Jan 17

Another Great Auto Show Awaits

One of the perks of my job as editor of X-OLOGY Magazine is having the opportunity to attend Press Preview days at the North American International Auto Show. And, while I may not be the biggest car fan in the world, I really enjoy seeing those beautiful, gleaming machines unveiled by many of the auto …

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Jun 27

MissionTown: Reigniting Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Culture

Someone recently asked, what’s in a name? I don’t know the answer. I spend my time focused on the needs and opportunities that exist within the context of the TechTown mission, but I accept the advice to consider a change. Founded in 2000, TechTown was poised and prepared to serve in 2009 when the New …

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Jun 01

Overwhelmed, connected, and informed…leaving the Island

As I leave the Island reflecting on my first ever Policy Conference, I feel overwhelmed, connected and informed.   The level of content and exposure to VIP’s was overwhelming.   In a 30 minute span yesterday, I spoke with Donna Brazile as she was taking in the view one last time before departing; bumped into Thomas Friedman …

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Jun 01

Say It With Me, ‘This Is My Island’

By now, MPC 2012 attendees have listened, learned, networked, dined and likely imbibed more than enough. We heard important visions for Michigan today from Governor Snyder and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and are now ready to work on the priorities set at the conference. But our time has been spent in one place, in …

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May 31

Michigan Leaders Face the “Seventh Generation” Test of Governing

The dedication of what is currently the world’s third-longest suspension bridge was held in June of 1958, with Governor G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams attending. Measuring five miles long, the bridge stands as a marvel and has served for more than 50 years as a vital social and economic link between Michigan’s peninsulas.  As we wrap up this week …

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