Wayne County – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 PODCAST: The Future Of Automotive & Mobility With Glenn Stevens of MichAuto http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/16/glenn-stevens-michauto-mas17/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/16/glenn-stevens-michauto-mas17/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:54:04 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39639

What’s the future for Detroit & Michigan’s all important automotive sector?

This week Sven Gustafson’s guest across the table is Glenn Stevens, the Executive Director of MichAuto and we do a deep dive ahead of the MichAuto Summit on December 5 & 6.

Getting into the weeds is what we do and it’s a fascinating conversation if you’re connected to this industry or want Detroit’s economy to move forward. We touch on the auto industry, autonomous vehicles, venture capital investment, and what the future of mobility looks like.

Talent is a huge piece of that puzzle, and automotive and mobility companies are looking for Detroit’s best and brightest.

The summit at the College for Creative Studies will go further than our conversation tonight, and if you’re interested in working in the auto industry you might want to check it out. 

Thanks to Queens Bar for being host this week and Podcast Detroit for all of their support. http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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These 24 Holiday Events In Metro Detroit Will Put You In The Spirit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/15/24-holiday-events-metro-detroit-will-put-spirit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/15/24-holiday-events-metro-detroit-will-put-spirit/#respond Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:06:34 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39526  ‘Tis the season! If you’re looking for holiday events around Detroit, this is your ticket.

While putting together this list, we already saw that events were starting to sell out this early in the season, so make sure to get on it!

We’ll see you out there.

1. 14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

 Get into the holiday spirit in Campus Martius on Friday, November 17. Come watch the 60+ foot Norwegian Spruce from Cadillac be lit. There will be carriage rides, live performances from Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas and Thronetta Davis with special guest KEM. U.S. Olympic Medalist Jeremy Abbott will also be skating. The tree lighting will happen at 8:00 p.m.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Where: Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Avenue Detroit

2. Light Up Beacon Park

The Detroit Tree Lighting has expanded to Beacon Park this year. There will be a live video feed of the tree lighting, fire pits, Santa, Thronetta Davis performances, and interactive light installations by Quartier des spectacles, Montréal. There will also be free shuttles between Beacon Park and Campus Martius all evening.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Beacon Park 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit

3. Wayne County Lightfest at Hines Park

Get in the car and take a drive through Hines Park and enjoy the 47 plus holiday light displays. This is considered the midwest’s largest and longest light show.

You can find more information here.

Admission: $5 per vehicle

When: November 16 through December 31, 2017

Where: Entrance to the Wayne County Lightfest is 7651 Merriman Road Westland, Michigan

4. Bedrock Downtown Detroit Markets

Get your shopping done while you’re downtown at this years Downtown Detroit Markets. This year there will be 30 small businesses taking part in the markets this year.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, November 17, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Where: 1001 Woodward, Cadillac Square and Capital Park

5. Northwest Detroit Farmer’s Market Thanksgiving Market

A selection of local vendors like Baer Poultry Farm, Good Medicine Farm, Five Star Cakes, Sweet Potato Delights, Mo’ Jams and Jellies, GreenHouse Soups & Chili’s, Scott-Tish Bee and Honey, Simply Irresistible Popcorn and Mama Subee’s Kitchen will be offering their goods for an afternoon. There will be seasonal veggies and holiday décor as well.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: 19556 Grand River, Detroit

6. Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

What is there to say about Wild Lights at The Detroit Zoo? The zoo has been turned into a winter wonderland filled with over 5 million LED lights.

Admission: Price range from $10 to $16 depending on the entrance time and day chosen. You can purchase tickets here. Word of advice, get your tickets now. They sell out quickly.

When: November 18-19, 24-26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, 26-31 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays • 5:30 pm. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: The Detroit Zoo 8450 W.10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

7. Holiday Markets In Eastern Market

Michigan-made holiday shopping galore will happen at Eastern Market on six different days this year. Also, Santa will be by December 9 & 10!

You can find more information here.

Price: Admission is free.

