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Changing The Culture

Detroit building director Nate Ford on making department more efficient

Nate Ford, director of the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department, says the biggest challenge has been in dealing with antiquated processes, procedures and technology.

“We have not, up to this point, really taken a good look at how we’re doing,” Ford sa

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Detroit beats Chicago for best travel destination nod

Detroit is the place to be! At least, according to one travel writer.

David Landsel has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. He chose Detroit over Chicago as one of the best places to travel to.

It's nothing new for Michiganders to talk about the many choices in our area for fun,

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Remove Detroit’s Business RED TAPE

Last week I received a lot of feedback on the article I wrote on the need for bold and visionary leadership for Detroit.

One thing that stuck out in most of the responses that flooded my e-mail is the bureaucracy that has long hindered the smooth and efficient operation of small businesses and businesses of color in Detroit.

That the ability to

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Henry Ford Hospital offers new patient gowns with more coverage

Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital has a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage.

The new design, which resembles a wrap-around robe, closes in the back and front. It's also made of a thicker, cotton and polyester blend than a typical gown so that it keeps patients warmer. Three snaps, as

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit