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DBusiness Breakfast Series features Tom Wilson  July 29, 2016

Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment and a member of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Board of Visitors, shared updates on the new District Detroit and hockey arena during the DBusiness Breakfast Series on July 26. The event, which was held at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in...

Mike Ilitch School of Business Launches Leadership and Diversity Initiative  July 28, 2016

The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has launched the Institute for Leadership and Diversity, which will serve as a platform within the school that holds meetings and conducts research on increasing diversity in business, and works to strengthen relationships with businesses...

Wayne State's Ilitch business school starts leadership and diversity institute  July 28, 2016

Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business will house several ongoing market research and leadership studies related to workplace diversity and inclusion under a new Institute for Leadership and Diversity, this coming school year. The new institute, led by professor and Associate...

Dean Robert Forsythe and more on Small Talk with Mark S. Lee  July 25, 2016

Small Talk with Mark S. Lee broadcast from the Detroit Golf Club as part of Wayne State University's Ilitch School of Business 10th Annual Swing for the Students event with the following guests: John Bukowicz, president & CEO, Corporte Consulting Associates, Inc.,Mike Ilitch School of...

Mike Ilitch School of Business groundbreaking makes news across the country  July 21, 2016

Roughly 600 people came out to the corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple Street in the District Detroit yesterday to cheer on the Mike Ilitch School of Business, as campus and city leaders broke ground on its forthcoming building. Detroit News Crain's Detroit Business Michigan...

Groundbreaking today for Ilitch School of Business  July 20, 2016

Construction of a new business school at Wayne State University is moving forward. A groundbreaking is Wednesday for the Mike Ilitch School of Business, which is scheduled to open in 2018. Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson, Ilitch Holdings' president and CEO Christopher Ilitch and...

Construction to start on WSU’s Ilitch business school  July 20, 2016

Construction begins this week on the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, a state-of-the-art facility that will be next to the future Little Caesars Arena. The possibility of building student housing near the new business school is still being explored. Detroit News

Construction set to begin on Wayne State University business school facility  July 19, 2016

Wayne State University in Detroit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony later this week on the site of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Construction of the facility became possible after a $40 million gift, the largest donation in the university’s history, from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Mike...

Wayne State to break ground on $50M Mike Ilitch School of Business  July 19, 2016

Wayne State University will break ground this Wednesday, July 20 on the Mike Ilitch School of Business, a new academic building on the public university’s Detroit campus. The new school is named for Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of the Detroit Red Wings professional...

Mike Ilitch School of Business breaks ground this week  July 19, 2016

We have another sign of work moving right along in the District Detroit. Wayne State University is hosting a groundbreaking for the Mike Ilitch School of Business, located at the corner of Woodward and Temple, this Wednesday. The school will be located right by the new arena/events center and is...

Melvindale school board member honored with Mike Ilitch School of Business award  July 15, 2016

Alex Atanasovski has always been one step ahead of the pack. The 2012 Melvindale High School valedictorian joined the school board just months after graduating. For the past four years he’s attended college at Wayne State University and sat on the school board. Now he’s been honored as one of...

Report: Michigan ranks as most improved state for business, reaches top ten  July 15, 2016

Michigan was cited as this year’s most improved state for business, and ranked seventh overall, up from 22nd place in 2015, according to a new national report by CNBC. According to CNBC’s analysis, Michigan “was considered all but hopeless” when it began ranking states a decade ago....

Groundbreaking set for Wayne State's Mike Ilitch School of Business  July 15, 2016

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning will officially kick off construction of Wayne State University's new $50 million Mike Ilitch School of Business. The new business school, expected to be complete in 2018, is the product of a $40 million donation from the Ilitch family, $35 million of...

TechTown Detroit names 7 new board members  July 08, 2016

TechTown Detroit named seven new members to its board of directors. "Our new board members are recognized widely both for their professional expertise and accomplishments, and their community leadership," M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University president and chair of the TechTown board, said in a...

Purchasing index falls in June for second straight month  July 08, 2016

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dipped in June, falling 1.1 points to a level of 58.8. It was the second straight monthly decline after hitting a high in April of 62.7. The index's three-month average is 60.5. A level above 50 indicates an expanding economy. The index has been...

Fight for billboard space around Little Caesars Arena figures to grow as opening nears  July 08, 2016

The race is on to find new spaces for billboards and other outdoor display advertising surrounding the new Detroit Red Wings arena by the time it opens in September 2017. The $627.5 million Little Caesars Arena location at I-75 and Woodward Avenue, as the anchor of 50 blocks of new offices,...

34 entrepreneurs named finalists for Ernst & Young awards  July 06, 2016

Ernst & Young LLP has announced 34 finalists for the 30th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in its Michigan and Northwest Ohio regions.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who "demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and...