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Local Writer Watches Teens, Understanding Blossom with Nonprofit

When Lynne Golodner started One Earth Writing, a nonprofit that connects teens across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides through writing, she had no idea what this new adventure would bring her. It has brought her joy, surprise and so much more. But it also needs support to keep it going. That is why One Earth […]

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 […]

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New School Store Gains Support from Grand Rapids Business Partner

There’s an old adage about giving a man a fish and teaching him to fish. That wisdom can be applied across the board to the kind of education students at Grand Rapids Public School’s Innovation Central. This high school is unique because it is made up of four distinct college/career preparatory academies within one building, […]

Manufacturing Giant to Honor Veterans Day with Open House, Celebrity Events

One of Ted Stahl’s passions – beyond sports, cars and his long-time manufacturing business – is supporting his fellow U.S. veterans in any way he can. His love for all three are the reason behind Stahls’ Automotive Foundation, a non-profit organization Stahl created with his family, fellow car aficionados and employees. And that has resulted […]

Law Firm Partners with Boys & Girls Club for Stuff-a-Backpack Project

Every child deserves love, a supportive family and a community that cares about his or her well-being. That could come in the form of mentorship, volunteerism or other help, such as working with educators to make sure every kid has what they need to success in school. That is where Detroit-based McKeen & Associates comes […]

Family Run Shows the Spirit of Detroit and Supports Ronald McDonald House

Jenna Greenman has had the pleasure of watching many aspects of her life grow: Her career, her children. But one of her favorites has been the growth of her family’s annual fund-raising running event. The Greenmans’ 8th annual “Escape to Belle Isle – Spirit of Detroit Challenge” will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 16 […]

EO Detroit Blends Boxing, Branding and Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

You’ve excelled at your individual career with support from educators and employers. You’ve built up a network of friends and mentors. What do you do next? Look for a way to return the favor by giving back. That is what the Detroit chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global network or more than 11,000 business […]

Michigan Women’s Foundation to Celebrate Three Decades of Dedication

For three decades, the Michigan Women’s Foundation has been working, learning and sharing conversations about how to create a supportive environment for the state’s girls and women. Its mission is to advance the economic, professional and social well-being of Michigan’s female population. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the 501(c)3 organization is putting together a pretty […]

Steal This Idea: DTE Energy Adds a New Spark to its Volunteer Program

Lots of companies have volunteer programs – large and small. What is truly inspirational is when a business with a successful program take a hard look at what’s in place and decides to enhance it for the betterment of its employees and the communities they serve. That is why it is exciting to see Detroit-based […]

Area Firefighters Can Rest Easy Thanks to This Furniture Donation

Every job has its challenges, whether it is difficult deadlines, stressful situations, physical demands like those in the landscaping or construction industries as well as life-threatening situations like those faced by emergency-medical technicians, nurses, doctors and others. A profession that includes all of those obstacles along with many others is that of a firefighter. Much […]

Detroit Lions and Hatch Detroit Team Up with Venerable Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood

Helping Detroit retailers open up their businesses has been one of the most public parts of Hatch Detroit. But helping longtime city-based companies improve their existing storefronts and gain public attention for their goods and services is an important part of Hatch’s work in and around Detroit. The Hatch Detroit Neighborhood Initiative focuses on improving […]

Detroit Native Will Adler Brings Big Dreams, New Backpacks to City Students

When you sit down to talk to kids, many entrepreneurs find inspiration, creativity and ideas brewing from these young thinkers. That certainly was the case this week when Native Detroiter Will Adler, founder and creative director of Will Leather Goods, came to town. Adler was here for special assemblies at two Cornerstone Schools on Monday […]

Iconic Snack Food Company Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research

You might know Better Made Snack Foods as the creator of one of Michigan’s most delicious treats – its thin, crispy potato chips and potato sticks. But did you also know that the Detroit-based company also donates regularly to breast-cancer research efforts? For the seventh consecutive year, Better Made Snack Foods has shown its commitment […]