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The Rolling Stoves Traveling Burger Food Truck Parks in Farmington

For six years, Carli and Josh Mansfield happily operated The Rolling Stoves burger-and-fries food truck, which they founded. The husband-and-wife team, who both went to culinary school, enjoyed the success of the food truck and catering business, which granted them a slow winter season to enjoy time with their kids − a one-year old, three-year-old twins and a four-year-old.

“We had no intention of ever opening a restaurant,” said Carli, “But people were asking.”

‘Irish Pub, Gourmet Kitchen’ Marks Silver Anniversary

Kevin O’Mara was never interested in climbing the corporate ladder.

Instead, “I wanted to make my own ladder,” said O’Mara, a scientist, restaurateur and health food devotee.

And he’s done just that, by running his own environmental- and product-testing laboratory for more than three decades, practicing yoga and clean eating that he says is adding life to his years, and building a successful restaurant that’s become a fixture in central Berkley over the last quarter century.

Royal Oak Welcomes LifeWorks Chiropractic

Royal Oak threw out the welcome mat for a new chiropractic clinic, LifeWorks Chiropractic, on Aug. 15.
A grand opening at LifeWorks, located on Catalpa Drive near Main and Crooks, drew local business people, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce members and friends and family members of the practitioner, Franklin Norton. There were hors d’oeuvres, clinic tours and door prizes donated by area businesses and even a local church, and visitors lined up out front for a formal ribbon-cutting and picture-taking session.

Elements Jewelry Studio in Royal Oak Celebrates 30 Years of E.P.I.C. Creations

Brendan Sherwood, owner of Royal Oak’s Elements Jewelry Studio, is a very good listener.
Stepping forward from his workshop full of jewelers’ tools, precious and alloyed metals, intricately carved wax wedding ring molds; medallions-in-progress for the D.I.A.’s Founders Society; pendants, bracelets and earrings being re-worked and re-fashioned from heirlooms and family gifts; production pieces for golf courses, colleges and yacht clubs; and one-of-a-kind works of wearable art he’s created from rare stones or jewels, Sherwood smiles as he talks about his business.

The Riviera Cinema: Small-Town Theatre Adds Big-City Amenities

The Riviera Cinema’s elegantly lit sign and awning adorned with sepia-toned images of high-class theatres hearkens back to the good old days of theatre-going. People dressed up for an evening show or weekend afternoon matinee and perhaps splurged a bit on treats from the concession stand.

At Local Business News (LBN) we create newsworthy content on America’s local mom & pop businesses. We hire freelance journalists to interview, write, photograph and sometimes videotape the achievements of the businesses.


  • The complete articles are offered to the local media.
  • The articles are part of a press release and can be aggregated at no cost to print and web publishers.
  • We are only interested in newsworthy information. We believe there are two to four newsworthy events at every business.
  • Our goal is to create business stories appropriate for such journalistic outlets as newspaper, radio, TV, web and wire news services.
Brad Kadrich
Managing Editor

Brad Kadrich
Managing Editor

Editorial is the cornerstone to the LBN program, real journalism using real journalists to report the business news.

Executive Editor Glenn Gilbert has 45 years of experience as a professional journalist with newspapers owned by Advance Publications, the Copley Press and Digital First Media. Most recently he was executive editor of The Oakland Press in Michigan from 2006 to 2014. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University.

Managing Editor Brad Kadrich has been an award-winning journalist for more than 30 years, most recently as an editor/content coach for the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Life, editing 10 newspapers in Wayne and Oakland counties. He grew up in Warren and spent 15 years in the U.S. Air Force, primarily producing base newspapers and running media and community relations operations.

Freelance Journalists

Freelance writers are sought in targeted markets to write compelling stories on small businesses.  Video and photography journalists are also pursued in the creation of publishing ready articles.

Our Freelancers:

  • Have newspaper experience
  • Most interviews are conducted on-site
  • A photo journalist is assigned to most stories
  • Short versions of each article are available by request
  • Bylines for all LBN journalist required for aggregated stories
  • Our criteria for “newsworthy information” is the same as used by traditional media

Our Writers

Honey Murray
Feature Writer

Patty Lanoue Stearns
Feature Writer

Rebecca Calappi
Feature Writer

Carol Hopkins

Feature Writer