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February 19, 2020

Paczki Day: A Metro Detroit Guide

It’s that time of year again! Fat Tuesday, or as it’s known lovingly around Southeast Michigan, Paczki Day, is upon us once more. Paczki (pronounced POONCH-kee) are deep-fried balls of dough that were originally created as a way to use up all the remaining fat and sugar in the house before Lent to help avoid […]

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February 18, 2020

Upcoming Black History Month Events in Detroit

Nobody celebrates Black History like Detroit! Don’t miss out on the remaining special events this month ranging from bar crawls, tours, artist talks, films and discussions. Through Feb. 29th HAIRarchy: A celebration of the Black Hair experience. The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 8 – 29. The exhibition will feature works by: Sabrina […]

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February 13, 2020

Adrian Tonon – City of Detroit 24-Hour Economy Ambassador

Adrian Tonon – 24-Hour Ambassador for the City of Detroit  Adrian Tonon presents at DPC 2020 on his new role as the 24-Hour ambassador for the city of Detroit. His role includes making sure that the entertainment industry is inclusive of Detroit creatives and ensuring that existing nightlife venues and the creative community aren’t displaced […]

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Casamara Club: Detroit’s First Leisure Soda

If you’re a fan of La Croix, San Pellegrino or any other sparkling beverage, you have to try Casamara Club, a line of non-alcoholic, botanical beverages that are local to the Detroit region. With multiple flavors and growing popularity, these drinks are all the rage if you want a carbonated beverage without the sugar content […]

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February 12, 2020

Shakespeare in Detroit

Sam White – Shakespeare in Detroit Can Detroit be a great city without a thriving, robust, well-funded arts community? In this presentation by Sam White, founder of Shakespeare in Detroit, she makes the case for investing in the arts community in Detroit, highlighting the need for broader investment in a regional theater. Stronger investment in […]

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February 11, 2020

We Can Make Detroit the Capital of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Monica Wheat – Venture Catalysts Monica Wheat is the Executive Director of Venture Catalysts, a non-profit that is creating a model for optimized connections between players, resources, and programs in the Detroit startup community. She describes her work as offering “Ecosystems as a Service.” In this power perspective from the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference, Monica […]

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February 06, 2020

Learning to Enjoy Winter in Michigan

If you’re not very familiar with the winter sports landscape, you might not think that Michigan is a great place for Skiing or Snowboarding.

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February 05, 2020

Five Moments When the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference Called for Inclusive Investments for the City’s Longtime Residents

Blog post by Alicia McClendon Progress and big investments are hollow without including longtime residents and people of color in Detroit’s revitalization – a major takeaway for me following the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference, hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber at MotorCity Casino’s Soundboard on Jan. 29. “Do not call it a comeback. It’s an […]

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February 04, 2020

The Best Books We Read in 2019

The co-owners of Hamtramck bookstore Book Suey wrote this blog post on their favorite reads from 2019.

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December 16, 2019

Become a Let’s Detroit Ambassador

Let’s Detroit is about providing real, firsthand insight from young professionals who currently live, work, and play in the region. This is all possible thanks to ambassadors, which make Let’s Detroit truly unique. Select one of the ambassador types below to get involved: Employment Ambassador Represent your industry and share insight on your career. Apply […]

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