Whitmer joins group of bipartisan governors to urge everyone to mask up, stay safe for the holidays

Whitmer joins group of bipartisan governors to urge everyone to mask up, stay safe for the holidays

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to encourage everyone across the region to remain safe heading into the holiday season. “When it comes to fighting this virus, we are all on […]

Bringing back Detroit businesses

Bringing back Detroit businesses

Love to eat out? Crave coffee? Most of us do, but if you live in some Detroit neighborhoods, your options might be limited. Although the city has had its share of successful retstauranters and small shops, many are located in area clusters that are not as acessible to neighborhood residents. DTE hopes to change that […]

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Whitmer declares racism a public health crisis, creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to focus on issues

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has elevated black voices in state government by creating the Black Leadership Advisory Council, recognizing racism as a public health crisis and requiring implicit bias training for all state employees. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, confirmed, and highlighted the deadly nature of pre-existing inequities caused by systemic racism, Whitmer says. The rate […]

Quiana ‘Que’ Broden to share ways for small businesses to get cookin’ again at July 20 webinar

Quiana ‘Que’ Broden to share ways for small businesses to get cookin’ again at July 20 webinar

“What ya got cookin’”? That’s what many of us asked during the COVID-19 quarantine when comfort foods remained at the center of many conversations. However, those were not the words many restaurants heard over the last few months. Now that the state has authorized business re-openings, many struggling small businesses are looking for innovative ways […]

Wayne Co. grant program will make a big difference for small businesses

Wayne Co. grant program will make a big difference for small businesses

Money. On main streets accross America, it’s in short supply. Ask any small busines owner. Our once heralded boot-strapped businesses, start-ups and yes, even our so-called ‘stay-ups'(existing, longer term businesss operations) are in trouble. Too frequently the last to take part in our ecosystem come in first in regard to our small business failures. And that’s what Wayne County officials […]

Bethlehem House aims to stem the number of working homeless

Bethlehem House aims to stem the number of working homeless

She picks up a paycheck and sleeps on a park bench. Those are the days she counts herself among the lucky. There are other days when she makes her bed on ground on the east side of Detroit. “Those days are the worst,” according to the female worker, who despite having a job is homeless. […]

Industry Club hopes to incubate and grow young bosses

Industry Club hopes to incubate and grow young bosses

Part trendsetter, social media expert and influencer, teens bring innate abilities and energy. It’s ingrained in their DNA. And now, thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeasern Michigan (BGCSM) and its partners, talented teens will have the opporunity to marry their natural abilities with business opportuntieis in an effort aimed at building Detroit’s […]

Navigating the Headwinds of Crisis workshop series aims to help entrepreneurs gear up for reopening

Navigating the Headwinds of Crisis workshop series aims to help entrepreneurs gear up for reopening

Small businesses are beginning to ramp back up and adjust to new business requirements. Maintaining recommended safety requirements and social distancing are key to Detroit small shop owners’ respective ability to re-engage customers and restore consumer confidence, particularly in bricks and mortar shops, according to Mark S. Lee, the founder of  The LEE Group. Lee […]