Dennis W. Archer Keynote Speaker at E2detroit Entrepreneurial Symposium

Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer Keynote Speaker for E2detroit

Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer will be a keynote speaker at E2detroit, an entrepreneurial and excellence symposium at Wayne State University October 1-2, 2007. E2detroit provides resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners by bringing together the southeast Michigan regional leaders and business community to share ideas about the tools and relationships necessary to launch and grow a successful business. E2detroit also assists entrepreneurs in locating funding sources, qualified management and facilities for company operations. Dickinson Wright is a sponsor of the event. Archer will speak on small business growth, public office, law firms, and bringing the economy in Michigan and Detroit to great heights. Archer was Mayor of Detroit from 1994 - 2001. He was the first African American attorney to be elected to the position of president of the American Bar Association and was an associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Recognitions in the past several years include being named among the "100 Most Influential Black Americans," by Ebony magazine; one of the "25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America" by Newsweek magazine; the "Most Respected Judge in Michigan" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, among the "100 Most Powerful Attorneys in the United States" by the National Law Journal, and "Public Official of the Year" by Governing magazine. E2detroit is hosted by the Wayne State University Venture Development Office, which works with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to leverage Wayne State innovations and create early-stage technology companies. Its objective is to provide tools and foster relationships necessary for entrepreneurs to launch successful businesses. Registration for E2detroit is $195 for business professionals and $25 for students. For more information, visit or call (248) 275-1130.
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