Hatch Detroit Contest Winner to be Announced August 30th

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, & host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, will emcee and announce the winner of the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest on Thursday, 8/30, @Madison Building, in downtown Detroit. The Top 10 voting among the semi-finalists has ended and the Final Four has been announced as …

“Banking” on a Business Idea

Summer vacation is in full swing and kids will kick back, relax and enjoy the warmer weather while hanging out with family and friends. Thirteen-year old entrepreneur Alina Morse, from Wolverine Lake, will do the same, but she might be a little busy. Why? Because she has a business to run. Alina started the business, Zollipops, when…

Train Station Announcement & its Impact on Detroit

As a native Detroiter who grew up in the Motor City during the Motown sound, the Tigers ‘68 championship and when the auto plants were humming, Tuesday’s train station announcement is stunning and refreshing news for a city which sorely needs it. While there have been many major events affecting this fabled city during my…

Understanding Consumers and Effectively Communicating to Them

The market continues to evolve and change at the speed of technology.  It’s more diverse, consumer-centric, technology-driven and demanding.  Developing a strategy focused on communicating directly (or, indirectly) to consumers, in a cost-effective manner, is essential to laying the foundation for business success.  Consumers are more discerning, want to be communicated to on their terms…

Lee to MC “Northville + Novi + Plymouth Stand with Detroit” Event

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, will emcee Life Remodeled’s Northville + Novi + Plymouth Stand with Detroit event, Tuesday, 6/26, 6:30pm-9:30pm, at The Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, MI.  The evening will include strolling appetizers, refreshments and the opportunity to network with…

Taking the Hassle out of Travel

Memorial Day is upon us and so is the unofficial start of summer and its travel season.  Many will hit the roads to visit family, friends or simply to getaway and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Vacation planners have relied on travel agencies to give them “peace of mind” by making arrangements based on their needs…

Lee Discusses Doing Business in Detroit

Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, was recently on “Michigan Matters” with Chris Holman, Terry Barclay and host, Carol Cain, discussing business, entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs and a variety of other topics as part of a roundtable discussion. To view the entire discussion, please click here.

Detroit’s Emergence in the Technology Space

I saw Detroit’s potential future in the tech industry based on what I encountered…in San Francisco. Yes, San Francisco. While visiting my son there recently, I envisioned Detroit as an emerging technology and mobility hub attracting talent from across this region and country. And before you jump to any conclusions, let me explain. I have…

Fifth Third Bank and The LEE Group Discuss the Small Business Workshop

Joanne Rau, Business Banking Group Executive, Fifth Third Bank, joined Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, on Fox 2, in Detroit, to discuss the Small Business Workshop which will be held May 3rd, 8am – 1pm, at TechTown, 440 Burroughs, in Detroit.  This event…