Michigan Core Cities Initiative

Immediate Reaction to President Obama’s ACA Announcement

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan monitored today’s remarks by President Obama, but we will need to review and understand the substantive changes he is proposing in the ACA regulations before we are able to inform our customers Continue reading

Blues employees are lunch buddies for Metro Detroit youth

Over 50 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network employees are enjoying their lunch with some very special friends. The Blues have teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit to mentor students as part … Continue reading

Goal of business matchmaking event: More business with Michigan-based vendors

For 160 Michigan-based businesses, a trip to downtown Detroit was a welcome beginning to what they hope is a fruitful relationship. For purchasing staff from BCBSM, it was a chance to increase the number of Michigan-based suppliers they do business … Continue reading

Helping Michiganders get back to work, one Pure Michigan Business Connect event at a time

One new job is created for every $200,000 of increased supply chain spending in Michigan. That means another family in Marquette or Grand Rapids or Detroit can make ends meet again because they have landed a good job again. For … Continue reading

New Blues sales, customer service center now open in downtown Traverse City

Blue Cross and Blue Care Network opened the doors this week on its new customer service and sales center in Traverse City’s central business district, continuing the company’s years-long trend of investing in Michigan’s core cities. The new office is … Continue reading

Buy Michigan Now Festival lends helping hand to state’s economy

For its fourth year, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is taking place in downtown Northville this weekend, Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5. The festival, which works to revitalize Michigan’s economy one product, purchase and person at a time, … Continue reading

Blues’ Traverse City sales and service center office to move to city center

In recent years, the Blues have made major investments in Michigan’s core cities by moving employees to downtown Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. Now, we’re about to do it again Up North. In October, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Continue reading

One year in, Live Downtown program helping transform Detroit

A year ago today, I joined with the leaders of four other companies to announce Live Downtown, a program to help strengthen Detroit by offering financial incentives to employees to live in the central city. The five original Live Downtown … Continue reading

Live Downtown Games to mark one year anniversary of housing incentives

One year ago, five Detroit based companies banded together to annonce the Live Downtown housing incentives..  Employees of five companies — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware Corporation, DTE Energy, Quicken Loans and Strategic Staffing Solutions — were immediately … Continue reading