The Fisher Building, a work of art in its own right, will soon house new creative energy. The Platform LLC is converting the fourth floor of the Fisher Building into space for local creatives and arts groups offered at subsidized rates for the first three years. The historic building "has this incredible history around being the largest art object in Detroit," said Abir Ali, director of design and culture, The Platform, one of the companies redeveloping the Fisher Building.
There are just under 1.5 million "food insecure" people in Michigan, or about 15 percent of the state's population, according to Feeding America, a Chicago-based national association for food banks and food rescues. More than half of those, or 672,780, were in southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties). Through its annual Map the Meal Gap project, Feeding America estimates it would take $739.2 million to feed all of Michigan's food insecure people.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie are opening a Detroit office for their charitable foundation, the Ballmer Group. The news was announced in a job posting for an executive director with strong Detroit roots and networks across the public, private and social services sectors. The move comes less than a year after the pair said they plan to donate large amounts of their now $32.3 billion fortune to help eradicate intergenerational poverty in Detroit. Ballmer is a Detroit native.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".