Opportunity Detroit Radio: September Guest Highlights

The guys were back at it in September with more great guests and more great Detroit developments! Tune in to hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) on the Opportunity Detroit radio show on WJR-760 AM every Friday night! You’ll be enlightened by what you learn about the Motor City.

Here are just a few of the topics and guests featured in September:

Want to watch the news while on the street in downtown Detroit? You’ll soon be able to, since WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 is opening a downtown studio in the Chase Tower, at 611 Woodward Avenue. Passersby in Campus Martius will be able to be a part of the media action! The studio will open later this fall and will feature the noon broadcast with JoAnne Purtan, and will also be used for other WXYZ-TV and TV20 broadcasts. 

Do you like pie? If so, you’ll love Sister Pie, which is a local bakery co-owned by Lisa Ludwinski. Sister Pie is operating out of the Hannan House in Midtown and will soon be moving to its own location, 8066 Kercheval Street. Sister Pie recently was awarded $50,000 as the winner of Hatch Detroit’s 2014 contest, which provides local entrepreneurs with start-up funds. The company has been recognized for its Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookie, which was voted the “Best Cookie in Detroit.” To learn more, visit SisterPie.com.

Meet a man from Flint, MI, who is passionate about developing young leaders. Fred Walker is a graduate of Oakland University. After working for several Fortune 500 companies, Walker left his job to become an entrepreneur. One of his endeavors was creating the Dope Project, which trains youth on becoming businesses leaders. It pairs youth with business professionals in the workplace, exposes youth to skill-building workshops and provides internships. Participants are required to learn public speaking skills and make project presentations. Learn more about this program at TheDopeProject.com.

Learn about an automotive powerhouse that recently relocated to downtown Detroit. Edmunds.com has been empowering automotive consumers since 1998. Avi Steinlauf has served as CEO since 2011 and recently decided to move its Southfield office downtown to 150 W. Jefferson. Edmunds.com provides resources when shopping and researching new and used cars. The site also provides access to reviews, car dealers’ inventory, buying advice, pricing calculators and more! Check out Edmunds.com for more information.


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