Investing in Futures

Investing in Futures

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan lauded 41-year-old Brian Jones’ extraordinary record at the ribbon cutting of his east side 102030 clothing store last month. Jones, a paralegal who graduated summa cum laude from Oakland Community College, is well on his way toward achieving a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University. The typically reserved business owner fought […]

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Science Gallery Detroit offers free science-themed summer program at Michigan Science Center

Looking for some fun – and educational – things to do this summer? Check out Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit summer programs schedule. The medley of free science-related events for metro Detroiters includes a film series, open labs and workshops. The summer program series is part of Science Gallery Detroit’s and Michigan Science Center’s […]

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, […]

Discover D1 Cash Flash festival to be held on Grand River Ave. June 26 to keep customers engaged during coming road work

Discover D1 Cash Flash festival to be held on Grand River Ave. June 26 to keep customers engaged during coming road work

When Grand River is torn up, there is no doubt plenty of anger, cursing, and all sorts of aggravation from drivers. However, the people really inconvenienced are those whose business are blocked by the construction. Councilman James E. Tate Jr., who represents District 1, has a plan to help his constituents keep their businesses turning […]

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

Corporate commitment comes in a kaleidoscope of colors

As Michigan’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. One of the ways Blue Cross approaches important causes and events is a literal and physical spotlight that shows off what the company believes in as a whole. For more than 30 years, Blue Cross has used these […]

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit is one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative that seeks to increase economic mobility for low-income residents. Over the next 18 months, the City of Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving […]

Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Detroit will officially celebrate Juneteenth for first time

Amidst the many celebrations going on throughout the state, comes the news of yet another “first” in the City of Detroit – the official celebration of Juneteenth Day. The City of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) will host a Freedom Party in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the […]

Brilliant Detroit opens new community hub in Fitzgerald neighborhood

Brilliant Detroit opens new community hub in Fitzgerald neighborhood

Brilliant Detroit, an organization dedicated to building kid success neighborhoods, is undergoing a growth spurt of sorts with the opening of its signature orange-colored doors at its newest community hub located in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood. The hub provides an oasis to area residents, who have the opportunity to gain access to its many educational materials, activities […]