For long-time residents, newcomers and everyone in between who ever visited the iconic Michigan Central Depot, the reinvention of this grand building in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood is a joyful occasion. Ford Motor Co., which is rehabbing the massive structure as a new campus for its autonomous team and other employees, is holding a huge welcome […]
About Karen Dybis
Karen is an editor and writer for Corp! Magazine. She graduated from the University of Michigan and has worked at The Mackinac Island Town Crier, The Kalamazoo Gazette, The (Adrian) Daily Telegram and The Oakland Press. Karen was a Detroit News business writer with stints in retail, workplace issues and personal finance. Dybis also was a blogger on Time magazine's "Assignment: Detroit" project. She is author of four Michigan history books, including "Secret Detroit" and "The Witch of Delray."
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A relationship between baseball, Historic Hamtramck Stadium and Comerica Bank is as all American as, well, apple pie and baseball. Recently, the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium received its first corporate sponsorship donation during the Detroit Tiger’s third annual Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon, establishing the beginning of the nonprofit organization’s officials fundraising campaign. Comerica Bank, […]
Over the past decade, Pete Ruppert has been an active part of changing the way parents, students and educators view education.
Three years ago, a group of rising tech stars met at a Chicago conference and realized that they all worked in a similar geographic area, but knew little about one another. They puzzled: How could they have all come from the Ann Arbor, Michigan startup community and not have an understanding of each other beyond […]
When you think about business partners, the idea of a beer company partnering with a faith-based nonprofit may seem surprising. But the new partnership between Samaritas and the New Holland Brewing Company makes sense in a variety of ways. Recently, the two got together to develop a relationship through what is known as the […]
The Ford Motor Company made it official Monday when the automotive giant confirmed that it has purchased the venerable Michigan Central Station.
Now is the time to gas up your backyard grill or stock up on charcoal. Nowhere is this more evident than local grocers like downtown Ferndale’s Western Market, where shoppers flock before grilling season hits its peak. Fresh local and organic fruits and vegetables, a custom butcher shop and vegan and vegetarian-friendly items are all […]
If you’ve done a TED talk, you likely have a significant following.
Call it the fastest – and potentially the most potent – student internship on the planet. That’s how the Association for Corporate Growth’s annual ACG Cup generally works. And, this year, student teams from Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University took home 2018 honors as well as funds for furthering their scholarship. During […]
The Mackinac Policy Conference was full of powerhouse panels and huge discussions Thursday.
Grand Hotel has been in the same family for 85 years.
Media distrust may be one of the greatest risks to modern democracy.
With its mix of businesses, beautiful glass storefronts and an amazing backdrop of the ever-changing city, the Downtown Detroit Markets are back for another year in Detroit’s city center. This spring and summer, Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund are welcoming two phases of market vendors with support from the Downtown Detroit […]
The opioid crisis, in pure numbers, has struck Michigan and the rest of the nation in profound ways.
Steve Wynn. Travis Kalanick. Laurent Potdevin. If these names sound familiar, it may be their connection to some of the nation’s top companies.
Imagine your favorite grade-school classroom, and chances are it was light, bright, full of color and soaked in good memories of what you learned there and the people you met. To make sure every school has those kinds of classrooms, City Year Detroit and Gensler Detroit began to work together to improve school life […]
Ann Bernice Wodarski holds several special titles – not only is she turning 100 this July, but she is one of the last living original employees of the company that created Better Made potato chips in Detroit. Wodarski, who now lives in Grand Rapids, worked at Better Made from 1934 to 1940. Known then as […]
Fundraising efforts take vision, a strong team of committed players and a wide array of efforts to make a project of a significant size and scope possible. It’s a challenge for any organization, large or small. Austin Catholic High School is in the midst of such a fundraising campaign, and school officials are coming at […]
Michigan has so many beautiful lakefront towns, unique natural resources and incredible places to explore as a tourist that it can be hard to select just one for recognition. But TripAdvisor recently found a statewide favorite to highlight in particular. The travel planning and booking site recently named Mackinac Island as the No. 1 […]
Food marketers and manufacturers have come up with some memorable advertising campaigns in recent memory.
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