By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
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Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to break up the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the state … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know
For most of its 67-year history, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club has focused more on the club part of its name, catering to wealthy Texans like its founder — the late Dallas oilman Al Hill.But the 334-acre resort — featuring lodging, spa and wellness center, golf course and other amenities — now markets itself as a luxury boutique hotel that caters not only to its 2,500 members, but also to nonmember guests. By the time the glitzy getaway completes a $60 million expansion and renovation, it will have more than doubled its inventory of rooms, added a holistic wellness center and renovated the rest of the property.“We have changed the name from Garden of the Gods Collection to show that we are open to the public and are a wellness destination,” said James Gibson, president and CEO of the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. “Not to de-emphasize the club component, which will always be part of what we do, but to emphasize that we are true … [Read more...] about Garden of the Gods Resort shifting focus to outside guests
Hanoi Gift Show 2018 to draw more than 250 exhibitors Local airlines increase aircraft fleet Data from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) show that the number of aircraft registered in Vietnam amounted to 175 as of September, up 14% year-on-year. Cat Lai customs work with 58 shipping firms over waste imports Customs officials at HCMC's Cat Lai Port have worked with representatives of 58 shipping companies that have transported over 3,000 containers of scrap to the port to determine their responsibilities and brief them of the Prime Minister’s Directive 27 on solutions to enhance control over imported waste, Thanh Nien newspaper reported, citing Pham Thi Leo, deputy head of Saigon Port Area 1 Customs Office. Leo said the customs agency was cooperating with these shipping companies in line with the 2014 Customs Law and 2005 Maritime Law. Shipping companies were asked to carry ineligible scrap imports out of Vietnam. They must assume responsibility for the waste … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/10
New enterprises up 5.3% in H1 More than 64,350 new enterprises were formed in the first half of this year with a total registered capital of VND648.9 trillion (US$22.95 billion). These figures, marked year-on-year increases of 5.3 per cent in the number of businesses and 9 per cent at the level of capital, the Business Registration Management Agency, operating under the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported. Experts at the agency attributed the period’s positive performance to the improving business conditions and registration procedure. According to experts, the newly-established firms have a tendency to rise since the beginning of this year. Notably, the second quarter of this year saw the highest number of new firms and level of registered capital over the past five years with 37,750 units, registering $11.8 billion in capital, up 41 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively. In the first six months, the average capital for an enterprise reached VND10.1 billion, surging … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 6/7