Pancakes & Politics News

May 4th, 2022

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion President Talks Growth

The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Detroit-based organization is all about promoting harmony in human relations while mediating cultural and racial differences, especially post-George Floyd. Originally founded in 1941, over time the Roundtable evolved and is known as a leader in promoting connectivity among racial, religious, cultural, and economic groups. The Roundtable’s primary goals … Continued

April 27th, 2022

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Panel Talk Economic Viability  

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics panel included Jeff Donofrio, president, and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan, left, Maureen Donohue-Krauss, president and CEO, Detroit Regional Partnership, second from left, Nicole Sherard-Freeman, group executive, Job, Economy, and Detroit at Work, City of Detroit, third from left, and Kevin Johnson, president, and CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, DEGC, … Continued

April 27th, 2022

Refugees Receive Assistance from Samaritas

What happens when the local corporate world aligns itself with the goals and missions of people most in need? Relief comes to refugees coming from troubled nations looking for opportunity and hope here. With more than 80 years in the industry, Samaritas has been a champion in providing that type of assistance to Michigan’s disadvantaged … Continued

April 20th, 2022

Priority Health Taps Shannon Wilson as Population Health & Health Equity VP

Priority Health, Michigan’s fastest growing health plan that now serves more than 1.2 million members, has appointed Shannon Wilson as the first vice president of population health & health equity. Wilson, who previously served as vice president of state markets, east, will now be responsible for quality improvement for Priority Health’s Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and … Continued

April 20th, 2022

Bank of America Taps Star Crawford as Market Executive for Detroit

Bank of America recently announced that Estrella (Star) Crawford has been named Market Executive for the Detroit local market. Star will work in partnership with the local market president and leadership team directing local market strategy, employee engagement, business integration and investments that help to drive and respond to community and economic development and critical … Continued

April 12th, 2022

JDRF Announces the Appointment of New Board Leadership

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization, announces the appointment of Grant Beard and Michelle Griffin as chair and vice chair of the International Board of Directors, respectively. As leaders of JDRF’s highest governing body, Beard and Griffin will ensure the continuance of accelerating the … Continued

April 12th, 2022

Entrepreneurs Work Across Borders to Coordinate Aid for Ukrainians

Photo:Vladimir Gendelman, founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc. (headquartered in Pontiac), a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), is helping humanitarian efforts in the war against Ukraine. As millions of Ukrainians continue to be displaced by the war in their country, a local entrepreneur is working to focus the stream of aid flowing into the … Continued