Aaron Mondry

Aaron Mondry is a Detroit-based journalist and the editor of Curbed Detroit. He was previously the editor of Model D. He writes feature stories on issues important to Detroit and its surrounding communities in addition to Curbed Detroit and has been featured in Splinter, the Detroit News, Crain's Detroit Business, and more.

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Andrew Wald

Andrew is a designer with an M.Arch from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in History from Pomona College. He currently works as a Director of the Detroit Office for Interboro Partners. He does design, planning, community engagement, research, and project management for a diverse range of innovative public realm projects. Clients have included the City of Detroit (PDD), NYC Parks, NYC Health (DOHMH), Forest Park Forever (St. Louis), and DTE Energy (Detroit).

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AskJennyfer
Small Business Consultant

AskJennyfer is a Detroit-based brand marketing firm that specializes in supporting small businesses. The agency offers one-on-one consulting, brand advising and coaching services for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Bailey Park Project

The Bailey Park Project was founded in 2015 by Katrina Watkins, a former social worker, educator, and long-time resident of the McDougall-Hunt. Dedicated to empowering her community in an impactful manner, Katrina created the Bailey Park Project to help strengthen the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood by creating programs that encourage safety, sustainability, and stewardship.

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Bridgett Rice
Fashion Designer

Bridgett is the founder of B.Jacklean which creates sustainable fashion jewelry & clutches from upcycled materials used from automotive leather and denim. All of her products are made in Detroit.

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buildON
Non-Profit Organization

buildOn empowers U.S. urban youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service. Globally, buildOn constructs a new school every two days in some of the economically poorest countries around the world.

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Caleb LLC
Consulting Firm

Caleb LLC is a full service consultancy firm dedicated to creating and enhancing a culture of philanthropy innonprofit and grant making organizations.

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Cassandra Jones-Mcbryde
Entrepreneur

Cassy Jones-McBryde is an award winning social entrepreneur. In 2009, Cassy founded The International Fuller Woman Network, a body positive, initiative based organization that connects woman around the world to resources that help create a body positive lifestyle. She has produced initiatives like The International Fuller Woman Expo in Africa, Asia and the United States

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Christopher Plum
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Plum serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a growing educational services company, GPS Solutions, that serves over 20 schools in Michigan. GPS Solutions puts personnel, processes and systems in place to support struggling students, teachers and schools.

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DeMario Davis
Registered Nurse

DeMario is a registered nurse and instructor with the American Heart Association. He also operates National Staffing Services LLC, a recruiting firm that provides healthcare training and qualified staff for corporate entities. 

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Detroit Church
Non-Profit Organization

Detroit Church is a non-profit organization focused on awakening the city of Detroit to the greatest adventure of all time.

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Eastern Market Wellness
Massage Therapy

Eastern Market Wellness offers well rounded experiences of licensed massage therapy, yoga, classes, workshops, and wellness services. 

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Eastside Community Network
Non-Profit Organization

The Eastside Community Network has been spearheading community development on Detroit's east side for over 30 years.We work with residents and partners to drive lasting, positive change in our neighborhoods and communities.

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Edops

EdOps specializes in the finance, student data and operations work of leading schools. Our mission is to minimize the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and to support education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes.

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Edward Merriman
Disruptive Change Agent

Accomplished, resourceful business and technology executive with expertise in aligning organizations with key business objectives to achieve dramatic bottom-line results.

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Jury Research and Graphics Consulting
Empirical Creative LLC is a boutique trial consulting firm. Their specialty is providing jury research and graphics consulting on complex, high-stakes civil and criminal litigation with an eye towards understanding and reducing risk and uncertainty for their clients.
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Faye Baker

Faye is a Detroit native, born and raised in the local area. She has been dealing with real estate in one capacity or another- buying, selling and leasing rental property for over 20 years in the Detroit area. Faye graduated from Walsh College with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and later graduated from the Central Michigan University with a Master of Science in Administration. Her current hobbies include spending time with my family, and traveling.

