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Opportunity Detroit Radio: April Guest Highlights

In case you missed it, April brought rain showers along with a lot of cool, new guests to the Opportunity Detroit radio show. If you tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7:00 p.m., you’ll hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) chatting with business owners, technology gurus, philanthropists and even carpenters.

Here are just a few of the guests featured in April:

Meet the creator of award-winning restaurants across the country. Robert Thompson is founder and CEO of Punch Bowl Social, an entertainment and dining destination with locations in Denver, Portland and Austin. His newest entertainment venue will soon call downtown Detroit home when it opens in November. Punch Bowl Social focuses on entertaining guests with bowling, ping pong, shuffleboard, darts, pinball, retro video games and more. 

Find out what all of your friends are up to right now! You can do this easily by downloading the mobile app UpTo, which is the first-ever multi-layered mobile calendar app which gives users access to the upcoming events on your friends’ calendars. Users can select from thousands of public calendars from UpTo’s growing content network, or they can share upcoming events with friends. The app automatically syncs with Google, iCloud, Exchange and Facebook. Download it or learn more at

Find out more about the 1,000 interns that Quicken Loans wants to hire! Kate Lemiesz leads the recruiting team looking to hire 1,000 paid interns this summer. Internships start in May and end in August, depending on availability. Positions are available across the Quicken Loans Family of Companies. The recruiting team will be providing even more career experience and professional development training for incoming interns this year. Quicken Loans also offers intern-only events throughout the summer to enrich the interns’ work experience. Learn more at

Visit a downtown shop dedicated to designing and building homes with reclaimed materials. James Willer is owner of Workshop, a new store in the Fisher Building in Midtown that uses salvaged or reclaimed furniture from Detroit homes. On average, furniture pieces cost anywhere from $400 to $1,400. Learn more about the shop on Workshop’s Facebook page, here.

Don’t forget to tune in for the next show on Friday evening, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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