Using Technology to Tackle Water Issue

Metro Detroit native Abess Makki, founder and CEO of Detroit-based CityInsight is devoted to helping municipal utilities provide residents with better tools to manage their water usage and costs. CityInsight is a civic-tech company that provides mobile applications to municipalities.  It was founded by Wayne State University alumn Makki in 2014 and was in direct…

Neighborhood Summit Panel to be Moderated by Lee

A blue ribbon panel of developers and community leaders will discuss how to promote inclusive neighborhood development at the 8th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Rising Summit on Saturday, November 4 at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit 48226. The summit’s purpose is to equip residents with…

Celebrating 30 Years in Business

Under normal circumstances, business longevity and sustainability are challenges.  Now, consider starting a business in one of Detroit’s most economically-challenged neighborhoods, twenty years and exactly one mile removed from where the civil disturbances started in 1967.  Thirty years later, your business has grown and is still striving and expanding.   Meet Jesse R. Brown, N.D,…

Lee to Moderate Business Resource Network Roundtable

The Wayne County Business Resource Network was established to make a direct connection with area businesses and County resources and partners to assist in their growth and success. On Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30-10:30am, you will have the opportunity to attend this kick-off event and engage in partner roundtable discussions.  This event will be moderated by…

The “Detroit Vs Everybody” Brand – What’s Next?

One of the hottest brands was launched right here in Detroit five years ago.  It succinctly captured Detroit’s attitude and seemed you couldn’t go anywhere around town and beyond without seeing the “Detroit Vs Everybody” brand. Well, it’s still around.  It continues to grow, expand and is going stronger than ever. “Detroit Vs Everybody” was…

Lee to Emcee 25th Annual AACC Gala

The American Arab Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 25th Annual Building Economic Bridges Gala on Friday, 10/13, at 6:30pm, at The Henry, in Dearborn, MI.  It will be a wonderful evening of recognizing organizations making a difference in the community.  Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, Blogger and Host, “Small…

The Power of Diversity in the Workplace

I was at a restaurant recently where someone flatly stated, “It’s time for us to consider moving because this town is changing…”   While attending a meeting in New York recently focused on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), John Quiñones, from ABC News, shared a heartfelt journey beginning with his early days in Texas radio to…

Lee to Speak on How to Increase Business Awareness

Looking to increase awareness for your business? Business is competitive and sometimes, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd.  There are many messages being pushed out daily to prospective and current customers.  How do you generate awareness in a crowded market?  Please join Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group and…

Getting a Fresh Start

After a 2 1/2 year stint as the president of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), Rodrick Miller, recently launched an economic development consulting firm, Ascendant Global. The firm offers a range of economic development services with a mission to support cities and regions around the country and globe in being stronger and more sustainable. …

Lee to Emcee “Toast of the Town” October 12th in Detroit

Techtown Detroit’s “Toast of the Town 2017”, a celebration of Detroit’s entrepreneurial community, is fast-approaching.  Come join over 400 guests for an evening of networking, a strolling dinner and drinks while recognizing the “best of the best” within Detroit’s small business community, including the Small Business of the Year and the Business Champion, et. al….