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December 12, 2017

5 Places to Enjoy the Holidays in December

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Turn off the holiday movies, put on a warm coat, and head to the heart of Detroit for a variety of winter activities for all ages. Many plazas and parks have transformed into Winter Wonderlands during these dreary cold months.…

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Menorah in the D Lights Up Campus Martius Park on Dec. 27 - Opportunity Detroit
December 7, 2017

The 7th Annual Menorah in the D Returns to Campus Martius December 12

By: Allison Hendricks

Returning for the 7th consecutive year is Menorah in the D, a holiday tradition hosted in Campus Martius Park that celebrates the Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony, featuring a 26-foot Menorah. Starting as a small gathering of 500 people, this…

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Midtown’s 45th Annual Noel Night Brings The Holiday Spirit - Opportunity Detroit
November 29, 2017

Midtown’s 45th Annual Noel Night Brings The Holiday Spirit

By: Milana King

Every year, Detroiters look forward to the biggest celebration of the holiday season. This Saturday, December 2, is host of one of the most popular events of the year: the 45th Annual Noel Night! The event takes place from 5:00…

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Coffee with Detroit’s Elite - Opportunity Detroit
November 27, 2017

Coffee with Detroit’s Elite

By: Allison Hendricks

As the city of Detroit continues to shift into an age of resurgence and rebirth, the question continues to arise concerning the community. How do we keep the original identity of the city while still inspiring growth and change? Additionally,…

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Small Business Saturday has a LARGE Impact - Opportunity Detroit
November 22, 2017

Small Business Saturday has a LARGE Impact

By: Milana King

When the excitement, sales, and heartbreak of Black Friday fade into distant memory, a new holiday takes its place. Small Business Saturday is this weekend, November 25. American Express first invented this day in 2010 as a celebration of local…

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November 21, 2017

25 Detroit Holiday Gifts for Every Budget

By: Miranda Crace

Want to shop local this holiday season? It’s actually pretty easy. We put together our picks for the best Detroit gifts in every price range. No matter your budget, you’ll find something to check off your list. $20 and Under…

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Detroit Tree Lighting Aerial - Opportunity Detroit Blog
November 14, 2017

The Must-Have Guide to Detroit’s 14th Annual Tree Lighting Festivities

By: Victoria Araj

Every year, Detroit’s tree lighting ceremony gets better and better, and with new activities and shopping options, the tree and the festivities will have you saying, “It’s lit!” Presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, the 14th annual tree lighting event…

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Femology: Facilitating the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs - Opportunity Detroit
October 3, 2017

Femology: Facilitating the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

By: Allison Hendricks

Bordered between buildings off Jefferson, headquartered in the historic Beaubien House, is Femology, Detroit’s first ever business coworking space catered to women. After a humble opening late in July, founders Meagan Ward and Ashleigh Brock opened doors to the next…

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New packaging for Ellis Island Tea
September 15, 2017

Ellis Island Tea’s Historic Recipe Meets Modern Marketing to Brew Success

By: Victoria Araj

In 2014, the Opportunity Detroit Blog introduced you to Nailah Ellis-Brown, an entrepreneur who turned a 100-year-old family recipe into a budding business, honoring her great grandfather’s wish that “the recipe is to be sold and not told.” Since then,…