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A Gathering Of Voices
Kim North Shine
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Last week Affirmations help celebrate National Coming Out Day with an event that introduced Metro Detroit to the next generation of LGBT leadership. The room was packed, the speeches and stories were inspirational, and
Kim North Shine was there to take it all in.
The Apps Metro Detroit CEOs Can't Do Without
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It's an app app app world.
Jon Zemke quizzes some of Metro Detroit's CEOs on which business apps they can't live without, which apps others should use, and which locally produced apps are worth checking out.
From Suburban To Urban
Kim North Shine
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Chris Leinberger is a smart guy. A senior fellow at the Brooking's Institute, U-M professor, and real estate developer, he brings on-the-ground experience to urban planning theories and research.
Kim North Shine chatted with Leinberger about metro Detroit's suburban communities and how their DDA's can pave the way to a more prosperous and vibrant future.
Five Women, Five Faiths, One Community
Thursday, May 05, 2011
There is little doubt that Metro Detroit has become a melting pot of cultures and faiths. Still, finding common ground with our neighbors doesn't always come easy. A group of women, representing five different faiths, is out to prove that it is our common experiences that will ultimately bind us together as one community.
Chaldeans And Jews: Building A Common Community
Thursday, April 07, 2011
It's a well-known fact that immigrants are an entrepreneurial crowd. Yet, common misconceptions among ethnic groups can splinter economic and social relations. A pair of newspaper publishers saw the rift between those of Jewish and Chaldean heritage and got together to form the "Building Communities" program, which offers cultural exchange, a teen forum, and even an angel investment fund.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Brazil native Antonio Lück, portfolio manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has lived in the Detroit area for under four years, yet has built a chain of friendships and activities that many would take a lifetime to amass. This week he writes on how a collaboration between a Brazil university and WSU brought him to Detroit's shores, the seeding of the Detroit Young Professionals volunteer and leadership group, and entrepreneurial gusto in the city.
Chris Ando, Jennifer Guracech, & Christian Bielski
Thursday, July 15, 2010
In a sign that the Great Lakes State is riding the wave of its young talent, a group of interns came to exchange ideas with state powerbrokers at the recent Mackinac Policy Conference. Jennifer Guracech, Chris Ando, and Christian Bielski offer up their takeaways from this gathering of Michigan's intelligentsia.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Fusion, a networking and leadership group for young Detroit professionals, has a spot at the table at the upcoming Mackinac Policy Conference. Its director, Christianne Sims, will be discussing the group's goals for this important gathering of the state's business, civic, and political leaders.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
From Sharon Carney's perspective we're all in this together. A Special Project Director at the
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
, Sharon has been both politically and civically involved in Metro Detroit. She will be writing about her latest effort, the Millennial Mayors Congress and how SE Michigan can achieve greater regional collaboration.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ypsilanti resident Steve Pierce was launching Internet service companies before anyone ever heard the word website. In January, he and his partner launched
, one of the most successful free wireless services in the state. Since then they've helped several Michigan communities set up similar networks. Steve will share the secret of bringing free wireless to the masses.
LGBT Leaderhip In Metro Detroit: Kirsten Ussery
Thursday, October 06, 2011
will be producing a series of videos centered around LGBT leadership in Metro Detroit. First up is Detroit-based community activist Kirsten Ussery.
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