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 […]

More than hugs and handshakes, Sherwood Forest residents share lessons of living in Detroit neighborhoods

More than hugs and handshakes, Sherwood Forest residents share lessons of living in Detroit neighborhoods

For Gail Rodwan and Shirley Jackson sharing a neighborhood involves more than neighborly gestures. As long-time residents of Sherwood Forest, their families have formed bonds – but communities aren’t built on hugs and handshakes. The Story of Sherwood Forest: One Hundred Years a Detroit Neighborhood documents some of the initiatives and organizing the Rodwans, Jacksons […]

Detroit business owner capitalizes on new dining trend with traditional twist

Detroit business owner capitalizes on new dining trend with traditional twist

Sunday dinner is a long-established tradition in countless American households, and now a downtown Detroit small business is inviting the community to its version of the favorite family meal. House of Pure Vin recently announced its “Last Sunday Supper Pure Vin Experience” series, welcoming the city to enjoy creations by local chefs, combined with wine […]

Southwest Detroiters have high hopes for vacant site’s future

Southwest Detroiters have high hopes for vacant site’s future

It sits empty, but not forgotten. Neighborhood locals and business leaders have big dreams for “Vernor Crossing,” the former southwest Detroit Department of Public Works yard at 6370 Vernor Highway near Livernois Avenue. Led by the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), research projects a multi-million-dollar makeover of the seven-acre site could transform it from eyesore […]

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Rodnesha Ross didn’t become a parent at an early age, but she relates to those do.  As a mentor to Detroit students, she knows young women with children of their own have unique needs.  Ross founded Youth Community Agency to help address those needs.  Originally formed in 2013 at Osborn High School with a focus […]