SAHI Cosmetics LLC is the winner of the Rise of the Rest Road Tour pitch competition and received a check from AOL co-Founder Steve Case. Sahi Cosmetics provides custom makeup for women of ethnic skin tones, specifically medium skin tones.
The Grand Hotel was one of 20 nominees selected by USA Today staff and a panel of industry experts. Final selection was determined by public vote by readers around the U.S. Travel + Leisure Magazine, and TripAdvisor have also honored recently honored the hotel.
Crystal Smith, a Bayview Yacht Club pastry chef, was encouraged to apply and audition by her sous chef and former boss, leading her to a $10,000 victory.
The Grand Rapids maker of The Gluten Free Bar is the first-ever recipient of the Michigan export "Rising Star Award" from the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development. The inaugural award was created to recognize a company new to exporting or just starting to increase exports into one or more countries.
American Homebrew Association's Zymurgy magazine has named Bell's Two-Hearted Ale as the No. 1 beer in America. Founders' Breakfast Stout (3), Bell's Hopslam (5) and Founders KBS (6) are also in the top 10. Founders' All-Day IPA is just outside the top 10 at No. 13.
The Atwater Beach project, pitched by The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, was named the winner in the Knight Cities Challenge. The $225,700 grant makes the project closer to becoming a reality.