Daily Archive: April 10, 2013

    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…

    Detroit beats Chicago for best travel destination nod

    Detroit is the place to be! At least, according to one travel writer. David Landsel has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. He chose Detroit over Chicago as one of the best places to travel to. It’s nothing new for Michiganders to talk about the many choices in our area for fun,…