Paul Glantz, Emagine theater chain founder, to address May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club meeting

ANN ARBOR – Paul A. Glantz, co-founder and chairman of Troy-based theater chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc. will be featured speaker at the Thursday, May 12, Washtenaw Economic Club meeting.

The event will be hosted from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The DoubleTree Hotel, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor.

Business organizations and community members are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Visit the Washtenaw Economic Club for information about individual tickets or business sponsorships.

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) hosts the Washtenaw Economic Club, which offers a luncheon speaker series on relevant topics as well as special events.

Glantz’s presentation will be focused on “Key Success Factors that Drive Business Growth & Resilience.”

He has raised over $150 million to bring 12 world-class entertainment venues to reality. At the forefront of technological change in the theater industry, Glantz has led the transition to high-definition digital presentation. He was among the first to deploy “4K” digital projectors, opened Michigan’s first all-laser projection theater, introduced Dolby’s revolutionary Atmos sound systems to the Michigan marketplace and built some of the nation’s largest premium large format movie screens, Emagine’s Super EMAX auditoriums.

Glantz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with high distinction from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Walsh College. He has been recognized by Walsh College and Wayne State’s Business School with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, by Wayne State’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College with the first ever “Pillar Award” and by Ernst & Young as a Michigan and Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year.

Individuals, businesses and community organizations may participate in the Washtenaw Economic Club several ways, including through a variety of membership types, as one-time event attendees or through event sponsorships.

Sponsors for the 2022 season are Ann Arbor Spark (Platinum); DTE Energy (Platinum); Washtenaw County (Platinum); Washtenaw Community College (Platinum); Hylant (Gold); ITC (Gold); McKinley (Gold).

Future topics and dates:

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  • November 10 – An Insider’s Look at the Election Results and Their Impact on You!

If You Go

WHAT: Washtenaw Annual Economic Outlook

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12

WHERE: The DoubleTree Hotel, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor

HOST: Washtenaw Economic Club


About Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College (WCC), Ann Arbor, Mich., educates students through a wide range of associate and certificate programs in areas such as health care, business, STEM and advanced transportation and mobility. WCC offers accelerated and online programs and is ranked the number one community college in Michigan, according to WCC is committed to student success, with nearly 70% of students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor degree. The college also works through community, business and union partnerships to develop highly specialized training programs to meet the region’s workforce talent needs.

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