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Leaders & Innovators: John Bornoty

John Bornoty is founder of The Big Salad LLC in Grosse Pointe. The Big Salad is a restaurant chain specializing in custom salads, soups, and sandwiches. Bornoty opened the first Big Salad in in 2008 and now has seven locations with plans to continue rapid expansion. The company has been named a 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, and was recently recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business’ Salute to Entrepreneurs as the winner in the up to $5 million category. Bornoty’s entrepreneurial background began at 15 when he launched T.N.T. Entertainment, a concert promotion company. He was then recruited to join A&M Companies as the special events director, moving quickly to vice president of sales and marketing, where he was responsible for opening more than a dozen offices nationwide, with sales exceeding $20 million. In 1995, he founded Netgroup, Inc., an Internet solutions provider, and the following year also launched Interactive Media Broadcasting Company, which became the first company to broadcast live via the Internet. The Detroit Free Press named Bornoty one of the top five “Star Techies” in Michigan. He also appeared on the cover of Tokyo’s PlayGraph magazine as an American technology innovator. After he retired from Netgroup, he founded Bornoty Holdings to invest in and manage various companies that need help identifying their goals and strategies. Since 2005, he has assisted companies in the technology, insurance, payroll, and food and beverage industries. Bornoty has served as president and board member of the Detroit Executives Association and as a director of Notre Dame High School. Other boards and committees on which he has served include the Young Entrepreneurs Association and the technology committee of the Detroit Athletic Club. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations from Wayne State University. Read the full profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

Singer Anita Baker performs onstage during the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Arrest Warrant Issued For Grammy Award-Winning Singer Anita Baker

A painting company says Baker owes them $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2014

William Clay Ford. (photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Lions Owner, Board Member Of Ford Motor Co. William Clay Ford, Sr. Dead At 88

The last surviving grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford is gone. William Clay Ford, Sr. died Sunday at the age of 88.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2014

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AT&T Enhances Mobile Internet Coverage At Beaumont Grosse Pointe

As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at Beaumont Health System by completing the installation of a new Distributed Antenna System at its Grosse Pointe Hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

Awards And Certifications From Oct. 31

The latest awards and certifications from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions, groups and individuals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

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World Series Little League Team From Grosse Pointe Area Still In The Hunt

It’s one and not done for the Little League team from Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores.

CBS Detroit–08/16/2013

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Need A Tool? Libraries Lending More Than Books

In a number of communities, it’s possible to borrow tools, musical instruments, fishing poles and much more from the local public library.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013

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Report Recommends Changes To Local Court Systems

A new report says Macomb and Oakland counties need more judges, while Wayne County has too many.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2013

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Grosse Pointe North Science Teacher Gets Honors

The state Department of Education has named Gary Abud Jr. of Grosse Pointe North High School as 2013-2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, File)

Santorum Expands Plan For Grosse Pointe Farms Visit

The former GOP Presidential candidate will now spend more time at a local school after his appearance had, at one point, been canceled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2013

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