Pancakes & Politics News

May 8th, 2024

Top Six U.S. Senate Candidates from Michigan Will Debate One Another at Mackinac Policy Conference

Sandy Baruah, President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, announced today that the Mackinac Policy Conference later this month will play host to a combined debate between the top three Democrat and Republican candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat in Michigan. Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow announced in January 2023 that she will … Continued

May 2nd, 2024

Michigan State Alum Sam Klemet Named as Co-Exec. Director of Detroit Auto Show, DADA

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) announced the addition of Michigan native Sam Klemet as Co-Executive Director of the DADA and the North American International Detroit Auto Show. The DADA represents nearly 300 domestic and import new car and truck dealerships in Southeast Michigan and oversees the Detroit Auto Show, which has had an economic impact … Continued

April 29th, 2024

Upcoming Small Business Summit Offers Free Resources, Grant Opportunities for Detroit Entrepreneurs

Detroit Means Business (DMB), a resource-focused subsidiary of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), will host its third annual Small Business Summit on Monday, May 6, at 9 a.m. at the Cambria Hotel. The summit, themed “Navigate and Elevate,” will bring together over 300 Detroit small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking tangible skills, knowledge and … Continued

April 12th, 2024

Pancakes & Politics Forum II: ‘People, Projects, and Community’

Friday morning, an eclectic mix of Detroit’s business leaders converged to indulge in pancakes and great conversation in the heart of downtown, filling the 16th floor of Campus Martius One with a palpable sense of anticipation and unity. They were drawn together for the second installment of the Michigan Chronicle’s 19th annual Pancakes & Politics … Continued

March 22nd, 2024

Watch a Replay of 2024 Pancakes & Politics Forum 1 with Dan Gilbert and Dennis Archer Jr.

Thursday morning, around 400 attendees from various sectors gathered at Campus Martius One for the 19th edition of the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Speakers’ Forum, a key event for addressing critical issues in Detroit and its Black community. The forum, known for sparking significant discussions on Detroit’s socio-economic challenges, featured billionaire Dan Gilbert, who … Continued

March 21st, 2024

‘Keep Our Kids at Home’: Pancakes & Politics Recap a Conversation with Billionaire Businessman Dan Gilbert

Thursday morning, a diverse crowd of approximately 400 individuals representing various businesses throughout Detroit gathered for the 19th Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Speakers’ Forum series on the 16th floor of Campus Martius One. The audience, a melting pot of Southeast Michigan’s vibrant community, was there to engage in a dialogue that has, over the … Continued

February 26th, 2024

Dan Gilbert Set to Open Michigan Chronicle’s 2024 Pancakes & Politics Series at New Downtown Venue

One of the Michigan Chronicle’s flagship annual programs, the highly anticipated Pancakes & Politics, series is back for its 2024 season, promising a fresh lineup of engaging discussions and dynamic speakers. Kicking off the 19th season of Pancakes & Politics, Rocket Companies Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert will headline the first of four monthly in-person … Continued

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