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Naturalicious Provides All-Natural Beauty Products for All Hair Types- Opportunity Detroit
February 17, 2017

Naturalicious Provides All-Natural Beauty Products for All Hair Types

By: Allison Hendricks

“I started the company purely out of necessity,” said Gwen Jimmere, founder and CEO of Naturalicious, an all-natural hair and beauty company. A little over six years ago, Jimmere was pregnant with her son Caiden, all the while laid off…

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February 16, 2017

Grand Circus Graduates Poised for Professional Technology Careers

By: Allison Hendricks

The investment Grand Circus (GC) has in the city of Detroit extends beyond accessible technology bootcamps and IT programs; their passion for the next generation of technical professionals fuels the Detroit hustle and stimulates the city’s economy. Located at 1570…

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The Lip Bar: Indie Beauty Brand Born in Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
February 13, 2017

The Lip Bar: Indie Beauty Brand Born in Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

“The Lip Bar didn’t start from a place of me loving beauty or being a makeup artist,” revealed Melissa Butler, founder of The Lip Bar. “It really started because I was frustrated with the beauty industry.” Butler, 30, born and…

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Satisfying Detroit’s Sweet Tooth - Opportunity Detroit Blog
February 10, 2017

Satisfying Detroit’s Sweet Tooth

By: Miranda Crace

Sweets and baked goods have a way of making you feel special. Whether you’re buying them as a gift or looking to treat yourself, indulging your sweet tooth always feels good. But they’re not just sugar and spice and everything…

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4 Gyms in Detroit to Beat Your New Year’s Resolution Slump - Opportunity Detroit
February 6, 2017

4 Gyms in Detroit to Beat Your New Year’s Resolution Slump

By: Allison Hendricks

We all know the crushing reality that comes at the beginning of every February. You start to slip in a slump when it comes to your workout routine, and slowly stop attending those morning sweat sessions at the gym. In…

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February 4, 2017

Ponyride Series: Playground Detroit Merges Innovation with Creativity

By: Allison Hendricks

Samantha Schefman and Paulina Petkoski are the classic Detroit story of returning to your roots. The two former New York City residents moved to the Motor City to start a concept of creativity and community for Detroit artists, musicians and entrepreneurs:…

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Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
February 3, 2017

Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

“Another great day here in Detroit,” exclaimed Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans. “It seems like everyday there’s another great announcement.” Standing alongside Mayor Mike Duggan, Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai, and Microsoft executives, Gilbert announced the relocation of…

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Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold - Opportunity Detroit
February 1, 2017

Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold

By: Allison Hendricks

Get ready to bare it all as Cupid’s Undie Run returns to Detroit, Saturday, February 11 at The Fillmore. Notorious for their unique display of attire, Undie runners strut their stuff in their bedroom’s best while running a “brief” (get…

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Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave - Opportunity Detroit
January 31, 2017

Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave

By: Allison Hendricks

Bang! A construction worker slams a sledgehammer into a brick wall of 1400 Woodward Ave. and groundwork for The Shinola Hotel begins. As the first hotel for Bedrock and Shinola, this early 20th-century retail building will host eight floors and…