Pancakes & Politics News

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

June 15th, 2022

Planned Parenthood of Michigan Names Paula Thornton Greear President, CEO

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) announced recently that Paula Thornton Greear will lead the organization as its president and CEO. Thornton Greear will take the helm as the organization prepares to serve a surge of patients following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is expected this summer. “It … Continued

June 8th, 2022

Pancakes & Politics Overdrive Goes Into the North End With Stabenow, Peters

What do you think of the North End? Bound by I-75, Woodland, Woodward Ave., and E. Grand Boulevard, with 1,152 homes, four schools, two parks, and $1.6 million in investments the historic neighborhood in Detroit is booming with vitality, new homes and an even stronger sense of community – and it’s just getting started. Michigan … Continued

June 8th, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit’s Jeannine Gant Steps Down

Jeannine Gant, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, stepped down from her role in late May. Gant, a non-profit executive leader with national and local experience, has successfully led the organization for seven years. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) was formed in 1974 with the merger of five local BBBS … Continued

May 25th, 2022

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Panel Talk Education Equity in State  

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics panelists Dave Meador, retired – vice chair, DTE Energy, left, Dr. Jennifer Green, superintendent of the Southfield Public School District, second from left, Dr. Nikola Vitti, superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, third from left, and Dr. Curtis I. Ivery, chancellor, Wayne County Community College District, far right, talk education … Continued

May 25th, 2022

New Survey Shows Employee Frustration and C-Suite Concerns

As the nation fights to overcome the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, business leaders have expressed their main concerns among C-Suite employees. BrightPlan, a leader in Total Financial Wellness conducted their 2022 Wellness Barometer Survey and the results show a staggering increase of concerns for employees. BrightPlan is the first financial wellness solution … Continued

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