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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

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06:27 min | 2 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"About it meanwhile Decatur WJAR news which loses Kian for Dana with R. W. J. R. trafficking weather first of Brian Morton pressing all the right buttons Kimmy from afar listening in helping where she can and pulling this all together and leaving our executive producer and Thomas welcome backed up happy Monday it's it's great to be back and so I I flew down to Naples with Sophie and then Adam flew down a couple days later because he was doing gigs as a DJ a lot of people were out last week Adam it's kind of like the president's break with sting there were a lot of people I happen to be wearing my Michigan sweater just because that's when I grabbed him I thought well this is easy to wear going out and easy to pack coming back blah blah blah but I have to tell you getting on my fabulous delta flight at least six people walked by me with Michigan state sweaters and shirts to go green I did and they looked at me with the the U. of M. thing or just take a block am I think is what's on the sorting the kind of at first they thought I was losing the sitting area and I said no I mean it go green go white go white go green whatever you know so but listen this so woman sitting in the seat in front of me get turned around this are you Paul W. Smith I went oh boy yes like I was a marine I worry I owe the money or something but so I said well we yes because I love listening to you know people think that I would get tired of that I'll never get tired of never it's awesome never it was wonderful I even said write your names down and I'll say hello to Marie and Leo Stevenson they are Spartan graduates they're big fans of the show god bless him and that it was Valentine's day and so she said that made it a great Valentine's day and Leo I got this impression if she was saying all kinds of nice things about the show she's a regular listener and that's certainly a ways but Leo said he likes me too but that's just not as much as as his wife does if they listen to the show they're part of the family they are part of the families of Marie and Leo Stevenson I hope if you don't hear that somebody tells you that I was talking about them they were lovely people big Spartan fans lovely people and big fans of the show and we really appreciate that and no I'll never get tired of that M. for it's just great to have people live telling us you know your B. E. your little studio like this you know really although I can hear what people are saying back home or in the car but I don't like to let them know that you know you don't get to see people all the time and and all of that so what were some of the things we were right okay Dan Gilbert looks fabulous really looks great doesn't it I got invited to come in again yeah and not just host the show but co host the show with me I want to be here to do it I want to be here with him the eight o'clock hour yeah that would be great any time he would like to do it Mr Gilbert the fun I tried to text him although I think you know what happens when I've been I had texted him and he had responded for a long time before the the problem and my texts let's see here real quick they were my texts were blue before when he was when he was responding to my texts I noticed that I've got somebody ripped jeans are technology Richard where if if the if my messages were were blue and but here we go and go with that they were blue and he responded now they're green what does that mean Brian do you know pride doesn't have an iPhone anymore that's what I've heard do you have an iPhone Paul I do okay that's why they're blue and that is why his were blue he probably has an an end right now well I hope I have the right number because there's no response to this number and they and their green so I I don't know what that's all about by the way thank you Kelly and Maggie for the welcome back that just came out but yeah when I go through these techs I'm reminded of various things for example Jeff Daniels birthday came and went Keith Crain's birthday came and went so I'm happy to wish them a Happy Birthday in the now with yesterday Mary Ellen Peters who used to be with mayor America and you and I played golf with separately and Glenn Stevens Machado his birthday birthday to all if indeed if it's your birthday today is Jeff Daniels still on Broadway he felt that no he's been ill and I can't we were lucky to see him when we did wonder what his next project a CS so Taylor he's got something going on on television but I don't know what it is and I I honestly I just don't know what it is but he's he's always going to be working if he wants to work he will work that's for sure because he's was just so good he is so good mmhm what else anything else going on that we've got this murderer out there multiple federal local agencies hunting for this metro Detroit murder suspect can yell brown will talk with the the Michigan state police about the investigation with lieutenant Mike Shaw coming up we'll check with Bob Costantini that what's happening in Washington I bet I bet that no one take this the wrong way but I have over the years known a lot of business people that had to go to India for business sure right and some of them would actually take their own food to eat while you're there uhhuh because it's so different than what we're used to in the end the whole hygiene thing and everything else is such that some people just if they're not gonna be there long safely or feel it's safer to take their own food I wonder if they do that when the president travels for a few days good question I don't know who could tell us frankly that would be an interesting country to visit to you mean does trump take his own food yes well they have McDonald's in India I knew that was coming no they don't no you're not going to see a towel in between the two sides of red in India.