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Financial One Accounting

Financial One’s expertise has been satisfying the accounting, financial, and consulting needs of non-profit organizations since 1987. Our team of experienced  professionals stands ready to help.

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Fooda
Lunch Services

Fooda is food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work. A Chicago based startup that recently expanded to Detroit, Fooda makes lunch options simpler for the everyday employee.

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Gail Perry-Mason

Detroiter, Gail Perry-Mason is well known in the securities industry where she has climbed the corporate ladder from receptionist to First Vice President of Investments of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. The Women’s Informal Network elected her as one of Detroit’s Most Influential Women in the Financial Industry in 1999. She is a sought-after speaker for many corporations, agencies, labor unions, religious groups, non-profit organizations, youth organizations, women’s groups, and schools. She founded and directed the original Money Camp for Teens and the first Youth Investment that is incorporated, in the United States now Money Matters for Youth has instructed youth and has mentored young women that are now professionals in the financial industry.

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Gary Reeves
Special Assistant Attorney General

Special Assistant Attorney General participating in the investigation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases arising out of the corruption and contamination of the public water system in Flint Michigan and the related widespread public health crisis.

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GreenLancer

GreenLancer is a technology company focusing on solutions for the solar industry. In 2017 we launched a web-based marketplace that gives solar installers access to a catalog of on-demand engineering and design services. To date, we've helped over 3,000 solar installers design over 50,000 solar projects nationwide, representing over one billion dollars in renewable energy investment! 

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Healthy Hands & Hygiene

Began in 2013, at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences where Tawanda Williams, Program Director was employed as the School Nurse. For three successful years of her employment, she was able to give hygiene education to students sent to the nursing office for various complaints related to hygiene; in addition to teaching teacher's important techniques such as seizure precautions, signs and symptoms of hypo/hyperglycemia for diabetic students, information and interventions for behavioral diagnoses, and timed voiding techniques for students with toileting problems.

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Hired Muscle LLC

The prospect of living in a new house or a new city brings both joy and anxiety. How do you get all your things from point A to point B? Easy! Just rely on Hired Muscle Moving for everything. Our crew offers moving services that fit any situation. When you need help packing your belongings, cleaning your old home or moving to a new location, Hired Muscle Moving can help. We have over 20 years of experience, so you know that your stuff is safe with us.

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HPS Consulting

 HPS Consulting exists to promote excellence in Healthcare through knowledge and experience resulting in continuous improvement in individual outcomes in a cost effective manner. 

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Jason LaValla
Founder & Club President at Casamara Club
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John Selby
Principal at Selby Solar

Experienced Project Manager and Project Engineer with background in Commercial and Utility-scale Solar Photovoltaic development and construction. 

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Josh Garno Computer Graphics

Josh Garno Computer Graphics illustrates design in many industries with an aesthetic appeal that may be more artistic or photo-realistic if the client chooses. We know that life is about people, and relationships, and we put in the effort to know you personally and listen to your description of your design style and the different needs of every project, allowing your company to excel.

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Joshua Crites

Experience in the chemicals and energy industries including strategy, marketing, distribution procurement and project management in Europe, North America and South America.

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- Professional work experience in Italy, Israel, Turkey Spain, Brazil
- Experienced team leader with ownership of client relationship
 

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Kent Nichols

Kent Nichols is widely known as an online video pioneer. In 2005, he co-created the web series Ask A Ninja, one of the first breakout success stories on YouTube and iTunes podcasting store. The series has been viewed over 160 million times, quoted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, featured in the New York Times, Wired, and numerous other publications and blogs. He has won numerous awards and been a keynote speaker around the world.

Most recently Kent was at StockX, a start-up Unicorn in Detroit, Michigan where he grew organic video views 30x to 1M and increased Subscribers. He lives with his family in the Detroit metro and is excited to help small businesses and non-profits find their voice on YouTube and Instagram.