When: Here are the dates: Tuesday, November 21; Sunday, November 26; Sunday, December 3; Sunday, December 10; Sunday, December 17; and Tuesday, December 19.

Where: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Detroit, Michigan

8. America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Strategic Staffing Solutions Float

What: The parade on Thanksgiving Day down Woodward is an annual tradition in downtown Detroit. It returns with floats and bands and fun for all ages. There are free spots to grab up the route and you can get tickets for the grandstands.

Price: Free to $70 if you want to be fancy with your tickets.

When: Thursday, November 23

Where: Downtown Detroit

9. BYOB Light Tour

If you’re looking to get on a luxury bus, drink all the things and see a bunch of lights, there’s a tour from Allstar Services that starts at the Rochester Tap Room, goes to the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, to a few other light displays, and then to Campus Martius and back. Remember to BYOB.

Admission: $48.75-$65. Tickets here.

When: Multiple days from November 24 to December 30.

Where: Rochester Tap Room. 6870 N Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

10. Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk

Take a stroll through Meadow Brook while it is decorated for the holidays. The tour will end with a candy cane lane to Santa and Sweets.

Admission: $20 for adults, $7.50 for children 17 and under, children under 2 are free. There are additional discounts for Oakland University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and military with ID. You can purchase tickets here.

When: November 24 through December 23

Where: Meadow Brook Hall 350 Estate Drive Rochester, Michigan 48309

11. Made In The Mitten Holiday Market

Looking for some cool Michigan made products to give as gifts? Check out this holiday market at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. More information found here.

Admission: $2 for adults, children under 10 are free

When: Saturday, November 25 from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Where: Royal Oak Farmers Market 316 E 11 Mile Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

12. Santa’s Magic Forest

Taylor’s Heritage Park will be turned into Santa’s Magic Forest this holiday season. Come out and see Santa and check out the displays. Some of them are actually from the original Hudson Department Store downtown. The proceeds raised will go towards the Fish & Loaves Community Pantry.

Find out more information here.

Admission: $3, children under 3 are free. Pictures with Santa $8. Cash only

When: Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, December 23. Hours vary based on the day.

Where: Heritage Park 12111 Pardee Taylor, Michigan 48180

13. Good Karma Christmas Holiday Market and Party

This holiday market not only has an opportunity to pick up gifts but also allows you to give back to others as it is on “Giving Tuesday.” There will be local organizations and causes at the event. Bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the foster care program at the Judson Center.

You can find out more information about the organizations here.

Admission: Free

When: Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: The Loving Touch 22634 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, Michigan 48220

14. Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Viewing 

Got a train lover in your home? Come check out the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it passes through Romulus. There will be concessions for sale. Bundle up, bring those lawn chairs, and some non-perishable foods to donate to area food banks.

Find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Thursday, November 30 from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Romulus, North of the Romulus Historical Park, on Goddard Road.

15. Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

Holiday nights. Via The Henry Ford

Go back in time this season at Greenfield Village. The Main Street will be filled with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. The evening will finish off with a fireworks display.

 Admission: $26 for adults, $23.50 for seniors and $19.50 for children 3-11. You can also have dinner with Santa or Holiday dinner at the Eagle Tavern. You can purchase tickets here.

When: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 19-23, 26-7 and 29-30 from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: Greenfield Village 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124

16. Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Looking for some fun and quirky gifts this holiday season? If so, head over to the Masonic Temple for this three-day craft fair. You’ll never know what you’ll find with over 100 different vendors.

You can find out more information here.

Admission: $10 on Friday for opening night and $1 on Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.

When: Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. Hours- Friday: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street Detroit, Michigan

17. Kris Kringle Market in Rochester

Downtown Rochester will be hosting the Kris Kringle Market. This open-air market will have shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths, and handmade gifts.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: December 1-2, Hours: Friday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Where: W. Fourth Street between Walnut & Main in Downtown Rochester

18. Cranbrook House Holiday Splendor

Take a tour of the Cranbrook House as it is decorated with classic and contemporary trees, trains, and other holiday settings. Santa will also be at Cranbrook, so make your reservations now for the Santa Sighting.

