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March 30, 2020

Support These Local Business in the Detroit Area

Southeast Michigan is home to many small businesses that are the lifeblood of creatives and entrepreneurs in our community. In these uncertain times, communities are coming together to #supportlocal. Beyond restaurants that we can order carry-out or delivery from, there are thousands of other small businesses in the DMA we can support, despite being unable […]

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March 25, 2020

Flint’s new start up “100k Ideas” is expanding entrepreneurial opportunities in Michigan

Blog post by Bronwyn Lipka In the summer of 2019, I got a job at an entrepreneurial hub in the center of Flint, Michigan called 100K Ideas. ​Being new to the Flint community I had no idea what my time at 100K Ideas would bring. In my time there, I began to better understand the […]

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March 18, 2020

Challenge Detroit Application Due April 6th

The Deadline to apply for the Challenge Detroit fellowship program has been extended due to the evolving situation around COVID-19.  Challenge Detroit is a year-long fellowship program that brings together early career professionals from Detroit and across the country to develop their leadership skills and work on projects making an impact in the City of […]

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March 12, 2020

Meet our Let’s Detroit Campus Ambassadors!

In January 2020, Let’s Detroit on-boarded our first cohort of Let’s Detroit Campus Ambassadors representing Wayne State University, Oakland University, The College for Creative Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Michigan-Dearborn. This talented group of students will be working with us throughout the winter 2020 semester to help spread the word about Let’s […]

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March 11, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day in Corktown

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day in Detroit, no neighborhood celebrates harder than Corktown. The city’s oldest surviving neighborhood has a very Irish history and a very Irish name. Corktown was first settled by Irish immigrants in the 1830s and 40s, fleeing the Great Irish Potato Famine and by the early 1850s, half of […]

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How are you celebrating 313 Day?

313 Day: Mystery in the Motor City | 6pm-10pm  The year: 1926. The setting: Detroit, Michigan. The crime: murder. This March 13th – 313 day – join the detective team of Emelia Schaub, attorney at law, to solve a murder mystery in the Motor City. Working as a team or on your own, take a wild ride […]

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March 09, 2020

“Empowered Women Empower Women”: Women-Led Conversations are Changing Gender Equity in Michigan

Blog post by Olivia Johnson As a Theatre and English student, I never thought I would find myself working for the government in any capacity yet that is exactly where I wound up last Friday at a Gender Equity Event in Traverse City hosted by the Michigan Women’s Commission and Governor Gretchen Whitmer. As an […]

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March 03, 2020

2020 International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year focuses on the theme Each for Equal because an equal world is an enabled world. We’ve put together a list of events across the region to come out and celebrate  IWD 2020. March 6 […]

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March 02, 2020

One-on-One Conversation with Bryan Salesky and John McElroy

At the 2020 MICHauto Summit, Argo AI CEO and Co-founder Bryan Salesky sat down for a one-on-one conversation with “Autoline” host John McElroy. The two spoke about the revolution of the mobility industry and the significant progress of autonomous vehicles over the past few years. Salesky stated this progress will only increasingly pick up speed. […]

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