Pancakes & Politics News

August 24th, 2022

MOCAD Announces Dr. Charles Boyd and Lynn Arsht Gandhi as Museum Board of Directors Co-Chairs

MOCAD Announces Dr. Charles Boyd and Lynn Arsht Gandhi as Museum Board of Directors Co-Chairs The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) recently announced the election of Dr. Charles Boyd and Lynn Arsht Gandhi to the positions of Co-Chair of the museum’s Board of Directors. This shared leadership role represents an integral part of MOCAD’s … Continued

August 16th, 2022

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) Name Fred Hunter as Next Chief Executive Officer 

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) tap Fred Hunter as Next Chief Executive Officer  Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of children in Detroit since 1969, has announced Fred Hunter as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective today. The announcement was made by Detroit PAL Board President Alan Huddy.   In his new … Continued

August 16th, 2022

Department of Commerce Invests $1.6M to Boost Wayne County Small Businesses

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Downriver Community Conference, Southgate, Michigan, to support the Downriver Riverfront Communities Economic Recovery Implementation Project. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan and EDA’s $300 million Coal Communities Commitment. This EDA investment … Continued

August 15th, 2022

Detroit Names New Leaders of Contracting, Procurement Department

New Director of Contracting & Procurement, Sandra Yu Stahl, left, and Toni Limmitt, right, new deputy director of Contracting & Procurement.   Mayor Mike Duggan announced that general services department executive Sandra Yu Stahl has been promoted to deputy chief financial officer and chief procurement officer to manage purchasing and contracting for the city’s government. … Continued

August 10th, 2022

Gilchrist Announces Support for New Mobility Initiatives That Improve Safety and Customer Service

Recently, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II announced that Michigan will enable four new mobility services to help address challenges across the state related to sustainable transit, roadway safety, parking and staffing shortages in the very viable service industry. In partnership with key universities, whose students and programs are already helping to shape the future of … Continued

August 3rd, 2022

How will Michigan’s Financial Literacy Mandate Impact Detroit Schools? 

In the wake of mounting inflation and concerns over another national economic recession, Detroit high schools are looking ahead toward equipping students with skill sets in line with the new Michigan education mandate for financial literacy. On June 16, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 5190, a bill mandating personal finance classes before high school graduation. … Continued

August 3rd, 2022

Ida Byrd-Hill Brings Frontline Expertise to the Detroit Regional Chamber Board

Described as a futurist and an urban economist, Ida Byrd-Hill, the CEO of Automation Workz is bringing her ideas and innovations to the Detroit Regional Chamber Board. Byrd-Hill, who has over 30 years of business experience in HR, Executive Search, Finance, Technology and Wealth Management, is especially known for her startup sales expertise bridging African … Continued

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