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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

07:46 min | 2 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"Call or text what do you do special for Valentine's day or do you just ignored altogether I I I I think my audience is romantic but I don't know what they're going to say that what you're going to say about this I gave you a bunch of birthdays like today yep Vivian young is celebrating a birthday on valentines day which is makes it easy for Bill if you know what I'm talking about but other birthday's coming up this Sunday our Natalie fine university of Michigan student then the the stamps school up there in Ann Arbor Natalie Geisinger celebrating your birthday Sunday and a big one twenty one and she's been looking forward to that that's for sure Tuesday the eighteenth this coming week Tuesday my father Laurent cattle and I'm gonna go see him the for his birthday it's Tuesday the eighteenth that come Wednesday Jeff Daniels celebrates his birthday along with Keith Crain and then on the twentieth my nephew Jack a vamp working there a as a banker in Chicago and Roger Penske celebrating his birthday on the twentieth I'm gonna miss those says the here and so I wanted to give them a shout out right now and if it's your birthday today or any day this coming week in may I be the first to give you an advance Happy Birthday greeting to you now Dick is Judy not expecting anything for Valentine's day I'm sure she'll okay all right anyway you know I didn't know your when I deliver I don't doubt that straight I do believe you deliver but I yeah it you know at first your reaction to what Valentine said thought you were being I I can't even remember John Noah and so my my somewhat negative reaction earlier on the air was only reflecting the amount of news stories on Valentine's day I think probably people who pay a lot of attention to the news notice that wow really getting inundated by Valentine stories I want to know what else is happening in in the world so that that that's all I meant okay I love Erin times they it's a lot of fun and don't worry I contribute all right good for you we want to keep you know this is kinda me when we contribute enough good for the economy the W. jerit toll free number eight hundred eight five nine zero nine five seven eight hundred eight five nine zero W. J. are you can call or text as yep so many has in Perrysburg good morning Smitty welcome to the ball of you spent your W. J. R. well good morning Paul are you I'm good now I have to ask a kind of a family question the you obviously your name is Smith and they call you Smith knowledge submit I'm a severity not as many it's got Smitty here well that takes care of the question I've never I've only had one person in my life call me Smitty and that without Tom Romer nobody ever called me so many but you have ordered what was was Tom over a music teacher no he did not teach music he allegedly he was a coach but he allegedly taught Jim I say that because he gave he gave me my worst grade gonna grades that that year he was still brags about that and he said dear dear friend but he call he always ace maybe but nobody else ever did so as a she met they called you I should maybe right from the beginning all they still do yes current all right so you should maybe they're in Perrysburg Ohio wonderful lace does still have that statue in town there lived there all certainly yes they they they they sure do they sure yep very very nice little town yeah sure is it sure is so what do you do special for Valentine's day schmidti out okay I'd like to say Happy Birthday to my wife this week Christy Marie Schmidt Christina double nickels a day my grandmother used to say double nickels I can't believe she's going to be double nickels and my mom's less than subtle we're going to the real seafood company tonight for dinner downtown my daughter's coming in from mild to mimic inches of freshness school down there and sure my my eyes excited to go to dinner with the solid that's around yeah that's what yeah the it's going to be a beautiful day so I have a Dick Christie Marie add to double nickels or the posted speed limit however you want to look at it I say posted because nobody goes that speed anymore right in debt and and what's your mom's name my mother's name is Jackie Jackie and your daughter autumn well the bottom there is yes my mom my Bob my mom still does the training for the Beirut rostra that same Marie yeah yeah right well is I still love the bay route and I love your family for being a part of that and day congradulations have fun of the real seafood company there everybody's WJR have a happy happy thank balance that thanksgiving so yeah it happens to me all the time all right I'm right you know there's a holiday but sometimes they just tumble out in the wrong order you know every every day's a holiday yeah that if you look at that that we should maybe each day is a gift no doubt about it right now all right thank you Sir keep an eye on diaries bird for us we appreciate the call Henry and the bass in white lake are calling together Henry morning Henry all this is so lovely on Valentine's day this is such as we wanted we we want to share with you is that we are going to celebrate Valentine's day today at a birthday party for one of our for at each who's turning one hundred years old all my goodness how great a more World War two marine three islands in the Pacific Ocean including okay now and we get to help them celebrate today please say semper fi the him from Paul W. semper fi well there we go you hear that yeah that's uncle Jerry uncle Jake so Henry and bass tell me your love story all up we don't have that no you well we were really high school together all those high school sweethearts and in nineteen sixty three I was asked to leave and I joined the navy oh boy on my way out the door I asked about the merits she she wisely said no sixteen years later I was home on emergency leave my mother was not doing well we got together again got married three months later and it's been been thirty seven years this August my goodness what a wonderful story it is it is still apologize to my class but for the education they didn't receive because of me being in their class when you were disruptive Hey man you're I think you're a little hard on yourself that's what I think Cameri well that's why I said you know so maybe he wasn't maybe he was this row he was so the military straightened amount though then right all yeah the other thirty two years that is absolutely wonderful what a great story happy Saint.

