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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,…

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August 31, 2017

Detroit Hosts World’s Largest Free Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Dance away summer this Labor Day Weekend at Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Quicken Loans! The world’s largest free jazz festival is celebrating its 38th year and is taking over Woodward Ave. from Campus Martius to Hart Plaza. Over 100…

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The Buzz About Cobo’s Sustainability Efforts - Opportunity Detroit
August 28, 2017

The Buzz About Cobo’s Sustainability Efforts

By: Allison Hendricks

Whether you’re a local Detroiter, or an individual who has never stepped foot in the Motor City, the industrial renown of Detroit is understood by many. From its rich roots in factories and large warehouses to the environment of engineering…

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August 15, 2017

Wayfinding Skatepark Now Open in Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Wayfinding Skatepark is now open at the corner of Farmer and Monroe, featuring six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit as well as a performance space and public art installation featuring the work of contemporary artist, Ryan McGinness. Born from a…