A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

It’s hard to gain, and even harder to regain. Trust is a word that tends to elude a hard and fast definition. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” There’s a lot to that, most of which is just as elusive as the …

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

In difficult times, try giving thanks. Have you ever found yourself struggling to understand why folks say, “Be thankful for your blessings” when you’re in the midst of a difficult time? This sort of advice can feel like nothing more than a hollow platitude, some abstract philosophical notion uttered by those who’ve never suffered loss …

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Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

Sometimes the fluff needs to be backed-up. It’s been more than one year since George Floyd’s murder, at the hands of a police officer, ignited a torrent of righteous social unrest. The brave souls who peacefully protested Floyd’s murder drew attention to the systems of oppression that have persisted for so many years. Why is …

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Essay by: Mike Shesterkin, Exec. Director This week, we’re taking a break from our series on sustainable business leadership to lift-up the Thanksgiving holiday and recognize some of the great work that’s going on in Detroit and SE Michigan for which we are thankful. It was then Secretary of State William H. Seward who drafted …

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This Isnt About You, It's About Our Community

“This isn’t about you: It’s about our community.”

Op-Ed By: Mike Shesterkin, SMSBF Exec. Director There are all sorts of terms to describe what’s going-on right now: unprecedented, uncharted territory, surreal are just a few. Dr. McGeorge of WDIV got it right when he said, “This isn’t about you: It’s about our community.” In a system governed by hyper-individualism and a “have it your …

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