How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

How Detroit-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

This summer, small business owners say business is booming, with 59 percent anticipating their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, 67 percent looking to expand and 24 percent planning to hire in the year ahead, according to our spring 2019 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The survey, which explores the perspectives, […]

Prom formal wear to be given to be given away today, April 26

Prom formal wear to be given to be given away today, April 26

Detroit Parks & Recreation is giving away formal wear for this prom season today, Friday, April 26 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Butzel Family Center, located at 7737 Kercheval. More than 500 dresses were donated as well as men’s formal wear.  Dresses range in size from 0 – 28.  Shoes and accessories will also be […]

Understanding a shaky condition: Early Parkinson’s Disease treatment helps improve lives

Understanding a shaky condition: Early Parkinson’s Disease treatment helps improve lives

Each year approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting the brain’s ability to control movement. My dad Norman Berg, is among the patients. He was healthy well into his 80’s and then suddenly, he was not. Most people are diagnosed with the condition are around age 60, although it does […]

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan will have more skilled workers, less unemployment with passage of new legislation

Michigan has plenty of jobs and job seekers. The problem is workers are not getting the skills and training needed to qualify for open posts. And that hurts our economy, according to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, business, education, and labor leaders to announce their support for House and Senate bills creating 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 […]

TheHUB launches year-long, in-depth report on neighborhood-specific investments

TheHUB launches year-long, in-depth report on neighborhood-specific investments

Lots of people are vying for a stake in Detroit’s redevelopment efforts. Perhaps there is no group more interested or concerned about the spread of neighborhood investment interest, than long-time city residents. Some are already beginning to see a steady stream of investors sizing up or “evaluating” their beloved neighborhoods, but far too few know […]

Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

Fortified Forkfuls: Making the healthiest options easier

More and more each day we hear increasingly mainstream messages about healthier eating habits. It’s not only become a popular trend, but it’s practically expected that the restaurants and convenience stores we frequent will offer nutritious alternatives to the standard fare we’ve all become accustomed to. Still, having the right foods in front of us […]

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

Powerful Recovery: Thank You DTE Energy

It’s a bit eerie, really. Being without power makes us all stop and remember that life wasn’t always this easy. We count on electricity to do just about everything and when we don’t have access to it, we suffer. In the majority of cases, we’re inconvenienced, but in others, there are more life-threatening consequences. We’ve […]

Detroit neighborhood business owners in the spotlight

Detroit neighborhood business owners in the spotlight

Small shops are the mainstay of our neighborhoods. Open the door and look inside and you will discover dreamers and doers who embody the spirit and energy of Detroit’s entrepreneurial class. Last October, during minority business month, we invited our readers to meet them inside our Small Shops series sponsored by Comcast Business. We were proud to shine an oft-needed […]

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

Every day in Michigan, there are more than 375 reports of child abuse and neglect. The worst part? The majority of child abuse and neglect cases stem from situations and conditions that are entirely preventable in an engaged and supportive community. For example, a community that cares about early childhood development, parent support and mental […]

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