Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

As a healthcare leader and employer of more than 33,000 employees, many would assume that Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) must actively minimize, if not eliminate, risks whenever possible. Nevertheless, Robert G. Riney, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer at HFHS, says eliminating the requirement that job applicants state whether they’ve been convicted […]

Investing in Futures

Investing in Futures

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan lauded 41-year-old Brian Jones’ extraordinary record at the ribbon cutting of his east side 102030 clothing store last month. Jones, a paralegal who graduated summa cum laude from Oakland Community College, is well on his way toward achieving a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University. The typically reserved business owner fought […]

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Looking for some fun – and educational – things to do this summer? Check out Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit summer programs schedule. The medley of free science-related events for metro Detroiters includes a film series, open labs and workshops. The summer program series is part of Science Gallery Detroit’s and Michigan Science Center’s […]

How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

This summer, small business owners say business is booming, with 59 percent anticipating their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, 67 percent looking to expand and 24 percent planning to hire in the year ahead, according to our spring 2019 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The survey, which explores the perspectives, […]

Discover D1 Cash Flash festival to be held on Grand River Ave. June 26 to keep customers engaged during coming road work

Discover D1 Cash Flash festival to be held on Grand River Ave. June 26 to keep customers engaged during coming road work

When Grand River is torn up, there is no doubt plenty of anger, cursing, and all sorts of aggravation from drivers. However, the people really inconvenienced are those whose business are blocked by the construction. Councilman James E. Tate Jr., who represents District 1, has a plan to help his constituents keep their businesses turning […]

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

As Michigan’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of the ways Blue Cross approaches important causes and events is a literal and physical spotlight that shows off what the company believes in as a whole. For more than 30 years, Blue Cross has used these […]

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit is one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative that seeks to increase economic mobility for low-income residents. Over the next 18 months, the City of Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving […]