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Every year, our Best-Managed Nonprofit program honors the best in leadership and financial stewardship in Southeast Mich...
12/02/2021
Introducing Crain’s 2021 Best-Managed Nonprofits

Every year, our Best-Managed Nonprofit program honors the best in leadership and financial stewardship in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community.

Meet this year's Best-Managed Nonprofits.

Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit program honors the best in leadership and financial stewardship in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community. Subscribers can see this year's Best-Managed Nonprofits here. Not yet a subscriber? Become one today for as little as $1. Winners undergo a…

A 15-year-old boy was charged today with murder, terrorism and other crimes for a shooting that killed four fellow stude...
12/01/2021
15-year-old charged with terrorism, murder in Oxford High School shooting spree

A 15-year-old boy was charged today with murder, terrorism and other crimes for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured seven others at an Oakland County high school.

A 15-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with murder, terrorism and other crimes for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured seven others at an Oakland County high school.Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald did not reveal a possible motive for Tuesday's violence at Oxford High…

Breaking: The city of Detroit has turned down a Pontiac company's proposal to build an asphalt mixing facility after rec...
12/01/2021
After flood of opposition, Detroit turns down asphalt plant proposal

Breaking: The city of Detroit has turned down a Pontiac company's proposal to build an asphalt mixing facility after receiving a flood of opposition letters.

The city of Detroit turned down a Pontiac company's proposal to build an asphalt mixing facility Tuesday after receiving a flood of opposition letters.Detroit's Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department got 200 emails against and three letters in favor of Asphalt Specialists Inc.'s....

Dan Gilbert has returned to a familiar playbook and purchased the Cadillac Tower skyscraper on Cadillac Square downtown.
11/30/2021
Gilbert adds Cadillac Tower skyscraper to downtown real estate portfolio

Dan Gilbert has returned to a familiar playbook and purchased the Cadillac Tower skyscraper on Cadillac Square downtown.

Dan Gilbert has returned to a familiar playbook and purchased the Cadillac Tower skyscraper on Cadillac Square downtown. After amassing a Detroit real estate portfolio by acquiring down-on-their-luck mid- and high-rise buildings on the cheap in Detroit's central core early last decade like the…

A 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore opened fire in his school today, killing three students and wounding six othe...
11/30/2021
Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 6 at Oxford High School

A 15-year-old Oxford High School sophomore opened fire in his school today, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.

A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding six other people, including a teacher, authorities said.Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that he didn't know what the assailant's motives were for the…

The collapse happened two years to the day after a previous spill led environmental advocates to raise alarms.
11/29/2021
Storage on Revere Dock site causes another collapse into Detroit River

The collapse happened two years to the day after a previous spill led environmental advocates to raise alarms.

Aggregate materials stored on a site near Fort Wayne along the Detroit River have led to another collapse into the waterway Friday, two years to the day after a previous spill led environmental advocates to raise alarms. A heavy pile of raw materials stored too close to the seawall on the Revere…

Saunteel Jenkins, the CEO of The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), gets real with Margaret Trimer on the latest episode of "G...
11/29/2021
Saunteel Jenkins is determined to keep the lights on for Detroiters

Saunteel Jenkins, the CEO of The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), gets real with Margaret Trimer on the latest episode of "Grit." Check it out here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sponsored by Delta Dental of Michigan

For our Thanksgiving-month episode of Grit, Saunteel Jenkins is the CEO of THAW shares immense gratitude for her work, family and health.

The electric-vehicle investment bonanza is starting to create a whole new auto supply base in Michigan.
11/29/2021
EV boom sparks new supply base in Michigan

The electric-vehicle investment bonanza is starting to create a whole new auto supply base in Michigan.

The multi-billion-dollar commitments of automakers and their suppliers to an electric vehicle future has spurred a battery-powered gold rush in Southeast Michigan. Vehicles with a battery core as opposed to an internal combustion engine require a new kind of supply base and pose a unique set of…

Small Business Spotlight podcast: Rose's Fine Foods' Molly Mitchell on what small businesses can do to offer competitive...
11/26/2021
Small Business Spotlight podcast: Restaurant owner Molly Mitchell on how to pay competitive wages

Small Business Spotlight podcast: Rose's Fine Foods' Molly Mitchell on what small businesses can do to offer competitive wages and benefits in the fight for employees.

Crain's Detroit Business small and emerging business reporter Jay Davis talks to Molly Mitchell, owner of Rose's Fine Food and Wine on Detroit's east side, about her commitment to pay her employees a competitive wage. "I wanted long-term employees," she said of her motivation.

It can be tough for small businesses to compete on pay and benefits. But these businesses say it's worth the stretch.
11/26/2021
Investing in people: Small businesses get creative to compete on wages, benefits

It can be tough for small businesses to compete on pay and benefits. But these businesses say it's worth the stretch.

Molly Mitchell went into the restaurant business with an interesting perspective.The owner and co-founder of Rose's Fine Food and Wine in Detroit's East Jefferson area, worked as a "back of the house" employee at restaurants in her native Howell, Detroit and other spots. She watched as front of the....

Prominent Republican political strategist John Yob has quit former Detroit police chief James Craig's campaign for gover...
11/26/2021
GOP consultant Yob quits Craig's campaign for governor

Prominent Republican political strategist John Yob has quit former Detroit police chief James Craig's campaign for governor, citing a disagreement on the direction Craig wanted to take in pursuing the governor's office.

Prominent Republican political strategist John Yob has quit former Detroit police chief James Craig's campaign for governor, citing a disagreement on the direction Craig wanted to take in pursuing the governor's office.Yob and his Grand Rapids-based political consulting firm Strategic National LLC.....

Big donors helped pay for Mel Tucker's big deal with MSU. Here's how that works. (And is it tax-deductible?)
11/25/2021
Q&A: How do donations to pay college coaches work?

Big donors helped pay for Mel Tucker's big deal with MSU. Here's how that works. (And is it tax-deductible?)

Michigan State University on Wednesday evening formally unveiled a contract extension for second-year head football coach Mel Tucker, reportedly funded in part by wealthy university boosters and metro Detroit businessmen Mat Ishbia and Steve St. Andre.Ishbia is the billionaire president, chairman…

The House-passed Build Back Better bill is being negotiated in the Senate. Here's what's in the package for Michigan as ...
11/25/2021
What's in the House-passed Build Back Better bill for Michigan

The House-passed Build Back Better bill is being negotiated in the Senate. Here's what's in the package for Michigan as it stands.

Congressional Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden's expansive $2 trillion Build Back Better social policy package last week in a nearly unanimous party-line vote. The package now rests with the U.S. Senate and is surely to get picked apart by that more divided.....

"We're excited to have Mel here for the next 10 years," United Wholesale Mortgage president and CEO Mat Ishbia, one of t...
11/25/2021
Mel Tucker inks donor-funded $95 million contract to be MSU's football coach for next decade

"We're excited to have Mel here for the next 10 years," United Wholesale Mortgage president and CEO Mat Ishbia, one of the donors funding MSU football coach Mel Tucker's new deal, said.

Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could leave for LSU or the NFL."I am honored to be a part of the Spartan process today, and for years to come," Tucker wrote Wednesday in a post on Twitter.The…

