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Alberto Pimentel

Alberto Pimentel is a Mexican entrepreneur, and is owner of Casa Real Mexican restaurants in Michigan. 

Questions with Alberto Pimentel

Carlton Peeples

Carlton Peoples, owner of Carlton Signature Publishing & PR, LLC, decided to go into the business of public relations after leaving a newspaper job as an editor, and believes Detroit has more potential than what it’s been given credit for.

Questions with Carlton Peeples

Lander Coronado-Garcia

Lander Coronado-Garcia is the co-founder of Rippld, an Internet start-up based in Detroit.

Questions with Lander Coronado-Garcia


Willie Donwell II

Willie Donwell II is the co-founder of WillDo Designs, a graphic design firm based in downtown Detroit.

Questions with Willie Donwell II

WillDo Designs

Yoshihisa Kobayash

Yoshihisa Kobayash is owner of Koby ACT Academy, a two campus center offering various courses in test preparation, ESL programs, and K-12 subject training.

Questions with Yoshihisa Kobayash

James Norman

James Norman is the founder of Ubi Video, an Internet start-up based in Detroit.

Questions with James Norman

Ubi Video

Moose Scheib

Moose Scheib is the founder of LoanMod.com, a mortgage modification firm based in Dearborn.

Questions with Moose Scheib


Eddie Saleh

A friendly atmosphere and a professional staff service are some of the reasons Buenavida Pharmacy is recognized by the Detroit community, and founder Eddie Saleh is still happy with his choice to open his business in the heart of Mexicantown.

Questions with Eddie Saleh

Dr. Bobby Peddi

Dr. Bobby Peddi is the CEO of Saagara, an Internet meditation firm based in Ann Arbor.

Questions with Dr. Bobby Peddi


Glenn Oliver

Glenn Oliver is the founder of H2bid.com, an Internet company based in Detroit.

Questions with Glenn Oliver


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

Suk-Kyu Koh

Chrysan Industries, Inc. is an Automotive Lubricants & Specialty Chemicals Provider, headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. Established in 1977, Chrysan has been increased its sales volume to $10 million a year. It has about 20 employees. Chrysan achieved Ford Q1 in February 2005 and was chosen to be Corp! Magazine Best of Michigan 2008.

Questions with Suk-Kyu Koh

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

Chris Onwuzurike

Chris Onwuzurike, founder and CEO of Keo Associates, a Detroit small business construction company says despite the tough economy the city should open construction opportunities to small businesses to stimulate the economy. In this interview he said stakeholders should be fully engaged in building an entrepreneurial community in Southeast Michigan.

Questions with Chris Onwuzurike

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