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Marcy Forta

Marcy Forta, owner of The Room Downstairs, caters to a relatively small market of Orthodox Jewish women.

Questions with Marcy Forta

Jeremy and Aubrey Lopatin

Ann Arbor natives Jeremy and Aubrey Lopatin own the Ann Arbor Tea Room.

Questions with Jeremy and Aubrey Lopatin

Arbor Tea Co.

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill is the founder of Web Savvy Marketing, an Internet marketing firm based in Commerce Township.

Questions with Rebecca Gill

Rena Basch

Rena Basch is the founder of Locavorious, a local-food start-up based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Rena Basch


Sarah F. Cox

Sarah F. Cox manages Curbed Detroit, a Hamtramck-based blog about real-estate development focused on Detroit.

Questions with Sarah F. Cox

Curbed Detroit

Jerry and Becky Eizen

Eizen, 45, raised in New Orleans but long-since settled in Metro Detroit with husband Jerry and their three boys, endured a frantic three-day search, post-storm, to locate her mother, Yetta. When Eizen and her mom finally connected, Eizen also learned the family home had been destroyed; she cajoled Yetta to move north and live with her and her family.

Questions with Jerry and Becky Eizen

Susi Cruz

Susi Cruz, founder of Cruz Creative Studio, is an award winning graphic designer.  Cruz comes from a recognized family of entrepreneurs and business owners, and is a distinguished member of the Detroit Hispanic community.

With over 25 years of experience in marketing and design, Cruz Creative Studio is a full service freelance design studio that has been helping companies develop brand identities, increase traffic to websites, and sell products.  With a focus on creating communication materials for products and services, Cruz creates marketing plans in both Spanish and English.

Questions with Susi Cruz

Sonali Vijayavargiya

Sonali Vijayavargiya is the managing partner of Augment Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Sonali Vijayavargiya

Lovenia Lewis

A Change for Life is a Nephrology Nurse owned and operated training facility that provides theory and practicum for an entry level position into the field of hemodialysis. Lovenia Lewis in this interview with Bankole Thompson talks about why she set up A Change for Life, a health care group that is training individuals to provide care in the community. 

Questions with Lovenia Lewis

Priya Gogoi

Priya Gogoi is the president & co-founder of DeNovo Sciences, a life-sciences start-up based in Ypsilanti.

Questions with Priya Gogoi

Latisha Johnson

Latisha Johnson is the founder of Prestige Meetings & Events, which is based in Detroit's East English Village neighborhood.

Questions with Latisha Johnson

Leslie Geupel

Leslie Geupel is a senior vice president at Level One Bank, a rapidly growing bank based in Farmington Hills.

Questions with Leslie Geupel

Level One Bank

Caroline Wojan

Caroline Wojan is the director of Language Link, a language services firm based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Caroline Wojan

Language Link

Emily Thornhill

Emily Thornhill is the founder of Homeslice Clothing, a sustainable fashion line based in Detroit.

Questions with Emily Thornhill

Raili Kerppola

Raili Kerppola is the co-founder of ONL Therapeutics, a University of Michigan spin-out based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Raili Kerppola

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