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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"Detroit but I have a feeling by the end of the day will hear this they'll be screening of those flights the that are non stop direct to China and back because that's just the way it is these days that's how these viruses go worldwide rather quickly with their travel so we'll get further details Dick I know you will as you get more information right now it's at Lana and here are screening and and New York Kennedy and New York Canada and whatever the San Francisco airport I think it's because I'm not sure anyway they are screening but we should be screaming anywhere there are certainly anywhere at this moment that has direct nonstop flights because those those viruses like to take a nonstop generally they don't like to you know go with says it you know it was Keith Crain once said to me Paul when I get on a plane when it lands I want to be where I'm going meaning he did want to work he did want to have to stop yeah why download all goods carrying your exactly getting another plane that may or may not be there anyway so why does it take a kid we've talked about this for years and I don't know maybe you have an answer but sixteen year old Frankie root Gary from Avon New York wants to know why the Super Bowl has to be on a Sunday when you have school or in our case work the next day I like your question why isn't that the kid is the one to ask this obvious question that I had never really heard seriously proposed before I've never heard a good answer as to why they can't move it to Saturday and Sunday all of a sudden commerce happens people people are at work on Monday and and we and we don't take a hit we take I hit into the hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity by having it on Sunday and people getting the the the Superbowl flew on Monday exactly and people have parties right all kinds of get togethers in their homes or our restaurants or bars the Golan late into the night that's what people want to do and it makes a lot of sense does that Saturday while it could be like having hearings going till two o'clock in the morning and then wait a minute they did do that last night but they don't have to be to work till one o'clock today or whenever they will hunt for whenever they show up to waste our time and tax dollars but anyway Hey I don't ever remember hearing a good logical legitimate reason for keeping it on Sunday have you ever heard a L. let a logical line no I haven't I just don't understand it so here's what I'm going to guess that is just the it's it's it's the usual tradition of NFL games being played on Sunday that's when you play National Football League games most of the well here's a here's the thing.

