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Motor City GSD: Schutzhund in the D is a project designed to teach the art of dog training and helper work to underprivileged youth living in Metro Detroit.Universal Health and Wellness (UHW) is a Detroit-based pending nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life through programs that heal, empower, and transform. In 2021, the Hitha Healing House and Garden (HHHG) hub project was established to focus on improving intergenerational wellness in northeast Detroit by providing a safe gathering space for residents and visitors.
The Yunion will build out a courtyard space that can be shared with our service organization partners for events, programs, gatherings, meditation, and other activities requested by the community.Detroit PAL’s new recreation center will provide education, health, and wellness opportunities to Detroit area students, parents, and community members by connecting them to resources in collaboration with partner nonprofits.
Pingree Detroit is a worker-owned, triple-bottom-line design and manufacturing cooperative, co-owned by veterans and Detroiters. Pingree creates hand-made footwear as well as home, pet, and fashion accessories using leather and other materials upcycled from the automotive industry. The project will help activate Pingree’s community-focused footwear and leather goods training studio in Detroit.The Cutz Lounge project combines a 4.9 rated barbershop with a high-quality café to offer and serve the community with a place to relax, get a haircut, and eat good food.
Jo’s Gallery is a second-generation brick-and-mortar art gallery located in the heart of Detroit, on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion. The NeighborHUB grant funds will help implement educational opportunities for art students to learn how to frame. Jo’s Gallery will partner with the College for Creative Studies to find creative talent and provide a unique environment for students to explore art gallery ownership and learn the craft of custom framing.Detroit Hives: The State Fair and Hoover Pollinator Parkway will serve as a centralized location for community resources while providing green infrastructure to address climate inequality and food insecurity for people and pollinators.
The Detroit Regional Chamber hosted Jon Kaplan, national leader in employer-led upskilling and tuition assistance support, for the webinar Getting Started with Education Assistance. Kaplan taught attendees how to develop or scale an education assistance program and shared strategies for getting stakeholders onboard and for increasing program utilization.
A panel of legal, finance, and community engagement professionals will discuss: The SAFE Banking ActLegalizationDouble taxation
The Detroit Regional Chamber, in promotional partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Pure Michigan Business Connect, hosted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Small Businesses on Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion can benefit small businesses and is a good business decision, and the ways Detroit residents can receive priority consideration for business opportunities. The event featured a panel moderated by the Chamber's Chief Operating Officer Tammy Carnrike, and included Chanell Scott Contreras, executive director at ProsperUS; Portia Roberson, president and chief executive officer at Focus: HOPE; and Kim Rustem, director of the City of Detroit's Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department.
During the webinar, a panel of Michigan's top women leaders in the cannabis industry will discuss how they entered, successfully navigated, and rose to the top of the male-dominated industry. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.
The Detroit Regional Chamber is hosting a series of events across 2021-2022 to help small, medium, and large diverse-owned businesses in Southeast Michigan grow. The Black- and Diverse-Owned Business series will provide resources to businesses, with the areas of focus being access to capital, procurement, digital divide, policy needs, talent access, and chief executive officer concierge services.
Bea Wolnerman of Bea’s and Bea’s Squeeze, shares her business journey from vision to distribution, the growth the company has seen, and how her team got creative to open a lemonade stand on the smallest parcel of land for sale on Detroit’s urban pedestrian path, the Dequindre Cut. Wolnerman also participated in a panel discussion on the future of dining in Detroit during the 2021 Detroit Policy Conference.
As COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to the general public, it is important to share resources within your organization. Controlling the virus and reopening businesses is going to require workplace conversations and support. Attendees will hear insights from regional health experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Henry Ford Health System on the COVID-19 vaccines, navigating employee conversations, and the new COVID-19 variants.
Tre Hobbs of Neighborhood Essentials shares the path that led him to create a cannabis brand with a focus on social equity, and how his company is acting as an incubator for other start-ups in the industry. Listen to the podcast to hear how Hobbs is making connections and finding success in Detroit and across the country.
Lester Gouvia, owner of Norma G's Detroit, shares how he transitioned his Caribbean cuisine food truck to a brick-and-mortar location in Detroit's Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood, and the small business resources he utilized to make his vision a reality.
Dr. Stanley Samuel Jr., president of Michigan State University, and Dr. Randolph Rasch, dean and professor at the university’s College of Nursing, joined Tammy Carnrike, chief operating officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber, to share medical expertise and insights on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines currently being administered in Michigan. The two MSU leaders also shared their thoughts on how herd immunity can effectively be achieved.
Quiana “Que” Broden of Cooking with Que has used a variety of digital platforms to bring healthier options to the table as many continue to work and cook from home. Learn how she has expanded her reach by teaching workshops on social media and started a meal prep delivery service with options for vegans and meat-eaters alike.
Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services discusses the state’s plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccination and shares insight on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.Khaldun also engaged in a one-on-one discussion with Tammy Carnrike, chief operating officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber.
During this session, Executive Director James White and Equity Officer Alfredo Hernandez discuss what employees should do if they encounter discrimination in the workplace and also how employers can create an inclusive, equitable atmosphere. Michigan’s Department of Civil Rights investigates and resolves discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws.White and Hernandez also engage in a discussion with Brad Williams, vice president of government relations and Bernard Parker, director of local government relations of the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Jeffrey Gisstennar of Good Cookies shares how he turned a family tradition into a small business opportunity and how he plans to open a brick-and-mortar location amidst COVID-19.
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