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Local businesses can advertise on The Huron Hub for free


Published July 15, 2019 — 1 p.m. EST 

Are you a local business owner that wants to reach more customers?

The Huron Hub supports local businesses and wants to help.

Businesses in Huron Township have the chance to grow their customer base by advertising on The Huron Hub – for free!

Right now, we are offering free advertising for any local business. That’s thousands of potential customers you could reach on a daily and weekly basis.

In 2018, for example, over 100,000 unique visitors accessed The Huron Hub.

Imagine all of the people who can see your add.

Check out a list of advertisers who are already taking advantage of free advertising on The Huron Hub.

The only requirement is the business must be located in Huron Township.

The only legwork the business owner or representative has to do is send us an image or digital business card that we can place on The Huron Hub website.

Send your images or digital business cards to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com. You can also email that address with questions or concerns.

As always, The Huron Hub also offers the publication of business profiles, for free, on our website and social media. To learn how to submit your business profile for publication, visit this link.


 

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Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal welcomes three new restaurants

Three restaurants recently opened for business in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport’s North Terminal. The restaurants include: Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, Air Margaritaville, Detroit Street Café featuring Zingerman’s Coffee, and Atwater Brewery. (Photos courtesy of Detroit Metro Airport)


Posted by The Huron Hub Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Three restaurants recently opened for business in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport’s (DTW) North Terminal. The restaurants include: Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria, a local, family owned and operated Italian market crossed with a modern corner store; Air Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett’s airport restaurant with a local twist, Detroit Street Café featuring Zingerman’s Coffee; and Atwater Brewery, a Detroit favorite, that debuted downtown in 1997 with the mission to bring German brew-styles to the area.

The restaurants are the first of a phased dining redevelopment project to open. Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria opened on April 18 and is located pre-security in baggage claim. Atwater Brewery opened on June 1 and Air Margaritaville & Detroit Street Café featuring Zingerman’s Coffee opened on June 5.

“It is an exciting time at Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “Our employees and customers have been looking forward to the redevelopment of our North Terminal dining options. We are happy to work in collaboration with our concessionaires to offer a taste of our region to all who walk through our terminal.”

The nearly $21 million transformation includes 15 food and beverage concepts, many of them Metro Detroit favorites. The restaurants will be operated by four concessionaires (HMSHost; DTW North Partners, LLC; NAC-MAC Concessions, LLC and McDonald’s USA) who exceeded the Airport Authority’s requirements for partnering with ACDBEs – Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. The ACDBEs for the North Terminal food and beverage program are: AP United, LLC; AJA & Associates, LLC; Ellis Infinity, LLC; Jamjomar VIII, LLC; Rodriquez Group, LLC and W & W Diversified Services, Inc.

“HMSHost and our partners, AJA & Associates and Ellis Infinity, are thrilled to work with the Wayne County Airport Authority to bring Cantoro Italian Market to Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “Not only does Cantoro bring a sense of Detroit into the airport, it brings the best of a long-standing Italian corner store and family restaurant with a modern twist for people to enjoy in the airport’s pre-security area.”

“When people fly into DTW, our airport is their first glimpse of who we are as a state, region and cities,” said Paradies Lagardere Dining Division Partner Tanya Allen. “Paradies Lagardere Dining Division takes this very seriously. We have great local and national concepts. Air Margaritaville Detroit is the third airport Margaritaville in the country. Zingerman’s Coffee is uniquely included within that location. Atwater Brewery is a Detroit favorite and sure to capture a loyal following. 2019 is going to be an exceptionally good year for traveling at DTW’s North Terminal.”

To ensure a variety of food options will be available at all times for customers, the transformation is divided into four phases. The second phase, which includes MOD Pizza, National Coney Island, and Starbucks is expected to be completed this summer.

Source: Detroit Metro Airport


 

Ford to cut 7,000 white-collar jobs during restructuring

(Photo/Ford Motor Co.)

  • In the U.S. about 2,300 jobs will be cut through buyouts and layoffs

  • About 1,500 have left voluntarily or with buyouts, while another 300 have already been laid off

  • About 500 workers will be let go starting this week, largely in and around the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. 


From the Associated Press newswire
Published May 20, 2019 — 1:00 p.m. EST

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% of its global salaried workforce, the Associated Press is reporting.

The major revamp, which had been under way since last year, will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.

In the U.S. about 2,300 jobs will be cut through buyouts and layoffs. About 1,500 have left voluntarily or with buyouts, while another 300 have already been laid off. About 500 workers will be let go starting this week, largely in and around the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside Detroit.

“To succeed in our competitive industry, and position Ford to win in a fast-charging future, we must reduce bureaucracy, empower managers, speed decision making and focus on the most valuable work, and cost cuts,” Hackett’s wrote.

It’s the second set of layoffs for Detroit-area automakers, even though the companies are making healthy profits. Sales in the U.S., where the automakers get most of their revenue, have fallen slightly but still are strong.

In November, General Motors announced it would shed up to 14,000 workers as it cut expenses to prepare for a shift to electric and autonomous vehicles. The layoffs included closure of five factories in the U.S. and Canada and cuts of another 8,000 white-collar workers worldwide. About 6,000 blue-collar positions were cut, but most of laid-off factory workers in the U.S. will be placed at other plants mainly that build trucks and SUVs.

