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Lisa Diggs
Lisa Diggs is owner of The Catalyst Company, a performance consulting business that specializes in helping organizations become more productive and profitable. In fall of 2007, Diggs founded the Buy Michigan Now campaign to ignite the revitalization of Michigan’s economy. The focus of this advocacy program is to create awareness of the importance of supporting Michigan-based businesses and speaking positively about what her home state has to offer. She has been awarded the President’s Call to Service Award from the Obama administration for volunteering more than 4,000 hours of service to the betterment of her community.

Entries by Lisa Diggs

Michigan Needs More Original Theatrical Productions

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 6:35 PM

Every once in a while an experience comes along that changes the course of your life, and sometimes even introduces you to people who want to take a similar journey. Such is the case with two Michigan girls who met at Rising Stars, a theatrical program in their hometown of...

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Detroit Kids Deserve Outdoor Adventures Too

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 9:38 PM

When you grow up in a city, it's easy to become somewhat immune to the charms of the surrounding landscape. Skyline structures have often replaced towering trees. Parks are limited to small spaces between city blocks. Transportation to nearby wilderness is inaccessible or too expensive to be a viable option....

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You Can Do What You Love in Detroit

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 1:50 PM

It's not a blank canvas, but in many ways Detroit is as close to one as a city that's been around for more than three centuries can be. Land is available. Creativity is rampant. Collaboration is the new standard of conduct, and ingenuity remains the lifeblood of the city, as...

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Please Don't Call 911 for Potholes

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 9:49 AM

Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel, is making headlines for advising residents of his county to dial 911 to report potholes and get quick results. According to a WXYZ report, Hackel is guaranteeing that if residents in his county report a hazardous pothole, it will be assessed and addressed...

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Take a Stand During 'Michigan Week'

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 6:32 PM

The week of May 18-25 is designated as Michigan Week across the state, and that gives us all a unique excuse to celebrate and brag on Michigan a bit.

When I was a kid, Michigan Week was a big deal. We learned fun facts like...

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Will Veronica Mars Change Hollywood?

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 12:27 PM

While the eyes of the world were fixed upon Rome and the selection of a new Pope, thanks to Kickstarter an amazing little revolution was simultaneously taking place in Hollywood.

The entertainment world was about to discover if a mutli-million dollar feature film could be funded by fans....

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Seven Ideas for Igniting a Brighter 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Most people I know spoke of 2012 as a year that couldn't go away fast enough, myself included. We didn't want it to go away in a Mayan apocalypse sort of way, but I think many of us were collectively calling out for a fresh start.


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Take the $64 Michigan Holiday Challenge

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM

As part of an ongoing Made in America series, ABC News has issued a challenge to Americans to spend $64 on gifts made in the U.S. this season to spur the economy. I'm challenging each of us to not only get on board, but to spend those dollars...

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Serve Michigan Food and Drink This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 12:05 PM

If you're going to find yourself in a grocery store buying food to entertain family and friends this month, you are certainly not alone. Most of us tend to eat more during the holiday season, so it stands to reason more money will be spent on food and beverages. An...

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Building on Helen Milliken's Legacy

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 11:52 AM

Former Michigan First Lady, Helen Wallbank Milliken quietly passed away in her Traverse City home this week, leaving behind a passionate legacy for women's rights that I sometimes fear will fall on the deaf ears of subsequent generations, including my own.

After graduating from Smith College in 1945,...

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What Playing in a World Series Means for Detroit

(3) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 3:03 PM

This post was originally published on Buy Michigan Now.

Baseball fans all over the state are buzzing about the Detroit Tigers returning to the World Series, but baseball fan or not, anyone who loves Detroit has reason to be excited. Hosting a World Series...

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The Worst Political Ad on Television Isn't National

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 4:33 PM

If you're like me you are eagerly counting down the days until the November election...not because you cannot wait to exercise the gift that is the American right to vote, but because you just want to please make all of the commercials and annoying pundits stop!

While they all chatter...

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