Posts Tagged ‘Mike Duggan’

KJ Gross and Kaleb Klakulak sit at a table and smile. One black boy and one white boy with red hair, both with glasses

Christmas Wish – Updated

Donors step in to help 12-year-old supply gravestone for his best friend. Keri Guten Cohen JN Story Development Editor Kaleb Klakulak, 12, has a wish for Christmas — he wants to buy a gravestone for his best friend’s unmarked grave. Kenneth “KJ” Gross, 12, died May 1 from leukemia and heart failure; his mother was…

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Last year’s Menorah in the D celebration at Campus Martius Park

Lighting the Night

Menorah in the D to honor 8 in their 8’s and pay tribute to Pittsburgh shooting victims. Robin Schwartz Contributing Writer Bringing light to the world around us is always an important theme of Chanukah, which begins at sundown Sunday, Dec. 2. In Downtown Detroit, the eighth annual Menorah in the D will launch Chanukah…

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Steve Ballmer and wife Connie

Coming Home

Philanthropist Steve Ballmer’s take on Detroit’s comeback and how he might help. Sharon Luckerman Special to the Jewish News The last time the Jewish News featured Steve Ballmer, in 2000, he had just become CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates’ hand-picked successor. Fast-forward 18 years and Steve, 62, and his wife Connie, who live in Bellevue,…

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Advance Plumbing & Heating Supply Co showroom

A Big Advance

Advance Plumbing — family-owned for almost a century — has opened a 20,000-square-foot space in Midtown Detroit. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer Home buyers and home renovators can try out more than 50 working showerheads, 20 working kitchen and bathroom faucets, and five working toilets when they visit the new Midtown Detroit showroom of Advance Plumbing…

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Morris Tobocman, seated on the left, and his wife, Anna, standing behind him

Essay: Would My Grandfather Be Allowed into the U.S. Today? Would Yours?

About a century ago, my grandfather Morris Tobocman immigrated to Detroit from Poland to pursue the American Dream. He had almost no formal education, arrived penniless and knew no English. Like so many immigrants, he worked with his hands (originally as a tinsmith) and did well enough to put two sons through architecture school at…

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a view of the Detroit skyline from across the river.

Commentary: Detroit: A Welcoming Community

Last month, as part of National Welcoming Week, Global Detroit joined Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force Chair Raquel Castañeda-López, partnering nonprofit organizations, residents and business leaders in celebrating Detroit’s Top 10 status in the first-ever New American Economy (NAE) Cities Index, which ranks the 100 largest U.S. cities for their…

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Donnell White, Chemical Bank’s director of strategic partnerships and chief diversity officer; Tom Shafer, president and CEO of Chemical Bank; Mike Duggan, Detroit mayor; Gary Torgow, chairman, Chemical Financial Corporation; Warren Evans, Wayne County executive; and David Provost, president and CEO, Chemical Financial Corporation

Chemical Bank Announces Move to Downtown Detroit

Torgow announces new headquarters for Chemical Financial Corporation Chemical Financial Corporation, led by Chairman Gary Torgow, is moving its headquarters to Downtown Detroit — a city that has not had a major bank headquarters in more than a decade. Torgow announced July 25 that the company is moving its headquarters from Midland to Detroit. Chemical…

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