Daily Archive: April 10, 2013

    Bob’s Classic Kicks gives back despite humble beginnings

    From left to right Christian Dorsey (partner) and Jason Johnson, OwnerBob’s Classic Kicks, located in Midtown Detroit, has been an intended destiny for owner Jason Johnson. From the beginning, Johnson has always bought sneakers. As a young boy, his mother knew that a trip to the mall would end with her buying him a new pair of shoes. By his early t…

    Medical office building completed, team turns focus to second Midtown site

    Chris JacksonEleven months after shovels hit the ground on a nearly 3-acre property in Detroit’s Midtown, doctors and researchers have begun moving into the Medical Office Building at Tolan Park, an $18.4-million medical facility in Detroit.The zinc-paneled building, designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates and built by Jenkins Construction, is…

    Drivers, Start Your Engines!

    Michigan’s First Adult Pinewood Derby Comes to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Boy Scouts Celebrate 60 Years of Racing TraditionSouthfield, Michigan (April 9, 2013) – Fifth Third Bank is proud to be the title sponsor for Michigan’s first adult pinewood derby competition to be held at the site of the Chevrolet D…

    Changing The Culture

    Detroit building director Nate Ford on making department more efficientNate Ford, director of the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department, says the biggest challenge has been in dealing with antiquated processes, procedures and technology.“We have not, up to this point, really taken a good look at how we’re doing,” Ford sa…

    Remove Detroit’s Business RED TAPE

    Last week I received a lot of feedback on the article I wrote on the need for bold and visionary leadership for Detroit.One thing that stuck out in most of the responses that flooded my e-mail is the bureaucracy that has long hindered the smooth and efficient operation of small businesses and businesses of color in Detroit.That the ability to…