Both companies have said the cuts are needed because the companies face huge capital expenditures to update their current vehicles and develop them for the future.

At GM, the cuts brought withering criticism from President Donald Trump and Congress, especially the closing of a small-car factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Trump campaigned on bringing factory jobs back to the industrial Midwest. GM has since announced a possible deal to sell the Lordstown plant to a startup electric vehicle maker, but it hasn’t been finalized.

Ford’s white-collar employees had been fearful since last July when the company said the restructuring would cost $7 billion in cash and hit pretax earnings by $11 billion over the next three to five years. Many have been upset that it took so long for the company to make decisions.

Factory workers have not been affected by the restructuring thus far, as the company has retooled car plants so they can build more popular trucks and SUVs.

The layoffs, while large, weren’t as bad as many had expected. Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas predicted 25,000 white-collar job cuts late last year, a number that Ford would not deny.

Hackett said in the memo that Ford is departing from past practices and letting laid-off employees stay a few days to wrap up their jobs and say good-bye to colleagues. In the past, laid-off workers would have had to pack up and leave immediately.

“Ford is a family company and saying goodbye to colleagues is difficult and emotional,” Hackett wrote.

Hackett told workers that under the restructuring, managers now will have seven people reporting to them on average, up from five before changes were initiated began. That reduces management bureaucracy by one-third from before the “Smart Redesign” began.

Before the restructuring, Ford had 14 organizational layers, but that will drop to nine or less by the end of the year, Hackett’s memo said.


 

Swift Charities hosting fundraisers supporting local causes in May


Posted Thursday, April 2, 2019 — 5:00 p.m. EST 

Swift Charities is hosting two fundraisers in May that support two local causes.

May 5
For The American Cancer Society: Swift Charities donated $2,500.00 and is hosting a fundraiser along with Team Tiff members, Ashley Young and Rhonda Murray. Big Al’s donated the spaghetti, salad and location. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society.

More information here

May 18
Bike and car show. All proceeds will go to Downriver For Veterans at Blue Sky Ice Cream and Hamburgers in Romulus.

More information here

Learn more about Swift Charities by visiting this link.


 

Local greenhouses open for the season

In this Huron Hub file photo, daisies soak up the bright light at Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road. They will be open Saturday, April 27, according to a phone call made to the business. (Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 25, 2019
12:30 p.m. EST

It might not feel like it outside today, but it’s officially plant Shopping season now that some of the local greenhouses are open for business.

Block’s Farm Market and Greenhouse, 29160 Eureka, and Kurtzhals’ Farms, 27098 Sibley, announced on Facebook that their greenhouses are open Thursday.

Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road, confirmed via a phone call to the business that they will be opening on Saturday.

Grass Roots Nursery, which specializes in pond equipment and necessities, is located at 24765 Bell Road in New Boston. Check out their Facebook page for updates and business hours.

Feel free to comment on this article with another local greenhouse that you like to visit, and if they are open yet.


 

Huron Custom Carving specializes in locally made wooden signs, plaques and gifts

Shown here are a few examples of items you can buy from Huron Custom Carving. (Images courtesy Huron Custom Carving)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 16, 2019 — 8:00 a.m. EST

A New Boston resident offers locally made engraved wooden items that are hand crafted then sold online.

Gordon Stump owns Huron Custom Carvings, a business that specializes in solid American black walnut signs, plaques and gifts.

“Our walnut is from reclaimed downed trees,” Stump said. “The logs are locally milled and dried in a kiln using the sawdust from the sawmill for heat. Walnut is the premier American hardwood perfect for that special person or event.”

In addition to the carving business, Stump also owns Heritage Music Products, which ships wooden music products far and wide.

“Heritage Music Products is best known for solid walnut musical instrument stands sold on Amazon,” Stump said.

Stump said that having relationships with local sawmills allows him to offer hardwoods used for both businesses at softwood prices.

“Huron Custom Carving is situated to take advantage of our dedicated logo CNC router to offer small/medium custom signage and plaques,” he said.

Former president of the Detroit Federation of Musicians Local 5, Stump spent 30 years as the first trumpet player at the Fisher, Masonic, Birmingham and former Pine Knob Theaters.

While all work is guaranteed by Stump, “Wood is wood so tight knots, planer breakout and saw marks can occur,” he said.

Both woodworking ventures do business as Heritage Woodworking of New Boston, Michigan.

For more information about the businesses, visit huroncustomcarving.com and heritagemusicproducts.com.


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Trudy’s Diner to open Monday in downtown New Boston

Trudy’s Diner opens in downtown New Boston Monday morning and will serve breakfast and lunch daily. (Photos courtesy of Tiffany Hammer)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published March 24, 2019 — 9:30 a.m. EST
Updated March 25, 2019 — 10:30 a.m.

The downtown area will have a new breakfast and lunch spot starting Monday morning.

Trudy’s Diner, 37005 Huron River Drive in New Boston, will open for business Monday.

The diner will be open everyday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during their opening week, and after that they’ll close on Tuesdays.

Their menu will feature popular breakfast and lunch items.

Contact the diner for more information at 734-606-5345.

The dining area inside of Trudy’s Diner, 37005 Huron River Drive.

The diner’s location in New Boston: 

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