Don’t miss this insightful virtual event!

Derek Dickow leads this timely series and discusses the state of business today with industry leaders.

There’s no denying COVID-19 has dramatically impacted every aspect of everyday life and the economy as a whole. These discussions will trace the effects, cover the current business climate and explore ways to keep moving forward.

NEW! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all episodes of this series are available for FREE. 


Join host Derek Dickow and influential leaders for this virtual event series. The program is designed to provide insight and information about the impact of COVID-19 on various industries. Each weekly 60-minute episode will focus on a specific industry and will include intriguing, powerful discussion, and valuable guidance. Derek Dickow will guide the conversation with a combination of CEOs, entrepreneurs, service providers and political leaders.


Registration enables you to access that specific live episode, ask questions, join virtual breakouts, and have unlimited access to the recorded version. Each of the episodes in this special series will be live-streamed starting at 11:30 A.M. EST for eight consecutive weeks on the following dates:

April 22
Impact on Retail
Joey Agree – Agree Realty Corporation
Don Barnes – Belle Tire
Matthew Sharrak – Midwest Mobility Solutions
Steven Silverman – Friedman Real Estate

April 29
Impact on Multi-Family
Saab Grewal – Singh
John Woods – DTN Management Company
Todd Sachse – Sachse Construction
Cary Belovicz – Greystone Bel
Matthew Lester – Princeton Management

May 6
Impact on Office & Mixed Use
Dennis Bernard – Bernard Financial
Matt Cullen – Bedrock
Jared Friedman – Friedman Real Estate
Andy Gutman – NAI Farbman
Jonathan Holtzman – City Club Apartments

May 13
Impact on Industrial
Arie Leibovitz – Ari-El Enterprises, Inc
Fadi Nassar – Amson Nassar Development
Jeffrey Schostak – Schostak Brothers & Company
Gary Weisman – General Development Company

May 20
Impact on Hospitality
Kevin Jappaya – KJ Commercial
DeVonte McClung – Bloomin’ Brands
Chanelle Namou – Namou Hotel Group
Bill Roberts – Roberts Restaurant Group
Justin Winslow – Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

May 27
Impact on Small Business
John Bailey – American Enterprise Institute
Brian Calley – Small Business Association of Michigan
Laura Claeys – Plante Moran
Chef Bobby Nahra – Encore Catering and Banquets

June 3
Impact on Residential Real Estate
Renee Lossia Acho – Renee Lossia Acho & Associates
Emil Izrailov – Lake Michigan Credit Union
Andy Meisner – Oakland County Treasurer
Randy Wertheimer – Hunter Pasteur Homes

June 10
Impact on Cannabis
Andrew Brisbo – Executive Director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency
Randall Buchman – Pleasantrees
Brad Klein – AKA Architects Inc.
Rudy Patros – Securatech


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