During the 2014 NEIdeas Challenge, we uncovered so many amazing stories of small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park; stories that spoke to the triumphs and challenges of running a small business, stories that inspired, stories that made us all want to work even harder to support their efforts in every corner of the city. Perhaps no story better epitomizes the importance of, and passion behind, our small business community than $10,000 winner House of Morrison. Watch the video.


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Detroit restaurants and farmers are working together to expand options for locavores

While sitting in a restaurant, ever ask yourself, "Where did all of this food actually come from?" It's a seemingly simple question with an often complex answer. (The complexity of the contemporary food chain is explored in great detail in Michael Pollan's modern classic, "The Omnivore's Dilemna.") In Detroit, however, thanks to local restaurants' commitment to local sourcing and a growing movement of local farmers, it's getting... More...

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Michigan Women’s Foundation

Though its origins are traditional, Michigan Women’s Foundation has become anything but your... More...

WSU Office of Technology Commercialization

Not only is the Maccabees Building in Midtown home to one of the best views in Detroit, it also... More...


Learn to Love Email Marketing

Feb 18, 2015 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is your email marketing and endless and unsatisfying chore? As soon as you send a fresh newsletter, you have to start all over again the next... Learn More...