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Donny Minchillo Jr.

Donny Minchillo Jr. is the co-founder with Dishkin, a tech firm based in Troy.

Questions with Donny Minchillo Jr.


Omar Hernandez

Omar Hernandez is a recognized entrepreneur, founder of Mexicantown Bakery.  The bakery is located in the restored 1894 Odd Fellows Hall, just across from Clark Park.  Omar comes from a family of successful business owners, the Hernandez family, owners of Armando's restaurant, also located in the heart of Mexicantown in Detroit.

Questions with Omar Hernandez

Simon Yi

The owner of Sushi House, Simon Yi arrived to Metro Detroit about 10 years ago, his second destination in the US after immigrating to California from Korea. With a special sushi menu, his business has been growing rapidly. He is expanding to open another business next door, called Tofu House. 

Questions with Simon Yi

Joe McClure

Joe McClure is the co-founder of McClure's Pickles, a craft food company based in Troy.

Questions with Joe McClure

Rifino Valentine

Rifino Valentine is the president & founder of Valentine Vodka, a craft distillery based in Ferndale.

Questions with Rifino Valentine

Patrick Peteet

Peteet's Famous Cheesecake produces gourmet cheesecakes, each made entirely from scratch, by hand, and from the very freshest, all natural, premium ingredients. The result is rich and creamy, flavorful, irresistible signature two layer cheesecakes.
Patrick Peteet is one of the co-owners of Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes in Oak Park. In this interview Peteet explains the key to succeeding as an entrepreneur saying believing in oneself is key. 

Questions with Patrick Peteet

Chris George

Chris George is the vice president of Hard Luck Candy, a craft distillery based St. Clair Shores.

Questions with Chris George

Hard Luck Candy

Brad Dahlhofer

Brad Dahlhofer is the co-founder of B. Nektar Meadery, a craft-brewing business based in Ferndale.

Questions with Brad Dahlhofer

Erika Block

Erika Block is making fresh, local food more accessible with her start-up, Local Orbit.

Questions with Erika Block

Local Orbit

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