CBD Ads Go Mainstream, Propelling Small Business Growth

A rising number of Detroiters may be trying something new this holiday thanks to growing acceptance of CBD among consumers and advertisers alike. And that’s a good thing for the local economy and many small businesses fueling CBD growth. The market for CBD products has exploded in recent years and is expected to exceed $24…

Lee to Share Meeting Mrs. Rosa Parks – January 20, 2020

Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, and “In the Conference Room”, will be he presentation will be an interactive discussion based on his encounter with the late, Mrs. Rosa Parks, while Student Body President, at Eastern Michigan University, during the 1981-1982 academic year.  Lee…

Movie & Discussion – January 19, 2020

As part of Eastern Michigan University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s week-long celebration of events, Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” and “In the Conference Room” with Mark S. Lee”, will be moderating a discussion focused on the critically-acclaimed movie, “Harriet”.  This event will…

Is Detroit a Good Place for Business?

According to the 2012 U.S. Census data, the City of Detroit is home to more than 62,000 small businesses.  It seems there’s a new business opening on a regular basis across the region and the momentum appears to be emerging. And as I’ve thought about the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem here, a couple of questions…

Why Not Detroit?

“Go west, young man!” “There’s gold in those hills.” These catch phrases date back to the “gold rush” days and capture reasons for why moved West–to strike it rich. It also captures the recent allure of the tech industry and San Francisco.  Yes, the tech industry and Silicon Valley have attracted many from all over…

Five Businesses vie for $100k on 10/17

The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is back!  Which business will win $100k?  Come and find out. Mark S. Lee, Founder, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” and “In the Conference Room with Mark S. Lee”, will emcee and host the announcement of the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest….

Top Ten Finalists for $100k to be Unveiled

Who’s going to win $100,000 as part of the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest? On Friday, 9/27, Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group, and host, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” and “In the Conference Room with Mark S. Lee”, will help unveil this year’s top 10 finalists.  This year’s event will…

Labor Day Media Partnership Announced

“Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” has been named an official media partner for the 22nd Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats and Eats Presented by Flagstar Bank.  The annual Labor Day celebration is Oakland County’s premier festival, held Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019.  It paints downtown Royal Oak with a variety of art, food and…

Supporting Detroit’s “Avenue of Fashion”

Detroit’s legendary “Avenue of Fashion”, Livernois, is undergoing a makeover. The stretch between seven and eight mile is home to a diverse mix of residents and businesses.  It’s not far from some of the city’s most-renowned neighborhoods and, on any given day or evening, you will see a cross-section of people enjoying the sites and…