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Woman Owned


Women have long played key roles on Metro Detroit's stage, ranging from big-time politicians like Gov. Granholm (a product of Metro Detroit) to small business owners like Cynthia Pasky, founder of downtown Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions. They don't have Y chromosomes but you don't have to listen for long before you hear one of them roar in southeast Michigan, and know she's the boss.

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Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory

Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory: Building a Business One Chip at a Time

If you've had chips made by the Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory you know that calling them "addictive" would be an understatement. So, how did this hand-made tortilla and chip company spring up in a town as unlikely as Ann Arbor? Read on and the truth will be revealed.

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Open City recapped: "Starting Slow and Small"

What is a pop-up? The answer might seem obvious, but members of this month's panel came to an interesting conclusion: it is similar to beta testing software in that you can work out the bugs without the risk of a full launch. Aaron Mondry was there.

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Open City: Pop-up Detroit, starting slow and small

Make a note of it: Open City returns next Monday at the Park Bar, not at Cliff Bell's per usual. A panel of Detroit business owners will share their experiences starting up a pop-up.

Irene Spanos

OpEd: Why Oakland County Needs More Global Firms

As part of its efforts to attract more firms to the region over the last several years, Oakland County has been venturing way beyond its backyard. Irene Spanos, director of the Oakland County Dept. of Economic Development & Community Affairs, explains why the county needs to include the entire world within its 908-square-mile boundary.

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Open City recapped: 'Every person is a brand'

This month's forum took place at Cliff Bell's as usual and was the kickoff event for the first ever #DetroitWeek, a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the city. Matthew Lewis sat in with his notebook.
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Woman Owned Founders

Nailah Ellis-Brown

Nailah Ellis-Brown

City: Detroit

Nailah Ellis-Brown is the founder of Ellis Island Tea, a slow-food company based in Detroit.

Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner

City: Southfield

Lynne Golodner is the founder of Your People, a public relations agency based in Southfield.

Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant

Tatiana Grant is one of the co-founders of Flash Delivery, a food-delivery service based in downtown Detroit.

Christina Lovio-George

Christina Lovio-George

City: Detroit

Christina Lovio-George is the founder & CEO of Lovio George Communications + Design, a boutique communications and design agency based in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

Tifani Sadek

Tifani Sadek

City: Detroit

Tifani Sadek is the founder of Sadek Legal, a Detroit-based law firm that specializes in legal work for entrepreneurs.

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