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Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area

Associations Now

The foundation, through its investments in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, will commit $1.8 Detroit is still on the comeback trail—and that includes its media outlets, too. The partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative help make that happen.”.

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Top Auto Groups Combine in Major Industry Merger

Associations Now

The members of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers will join forces as the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. Previously, AAM members included the “big three” Detroit carmakers and several major foreign ones, and Global Automakers represented the U.S. operations of automakers based in other countries.

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Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population. A recent Detroit Free Press column by Tom Walsh piqued my interest for this blog. It’s not pretty.

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Rule Your Market—Blue Ocean Strategy Sidesteps the Sharks

.orgSource

At.orgCommunity’s recent Innovation Summit, Sharon explored how Blue Ocean Strategy can help you bypass the sharks and find your way to offering unique and powerful member value. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based team was motivated by the desire to find solutions for struggling businesses like the Detroit automobile producers.

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Obsessive Innovation: Why Associations Must Constantly Turn to What’s Next

Associations Now

At the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit Sunday, opening general session speaker Josh Linkner explained to association leaders the five “obsessions” of innovative thinkers and showed them how they can be adopted back at the office. The best of the best are always focused on reinventing. Get curious.

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What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

Everyone’s hot to visit Detroit; Grand Rapids is topping national lists of places to live; and Traverse City keeps crushing it as a vacation destination, somehow figuring out how to lead about every trend – from craft brew making to farm-to-table cuisine – that comes down the pike. Suddenly, though, that seems to be changing. Happy 2014!

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Vote for us for best meeting planning company!

Aaron Wolowiec

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau – Detroit Metro CVB. Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (more than 200 guest rooms) – The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area – Cobo Center. Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Detroit Metro Area – Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

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