Cranbrook will be a collection site for Mittens for Detroit, so bring a pair of gloves or mittens to donate.

Admission: $20 for general public, $15 for Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members, $10 for children ages 5-10, children under the age of 4 are free. Purchase your tickets here.

 When: Friday December 1 through Sunday, December 3. Hours Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Cranbrook House 380 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

19. Noel Night

This is the 45th year that Noel Night has taken place in Midtown and the Cultural Center. There are more than 100 institutions taking part in Noel Night. There will be carriage rides, holiday shopping, crafts, and live performances.

You can find all of the information for Noel Night here.

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Multiple locations through Midtown and Cultural Center

20. Merry & Bright Nights at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Check out the Grosse Pointe estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford decked out for the holidays. There is a strolling holiday tour of the house. Get toasty by the fire with cocoa and s’mores outside for purchase. Kids can visit with Santa and participate in a scavenger hunt.

Admission: $20 for adults, $12 for children 2-12, children under 2 are free. You can purchase tickets here.

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, December 7-23

Where: The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236

21. Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

Enjoy the holidays on Detroit’s island jewel, Belle Isle. It’s free family friendly fun with an evening stroll through the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Belle Isle Nature Center, and the Detroit Boat Club. Cider, donuts, and good times!

Admission: Free

When: Friday, December 8 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Belle Isle State Park

22. Menorah In The D

Celebrate the Festival of Lights this year by coming down to Cadillac Square when the 26-foot Menorah will be lit. There will be food, drinks, and family activities throughout the night.

You can find more information here.

Admission: Free

When: Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Cadillac Square 600 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan

23. 43rd Annual Boston-Edison Holiday Home Tour

Take a stroll through historic Boston-Edison during the 43rd annual holiday home tour. This year five homes will be open to visitors of the tour.

Admission: $15 per person. You can purchase tickets online.

When: Sunday, December 15 from 9:40 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Check in for the tour at the Sacred Heart Seminary on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Chicago Boulevard.

24. Santa Pub Crawl Wyandotte

Get into the holiday spirit by going on this holiday inspired pub-crawl. Dress up like Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, elves, or Grinch. Have a really ugly Christmas sweater? You can wear that too. There will be holiday cocktails at each bar, cookies, and a stocking.

Admission: Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

When: Saturday, December 15. Hours 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Pub Crawl starts at Whiskey’s on the Water 2903 Biddle Avenue Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

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The Target At Eastland Mall Will Close http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/08/target-eastland-mall-will-close/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/08/target-eastland-mall-will-close/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:16:29 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39476 There was a time when Eastland Mall was a place to be. Some of us remember taking the 31 Mack to Eastland when our parents wouldn’t or couldn’t drive us up, so in a way it’s kind of sad to watch the mall continue whither.

At that time I knew nothing of how malls helped bring about the decline inner city downtowns. The motivations of the time were simpler. I just wanted to talk to cute girls.

In 1996 when Target opened, it was a really big deal. The future of the mall seemed certain. But as so often in business, certainty isn’t a thing and Eastland Mall, opened in 1957, is sliding into the dustbin of history.

The store, according to an announcement by the chain, will close after the holiday shopping season on February 3, 2018. Nationally, 12 stores will be closing.

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These Are The 10 Most In Demand Jobs In Metro Detroit Right Now http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/06/10-demand-jobs-metro-detroit-right-now/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/06/10-demand-jobs-metro-detroit-right-now/#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:18:28 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39434 There are a variety of jobs that are in demand in a local economy right now.

In the latest report from the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), they focus on the top in-demand jobs in the Detroit metro area by number of unique job postings in the second quarter of this year. Postings overall are up 2 percent from last quarter.

For purposes of this report, we’re focusing on the Tri-county area of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties (including the city of Detroit). This includes a labor force of about 1.87 million people.

According to the data, the open jobs are in medical, sales and service fields. Here are the top ten, and here is the complete report.

10. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

via GIPHY

Restaurant managers and the like. 1,701 Postings.

9. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

via GIPHY

Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or information technology network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions. 1,744 Postings.

8. Managers, All Other

Basically a grab bag of different kinds of managers and supervisors. 2,341 Postings.

7. Customer Service Representatives

via GIPHY

Interacts with customers. Places orders. Handles complaints. 2,523 Postings.

6. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Retail managers. 2,549 Postings.

5. Retail Salespersons

via GIPHY

Pretty self-explanatory. 3,540 Postings.

4. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products)

Sells goods from manufacturers or wholesalers to other businesses or groups of people (B2B sales). 4,219 Postings.

3. Application Software Developers

via GIPHY

They make computer programs for a variety of platforms. 5,075 Postings.

2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

via GIPHY

Drives trucks and transportation equipment for industrial purposes. 6,383 Postings.

1. Registered Nurses

via GIPHY

Nurses who are licensed to practice. 7,663 Postings.

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VIDEO: Does The Best Burger In Metro Detroit Have Doritos On It? “Cooking In America” Visits Taystee’s Burgers http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/05/video-best-burger-made-detroit-doritos-cooking-america-visit-taystees-burgers/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/05/video-best-burger-made-detroit-doritos-cooking-america-visit-taystees-burgers/#respond Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:45:17 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39424 Taystee’s Burgers is tucked away on Ford Road in Dearborn, near the Ford-Wyoming Drive In Theater.

Their “Notch-Yo-Burger” made at their establishment in a BP gas station has been quickly gaining attention as one of the best in Detroit.

Eater, as part of their “Cooking in America” series, took a look at the place in the video above, and it’s an interesting story beyond the Doritos-laden culinary creation.

A few key things:

  • It’s family owned
  • It’s Halal meat (so even the bacon on the burger is beef bacon)
  • The topping list is onion, jalapeno, American, Swiss, Pepper Jack and Nacho cheeses, beef bacon, Doritos, mayonnaise and hot sauce on an onion bun.

If you wanna check it out for yourself, it’s over at 10419 Ford Road in Dearborn.

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REPORTS: Duggan’s Auto Insurance Reform Plan Fails In State House http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/03/reports-duggans-auto-insurance-reform-plan-fails-state-house/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/03/reports-duggans-auto-insurance-reform-plan-fails-state-house/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:08:39 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39385 Auto insurance reform in the city of Detroit and Michigan will have to wait until another day, if it happens at all.

According to a report in Crain’s, after intense lobbying a bi-partisan plan spearheaded by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan failed 45-63.

Aligned against the plan were lobbyists from hospitals, medical systems like Henry Ford Health Systems and the Detroit Medical Center as well as personal injury attorneys. Their efforts managed to make it so that only four Democrats signed on. Out-state democrats were against the bill as well as some Detroit ones.

The bill would have given people the option to buy auto insurance with a capped benefits at $250,000 between post-hospitalization and emergency services, as well as a host of other details that the Freep has here.

Critics believed the bill didn’t address redlining, where rates are higher in poor or areas with more people of color. Some also believe that we should keep unlimited medical benefits after an accident (Michigan is the only state in the nation to offer them), and some wanted a hard guarantee that the bill would lower rates.

Our Quick Take: Yes, redlining is an issue. But until costs are somehow control on the medical care side (a lot of people think the cost of insurance is high in Detroit because of theft, it’s not, it’s the medical care portion), we’re never going to see significantly lower auto insurance rates and Michigan will continue to have the highest rates in the nation and be the most expensive state to own a car.

This bill had issues, but down the line something has to give to reduce the costs and it seems there’s little will to give anything and compromise. There’s also lot of money being made by a lot of people along the chain, so there’s a lot of incentive to keep the system as it is.

Despite Duggan saying he’s going to push again next year, auto insurance reform (more than a few percent around for the edges) through legislative means is probably a dead duck for the foreseeable future.

