Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – October 29, 2017

The weather’s changing, so sit back please join us, over a hot, cup of coffee, as we talk about resources supporting your business, economic development and small business development with the following guests: Khalil Rahal, Executive Director, Wayne County Economic Development Corporation Luther Keith, Executive Director, ARISE! Detroit Harold Hill, President, Hill Medical Marketing Nathan…

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…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – October 22, 2017

The weather is still nice, but expected to change and the Lions have a “bye” this weekend, so sit back and enjoy the changing color of the leaves and the conversation with the following guests: Tim Walton, NFLPA President, Detroit Chapter & former Detroit Lion Tommey Walker, Jr., Founder & Creator, Detroit Vs Everybody Abess…

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…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – October 15, 2017

This week, sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation with the following guests: Wendy Thomas, Interim Director, SBDC, Southeastern Michigan Rodrick Miller, Founder & President, Ascendant Global Consulting Jesse Brown, Founder, Detroit Wholistic Center Tina Williams, QT Business Solutions

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…

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee – October 8, 2017

On 10/12, the “Toast of the Town” Salute Awards, celebrating Detroit’s entrepreneurship will be held. This week, please join us as we honor this year’s recipients: Kristin Palm, Techtown Detroit Raquel Lopez, Global Detroit Eric Yelsma, Detroit Demin Fares Ksebati, MySwimPro David Alade & Kimberly Dowdell, Century Partners

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…