Detroit
"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

08:00 min | 2 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"I'm your host check Priscilla than with Jim Hayes who after being gone from the trade for thirty seven years very successful. in twenty thirteen he decides to move back to Detroit Hey is why I'm sure your weapons so what is wrong with you why well that's that's the question that has was asked by scores of friends and and they they were did little differently than that it's the same same message well I think I came back for two reasons one. I have a daughter here I have a daughter in Connecticut I have a daughter here and I have a daughter and. I sent in California and I went and I thought I I want to be closer to one of my kids so I have a daughter here. but the underlying reason she was the best cook in the three. that's good that's good and the but the underlying reason was I had I had never lost my interest in Detroit I have a lot of friends I had made and I was fast thing to watch the end in the flow of the economic and cultural ups and downs in. having ties it did I was fascinated by it and then when things began to turn around and I and and and some really smart people began to work out I said god you know I want to be part of that you know I knew a lot of the people who were doing the work leading the renaissance whatever you wanna call and I said I want to be part of that because I think that's incredibly important work it's not just important for Detroit it's important for this country you fix Detroit you have a leg up on may be shaken fixes countries so I came back and I wanted to find a volunteer opportunity a role and that's what came out then you decided who could I call that's influential that I think would buy me a lunch. all right most important who would buy you lunch at a nice place so you called Keith Crain set what have what gave was a great a friend of mine when I lived here in the state in touch over the years and when I came back he was very understanding he though I wanted to find some volunteer rowly introducing a lot of people and I and then at one point I was talking to somebody and this person mentioned while also to be interesting to do something with the trade after this right express. looked into that and I found out that the trade has its extraordinary expect community you know people who grow up here were educator but moved down to one of occurs all over the world and I said well maybe we can you know have a homecoming and I I didn't go to Harvard god knows but I've heard my Harvard friends for years talk about their homecoming weekend where they have speeches and parties and and the underlying message contribute to Harvard so I thought why can't we do that for the tribe you know this god there's so much going on here may the iconic architecture buildings the history the sports teams that music as I said let's bring back carefully selected expats shama one of all time bring them up to date with their city meet them there make the governor made all of people are doing stuff and inspire them to design their own hometown and that's what it's all about yeah we we through the words we use our reach out reconnect and inspire and we say you can't come back Elisha do something you know you you got to do some have a philanthropic they are commercially for your city and I am thrilled to report that after five years the expecting mini has done extraordinary things for their city their hometown. the fourth. what part of that little jingle M. unspoken this and reach into your pocket well that CS fire yeah. okay yeah luckily. Keith green said what will well yeah yeah yeah yeah Mary crane but that's a that's a right I brought this thing the key then Keith and we talked about it and I remember so clearly he swung his chair I looked at me said let's do it. and then that and then he said I want to make America grammar and Mary Kramer is when this thing became a real Mary had the contacts the knowledge the reputation the cachet the friendships she made it happen and I have as I've said often if you're ever only may be walking up and down what would Avenue in a sandwich board saying come on home but Mary really made it happen and what she did is extraordinary as she she deserves all the credit and and and she it was she does all the logistical work she does ninety percent of the program work she's she's a wizard she understood it she grass for the importance of the significance of it and she took it to levels that we're just not heard of. merry Kramer began working as a checkout clerk in her parents five and dime store at age seven I don't think I knew that that's good to know she enjoying it rains in eighty nine yeah you know she's the first female president of the D. A. yeah yeah yeah so she's made a lot of things out merry's great merry's flat out great if you wanna learn more at W. W. W. dot Detroit home coming dot com. speaking homecoming it's coming up in a couple weeks right this will be the sixth year. last year. had a big black tie dinner for a few friends Daniel held at this abandoned train depot. four thousand people. what was that night like. well I gotta tell you I am from the very beginning and and merry will support me on the from the very beginning I said we should have our opening night at the rose station. and they just scoffed at the idea. can I understand why some like that billions been condemned them together but to me it it to be able to do them would say so much about the renaissance of Detroit here that the the train station had been the iconic stature of building of the greatest days of Detroit but then it fell on hard times it became them it became the the the the the the the the symbol of the decline and fall of of track but then that they actually have something there with business leaders and the leaders of the Kelly I thought it would be a great signal the this and the the city is indeed on the way back and a check for five years and and the mayor ended up being extraordinary helpful to us when here there is a we can do that I have with them so it was a. it was a victim of a dream it was extraordinary and I people walked in there and they were aghast they were god by what they saw the beauty of the building the fact that it's still have this grandeur this elegance that that there was some anyway it was a great great night the late show on I analyzed. all right Sir. inspired her you know reach into your pocket. what fruits have we seen from the first five years. well I can put a number on that but the the original purpose. of the of the of the homecoming was to to continue the momentum the upper menos it even had to generate resources in support of the activities already already on the way we want we're we're we're we're not a new activity we were there to support all the other stuff and we what we we connect ex pats to people are doing great things on a small level on a ground level I thank god I'm philanthropic level and that the number that we can point to now is well over four hundred million dollars of of of investment of participation of activity financial activity that.

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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:31 min | 3 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"That it becomes an issue if you're here illegally or that is if you're going to go applied for any of the programs that are out there they like Medicaid food stamps etcetera yeah what causes a big drain on the system yeah the programs that tax paying citizens deserve because they are taxpaying legal citizens of the United States I don't see why it is an argument here at all seriously anyway we got it for a couple of things today is the day at Lynch and sons funeral home that Lee Iacocca will be year there for you to pay your respects visitation taking place at the funeral home today from two PM to eight PM the funeral will happen at St Hugo of the hills in Bloomfield hills tomorrow and then Mr Iacocca will be buried at wait chapel cemetery in the in Troy and isn't that where well Hugo I know this from flying in for the funeral JP McCarthy was buried if you go the hills was he I mean I mean had his funeral if you on his Dick Hugo of the hills did he go to the White chapel cemetery there in Troy I think so yeah I'm show as the you'll be familiar with that from from the the the past experience of course it's a it's a well known place anyway ran in to the really the grand Pooh bah of automotive for years in Detroit and so many other things Keith Crain his lovely wife Mary Kay yesterday and of Casey cranes little girls the grand kids and and you know and that somebody that knew Lee Iacocca well also Keith crane we might speak with him to reflect on his thoughts he'll be he'll be going for the two of the funeral home today for for all of that meanwhile the old news voice good fellow funded to try holding its thirtieth annual tribute breakfast September thirteenth AT Emma Cobo center I have been the emcee of that thing for years and now somehow or another they have decided to bestow upon me the Edward H. McNamara good fellow of the year award which is wonderful the only thing it'll make it better is if you'll come and see us and be a part of that breakfast and support the good fellow so that no Kitty goes without a Christmas go to Detroit good fellows dot org Detroit good fellows dot org go is a company go as an individual a by an individual taken by a table whatever you can do I would really appreciate it if you would be there with me as I get that honor the Edward H. McNamara good fellow of the year award for yours truly at that tribute breakfast thirtieth annual one September thirteenth at eight AM at Cobo center Detroit good fellows stop Borgo of be honored to see you there seven twelve at seven sixty Candice Miller Macomb county public works commission was at the White House yesterday we'll hear how that she accepted she accepted a trip to the White House about that she was never very good at soccer but that so many of the things she excels seven twelve it's to.

