top of page
Program - 
Philip H. Power, Founder
The Center for Michigan & Publisher, Bridge Magazine
Work at The Center for Michigan and Progress on Bridge Magazine

March 4, 2016

In 1965 Phil launched the Home Town Communications Group whose newspapers served 62 communities, most notably our much-loved Observer & Eccentric.


After selling the company to Gannett, he founded The Center for Michigan in 2006, a non-profit Think-and-Do Tank aimed at bettering Michigan’s political culture and policy apparatus.


The Center’s focus is to shed light on the many challenges Michigan faces while pointing out ways to reform the political system.


After graduating from U of M, he earned an MA as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.

Discussion - Larry Imerman, SMCB Member
                            The Rise of Modern Day Populism: Trump and Sanders

SMCB Member Larry Imerman earned a Master's in Political Science and ran a public opinion polling firm before entering law school.


He is an active in grassroots Republican Party activities. His wife is a Democratic Party precinct delegate and member of Oakland County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

March 11, 2016

Shaun McAlinden, VP Strategic Mkt. Studies, Center for Auto Research, Ann Arbor

CAR's U.S. Automotive Forecast and the U.S. Economy


Stephen Kaplan, Rodnick, Unger and Kaplan, LLC

Criminal Law: A View from the Trenches

bottom of page