Business

This Senegalese woman is fighting for social and economic justice for Detroit’s black immigrants

When Fatou-Seydi Sarr immigrated to Detroit from Senegal in 2003, she had a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management and several years of work experience in France. But when she first arrived here, she recalls experiencing racism and microaggressions when searching for a job.   Fatou-Seydi Sarr“That’s the story of a lot of immigrants here. When I came here at ...

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FIRST does more than teach kids how to build robots, it prepares them for the future

For Anna Munie, the most impressive thing about the recent FIRST Robotics World Championship wasn’t a robot piloted by a goldfish. Instead, she was struck by how well prepared for the working world the elementary and high-school competitors already were. Munie works as a resource planning analyst for Consumers Energy — a major sponsor of the event and organization. Munie ...

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Experience Ann Arbor as a tech hub at a2Tech360

If the goal for a2Tech360 is to get Ann Arbor excited about its technology and innovation community, then event organizers Ann Arbor SPARK have succeeded. One of the event’s main draws is Tech Trek, a street fair that exhibits Ann Arbor companies and the exciting technologies and innovations they’re developing. In its first year less than a half decade ago, ...

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Pedestrian-friendly streetscape improvements planned for Avenue of Fashion, six other corridors

Seven Detroit commercial corridors are scheduled to receive significant streetscape enhancements this year. The first of which, a stretch of Livernois between Margareta and 8 Mile known as the Avenue of Fashion, sees construction begin this month. In an attempt to entice Detroiters to keep more of their shopping dollars within city limits while also attracting outsiders, Detroit is using ...

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Michigan women bust stereotypes, find success in Professional Trades

The Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan (Ted) is energizing a statewide dialogue about Michigan’s talent gap. Michigan will have more than 811,000 high-demand, high-wage career openings to fill through 2024 in fields like energy, information technology, computer science, healthcare, manufacturing, and other business and Professional Trades fields. This is the second installment in a six-part series sponsored by ...

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Local food businesses might want to pay attention to Eastern Market’s new credit union partnership

Eastern Market is once again partnering with members of the local business community in efforts grow the food industry of southeastern Michigan. Fresh off the news of the historic market’s partnering with local businesses on a jobs training program, Eastern Market is now teaming with a Detroit-based credit union on a $40,000 grant partnership. Eastern Market and Diversified Members Credit Union ...

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They Say Restaurant brings ribs and jazz to new location

A destination of Detroit’s Rivertown district since 2006, They Say Restaurant, the purveyor of wings, ribs, and jazz, is expanding. Restaurant owner Terry Payne celebrated the grand opening of his second They Say location on Wednesday, May 1, in the eastside suburb of Harper Woods. Fans of the original They Say will be comforted to know that much of the ...

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