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

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06:54 min | 3 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"Proud to be at the very special dinner last night. That is a tradition. Just as this auto show is it was the automotive news dinner at the Detroit athletic club, hosted by Keith Crain, Casey crane, Jason Stein. And Ray to Lang from p WC. And it is an event that attracts like no other event, and the people that are there are so very important in the auto industry. There's another event that's happening and starts today. That generally runs coincides with our North American International auto show, the thirtieth annual one in fact underway right now Cobo center, and that's the automotive news world, congress and the guy in charge who's now the head of Crain communications and just started yesterday. We pointed this out as the publisher of Crain's Detroit business and taking over for his dad's column and editorial or opinion space with his first column yesterday. Congratulations to you, Casey nice. Nice job job. Well done. Thanks, paul. Good morning. How are you? I am. Excellent. Thanks for a great to dinner with a whole bunch of fascinating people that you are able to put together from around the world every year. That was I thought a very successful night last night. What did you think? Yeah. It's it's one of the things we love about this business. It's such a community and the community kinda travelled together around the world, we love to do this in Geneva in LA and Paris and Frankfurt and Detroit ones. Just you know special. We're on our home turf. And we love to entertain everybody when they're here and everybody gets together, they gotta put down their swords swords for an evening. You know, have a glass of wine and commiserate maybe a little bit. Don't go back to killing each other again today. It's kind of like what I said last night and have said probably every year that they they are brought together by the crane family, and they smile, and they break bread, and they have great conversations. And then they they're the biggest of competitors. The next day. That's truly the case. I'm wondering out loud. Will you be affected by the change of the auto show going to June was at mean automotive news world, congress will go to June as well. We haven't made that decision yet. We're kicking around a couple of things we might tie it into our pace awards that happened in April. But we we just haven't nailed that down here. We've got a little time. You know, the the show won't be for another eighteen months. Right. You do have some time. The automotive news world congress taking place starting today at the renaissance ballroom of the Detroit Marriott renaissance center, and you and I've had a couple of conversations rather amazing when you look at the lineup, but it just off the top of my head. Mary Barra from General Motors. The chairman and chief executive officer Jim Farley, who's being very visible these days as president global markets Ford Motor Company, and of course, also in attendance at your dinner last night, Roger Penske, founder and chairman of Penske corporation, and I know a good family friend of yours. Yeah. It'll be fun to captain tonight. He'll be picking up is seventeenth baby. Borg for winning the Indy. Five hundred it'll be tomorrow night. They'll be doing that borgwarner presentation, and Roger will be on hand with his driver to to collect his baby Borg, and I'm sure they've got plenty of room in the trophy case at Penske world headquarters. I'm sure that they do, but I'll tell you. I think Tim Manganelli low who used to run borgwarner and is now over there as chairman of Delphi corporation. I think he said that that they shorted Roger a couple of baby. No, no, no, no. He was saying that he personally. Okay. I got of them to Roger cash. He was being very specific. And that went right over my head. But anybody else he didn't care about anybody else? He act dry. I guess that might be the case. But as I mentioned last night, of course, he won a seventeenth Indianapolis five hundred. They won the NASCAR championship. They want a championship in Australia. He is in the hall of fame like your dad, and let me tell you something what that crowd should have been most impressed with which is what I pointed out is that the volume the volume of cars four hundred and fifty thousand car sales last year. Attached to Penske. It is it is astonishing. And you've got other people there that go ahead. Yeah. I was just going to say, and you know, that that's what we're going to be talking a lot about today. Paul dwelled congress. We've got the CEO of Aston Martin coming in the CEO of Bentley. Everybody's under massive amounts of pressure. You know, people are expecting today was this year was supposed to be your last year is supposed to be a little bit of a down year. Now seventeen million cars and they're expecting to do it again. So we're going to spend the next two days talking to the CEO's of just about every car company hearing how they're going to do this again. And and at the same time, balanced, this shift to electric, and and and other propulsion platforms. Well, Casey crane as president. And CEO, Craig communications, I can tell you this. You didn't hear this? But earlier I was saying we'd been Motown for a long time that takes out of the added meaning of mobility talent now. So I don't know if that one catch, by the way. By the way. Okay. Well, thank you for listening. But you have other people there like Howard Telman executive director at Catholic family institute for innovation and entrepreneurship you've got Avery ash head of autonomous mobility. You've got a lot of people there that are right in line with what's happening in our country and in this industry. So I salute you for that always staying on top of it with automotive news, and Crain's Detroit business and how many other publications Casey. A bunch of other brands for anything you need finance healthcare. Plastic in China. We've got you covered for you though. One for you. Yes. You're going on vacation. Again, I missed your chair. He was introducing himself last night to a number of people being the finest fill in host for the ball W Smith show, and we got to give him another chance he likes doing it. So, you know, a lot of these people say they like doing it. And then when we ask him a second time, they remember what it's like to get up at four in the morning. I don't mind I don't want to do that every day. But I don't mind doing every once in a while we and I had a great time. Well, you're going to have a great time. Again, I'll go somewhere. Well, I'm going to be going on the we've got the.