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Erik Gordon, Wolverine Venture Fund faculty director and professor at the Ross School of Business, discusses minting Michigan unicorns with Crain's Detroit Business. #entrepreneur
Congratulations to United Way for Southeastern Michigan on their award from Crain's Detroit Business for Best-Managed Nonprofit! Our COO and a board member of the United Way for Southern Michigan's Emerging Philanthropists, Justin Re*****on said, "I am grateful to be able to see and be part of the incredible impact UWSEM has on this community.” . . . #awardwinner #crainsdetroit #philanthropy #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #unitedway #michigan #detroit
Crain's Detroit Business Best-Managed Nonprofit program honors the best in leadership and financial stewardship in Southeast Michigan’s nonprofit community. We are honored to be named a finalist for this year's contest, which asked nonprofits to share how they are addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations. “Having relevant representation at every level of our organization, where people can actually see themselves in our organization and our leadership, makes us more efficient in our mission to end cycles of intergenerational poverty and to generate community wealth.” - TechTown Detroit President and CEO, Ned Staebler Learn more about our work and view the full article at the link below: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/awards/techtown-detroit-2021-best-managed-nonprofits
Crain's Detroit Business has named GreenPath a finalist in the 2021 Best Managed Nonprofits! This recognition honors the work our organization has done as part of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Initiatives. We are proud of the progress we've been making to address diversity, equity, inclusion within and outside of our organization and are thrilled about this recognition!
Storch President Matt Carr recently had the opportunity to contribute this current article in Crain's Detroit Business. #storch #manufacturing #joinus https://www.crainsdetroit.com/small-business/small-business-spotlight-offering-competitive-wages-benefits-key-small-businesses
"Our work is a series of really important, small wins. It's not a singular time. It's any time one of our grant partners or public sector partners tells me that I really made a difference for them, helped make this possible, changed the way (they) thought about this. Every time that happens, I feel like that's the biggest win." Read the full Crain's Detroit Business profile of McGregor Fund President Kate Levin Markel: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/awards/kate-levin-markel-2021-most-influential-women
Meet The Team: Co-Chairman Rob Tiede Rob Tiede, earned a BBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a major in International Business Management and an Economics minor. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inter-fraternity Council and led the “On Target Program”. He studied abroad in Spain. He interned in Mexico. He earned a MCP from Cornell University and participated in Executive Education at other leading institutions. Rob has served in the global transportation industry since 1997 in various roles and responsibilities, both foreign and domestic. He has been engaged in various alliances and councils and holds a number of professional credentials and certifications. He serves as Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Mission America Foundation 501(c)3 and the Mission America PAC based in Tennessee. He served as the Co-Chairman of the Maverick PAC Chapter while in Michigan and was on the National Chairman’s Circle, where he was awarded 40 under 40. He also served as the Chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Chapter in Michigan. He served as the proxy Vice Chairman for the Michigan Republican Party, and was active in a variety of organizations, functions and races at all levels with a multitude of candidates and elected officials dating back to his time at UT. He is a UT Mentor and Career Guide and has been nominated by the Haslam College of Business - UT for the Alumni Board. He was nominated for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program by the Barbara Bush Foundation, Crain's Detroit Business 40 under 40, and the Detroit Shining Light Award for his work with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. He is a past Vice Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Michigan, served as a board member with the Help for Our Disabled Troops and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. Tiede has been engaged in government service in several facets, has been a member of a number of clubs, is active in church, is a Freemason and elected to the Williamson County Republican Party board. #MissionAmericaFoundation #MeetTheTeam #LoveForService #Veterans #UTK #Cornell
Thank you Crain's Detroit Business for asking us to weigh in on the current state of #hiring and innovating #growth heading into 2022. Read the article here: https://loom.ly/oCF9AlE #CorporateResponsibility #SocialResponsibility #Communication #RemoteWorkforce #agility #integrity #fun #relevance #innovation #LevelUp
Here's what's on Mayor Duggan's $1.5 billion Detroit stimulus wish list via Crain's Detroit Business. Among the major line items on Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's requests to Lansing for rescue and infrastructure funding: $100 million for Joe Louis Greenway construction. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/government/duggans-stimulus-wish-list-industrial-land-prep-streetscapes-joe-louis-greenway-and-more ($)
McGregor Fund trustees and staff were delighted to join our president, Kate Levin Markel, at the Crain's Detroit Business celebration of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/events/crains-celebrates-2021-most-influential-women-fillmore-detroit
Luanne Thomas Ewald joined the Michigan Medicine team last year. This year, she has been named one of Crain's Detroit Business' 100 Most Influential Women. 👏 Learn more about her career and leadership in Michigan hospitals throughout the years. 👇
A huge congratulations to our very own, Reina Snively, DOBI's Director of Operations for her feature in Crain's Detroit Business ✨Thank you for everything you do for us here at DOBI! 👏🏼👏🏼 Swipe to check it out! #wearedobi #thedobidifference #operationsdirector #crainsdetroit #executives #crainsmagazine #detroitpublication #realtor #metrodetroitrealtor