Pancakes & Politics News

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

August 3rd, 2022

Unite Digital Expands Its Team with Six New Hires

Photo: Steven Justice, Director of Digital Customer Experience, Unite Digital, LLC Unite Digital, LLC, a digital marketing company that focuses on OEM-certified dealer digital programs, lead optimization, online-offline retail integration and customer retention and loyalty strategies, announced today the expansion of its team with six new hires: Steven Justice, director of Digital Customer Experience Pam … Continued

July 27th, 2022

Owner, President of redbox+ Dumpsters Talks Trash

Kelli Corning, local owner of redbox+ Dumpsters doesn’t mind talking trash. As the president and owner of the redbox+ of Metro Detroit for the past nine months, she wants others to know that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to waste disposal. “As the president of redbox+ Dumpsters of Metro Detroit, … Continued

July 27th, 2022

Tax Abatement Approved: How the Hudson Project’s Tax Abatement Could Affect Detroit

Billionaire Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm, Bedrock, was recently granted a tax abatement for the Hudson site development in Detroit.   Detroit’s J.L. Hudson’s site on 1208 Woodward Ave. is at the center of controversy after billionaire Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm, Bedrock, sought a $60 million tax abatement from the Detroit City Council to … Continued

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