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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

07:36 min | 3 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"But it's it became international with the help of Keith Crain of cranes communications and some great to car dealers that decided they wanted to make it bigger more important, and they have and and they will remain doing that. When we switched to June. Cobo center, the seventeenth largest convention center and all of the United States built by the city of Detroit. Originally opened in nineteen sixty and named Cobo hall after the Detroit mayor Albert e Cobo mayor from fifty to fifty seven. Now, managed and operated by the Detroit regional convention facility. Authority. Also, great company Cobo senators have managed to operations by SM g a world leader in venue management. And there is no question that Kobo is looking better than it's ever looked. I remember at times during auto shows there were there were leaks in the roof. There were all kinds of problems all of those problems are fixed, and this is one fabulous sought after hall. Not just for this auto show, which gets the most attention, but for lots of different things. And because of these two men sitting across from me Patrick bureau chief executive officer chief financial officer for the Detroit regional convention facility. Thirty Patrick warning by to see you. Thanks for doing the good job in keeping this place going this. Well, and of course, it couldn't happen without the general manager for Cobo center, Claude Molinari thank you for the work that you do and the team that you've put together here. They all do a great job attitudes are better. They. Smile. Sacred morning food is better with the center plate. Everything's better. Thank you. Thank you, Paul. You're such a champion for us. Really? Appreciate it. And it's been a great effort. We've really made a big focus on customer service, and that's paying off with a team that really believes that the the customers the most important they're not an interruption in our date. They are the reason we exist is to take care of the guests and the visitors and the people of southeast Michigan. When they come here. I'm so glad you put it that way. Really clot. They're not an interruption in our day is how many places have you gone, and you're trying to get service or help. And and it it appears you're interrupting them from a great conversation with another employee or on their phone with somebody that has nothing to do with their job. So that's a good point. We are not an interruption. We are the reason that they're here as employees, and everyone seems to know that and you had a record year. And you really have record years after record years Patrick. Yeah. It's eighth consecutive years of growth. Last year was the first year we got the facility to break even without the subsidy. Just barely over the line by one hundred nineteen thousand dollars, but we were in the black. And then this year, we exceeded that we're about when you compare apples apples is about three hundred seventy seven thousand in the black the last fiscal year. So something that very few convention centers are able to do and many people even though it's in our nailing legislation. That says that we've got to get it to break even very few people really thought we would ever achieve that goal. And now we've achieved a two years in a row anybody who's saying break, even well, how does that make sense? Well, here's what makes sense you bring in an event like this one the North American International auto show, and you bring in all told about a half billion dollars worth of other money, that's helping so many other places throughout Detroit and throughout Michigan. Wore an economic engine for the city region state. Eight and we I like to say we are the welcome mat to the world for. Global companies the global media coming here for this event. And they lead southern y'all Claude brought up the point our focus on customer service. It's really funny when you take care of the customer, the market tends to respond, and they'd bring back more business, and that's exactly what's happening here and Claude you were saying in fact, both of you were saying that your book like crazy, yes. With the auto show moving June twenty twenty that's compressed schedule. And and we actually are in the process of turning away a great piece of business that we would love to be able to book, and we're still trying to work on something. But they want to do a five year contract in either April May June or July, and we can't accommodate it. Because we're so busy over that period of time. You can't take a five year contract from somebody. Right. Where that's that's a good problem to have. It's all my notes money on the table that you can't get and they won't take. No for an answer. Well, let's try to figure it out have either of you Patrick bureau chief executive officer chief financial officer for the Detroit regional convention facility authority or you Claude Molinari general manager for Cobo center have either of you been hesitant or even a little bit nervous about the changes here. This has been a reliable tenant in January for a number of years. And now they're going to do something differently and twenty twenty it's going to be in June. But there's a lot of conversation about expanding the venue. Well, if they are expanding the venue that means a little bit that that that maybe there'll be less here at Cobo than there has been. I guess I'd start with you Claude potentially it could be less. But the thing is the most important thing is that the auto show is successful. You know, we're successful when our clients are successful. So if if there's a little less. Kobo. But there's a whole lot more of the auto show all over the city. That's great for us. The the long term benefit of this show is much more important than a short term moving. And I think again, we're still going to be the epicenter of the auto show. And I just I have to say that rod Albertson the Detroit auto Dealers Association. They're so very forward thinking, and there, you know, I've said it before but they're on offense. Right. They realized that things are changing. And again, we've you know, there's no way around some of these games have left and now by this move. We're hearing strong indicators that they're going to be coming back. Wow. That's through us. And the only thing we can count on is we can't count on anything. So we're they're making a move in June, and we're fully supportive, and we're going to I think it's going to be a great opportunity. Patrick final word. You know, you can either be afraid to change you can embrace it, and we're going to embrace it. And there's a lot of opportunity there for us now as Claude mentioned with the show moving from January to June the calendars moving around now, we've got existing customers here, you know, boat show. You know, things like they're moving around on the counter and back filling dates and that creates other windows of opportunity to bring in other events that previously weren't able to come here. Because the show started building out at the beginning of November in November December in all January was gone. Well, now, that's opened up windows frost that customers that wanted to come here. Previously that previously couldn't now they're able to so we're embracing the change run from embrace it embraces the way to go Patrick bureau. Chief executive officer chief financial officer the Detroit regional convention facility authority and Claude Molinari general manager for Cobo center. You guys have done a great job. And I thank you for that. Thank you, Paul. Thank you so much..

