Though a recent study from Michigan Association of CPAs suggests that tax reform may lead to a decrease in smaller charitable gifts, it could spark an increase in larger gifts, according to Leon LaBrecque of LJPR Financial Advisors. Read more from Crain’s about the impact new tax laws may have on charitable giving here.
Starting July 21, Cranbrook Institute of Science will host “Da Vinci Machines and Robotics,” an interactive exhibit on the Italian Renaissance through the paintings, sculptures, inventions and other works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn more about the exhibit here.
FinTech Consortium, a global network of financial and technology organizations, is opening its flagship North American hub and incubator in the heart of downtown. Detroit FinTech Bay, which will move into the former First Independence Bank building at 44 West Michigan Avenue, will offer co-working spaces, leadership courses, monthly classes, talent development access to investments and more. Read more about the announcement here.
On Thursday, June 28, the first 200 guests to Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Family Science Carnival in Bloomfield Hills received free admissions. Families enjoyed more than 20 activities including balloon animals, sack races, maggot art, bubble painting, slippery slime, dry ice exploration, and much more! Read more here.
Detroit Startup Week took over downtown for its 3rd year with a week full engaging sessions for entrepreneurs, including a keynote featuring Marcus Lemonis from “The Profit,” TED Talk-style Jill Talks by influential women and Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day. Read more about the exciting schedule here.
With 250-plus breweries and more to come, Michigan’s craft beer industry has already contributed over $2 billion to the state’s economy. However, the secret to breweries’ success goes beyond the beer alone– Michigan Association of CPAs has over 18,000 members across the state, several of whom are aiding the beer industry by providing financial services to craft breweries. Find out more about the booming craft beer industry and its effect on the state economy here.
Rochester College believes the benefit of a college education goes beyond landing a job afterwards— students should graduate with a foundation in social responsibility in order to contribute values such as honesty, integrity, creativity and more to the workforce. With an option to pursue a degree in Social Entrepreneurship and opportunities for community service, cross cultural engagement and more, Rochester College strives to provide all students with a values-based education. Learn more about Rochester’s commitment to social responsibility here.
Serial entrepreneur and self-made business expert Marcus Lemonis of CNBC’s “The Profit” will share his secrets of business success at Techstars Startup Week Detroit as the keynote headliner. Learn more about the other influential business leaders presenting at Startup Week here.
The athletic department at Rochester College is growing! The small college located in Rochester Hills will be adding men’s wrestling and women’s lacrosse for the 2018-19 school year, with more sports to follow. Read more about the athletic department’s accomplishments and expansion here.