- Director of Communications
The Mackinac Policy Conference edition of the Detroiter will hit newsstands soon. Order your copy today:The Detroiter is a quarterly magazine published by the Detroit Regional Chamber. To subscribe or to order a physical copy of the magazine, please call 313.964.4000.
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Page 68 Welcome to Mackinac and the 2015 Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference. My family and I, along with close to 700 staff members, are honored to host our state’s most prestigious policy and networking event. This winter, we were Continue ReadingContinue Reading
To paraphrase a line from one of America’s greatest baseball films, if you build it, they will come. I look at my first term as governor as a period of reinventing Michigan by getting our foundation reset.Continue Reading
We have seen that in the half century since the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s dream, one problem, racism, has been replaced, or at least matched by, another: class and poverty. This is a problem that cuts across the color line and affects urban and rural communities alike.Continue Reading
MSNBC and CNBC analyst and former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will return to the Mackinac Policy Conference for the third time in five years bringing his knowledge of national politics to Michigan’s Center Stage. The Detroiter caught up with Ford for a quick discussion on the political landscape.Continue Reading
The ingredients are all there — a diverse array of crops, abundant supply of water, logistical infrastructure and manufacturing talent — to grow Michigan’s food and agriculture industry.Continue Reading
Mellody Hobson’s ascent to financial guru, regular CBS News contributor and chairman of the board of DreamWorks Animation SKG comes on the heels of a childhood that can be considered anything but privileged. The daughter of a single mother and the youngest of six children, Hobson speaks regularly of the financial struggles endured by her family throughout her childhood.Continue Reading
Nate Silver has a way of driving people crazy. He does it by telling them things they don’t want to hear – and by being right.
The 37-year-old East Lansing native and proprietor of the FiveThirtyEight blog has been doing it since 2007, when he transitioned from projecting the potential of professional baseball prospects to predicting the outcome of elections.Continue Reading
Inventor extraordinaire Dean Kamen is enthusiastic about coming to Michigan – really enthusiastic, like “Get me on the next plane” enthusiastic. Except, of course, that in his case he can fly himself; Kamen has a heliport attached to his home in New Hampshire.Continue Reading
On the other side of the automotive industry’s darkest days, it’s a new era defined by the convergence of technology and information that demands innovation at a pace the world’s never seen.
According to Ford Motor Co.’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford, success in this rapidly changing environment requires a nimbleness in technological innovation and the collaboration between industries and entrepreneurs, as well as continued reinvention.Continue Reading
As Michigan’s business, community and political leaders gather at the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference, Mike Fezzey will be in the hearts and on the minds of many who gather at Grand Hotel.
From his time as an executive at Huntington Bank and Detroit Regional Chamber board member to his 30 years at WJR 760 AM, Mike left an indelible impact, personally and professionally, on so many before his untimely passing in March at the age of 57.Continue Reading