Mark S. Lee l The LEE Group, MI LLC l 734.507.0866
Tim McIntyre l Domino’s Pizza l 734.930.3563
Detroit, MI – January 5, 2015 – In June, 2014, business executive, local entrepreneur, educator and small business expert Mark S. Lee launched “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee,” airing Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on CBS Detroit radio’s WXYT AM1270, with Domino’s Pizza as the title sponsor. The show is also streamed via cbsdetroit.com and is available via podcast on Sundays, at 3 p.m., at leegroupinnovation.com/podcasts.
“Small Talk with Mark S. Lee,” presented by Ann-Arbor based Domino’s Pizza, is the only show focused on small business development and entrepreneurship across the Detroit region, SE Michigan and the state of Michigan. It primarily focuses on providing tips from business experts and entrepreneurs and identifies resources for entrepreneurs focused on addressing business challenges and identifying growth opportunities.
Lee taps business leaders and entrepreneurs to share information on achieving business success and sustainability. The final segment highlights the popular “Success Story” feature. This segment features a Detroit-area business sharing their story on how to overcome business challenges in order to achieve a level of success and identifies strategies on how to get there.
“We are pleased with Domino’s Pizza’s partnership and continued support for Small Talk,” states Mark S. Lee, a Detroit native and President & CEO of the LEE Group, LLC. “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” will continue to be a platform focused on entrepreneurship and small business development by providing listeners with a advice from experts who have overcome obstacles and gotten back on track following business failures.”
“We were happy to help Mark launch this innovative broadcast in 2014 and are pleased we can help him heading into his second season on the air,” said Tim McIntyre, vice president of communications for Domino’s Pizza. “Ours is a history of entrepreneurism and we believe the show provides many benefits to today’s small business owners and entrepreneurs.”
U.S. Bureau of Labor research indicates that entrepreneurs and small businesses led the way in creating new jobs as the U.S. pulled out of the 2009-2011 recession, accounting for 67 percent of the net new jobs compared to larger firms (>500 employees).
With Detroit emerging as an entrepreneurial “hotbed” and with more small businesses establishing their presence in Michigan, “Small Talk” will continue to provide listeners with the information they need to focus on short and long-term growth and, ultimately, success.
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About The LEE Group, MI LLC
The Plymouth, MI-based LEE Group, MI LLC, founded in 2008 by Detroit native, Mark S. Lee, President & CEO, is an independent integrated marketing consulting firm focused on providing strategic marketing planning, branding/rebranding, training and development and integrated communication solutions to clients.
About Mark S. Lee
He is the former Vice President of Brand Development and Marketing Communications at Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, where he was responsible for leading the company’s brand initiatives, marketing communications and the development and implementation of promotional programs focused on supporting strategic priorities. Prior, Mr. Lee held senior-marketing leadership roles with nationally known companies across the country including, PepsiCo, The Auto Club Group (AAA), et. al.
His column turned blog, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, appeared in the Michigan Chronicle for three years and now appears via blog for Crain’s Detroit Business. It provides tips to businesses who are interested in growing their business and to individuals who aspire to become entrepreneurs. Lee also hosts a weekly radio show, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee”, which is broadcast on CBS Detroit’s WXYT 1270 and nationally via cbsdetroit.com.
In addition to being a noted public speaker, he’s also an adjunct professor, Marketing, at Eastern Michigan University and has been invited to speak as guest lecturer at Boston University and the University of North Florida (UNF). Additionally, Lee was an adjunct professor of Marketing & Management, at Walsh College, in Troy, Michigan. Lee is also the past Detroit instructor for Interise’s Emerging Leader’s Program (formerly, e200)–an initiative focused on assisting entrepreneurs focused on growth.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lee has received numerous awards, been the focus of many articles and has been invited to speak on various Marketing and Branding topics across the country, including recently being named a Comcast Newsmaker.
He holds a Master’s degree (MBA) in Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (KGSM) at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Eastern Michigan University.