Newsmakers of Year luncheon set for Feb. 9
In Detroit, big ideas frequently start with an I. More precisely, an Ilitch. The father-and-son duo of Mike Ilitch and Chris Ilitch, for their work building The District Detroit, which will be anchored by the new Red Wings arena, and for funding the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, will be among those honored as Crain’s top Newsmakers of the Year for 2015. Nine other 2015 Newsmakers also will be honored at an annual luncheon for reasons ranging from merger and acquisition deals to economic development. The event is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit.