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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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OpenCityList

Open City: Crowd Power! to explore the benefits of community investment in small business

Interested in harnessing the power of community investing for your small business in Detroit? Then Open City's Nov. 17 "Crowd Power" forum is for you.

Open City List

Open City kicks off 8th season of conversations about entrepreneurship in Detroit

Since 2007, Open City has served as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. A new season kicks off at Cliff Bell's on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Sassa Akervall in her office

The 21st century body is being built in Washtenaw County

With advances in the medical device industry, Ann Arbor is proving to be more than just a place for entrepreneurial innovation and growth, it's producing startups that are helping to shape the future of the human body. 

Dave Askins and Mary Morgan at Ann Arbor City Hall

Chronicle founder reflects on Ann Arbor news media's past, present and future

Last month Dave Askins and Mary Morgan ended their six year run of The Ann Arbor Chronicle, a local online news source that focused on long form government reporting. As Concentrate publishes its 300th issue, we've asked Askins to reflect on the local media-scape; where it's been, where it's at now, and where it might be heading.
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Woman Owned Founders

Lindsey Walenga on building a client list from scratch

Lindsey Walenga on building a client list from scratch

City: Royal Oak

Lindsey Walenga is the co-founder of Siren PR, helping build a client list from nothing. Today she and her partner have the Royal Oak-based boutique public relations agency growing quickly thanks to new customers.

Stacy Goldberg on evolving the best path forward for your business

Stacy Goldberg on evolving the best path forward for your business

City: Detroit

Savorfull originally got its start selling healthy boxed meals and moved to providing healthy-eating consulting services. Stacy Goldberg, Savorfull's CEO, explains why that switch made sense.

Juliet Shrader, expanding leadership to grow a company

Juliet Shrader, expanding leadership to grow a company

City: Brighton

Growing a company isn't just about adding more employees. Sometimes it's about adding more leadership. It's what Juliet Shrader discovered when she expanded iVantage Group's executive team and revenue growth followed.

Joe Hessling, balancing CEO and shareholder duties

Joe Hessling, balancing CEO and shareholder duties

City: Troy

Joe Hessling is the founder & CEO of 365 Retail Markets, which means he has to balance a shareholder's need to create value and a executive's impulse to build a business.

Sabra Scott-Moorman & Catherine Watson, telling entrepreneurs' stories

Sabra Scott-Moorman & Catherine Watson, telling entrepreneurs' stories

City: Detroit

Every day Sabra Scott-Moorman and Catherine Watson work to get business owners to tell their stories. It's the basis of what their business, Cosmo Branding and Marketing, is built on.

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