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Announcing the finalists of the 2018 NEIdeas Small Business Challenge

Eighty-five businesses have been selected as finalists for the 2018 NEIdeas small business challenge, a program of the New Economy Initiative that rewards existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas for growth. This year, 612 businesses submitted applications to NEIdeas by the challenge’s June 1 deadline. NEIdeas staff narrowed the larger pool of applicants to 85 finalists, who are being asked to submit additional materials to be further considered for $10,000 grants to help them grow their businesses. With assistance from a community jury, NEI will select 26 winners that will be announced in the fall.

This year’s NEIdeas finalists are:

  • 6301 Michigan Ave. LLC
  • A & W DAY CARE CENTER
  • Accent Upholstery
  • ACRE LLC
  • Ako Building Corporation
  • Allstar Fresh Fish & Seafood, Inc.`
  • Amar Pizza
  • Ameyalli Mexican Treats LLC
  • Baskin Tax Service & Insurance Group
  • Beal’s Rubber Recycling LLC.
  • Beaverland Farms LLC
  • Beignets, LLC
  • blackfokapparel
  • Bleu Bowtique
  • Brookins Brothers Landscaping & Maintenance
  • C & C 7 Star BBQ
  • Café 1923
  • Caniff Gift & Variety
  • Colombo’s Coney Island Restaurant
  • Coriander LLC
  • Corte Tropical
  • Denson Construction Services, LLC
  • Detrams, Inc. DBA Town Center Coin Laundry
  • Detroit Grease
  • Detroit Martial Arts Institute
  • Detroit Moped Works
  • Detroit Soul
  • Detroit Tile Works
  • Disenos Ornamental Iron
  • DSDT a Detroit School for Digital Technology
  • Duke Soccer
  • El Comal Restaurant
  • El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, LLC
  • EnACT Your Future
  • Family Treat
  • Fisheye Farms LLC
  • Flo Boutique
  • Fractured Acre Farms
  • Fred & Son Recycle
  • HALL OF FAME DRIVING SCHO
  • Hero By Design LLC, dba Gaddis Gaming
  • Hollingsworth Facility Maintenance, LLC
  • Home Sweet Home Specialty Baked Goods
  • J. Porter Services LLC.
  • J’s Cafe, LLC.
  • Kiosco LLC
  • La Cuscatleca Inc
  • La Fiesta Ice Cream
  • La Terraza
  • LIVING ZEN ORGANICS
  • Love Travels Imports
  • Lunch Brake LLC
  • Mangonadas del Barrio
  • MOTORCITY PEDICAB LLC
  • Motorless City, LLC
  • Mutual Adoration
  • Nail-Rite Construction Company Inc
  • Natural Red
  • Olive Seed
  • Parker Village
  • Paul’s Pizza
  • PLAYGROUND DETROIT
  • Pollo Chapin
  • R.A. Taylor-Made LLC (Earth-2-Earth Resource Management)
  • Rhino Dyno, LLC
  • RIVERFRONT BUILDING SUPPLY AND HARDWARE LLC
  • RUNdetroit LLC
  • Salon H2000, LLC
  • Sheilas Bakery
  • Sicily’s Pizzeria
  • Soapstone Soaps LLC
  • Source Booksellers
  • Spraggins Barber Shop
  • Swint Logistics Group, Inc.
  • Tekla Vintage
  • The Mushroom Factory
  • The TreeTop Craftsman, Inc.
  • The Work Department LLC
  • Third Wave Music
  • Tonic & Juice
  • Umi’s Comfort
  • Vizier Tech L.C.
  • Wheelhouse Detroit
  • William & Bonnie
  • Woodward Throwbacks