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"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:06 min | 3 years ago

"keith crain" Discussed on WJR 760

"Kick-starting big plans city works to spur action on long-stalled development projects. Yes. There's a whole whole group large group of of redevelopment projects in Detroit mid-size hundred department type things. That the city has awarded over the past several years that for one reason or another having a hard time getting off the ground. So the city doing a big review talking to these folks trying to see what can we do to get shovels in the ground in the next three to six months? They're putting pressure on partly because there's there's some out there a recession the next couple of years, which would make it even more difficult to get the project started if they can get more of them underway. They're more likely to finish them, obviously includes which projects such as paradise valley. Harmony park redevelopment and many others. We have a big long list. Hopefully, hopefully, they'll have some success in in getting these projects moving. Yeah. Well, certainly would hope so because we've had a lot of success with a lot of projects thus far. I would like to can't always stay hot and pushing and win. They developed and real estate development is complicated. Putting together financing and clear title in and this. And that is you know, it's it's it's not an easy business. Interesting that that Delphi technologies. I had to do a double take when I got my super-secret early Inc. Still wet copy of Crain's Detroit business over the weekend at the house. I look twice at this story with with what's going on with a new CEO at Delphi technologies. Doc. Yeah. They they've hired Richard out to to run to run the company. He is of course, the son of dick Dow who was the longtime Boston American Axle, both his sons were executives. There is other son is still the CEO mcdavid CEO now, right? Yes. Yup. Yup. He's divide that Richard taking the reins at Delphi. Big challenge. This is the part of Delphi that that was the the power powertrain business the fancy electronics business editor time when really the, you know, the makers are turning away from from gas powered engines toward electric, so it's it's company. That's that's. Flex for a while. All right. Well, we certainly wish him well. And he's got a great company. We were we were there from the beginning of Delphi. JT Battenberg the third who was given their project with the belief that it would fail, and he wouldn't let it fail and that was a long long story long long road overs over the last twenty five years. The rumblings column says you have some news that Dave Hillenbrand who just finished up chairing the appropriations committee in the state Senate is going to join a lobbying firm east going directly from from from the Senate to to to lobbying. He's joining the Kelly costarring lobbying firm founded by by impart by former attorney General Frank Kelly. It's not necessarily surprising news. We'll get people talking for sure because because it has long been criticism of people going directly from government to to the lobbying. There's been a passing of the torch. I spoke to Keith Crain that too long well, probably around Christmas to say merry Christmas and all of that. But he talked about basically passing the torch to son Casey who has been president for a while. Now, it's Casey that's that's writing the editorial in Crain's Detroit business, and he did a fine. One on the auto show. Matter of fact, came case Casey is as publisher of Crain's Detroit going to be rating is gonna be writing columns, and he made a debut this week. Really good. Really good Columbine. The auto show taking a part of you know, why it sees the need to change and besides just moving from January to June. But really changing the whole shape of this show to include more more more interactive exhibits, outdoor stuff that sort of thing a really strikes optimistic tone on the opportunity that this provides. Of course, has a huge economic impact here. And and it really needs to succeed in this transition at a time when Otto shows are changing in the automakers are a mess less than less and less valuable at least in their old attorneys. I hope they remember just how valuable this one is to the city right half billion dollars worth of importance to our area. Mike Lee, always a pleasure Super Bowls. Yeah. Right..

