In a recent column of The Detroit News, columnist Karen Dumas highlighted Derek’s networking philosophy: Connect, don’t just collect contacts. “Networking elevates ourselves, our families, and our communities, as it is the platform for solving problems,” Derek told Dumas. He encourages people to foster authentic, meaningful connections that can reap enormous benefits both to you and your connection. The conversation appeared exclusively in the opinion section of the print edition of The Detroit News and is available to paid subscribers here.
More than 400 leaders and pros from all areas of the cannabis industry attended Derek’s annual industry event, Power Connections: Building powerful connections in the Cannabis Industry. DBUSINESS Magazine was there to capture it all. Read More >>
As an active member of the Chaldean American community in metro Detroit, Derek Dickow takes great pride in promoting his community and helping those in need. Derek emceed and assisted in organizing the annual Timeless Hope Gala to benefit the Chaldean community. Thanks to the organization’s collective hard work, the gala raised $100,000 more than its original fundraising goal!
Derek Dickow is honored to be named as Director of the Small Business Association of Michigan Board of Directors for 2022-2023. He will serve with 22 other small business leaders from across the state to promote the growth of small businesses throughout Michigan. “We are lucky to have such tremendous small business leaders like Derek Dickow guiding our work to ensure that Michigan is a great place to own and operate a small business,” said SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley. “SBAM has been proudly delivering solutions to Michigan small business owners for more than 50 years, and I’m confident that success will continue under this leadership.” Read more >>
Derek Dickow is passionate about using his platform to help vulnerable community members. In his last two Power Connections events, he’s helped raise over $135,000 for The Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes the health of Michigan children. The Foundation featured Derek’s donations and dedication to the children of Michigan in its Donor Stories blog. Read more >>