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March 02, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion: An Industry Imperative

Diversity and inclusion is a top priority of Michigan’s automotive industry. At a 2020 MICHauto Summit panel moderated by “Autoline” host John McElroy, Margaret Baxter, executive director of the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement; Jatinder-Bir “Jay” Sandhu, CEO of NYX, LLC; and Kristen Tabar, group vice president of vehicle development and engineering at […]

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February 24, 2020

Six Reasons to Get Pumped for Detroit City FC’s 2020 Season

In 2012, Detroit City FC was established as a grassroots movement in club soccer. Over the past eight years, the team has proven to be one of the great American success stories in both minor league sports and soccer. Founded under the motto, “Passion for Our City, Passion for the Game,” DCFC satisfied the demand […]

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Reimagining the Future of Corktown

Ford Motor Company’s Detroit Development Director Mary Culler is helping reimagine the future of Corktown Detroit with the Michigan Central Station redevelopment and creation of a new innovative mobility ecosystem. Culler spoke at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference on Ford’s commitment to creating a vibrant, innovative community where people come to create, test, and experience […]

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February 19, 2020

Paczki Day: A Metro Detroit Guide

It’s that time of year again! Fat Tuesday, or as it’s known lovingly around Southeast Michigan, Paczki Day, is upon us once more. Paczki (pronounced POONCH-kee) are deep-fried balls of dough that were originally created as a way to use up all the remaining fat and sugar in the house before Lent to help avoid […]

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February 18, 2020

Upcoming Black History Month Events in Detroit

Nobody celebrates Black History like Detroit! Don’t miss out on the remaining special events this month ranging from bar crawls, tours, artist talks, films, and discussions. Through Feb. 29th HAIRarchy: A celebration of the Black Hair experience. The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 8 – 29. The exhibition will feature works by: Sabrina […]

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February 13, 2020

Adrian Tonon – City of Detroit 24-Hour Economy Ambassador

Adrian Tonon – 24-Hour Ambassador for the City of Detroit  Adrian Tonon presents at DPC 2020 on his new role as the 24-Hour ambassador for the city of Detroit. His role includes making sure that the entertainment industry is inclusive of Detroit creatives and ensuring that existing nightlife venues and the creative community aren’t displaced […]

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Casamara Club: Detroit’s First Leisure Soda

If you’re a fan of La Croix, San Pellegrino or any other sparkling beverage, you have to try Casamara Club, a line of non-alcoholic, botanical beverages that are local to the Detroit region. With multiple flavors and growing popularity, these drinks are all the rage if you want a carbonated beverage without the sugar content […]

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February 12, 2020

Shakespeare in Detroit

Sam White – Shakespeare in Detroit Can Detroit be a great city without a thriving, robust, well-funded arts community? In this presentation by Sam White, founder of Shakespeare in Detroit, she makes the case for investing in the arts community in Detroit, highlighting the need for broader investment in a regional theater. Stronger investment in […]

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February 11, 2020

We Can Make Detroit the Capital of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Monica Wheat – Venture Catalysts Monica Wheat is the Executive Director of Venture Catalysts, a non-profit that is creating a model for optimized connections between players, resources, and programs in the Detroit startup community. She describes her work as offering “Ecosystems as a Service.” In this power perspective from the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference, Monica […]

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February 06, 2020

Learning to Enjoy Winter in Michigan

If you’re not very familiar with the winter sports landscape, you might not think that Michigan is a great place for Skiing or Snowboarding.

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