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POLL: Should You Call Something “Detroit” If It’s Not Based In The City Itself? http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/25/poll-call-something-detroit-not-based-city/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/25/poll-call-something-detroit-not-based-city/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:29:58 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39250 When is something “Detroit” enough?

The recent word that Detroit Axe, a competitive and recreational axe throwing venue and bar, is opening up in downtown Ferndale on Nine Mile has set off quite a few conversation threads.

There are many businesses on both sides of the storied divide that use “Detroit” in their name, or claim to be “Detroit-based” in their marketing materials.

One of the common refrains is whether or not you should trust your coworkers or buddies with axes and alcohol — but we’re not here to talk about that one today.

The other we’ve spotted in multiple places on our collective social media feeds is the age-old question of whether or not something — be it a bar, a business, or an organization — can use “Detroit” in the name, or call it based in Detroit, if it’s not based in the city proper.

There are lots and lots of reasons we’ve seen and discussed around the office (and feel free to put them in the comments), but some common threads:

Those who think you should be able to seem to mostly use arguments like:

  • We’re one region
  • People from other cities don’t care
  • This is the kind of division that has kept us back for years
  • City lines are stupid when we live mere miles from each other

Those who believe no:

  • Detroit as a name means something important and separate
  • You should have pride in the specific suburb you’re in
  • If you use the name, you should make customers cross 8 Mile
  • The name has cache and if you’re not contributing to the city directly in some way, such as a minimum charitable contribution, you shouldn’t be able to use it.

What do you think? Hit the poll and leave it in the comments. 

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Metro Detroit’s Small Business Friendliness Gets D+ Grade In New Survey http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/24/metro-detroits-small-business-friendliness-gets-d-grade-new-survey/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/24/metro-detroits-small-business-friendliness-gets-d-grade-new-survey/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:43:53 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39184 Although there’s a lot of coverage in the mainstream media about big businesses — after all, they have the public relations firms and serve up stories on a platter to most outlets — a big part of Detroit story is small business.

However, there may be reason to pause regionally about the state of small business and maybe leaders should take a look.

According to a newly released survey by Thumbtack, the metro Detroit area gets a “D+” grade when it comes to small business friendliness.

And if you think it’s just about cranky small business owners, here’s some context.

The state of Michigan as a whole gets a “C,” and Grand Rapids got an “A+” grade, giving it fifth spot overall in the nation.

Metro Detroit ranked 72 out of 80 areas across the nation.

“The small business owners we heard from in Detroit were 6% less positive about their city’s support for small businesses than the national average, leading to their D+ grade overall,” said Thumbtack Economist Lucas Puente, PhD. “And compared to nearby cities, such as Grand Rapids (A+) and Cleveland (B+), Detroit scored lower.”

So, there’s work to do. But on what? Let’s break it down.

One of the factors that dragged down the ranking was the state of government technology. That F grade represents that in the opinion of survey takers, local government sites weren’t well designed, easy to use, or provided business owners the information they needed.

Another factor was a D+ grade for “ease of hiring.” Respondents found it difficult to find talent that matched the skills they were looking for. There also was a C- for zoning.

Metro Detroit received C grades for Ease of Starting a Business, Regulations, andHeath & Safety.

C+ grades from the survey for Employment, labor & hiring; Tax code; Environmental issues; and Licensing.

A bright spot was skilled training and networking programs, which got the highest grade, B. However, a high number of people, looking at the survey data, didn’t know about or use the networking groups and opportunities available (72%).

What’s your experience?

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News Byte Podcast: Detroit To Ann Arbor Bus, Shark Tank Success, Pistons Practice Facility + More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/23/news-byte-podcast-detroit-ann-arbor-bus-shark-tank-success-pistons-practice-facility/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/23/news-byte-podcast-detroit-ann-arbor-bus-shark-tank-success-pistons-practice-facility/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:53:48 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39178

Welcome to your Daily Detroit News Byte for October 23, 2017! We’ve been at this experiment for awhile, but figured we’d pop this up in our regular news feed so you can get a sample.

