The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

The people and places that make Southwest Detroit a great neighborhood to call home

Detroit is a wonderful mash-up of diverse residents and iconic neighborhoods that define its character and unique “city soul.” Each has a daily rhythm, a veritable “it” factor. Here’s a closer look inside Southwest Detroit, an area that has been attracting interest and investment. With access to the Canadian border crossing, major expressways, proximity to […]

LISC’s $75 million commitment to Detroit neighborhoods fills investment gaps

LISC’s $75 million commitment to Detroit neighborhoods fills investment gaps

Detroiters have 75 million new reasons to love their city. LISC Detroit has announced a new community investment strategy that includes $75 million to finance thousands of affordable homes, businesses and jobs in underserved Detroit neighborhoods. Called the new Equitable Impact Investment Fund, it doubles LISC’s traditional investing and is expected to leverage more than […]

Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks named to head Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks has been unanimously elected the next president and CEO of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) by its board of directors. Brooks has served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Oakland County Health Network.His background also includes working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michiganas a chief systems analyst, […]

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Downtown Detroit Markets need artists, makers, entrepreneurs, small businesses for holidays

Calling Detroit’s artists, makers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. You are invited to apply be part of the Downtown Detroit Markets for the winter season. The markets will be open for the winter season from November 17 through Sunday, January 7. Applications are open now through Monday, October 23at www.bedrockdetroit.com/downtown-detroit-markets. The markets were created by Bedrock […]

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Detroit plan will invest $125 million in business districts, reclaim $2.6 billion in retail spending

Some Detroit business districts showing small, but promising signs of recovery, as well as the many with little to no hope of improvement in sight, will soon get a seismic infusion of capital, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. If approved by the Detroit City Council, the improvement dollars will come $125 million in bond funds, […]

Piano man takes to the streets and straights of Mackinac

Piano man takes to the streets and straights of Mackinac

I’ve met lots of people but few have been more memorable than Mark “Mr. B” Braun, founder and president of Mr. B’s Joybox Express. He has enormous talent that is seemingly dwarfed by his oversized heart. This guy’s a giver. Once recognized as the youngest living member of the National Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of […]

Pick Please: Lots of individuals are changing Detroit’s neighborhoods, choose your district’s favorite

Pick Please: Lots of individuals are changing Detroit’s neighborhoods, choose your district’s favorite

They pick-up trash, plant trees,  board-up blighted properties, organize neighborhood watches and seem to be everywhere, any time they are needed. Those are the kind of individuals who reside in neighborhoods throughout Detroit, and organizers of the Detroit Community Development Awards want to honor them at its upcoming event in October. Established in 2001, the […]

A United Commitment: One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

A United Commitment:  One organization’s celebrated leadership serves us all

There’s something all of the most important community organizations in Michigan and around the country have in common: consistency. Some programs are large and well-staffed, while others barely get by on the strength of their volunteers. But known or unknown, their determination to serve our children, families and residents on a continuous basis makes them […]

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