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Kerr Russell hosts Inforum's Downtown Detroit Luncheon Affinity Group to capacity crowd on November 8

November 8, 2017

Kerr Russell hosted the November meeting of Inforum Michigan's Downtown Detroit affinity group on November 8. Companies represented included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Atlas Advisors, The Children’s Center, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, Michigan Office for New Americas, General Motors, Nachi Robotic Systems, FranNet of Michigan, Iannuzzi Manetta and Company, Presbysterian Villages of Michigan, HAP, and AXA Advisors.

Kerr Russell member Joanne Swanson presented an overview of the firm, its history in Detroit, the services offered, and the firm's community engagement activities. She was joined by Kate McCarroll, Miroslava Orduno Rincon, Catherine Edwards, Patricia Schabath, and Katherine Cser who discussed their respective practice areas and key issues facing business owners therein. The group also had an extensive conversation around the opportunities and challenges presented by having multiple generations (Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial) all coexisting in the modern workplace.

Would you believe that as late as the 1960s women were not allowed to belong to business organizations?

Inforum, founded in 1962 as the Women’s Economic Club, served as a pioneer for the advancement of women in business by giving them a place to learn, network, support each other, and find speaking opportunities.

Today Inforum continues to build on that early legacy and is the only 501(c)(3) educational and charitable nonprofit in Michigan – and one of only a few in the country – designed to help companies boost talent initiatives and incredible women like you break the glass ceiling.

Inforum Downtown Detroit Affinity Group Chairs

[Photos by Brenda Meller and Roy Sexton]

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Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area, including business law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare, medical practices, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and commercial litigation.

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