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AFP National Philanthropy Day Dinner 2018

On Nov. 8 at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter held its annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner for more than 700 guests. The evening included a cocktail reception, a plated dinner, and an awards ceremony that honored individual, corporate, and foundation donors and volunteers.

U-M Economists Project Continued U.S. Growth in 2018; Forecast Slowdown in 2019 and 2020

Although the 2018 U.S. economy is projected to expand 2.9 percent after a strong 3.5-percent growth rate in the third quarter, University of Michigan economists say the effects of federal spending and tax cut boosts will start to diminish in 2019 before fading out in 2020.

Yakima Adventure Accessories Available on 2019 Ford Ranger; Ford Teams with Walmart on Self-Driving Deliveries

As the vehicle personalization market hits $45 billion this year, according to SEMA, Ford Accessories will offer its Yakima outdoor adventure products through Ford dealerships starting with the launch of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup in early 2019.

DIA and New York Gallery Partner to Present Impressionist Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

The Detroit Institute of Arts today announced it is working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York to open an Impressionist and post-Impressionist exhibition titled Humble and Human: Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

Michigan Hospitality Industry Associations Merge to Create One Powerful New Voice

Michigan’s restaurants and hotels have been working together informally to serve the state’s booming tourism business for decades. Now, they are joining forces formally to present a unified voice for the hospitality industry in the Great Lakes State.

Wayne State University Receives $1M Gift for New Global Engineering Education Center

Wayne State University alumni Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail have given their alma mater a gift of $1 million to create a new center for global engineering education.

Detroit Metro Airport Restrooms Get Smart with New Maintenance Technology

If you notice that the restrooms at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are more-tidy this holiday travel season, credit an automated system launched today in the McNamara Terminal.

JACK Entertainment to Sell Greektown Casino-Hotel

JACK Entertainment in Detroit says it has entered into a contract to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in the central business district for $1 billion in cash to Pennsylvania’s Penn National Gaming and New York’s VICI Properties, pending regulatory approval. The sale is expected to be finalized in 2019.

Coalition Seeks to Remedy Michigan’s High Auto Insurance Costs, Implores State Officials to Lower Rates

The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) in Detroit has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan aimed at protecting Michigan drivers from excessive and discriminatory auto insurance rates.

Princeton Publication Ranks U-M’s Entrepreneurship Program No. 1 in Nation

The University of Michigan’s undergraduate entrepreneurship programs are No. 1 in the nation, according to rankings that will be published in the December issue of The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Detroit City Council Approves Stormwater Management Ordinance for Developers

The Detroit City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a new Post-Construction Stormwater Management Ordinance that requires the creation of stormwater management features on many future development or redevelopment projects.

Lansing’s Air Lift Co. Offers LoadLifter 5000 Series Kits for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500

Air Lift Co., an aftermarket air suspension specialist based in Lansing, has introduced its new LoadLifter 5000 series kits for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
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