Detroit

Blue Cross Tower a popular hangout for peregrine falcons

Tina Fenech and Nancy Breedlove are avid bird watchers who work on the 21st floor of the BCBSM headquarters building in downtown Detroit. Turns out that’s a pretty good place to spot peregrine falcons, a powerful bird of prey that … Continue reading

Blues CEO Daniel J. Loepp tells Wayne State communications students ‘You can do it’ (with Storify)

The Wayne State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America honored Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan CEO Daniel J. Loepp Wednesday with the Alumni Achievement Award at an alumni and student recognition luncheon in Detroit. Loepp, … Continue reading

With Ilitch’s new stadium district proposal, Detroit redevelopment comes full circle

Mike Ilitch’s proposal for a $650 million mixed-use commercial district, including a new multi-purpose arena for the Detroit Red Wings, should put it in bold for the world to see: We’re witnessing the unfolding of a remarkable and exciting era … Continue reading

Dan Gilbert’s planned new retail, parking complex another step toward critical mass in Detroit

The news that Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert plans to construct 33,000 square feet of new retail space in downtown Detroit is great news and further evidence of the solid momentum under way in the city. The new … Continue reading

In Detroit, October is the time to ‘Believe’

For the first time since the 1934 and 1935 seasons, the Detroit Tigers have clinched consecutive appearances in Major League Baseball’s playoffs. This marks the 14th time the Tigers have participated in baseball’s playoffs, and we all hope this year’s team … 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

Relocating employees downtown reflects huge momentum swing for Detroit, RenCen (with slideshow)

The completion this week of our BLUnite project, which unifies 6,400 employees in our expanded downtown Detroit campus, was about many things: It puts an exclamation point on Blue Cross’ commitment to this city for the long term, and we … Continue reading

How has social media changed the conversation about Detroit?

When people talked about Michigan, the conversation use to be about the lifestyle advantages the state possesses.  From thousands of miles of shoreline to enjoy in the summer to an abundance of places to downhill ski within a few hours … Continue reading

Blues CEO Daniel J. Loepp on Detroit: ‘Best I’ve seen in probably 30 years’

Blues President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp is attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference this week on Mackinac Island, where he stopped in for an interview with MiVote.org and journalist Christy McDonald. In the video interview, Loepp discusses … Continue reading

Downtown Detroit Businesses Partner in Project Lighthouse to Help Ensure Safety to All Who Visit the City

Banners indicate Project Lighthouse locations that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week As more of our employees begin working in downtown Detroit, the changes to the city’s skyline are readily apparent. The company logo at the … Continue reading