Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood business districts, hit a speed bump with scheduled construction along the shop’s busiest corridor. It’s a massive project, albeit temporary one, according to shopowners contendng with foot traffic drops created as a result of limited parking and impassable sidewalks. The $8 million streetscaping project […]

Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

Business stakeholders stand behind push to extend job training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated

As a healthcare leader and employer of more than 33,000 employees, many would assume that Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) must actively minimize, if not eliminate, risks whenever possible. Nevertheless, Robert G. Riney, president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer at HFHS, says eliminating the requirement that job applicants state whether they’ve been convicted […]

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 […]

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

Artfully Aware: Flint Trading Co. celebrates one year

There’s a link between jewelry and storytelling, just ask Flint Trading Co. founder and artist Walter Robert McAdow, who alongside his wife, Meghan, are celebrating a year of art in the Flint community. But it’s not your typical art gallery or space – think of it as a repository of story, where life interprets art. […]

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