Sustainable Brands and RILA Announce Conference Partnership

Retail-focused track will launch at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced a strategic partnership with Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands to produce a dedicated program track at SB’17 Detroit focused on sustainability-led innovation in the retail sector.

JPMorgan Chase Commits Over $1.3 Million to Increase Skills Training and Job Growth in Detroit

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DETROIT, September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. is investing over $1.3 million to increase the number of Detroiters receiving skills training for in-demand jobs and to strengthen partnerships between job seekers, local employers and training providers, the firm announced today. As part of JPMorgan Chase’s $100 million commitment to the city’s economic recovery, the new grants will support the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW).

Detroit Basketball Player Andre Drummond Joined JetBlue in Detroit for its ‘Soar With Reading’ Initiative

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Last year, JetBlue launched an online #BookBattle competition as part of its award-winning Soar with Reading program. The airline asked crewmembers and the public which community -- Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles or New York City -- should get 100,000 new children's books from JetBlue in 2016. Nearly 1.3 million online votes were cast and Detroit triumphed with 48 percent of the vote.

Video: Ally Prepares Detroit Kids for Back to School

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Ally Financial teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to send Detroit students back to school with the essentials this year. Ally volunteers packed and distributed backpacks full of school supplies to 600 students at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ annual Be Fit for School event and donated 50 books on financial literacy concepts to the Boys and Girls Clubs’ library. Ally also sponsored the new Backpack Café program, which will help students facing food insecurity to take a backpack of food home with them each weekend.

Ally Teams with Boys & Girls Clubs to Deliver School Supplies to Detroit-Area Students and Kick Off New Backpack Café Program

Company donates backpacks, school supplies and money skills books to kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to start the school year
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DETROIT, August 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Back to School season, Ally Financial distributed backpacks and school supplies to 600 Detroit-area students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan's annual "Be Fit for School" event, and stocked the Detroit Club's library with 50 books on financial literacy topics and money skills. Ally is also sponsoring the new Backpack Café program, which will allow Boys & Girls Clubs' kids dealing with food-insecurity to take a backpack full of healthy food home with them each weekend.

Mirage in the Middle of the City: Hear Out the Business Case for Supporting Social Causes


It was a cool, crisp sunny morning as I drove into downtown Detroit. The Renaissance Center, an iconic building on Detroit’s skyline that’s large enough to have its own zip code, rose quickly in my view and beckoned me to start the day. My mind was in full business mode at that point.

Like every workday, I had my must-do list memorized and was ready to make a difference. It’s as if driving on the Lodge Freeway under Cobo Hall helps me focus – a sort of tunnel vision, if you will. However, out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of Ron.

Capturing Rainwater Will Save GM Plant Millions of Dollars


A new project to capture stormwater at GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly – home of the Chevrolet Volt – is slated to save the plant nearly $2 million every year. The initiative, two years in the making, now allows the plant to reuse rainwater for manufacturing processes throughout the 4 million square foot facility.

2,500 GM Employees Volunteer in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community

teamGM Cares transforms neighborhood in partnership with community
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DETROIT – It’ll be all hands (and arms and legs) on deck when 2,500 General Motors employees return to Detroit’s Cody Rouge community to volunteer the week of Aug. 15. Employees will donate their time and talent to board up vacant homes, clean empty lots, spruce up streets and tackle other neighborhood and school improvements.

JetBlue Adds Detroit As The Next Destination For Its ‘Soar With Reading’ Free Book Vending Machine Initiative

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-- Free Book Vending Machine Also Returns to Washington, D.C. Area In Partnership With Random House Children’s Books --

-- Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors Actress Victoria Justice and Athlete Justin Upton --

-- Public Can Choose the Next City to Receive Books in Online #BookBattle --

New Analysis Shows Keeping National MPG Standards Protects Profits of Automakers and Suppliers

Independent auto industry analysts find MPG standards protect automakers against future fuel price shocks and benefit suppliers as well.
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June 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit under existing national fuel economy standards slated to be in place until 2025, according to a new economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by the nonprofit group Ceres.


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