A family of four killed in a mansion fire in Tampa have connections to metro Detroit.
Jim Prokes is co-founder, president, and CEO of MIPRO Consulting LLC in Milford. MIPRO is a consultancy specializing in the implementation, upgrading, and optimization of Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications. Prokes provides strategic direction and drives growth for the firm while overseeing the day-to-day operations. Under his leadership, the company has reported a three-year revenue growth of 118 percent, increasing from $6.8 million in 2009 to $14.9 million in 2012, earning MIPRO a place on the Inc. 5000. Now with about 100 employees, MIPRO has been named a Metropolitan Detroit 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For each of its eight years in existence. The company also has been named a Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business. Prior to founding MIPRO in 2005, Prokes launched and successfully managed several entrepreneurial endeavors. Previously, he was CFO of Ferrous Processing & Trading, a firm that generated more than $340 million in annual revenue. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence Technological University and his master’s degree in accounting from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.
Milford police say 29-year-old Chad Stewart made off with money meant for the Children’s Miracle Network.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Highland Township man who police say is responsible for a hayride accident that sent nine people to the hospital.
Police say two men were arrested on robbery and carjacking charges after an apparent drug deal turned sour.
Police think they’ve caught the person behind dozens of robberies at area gas stations and convenience stores.
Enjoy sights and sounds from the Milford Memorial Day parade edited to a poem that defines an American and Memorial Day.
General Motors showed off a new $130 million data center in Warren Monday and announced plans to spend $258 million to build another one in Milford.
In western Oakland County, a stretch of Maple Road east of Childs Lake Road remains closed after being washed out Tuesday.
Milford residents are working to build a $500,000 outdoor amphitheater downtown.