Fountain Court Cooperative celebrates 50 years in Detroit’s housing community

Fountain Court Cooperative celebrates 50 years in Detroit’s housing community

Few people have called Fountain Court home as long as Robyn Ussery has. Her parents Roger and Blanche Ussery have lived for decades at what board members say is the largest black-owned cooperative in Detroit, even watching some of their grand- and great-grandchildren raised there. Concern and determination by residents and leadership, including board President […]

Bank of America Student Leaders share experiences of summer success

Bank of America Student Leaders share experiences of summer success

Not every form of investment involves writing a pay check. In fact, some of the most lucrative investments tend not to relate to a dollar figure at all. Bank of America’s Student Leaders program is the institution’s way of investing in citizens who’ll eventually help shape the communities where they live. The program, consisting of […]

Green Corps celebrates 20 years of employing Detroit youth

Green Corps celebrates 20 years of employing Detroit youth

Going green has been a benefit to Detroit youth for the past 20 years, but not only because of improvements to the environment. The Greening of Detroit celebrated two decades of employing local youth in the community July 25, announcing that 2,000 boys and girls have worked in the Green Corps since 1998, earning a […]

Women in Communications, National Automotive History Collection promote library literacy

Women in Communications, National Automotive History Collection promote library literacy

The need to read is still one of the most important skills literacy advocates hope to cultivate in Detroit’s youth. Research shows challenges in literacy have been directly linked to greater risks of unemployment, imprisonment and other challenges. To support a mission of boosting local literacy rates, the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Detroit Chapter and […]

MEDC: Detroit innovation is key to state’s next stage of economic advancement

MEDC: Detroit innovation is key to state’s next stage of economic advancement

While it’s becoming old news that Detroit has resurged as a locale for business investment and development, the city’s role in Michigan and the region is still growing. From innovation in the mobility industry to improving the landscape for new entrepreneurs, the community’s momentum has accelerated. Support for Detroit’s business infrastructure comes from an ally […]

University of Detroit Mercy dean tops risk and insurance researchers

University of Detroit Mercy dean tops risk and insurance researchers

A University of Detroit Mercy administrator has been named a worldwide expert in risk and insurance. Dr. Joseph G. Eisenhauer, dean of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration, “holds first place for total citations per article with 84 citations, of which 69 are non-insurance, making him the top author based on citations appearing in non-insurance […]

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Report shows optimistic outlook for entrepreneurs

Starting a business can bring life-changing prosperity, but research shows timing is key to success. Newly published research by Bank of America suggests this year is a good time to take the next step toward becoming an entrepreneur. A survey of 1,000 owners participating in the 2018 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner […]

Southwest Detroit invites local business support at week-long Cinco de Mayo bash

Southwest Detroit invites local business support at week-long Cinco de Mayo bash

Few communities bring as much joy to Cinco de Mayo as Southwest Detroit. The annual Hispanic holiday,  which translates to “Fifth of May,” commemorates the Mexican army’s historic 1862 victory in battle against French troops during the Franco-Mexican War. But in America the occasion lets Latinos and Latino descendants celebrate their heritage, often with meals […]

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