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….

Attracting Venture Capital to Unlock Growth

Looking for investment capital to help your business achieve financial stability?  What does it take to unlock growth?  Are you prepared and what are investors looking for?   As part of Crain’s Detroit Homecoming, these questions were discussed Friday morning at a session focused on unlocking growth and attracting capital among high-growth investors and minority…

Lee’s Thoughts on Bringing Amazon to Detroit

Amazon recently announced is seeking a second headquarters–HQ2.  It’s being reported Amazon may be investing $5 billion and potentially bringing 50,000 jobs.  Detroit’s being mentioned as a possible site–along with other cities.  What would it take to attract the company to the Detroit region? Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, The LEE Group and host,…

Chasing a Dream and Winning $50k

Imagine coming to the United States from Burundi (E. Africa) as a refugee due to political violence in 2013.  Your wife leaves to explore potential opportunities in a new country and hopefully, a new start.  Shortly after her arrival, she finds refuge at the Freedom House in Detroit–a temporary home for those seeking relief from…