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Weirdsville Records and Paperback Writer Book Store: Where Quirky and Comfort Collide

Weirdsville Records and Paperback Writer Book Store is as interesting as it sounds.

Husband-wife team Davey and Lisa Taylor opened the store nearly eight years ago. Originally, it was located a block over from its current Macomb Place location. More than five years ago, the Taylors wanted to expand and the storefront they have now was available. The move made sense.

Sum Girls Boutique in Berkley: a Place for Shopping, Learning – and Having Fun

In recent years, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, the Hulk and loads of other beloved characters have been embraced by fans as they’ve jumped off the pages of comic books and landed, with full, magnificent force, onto three-dimensional movie screens and into jam-packed, comic-book character conventions.
In Berkley, popular retailer and blogger, Robyn Coden, has created the same type of phenomenon with Sum Girls Boutique, an upscale-resale (sustainable-fashion) and new apparel-and-accessories shop — and transformative meeting place — for “Tweens, Teens and Ladies of all Ages.”

Detroit Eatz Builds New Fast Food Concept in Farmington

There’s a new concept in fast food moving into downtown Farmington, and it’s called Detroit Eatz. Here, you can certainly grab a burger and fries, but also half a spiral Dearborn Brand ham for tonight’s dinner guests, and maybe a pound or so of deli cheese and pastrami too.

Chief Financial Credit Union, a Perfect Corporate Citizen

When Ashley Chambers started as a teller for Chief Financial Credit Union, she thought the job was just a way to work through school. Now, 10 years later, she’s the business development manager.

“Life has a way of working out,” she said. “I started at credit unions at 18, but I was immersed in the medical community at Oakland University. Something in the credit union sparked and this felt natural.”

Holy Cannoli’s in Rochester: Global Fame with a Family Recipe

There have been no official scientific findings that support her claim, but Sharon Pino Beheler, third-generation baker and member of the family team at Holy Cannoli’s in Rochester, says, “Cannolis keep you young!”
“All my grandmothers, aunts and uncles lived to be 100 – or just about,” she states, chuckling.

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