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Joan L. Witte

Blog Entries by Joan L. Witte

Small Business Owners React to Michigan Governor's State of the State Address

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 2:24 PM

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's "'dog years"' comments resonated around the table at a recent Brighton Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Snyder was there to speak about the State of the State speech he gave less than 24 hours before. Chamber members are predominately small business people. We live the dog years...

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Detroit Could Be the Next Silicon Valley

(3) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 5:15 PM

On August 20, panelists from 12 small Michigan-based technology and marketing companies met with U.S. Representative John Dingell at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. The meeting purpose was to discuss the small business perspective of Michigan's technology issues and economic growth. It was great to personally hear that half...

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My One Word for Detroit: Unite

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 2:38 PM

Columnist Neil Rubin recently wrote a response to the former communications chief for Mayor Bing, Karen Dumas's, call out to describe Detroit in one word. His response included a list of words from metro Detroiters that varied from "crumbling" to "rebuilding." Neil put out a call...

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