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University of Michigan Ranks as #1 Entrepreneurship School

University of Michigan Ranks as #1 Entrepreneurship School

By  Michael Rolph

Date  November 5, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Startups

Entrepreneurs, make for Michigan.

Entrepreneur just gave Universitt of Michigan the coveted #1 ranking as the top entrepreneurial school in the country. They launched their Master of Entrepreneurship program last year, where it was almost instantly lauded for its top-tier …

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Brand Camp University Posits Detroit As Innovation Leader

Brand Camp University Posits Detroit As Innovation Leader

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 29, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Featured,
Startups,
Venture Capital

Brand Camp University hosted their fifth annual “Brand Camp” last week in Detroit. Thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors gathered to explore how the city can serve as a future hub of innovation and technology.

The event attracted over 300 attendees …

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Explore Detroit’s Rich History with Philip Jarmain’s Photo Essay

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 22, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Featured

After nearly five years in the making, Philip Jarmain recently completed American Beauty, a photographic essay that explores the opulent architectural history of the “Paris of the Midwest.”

His exquisite photographs examine the stunning buildings that are scattered throughout …

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The Skillman Foundation Hands Out 34 New Grants

The Skillman Foundation Hands Out 34 New Grants

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 15, 2013

In  Detroit News

Last week, The Skillman Foundation announced the distribution of 34 new grants throughout the greater Detroit area. Totaling $3.5 million, the funding will be used to strengthen youth education, development, safety, education, and community leadership.

$1.2 million will go towards …

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Brilliant Business and Taste Buds Combine at Detroit Vegan Soul

Brilliant Business and Taste Buds Combine at Detroit Vegan Soul

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 10, 2013

In  Detroit News

Kirsten Ussery epitomized “success.” As a public relations executive at a high-profile job, she was climbing ever-higher on the professional ladder. But she didn’t feel fulfilled. She wasn’t contributing to her community in a way that she thought was meaningful… …

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Detroit SOUP Transforms Communities into Thought Leaders

Detroit SOUP Transforms Communities into Thought Leaders

By  Michael Rolph

Date  October 1, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Featured

Detroit SOUP is many things: “a public dinner, a collaborative situation, a platform for connection…”

The microgranting dinner is pretty straightforward. For $5, you get soup, salad, bread, and a vote. As you eat a delicious meal, you listen to …

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Networking and Fitness Join Forces at Networkingout

By  Michael Rolph

Date  September 25, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Featured

Detroit’s Rivard Plaza is becoming a hotspot for proactive multitasking. Twice-weekly, people from all over the city gather for Networkingout, an innovative new program founded by Shawn Blanchard.

On the surface, Networkingout out is a group fitness program. It …

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Hotel Industry Booming in Motor City

By  Michael Rolph

Date  July 31, 2013

In  Detroit News

detroit-news-hotelThe city of Detroit may have recently filed for bankruptcy protection, but it looks like its hotel industry is on the upswing.  While the city fights to make a resurgence, a new spate of hotels, casinos and convention centers will …

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US Treasury Sells Another 30M Shares in GM stock

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Date  June 6, 2013

In  Detroit News

detroit-local-news-gm

More great news in the Detroit auto industry, today. The US Treasury is selling another 30 million in stock shares back to General Motors, after its bailout four years ago.

After market closes today, the Treasury will set the share …

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‘Spartans’s Will’: MSU Rebrands Itself to Refocus Public Image

By  Michael Rolph

Date  April 10, 2013

In  Detroit News,
Logo & Identity Design

detroit-news-spartansNot sure that Michigan State University’s current image was exactly what leaders were looking to promote, the school began searching for ideas to center a new “brand” around. A Philidelphia ad agency was hired, and helped MSU narrow the central …

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