Loans & Lead Abatement – Q3 Report 2022

In partnership with Global Detroit we provided small business TA for loans and grants to 23 immigrants and people of color in the Detroit area. Our goal was to submit a total of $200K in loans and grants May-October 2022. TA included: small business support, introduction to lending institutions, documentation, and submitting applications. In addition to general small business coaching.
As of October 1st, we have $475K in pending loans with three clients. … More Loans & Lead Abatement – Q3 Report 2022

ANCHORED in 2022

Our word for 2022 is ANCHORED. We will revisit this metaphoric ANCHOR frequently, understanding that we are anchored with room to move, to ride the waves, but that our foundation is strong. We are rooted and connected to our community around us, connected to partnerships, connected to our clients, and connected as a team. … More ANCHORED in 2022

Where is everybody?

The somber change in the vibe of the neighborhood was palpable right after the election, it has now evolved into a state of resignation as people attempt to continue living their lives. Stories of raids, detentions, and the hardship that children and spouses are suffering when the bread winner is deported have shifted from shocking to normalized. … More Where is everybody?

Grand Re-Opening: Danto Furniture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2022 Southwest Detroit Retail Icon, Danto Furniture, Moves Location;  Celebrating Four Generations of Service to Greater Detroit with Ribbon-Cutting Saturday, November 12, 2022 Special Community Event is Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7741 Dix Street, Detroit, MI, 48209; Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Officials, other Dignitaries Invited to … More Grand Re-Opening: Danto Furniture

A Gala to Remember: Celebrating Small Business Owners at the DIA

The Small Business Ethnic and Minority Media Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 brought together micro-business owners, Black and Brown community leaders and our Metro Detroit ethnic press together to network and celebrate at one of the most prestigious locations in the midwest, the Detroit Institute of Arts. Our MC and one of our … More A Gala to Remember: Celebrating Small Business Owners at the DIA