Tech entrepreneurs to pitch startups Aug. 10

Tech entrepreneurs to pitch startups Aug. 10

You might call it “Shark Tank,” tech-style. Not unlike that barely contained enthusiasm of contestants in the popular ABC reality series, the eager excitement of local entrepreneurs will be on display at TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St., Aug. 10. DTX Launch Detroit’s 2017 Showcase welcomes tech entrepreneurs to pitch their savvy ideas or innovative products, […]

DAC hosts two-wheeled tour de force

DAC hosts two-wheeled tour de force

On Saturday, Sept. 9 the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) will do something it’s never done before: host the Detroit Cycling Championship. The inaugural event is the first of its kind for the DAC. “This is the next leg in the stool of amateur athletics that the club wants to promote,” says Pat O’Keefe, president of […]

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

When it comes to equal wages and equal respect for equal work, just about every professional woman has a story to tell. A recent series on Amazon Prime, “Good Girls Revolt,” recaps such misadventures. Mine involves a green bikini and a press conference for a major auto maker in Omaha. I’d flown into Omaha with […]

Dangerous levels of lead discovered in infant remedy Baguti Kesaria

Dangerous levels of lead discovered in infant remedy Baguti Kesaria

Parents eager to ensure their infants’ well-being are advised by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to avoid an ayurvedic remedy called Balguti Kesaria. Ayurvedic medicine is an eastern practice often studied by holistic health practitioners. Recent testing has found Balguti Kesaria samples contaminated with lead. The remedy is ground up and given […]

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

More Michigan residents are at risk of contracting hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis A, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services which just released its annual Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report on Hepatitis B and C.   Vaccines are available and residents are urged to get them to help protect against Hepatitis A and B. The infection […]

Detroit’s trendsetters will court buyers at MEDC matchmaking event this Monday

Detroit’s trendsetters will court buyers at MEDC matchmaking event this Monday

There’s no shortage of trendsetters in Michigan, particularly within its urban centers teeming with talented fashion designers and artisans. Although many have developed a cult-like following among loyal patrons, they face a significant uphill challenge when it comes to getting in front of big name retailers capable of moving their designs up off the showroom and onto the store floor. Bottom line: […]

Cheesy selfies can win year’s pizza supply

Cheesy selfies can win year’s pizza supply

It’s time to say “cheese” – and not just for the camera. Maybe you’re a fan of the stretchy pull of mozzarella on top of a hot pizza or you may prefer the melty queso on your nachos.  However you like it, it’s the flavorful, savory, delicious cheese made from calcium and protein filled milk […]

Grandmont Rosedale announces new executive director Sherita Smith

Grandmont Rosedale announces new executive director Sherita Smith

The office of Grandmont Rosedale Community Development’s (GRDC) executive director has a new occupant. But, while Sherita Smith’s face might be new at the office of one of the west side’s most active neighborhood economic proponents, she’s no stranger to Detroit revitalization leaders. Smith replaces long-time executive director and Grandmont Rosedale resident Tom Goddeeris, who […]

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