Tens of thousands of people will converge on downtown Detroit Saturday for the annual Race for the Cure. The person behind it–Maureen Keenan Meldrum–is Detroit 2020′s Person of the Week.
Our person of the week is someone who has unified hundreds of fellow alumni to give back to their school located on the northwest side of Detroit. Marcy Feldman’s elementary school played a big part in her life. Now…it’s her mission. At a reunion, she told her former classmates at Pasteur Elementary School—it’s time to give back. “I said… Read more »
Detroit. A city of 138 square miles with enough land mass to hold several other major cities within its boundaries. From blight and burned out homes—to the very best neighborhoods—Bill McGraw has seen it all in his over 40 years of reporting in Detroit. In 2007, McGraw drove every street in Detroit for a Detroit Free Press series entitled Driving… Read more »
Construction crews are busy in Midtown…which is becoming more vibrant by the month. Dave LewAllen toured the neighborhood with the woman who is the visionary behind all of the activity. It takes a quick pace to keep up with Sue Mosey. She’s the dynamo leading the redevelopment of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. “It’s taken a very long time to get to… Read more »
Detroit is making a bid to be the host city for the ESPN Summer X Games, featuring top athletes in action sports like rally car racing, skateboard, BMX and motocross. The two guys behind the effort are Kevin Krease and Garret Kohler, who quit their jobs to work on the project. In fact, Garret left Chicago to come to Detroit… Read more »
During a discussion on Detroit’s future at the annual “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast, businessman Dan Gilbert suggested that the Detroit Pistons move to downtown Detroit. He says he’s talked before with Pistons owner Tom Gores about the prospect of moving the Pistons to Detroit. Gilbert said, “I always try to put the bug in his ear.”
Treating customers right. In this case, it’s the millions of visitors who come to southeast Michigan every year. Dave LewAllen looked at how the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau tries to make sure visitors leave happy–so they’ll want to come back. Detroit welcomes the international media for the auto show each year. The Final Four. Major golf championships. The… Read more »
Our Detroit 2020 Person of the Week is a lifeline for hundreds of men and women. Reverend Faith Fowler is the head of Cass Community Social Services. She’s also the woman behind the sounds of the Cass Ambassadors Choir.
In case you missed it, you can watch the Detroit 2020 Awards special below! During a luncheon at Broadcast House this week, we honored people who exemplify Detroit 2020′s motto of Unify. Inspire. Act. The winners selected in each category were: Unify award: Gary Wozniak, president of RecoveryPark Inspire award: Riet Schumack, co-founder of Neighbors Building Brightmoor Act award: Terry… Read more »
We were honored to have the Cass Ambassadors Choir from Cass Community Social Services at the Detroit 2020 Awards. They are a group of formerly homeless men who volunteer their time and talent. They offer their stories and struggle and hardship, and show that with hard work and loving support, there is recovery on the other side. The choir performed… Read more »