Our stories today:

  • The University of Michigan has connected Detroit to Ann Arbor with a bus line that’s now open to the public
  • Michigan-located restaurants win awards for locally sourced food
  • Detroit company gets investment on Shark Tank
  • UFO Factory looks to lift back off and get on path to re-opening
  • Two zip codes (and one in Metro Detroit) are among the top ten most desirable in the country
  • A discussion on Detroit Blows, the new Blow Dry salon in Detroit and Detroit retail

Like the show? Subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit-news-byte/id1220563942?mt=2

Or wherever fine podcasts are found.

Oh, here’s our other podcast, the Daily Detroit Happy Hour: http://www.dailydetroit.com/podcasts/daily-detroit-happy-hour-podcast/

Thanks to Podcast Detroit for their support: http://www.podcastdetroit.com

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Looking To Connect With People? Here’s Your Metro Detroit Networking 5 For The Week Of October 24-30 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/23/looking-connect-people-heres-metro-detroit-networking-5-week-october-24-30/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/10/23/looking-connect-people-heres-metro-detroit-networking-5-week-october-24-30/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:51:00 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=39157 It is hard to believe that this is the last full week of October, but here we are.

This week we are giving you a bonus networking event, because all of these events offer some great opportunities.

Get out there and meet some new people and make some connections for whatever you want to build.

Detroit Start Up Happy Hour At Queens

Working on a new start up can make you thirsty, so why not stop into Queens Bar. This Tuesday is Detroit Venture Partners monthly Start Up Happy Hour.

Word on the street is that Detroit Venture Partners are picking up the tab on the first $500 spent, so get there early.

When: Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Detroit 35 E. Grand River Detroit, Michigan 48226

U.S. Policy & Our Borders Breakfast Series

There has been a lot of talk about our borders and walls by our current President.

But what if we eliminated all of the political talk and just focused on what our current state of NAFTA and our trade policy? That is what this breakfast series with the U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce will be doing this Wednesday morning.

If you are involved in international business you should probably check this event out. You can register online at here.

When: Wednesday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Where: Butzel Long 41000 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

weconnect Detroit Startup and Tech Networking Mixer Powered by Google

Are you an entrepreneur or work in the digital or tech industries? If so it’s time to get those business cards ready for the next weconnect mixer this Thursday night. This networking event will be held at Grand Truck Pub in downtown Detroit.

There will be a number of people from Fortune 500/1000s companies in attendance.

Tickets for this mixer range will run you $15. You can purchase them here.

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Trunk Pub 612 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

VentureSchool Fall Fundraiser

The micro charter VentureSchool is slated to open in the fall of 2018 in the northeast area of Detroit. You can find out more information at this upcoming fundraiser and networking event.

If you are interested in education then you should really check out this event. There will be plenty of food and drinks.

Earlier this year we had the Drew Schantz on our Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast to speak about starting up a micro charter school. If you haven’t listened to it yet you should.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person or you can get VIP tickets for $75.

When: Thursday, October 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Boulevard #301, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Free CoWorking Event At Pastel

Ladies, if you are looking for a new coworking space around Plymouth then I suggest checking out Pastel.

This Friday would be the perfect time to do it as they are offering a morning of free coworking.

I have yet to check it out, but from the pictures this place is beautiful.

You will need to register in advance.

When: Friday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Pastel 447 Forest Avenue Ste. 1 Plymouth, Michigan 48170

Coffee and Conversations With National Association of Women Sales Professionals

Are you a woman who works in sales? Come have coffee with other women in the sales world during this monthly get together at SheHive in Ferndale.

Every month the organization picks a sales topic to talk about.

You can register for the event here. Tickets are $10 per person.

When: Friday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Where: SheHive 2505 Hilton Road #101 Ferndale, MI 48220

(A sponsored listing from the Detroit Regional Chamber is below)

Networking Reception

Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s networking reception returns in November and features Detroit’s newest state-of-the-art venue, Little Caesars Arena. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber member companies and local business leaders. Tours will be available for attendees.

Get more information here.

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