Looking Back On 2021
Two Fabulous Community Managers
This year we got to know two fabulous new Community Managers. After longtime friend Alex took on a new challenge, we welcomed Sara who brought a wonderful ray of sunshine and a can-do attitude into the building. But since nothing in life is ever stagnant, Sara’s husband took a job in Germany so they could be closer to his family after COVID kept them apart for over a year and a half and we got the chance to meet our newest Community Manager, Ashley! As an entrepreneur and an artist, Ashley fits right in with the Hunt Street members and has been an amazing addition to the team. If you haven’t met Ashley yet, stop by the front desk and say hello!
Cleaning Up & Greening Up
It’s always fun to get outdoors, especially when it ends up beautifying and refreshing our community. In April, May, September, and October we gathered a handful of members and friends to clean up various local properties and public spaces. After a few hours and a few trash bags, they were all good as new and helped make the neighborhood look like the treasure we know it is. In October, we also helped host a big tree planting project along Hunt Street and in St. Paul AME Church’s green space right next door. We’re excited to watch them grow and bring more greenery and shade to the area.
Supporting Great Causes
We also like to spend time, and energy, raising money for worthy causes. In May, we sponsored a team for the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb, a stair-running race at Comerica Park that helps fund research and advocacy for lung health. We’re proud to say that Hunt Street was one of the top Companies in the whole city and raised several thousand dollars for the organization. During this holiday season, Hunt Street also hosted the 4th annual Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is actually a very old Hunt Street Station tradition that, in partnership with the Mcdougall-Hunt Neighborhood Association and Bailey Park Project, helps bring joy to low-income families during the holiday season. If you haven’t donated already, please consider helping us this week in the last days before Christmas.
Welcoming New Members
Our absolute favorite memories of the year revolve around meeting new friends and welcoming new members to our community and coworking space. We had a long list of new members this year including Don Behn, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, Tanya Bankston, Saamer Mansoor, and many many more. There are so many unique and interesting people and businesses operating out of Hunt Street Station. If you haven’t met some of these fine folks, we hope you get the chance soon. You can also always check out the Community page on our website to learn about your coworking space neighbors.
Looking Forward to 2021
We know it’s pronounced 2020-too but we certainly hope that the next year will only bring more normalcy, more togetherness, and more productivity to our Hunt Street family as well as the wider Detroit community. We look forward to all of the new people we’ll get to meet, all of the good we’ll get to do in our neighborhood, and all of the fun we’ll have in and around the building. So goodbye 2021 and welcome 2022. We’re comin’ for you with a positive and hopeful attitude!