Bridge Lunch Break to discuss efforts to improve communities, boost population
Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us for a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1 p.m. June 28 to discuss efforts to build vibrant communities to help grow Michigan’s population. This event will focus on efforts to keep Michigan residents here, improve quality of life through “placemaking” and attract new residents to jump-start the state’s stagnant population.
Panelists will include Marty Fittante, CEO of InvestUP, Rachel Gray, executive director of Hello West Michigan, and Joshua Sirefman, CEO of Michigan Central, the mobility-focused innovation district started by Ford Motor Co. in Detroit.
They will discuss Michigan's places and spaces and their role in growing the state's population. Bridge Michigan Business Editor Paula Gardner will moderate the discussion.
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Participants can ask questions via the Zoom chat feature throughout the event. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interactive discussion!
Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our reporters.
Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous events have discussed efforts to educate students for careers in Michigan, solutions to gun violence in Michigan, November 2022’s general election results, youth mental health in Michigan and Michigan’s new redistricting maps.
How to join this live Zoom discussion
To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.
To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.
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We look forward to talking with you on June 28.
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