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Investors Nervous With Fed Meeting Ahead

All Things Considered

03:13 min | 3 years ago

Investors Nervous With Fed Meeting Ahead

"Shutdown and currently very much on anything fed related at all. And so it seems like it's just this sort of confluence of factors a lot of uncertainty. That's really keeping people on the edges of their seats. Do you think part of the volatility certainly leading up to tomorrow's announcement by the fed is is. Uncertainty about what they're gonna do sorta causing the uncertainty, or is there an effect issue here with the fed now looking at the markets going, you know, what I mean? Yeah, you know, it does seem like we may have some sort of a feedback loop as someone who covers the fed thirty day in day out. I can't say that they've generally don't take a lot of signal from near-term market news. Now, extended volatility that bleeds through to the real economy is something that they definitely worry about it. It's not that they don't care about markets. But they I don't think are going to to make decisions based on any short-term moves key point short. Short-term volatility not bleeding through to the real economy. Right. That's that's a key factor. Exactly. That's the that's really the distinction. It's not that. They're ignoring it. It's what they care about. At the end of the day is really conomic growth. Gotcha. To the president's tweet this morning and a couple of tweets in the last couple of days, he's leaning on the fed. That's not unusual. What you know the way he's doing it is sort of unusual. But let me ask you this. Is it possible that the president is right that perhaps what is needed now from the fed is maybe not a rate increase with some signs that there may be some slowing in this economy. Maybe the federal to take a pause. I think plenty of people would agree with that assessment. You know, a lot of the data is coming in in a way that point Steph had pies being a good idea at the end of the day, though, you know, the fed is going to have to make that decision. They very much signaled a hike this month. And so it would be surprised if they didn't make it also in light of the president leaning on them. It would be tough for them to back off. Now. Right. Just. It would open questions on my Judas. Molly covers the economy for Bloomberg Gina. Thanks a lot. Really? Appreciate your. Thank you. All right. Take it easy. All right. As I said, there is something of an economic conundrum going on right now, which is complicating the whole conversation about the fed, and what it might or might not do tomorrow. There's plenty of data that shows the economy's doing pretty well right now job growth consumer spending to name just a couple. But there is stuff to worry about as well in your time survey of CEO's not too long ago found half of and thought we could hit a recession by the end of next year. Now, maybe we will. And maybe we won't. But can we talk ourselves into a recession? Marketplace's should remain. Sure. Has that one? There's a story that Keith Crain editor in chief of automotive. News likes to tell it's about a son who comes back from college. And he tells his dad who's a car dealer, Pat. We're going to get a recession you better cut back on your advertising instead of being open, eight hours, six sure enough business tanks because by doing all those things the car dealer made it tank and. A father tread, boys. My son Sparta it was as they say a self fulfilling prophecy. Oh, I have seen this happen. Over forty years of business, quite many, economists believe this story can play out on a macro scale. George Lowenstein is director of behavioral economics at the center for health incentives at the university of Pennsylvania,

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