on the progress and possibilities of the Detroit Works Project as part of the second annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Rising Summit on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the downtown campus of Wayne County...

2011-11-01 10:49:00

DETROIT, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel donated more than 3,000 books yesterday to the Marcus Garvey Academy and Rose-Hill Academy. The books, equally distributed between the two schools, were collected through the casino's Turning the Page on Illiteracy book drive. Books were donated by casino guests, employees and local businesses. The book drive is one of several ongoing community initiatives sponsored by the casino. "Thanks to the generous donations by our...