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Khalilah Burt Gaston

Experienced executive with 20 years of demonstrated experience managing diverse teams, leading high-profile initiatives and serving as a trusted adviser to senior leadership, colleagues and peers. As a trained urban planning and advocate for inclusive cities, her work has been featured in Next City, Dwell Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Chicago Public Radio, American Black Journal and Harvard Family Research Project.

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Kraig Overholt
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Lamont Jones

Lamont is an experienced Health Care Professional with an extensive understanding of all aspects of operations, administration, and operational facility management. Talented in developing and mentoring cohesive and productive teams while creating a high-energy work culture. 

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Lisa Okasinski

Attorney at Law Office of Lisa M. Okasinski.

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Lester Walker

CEO of 526 Enterprises

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Macro Connect
IT Services

Macro Connect provides a full suite of IT services, including: projects and implementations, managed ongoing support, data consulting, school data and compliance, as well as training and professional development. 

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MarkSetBot

MarkSetBot is the world’s first fully automated sailboat racing mark. Now you can set up your course faster, easier and more accurately than ever before. Best of all, you control everything with your smart phone, tablet or PC.

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Michael Bakotich

Attorney with over 7 years of experience. Presently practicing law under my own law firm, with the goal of serving the needs of low income and indigent individuals. Skilled in the areas of criminal defense, real property transactions, landlord tenant issues, and general contract disputes. 

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Mid-American Group
Construction Firm

Mid-American Group is an industrial construction contracting firm providing engineering, maintenance, and management to a wide variety of industries for over 35 years.

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Mogul Life Inc

Small Business Solutions, Photography, Community

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MWSchaber CPA PC
Public Accounting Firm

CPA that provides accounting and tax services to individuals, businesses and their owners.

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Natasha Fernandez-Silber

Ms. Fernandez-Silber earned her J.D. from the New York University School of Law (2013), where she was a member of the N.Y.U. Law Review. She holds a B.A. and M.A in history from Yale University. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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Nomad Coffee
Coffee Roasters

Detroit based coffee roasters located in Hunt Street Station. Provides members with free coffee.

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Olivia Vizachero

Certified Life Coach with a speciality in coaching lawyers who are over-worked, over-stressed, over-anxious, overwhelmed and OVER IT!
Experienced Associate with a demonstrated history of relentlessly pursuing ideal outcomes for clients, finding needles in haystacks, and doing deep dives with evidence and legal research to uncover innovative solutions to nuanced legal issues.
Skilled in Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation (including Contract, Defamation & FOIA Disputes).
 

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Passage
Mobile Box Office

Premier mobile box office & point of sale for festivals, theaters, & specialty events.

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Reading Works

Detroit employers are struggling with talent shortages. At the same time, Detroit has an untapped talent pool that can be grown to serve that need. Our strategy is to help connect employers to that new labor pool of Detroiters with newly improved foundational skills.

 

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StartingBloc

Since our founding in 2003, our programs have reached 3500+ change leaders in 56 countries. 40+ StartingBloc Institutes have been held in New York, DC, LA, New Orleans, Boston, Raleigh-Durham, and London. Over the past fifteen years, we’ve helped entrepreneurs, activists, and other change leaders learn the skills, obtain the resources, and find the allies they need to craft thriving movements and organizations — and we’re just getting started.

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Singleton Construction
Construction Company

Providing general contracting services to the apparel, grocery, discount, drugstore, hotel and pet/farm industries in 39 states. We specialize in high volume multi-site programs, open-store remodels, and tenant fit-outs.

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Strategic Financial Partners

Founded in 1996, Strategic Financial Partners has worked with leading Fortune 500 Corporations
including – GE, Cardinal Health, Motorola, Borg Warner, Manpower, and others.

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Wild Free Studios
Film Producers

Capturing and crafting content around the world for brands such as Google, Shinola, Chevy, Amazon and Coca Cola, Wild Free thrives on shaping authentic stories for products and people that matter.

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3DX Real Estate
People. Techonology. Home

Comprehensive buyer and seller real estate services, including finding homes, listing homes for sale, market analysis, property evaluation, and more for Novi.

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