Pancakes & Politics News

July 5th, 2022

Whitmer Announces Projects to Create Jobs, Grow Life Sciences in Michigan

Recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in announcing Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of projects, including a business expansion by a global life sciences provider in Muskegon, community revitalization projects in Detroit, Battle Creek, and Sault Ste. Marie, and support that boosts Michigan’s agribusiness industry. The projects approved today represent … Continued

July 4th, 2022

COTS CEO Helps Detroit Families Navigate Homelessness

The landscape of homelessness is changing thanks to one local CEO. This year marks a 40-year milestone of COTS effectively supporting Detroit families, having influenced the lives of more than 50,000 people impacted by homelessness – many of them children. “The impact upon thousands of lives over the past 40 years would not be possible … Continued

June 28th, 2022

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Panel Talk Future of the Clean Energy Economy  

Pancakes & Politics panelists Glenn Stevens, executive director at MICHauto, left, Jerry Norcia, president, and CEO, DTE Energy, second from left, Liesl Clark, director at Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, third from right, and Carla Walker Miller, founder and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC, far right. Photo by Monica Morgan   … Continued

June 27th, 2022

Supreme Court Appoints Judge Valentine to Oakland County Business Court

The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Victoria A. Valentine to serve on the bench of the Oakland County Business Court. Created by statute in 2013, business courts dockets in 17 circuit courts statewide “…allow business or commercial disputes to be resolved with the expertise, technology, and efficiency required by the … Continued

June 20th, 2022

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Tours Rebuilding Michigan Project in Flint 

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II provided an update on ongoing infrastructure construction projects as the administration makes the largest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan’s history. Lt. Governor Gilchrist inspected progress made on the Rebuilding Michigan project at the I-69 and I-475 interchange in Flint. This project is one of over 20 Rebuilding … Continued

June 15th, 2022

BBBS of Metropolitan Detroit Names Nicole McKinney President and CEO

Nicole McKinney has been named President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. McKinney formerly served as the inaugural executive director of the Friends of the Children-Detroit. During her tenure, she formed new community partnerships, served children with some of the highest needs and raised more than $1 million in funding – … Continued

June 15th, 2022

Whitmer Announces Canadian EV Charging Network $3M Investment, New 133 OC Jobs

Recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Louis Tremblay, the chief executive officer of FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, to announce a new electric vehicle charger manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills. This $3 million investment is FLO’s first-ever U.S. manufacturing facility and is expected to create 133 … Continued

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