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Twelve-Year-Old Entrepreneur Brings Healthy Lollipops to the Sweets Marketplace

Most 12-year-old kids are thinking about school, sports, video games and when their parents might let them have their own smartphone. But one Michigan tween is doing a lot more with her free time – she started a business. Alina Morse, the inventor of Zollipops, known as the “Good-For-Your-Teeth Lollipop,” sells her healthy treats in […]

Author and Teacher Adds One More Accolade to Her Resume: Fullbright Specialist

Lynne Golodner has held many titles: Author, Teacher, Public-Relations Specialist, Business Owner. Now, she can add Fullbright Specialist to that list. One Earth Writing CEO and Founder, Golodner was recently named a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. State Department, serving a three-year term beginning in April 2017. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational […]

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E.M. Olson may be a business attorney by day, but he found he enjoyed writing children’s books so much at night that he not only did it once, he’s now finished his second book. Olson has penned a whimsical new book for students in kindergarten through 6th grade entitled “My Math Monster.” Olson’s new book […]

Young Storyteller Finds Success with New Role as Digital Correspondent for NatGeo

As a young journalist, Erin Winters has two of the most important qualities needed to be a success in her chosen field – raw talent and unbridled curiosity. Those traits have helped the Detroit resident gain some impressive jobs and opportunities, especially with her work at television station Fox 2 in Detroit. Now, she’s going […]

Fitness Guru Becomes Author to Share His Life Story and Healthy Outlook

From scrubbing floors and fitness equipment to managing the day-to-day operations of big-box clubs, Dean Mitchell has held pretty much every job in his career as a health and wellness expert. Now, he’s added a new title: author. The owner of one of Downtown Northville’s successful fitness businesses, Mitchell Fitness Solutions in downtown Northville, recently […]

She Retired, but This Former GM Exec Is Committed to Learning

Barbara J. Mahone is an expert on hiring, firing and employee relationships. She has observed the automotive industry rise, fall and rise again. She understands how business works and how people fit into an organization at every level. Those are among the reasons why Mahone was the keynote speaker for Walsh College’s 108th Commencement ceremony […]

Accomplished harpist, vocalist and lifelong educator named Kresge Eminent Artist

From the time she could stand in her crib, Patricia Terry-Ross loved to sing, dance and make music. Then, when she was in high school, she met the harp and a lifelong partnership was born. Her prestigious career, musical talents and community spirit were recently recognized by The Kresge Foundation when they named musician and […]

What a Career: Teacher Becomes Executive Director of Leading Literary Project

What happens when you mix people who are experts in their writing and teaching professions with Detroit schools? Something truly amazing, and now the InsideOut Literary Arts Project has a new leader to continue its success. The InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) recently announced that Suma Karaman Rosen has been selected as the organization’s new […]

Family Tradition: Detroit Police Officer and Son Join Longtime Catering Business

When Phil Rodriguez approached his uncle about purchasing the family catering business, the conversation focused more on the Golden Rule than advertising or accounting. That’s because founder Chico Rodriguez wanted to know one thing before he agreed to turn over Rose Catering Inc. to the next generation, Phil Rodriguez remembers. Uncle Chico wanted to know: […]

Steal This Idea: Hold an Office Pre-Thanksgiving Tummy Stretcher and Fundraiser

There’s one thing you cannot have enough of in general – Thanksgiving dinners, good times with co-workers and good causes. Years ago, the staff at Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers started a tradition where the firm would have a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. Now, this was no ordinary get-together in the office kitchen. It had a […]

SheHive Opens to Serve as Common Ground for Female Entrepreneurs

Ursula Adams and Andrea Clegg Corp like to tell the story of how they met and started their new business, SheHive, as something of a comic scene. “Two blondes walk into a coffee shop…” When they met, they realized just how much they had in common in terms of wanting to motivate people, specifically female entrepreneurs, […]

Steal This Idea: Employee Visualization Program Helps Engage, Motivate Whole Self

Finding time to set goals – for the short and long term – can be challenging. But studies show having a vision helps you achieve your personal and professional goals. That is where VizBe offers a solution. VizBe is the brainchild of Natalia Petraszczuk, who created VisionBoards.co, a Web app and social networking platform for […]