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The story of After 5 perfectly illustrates the wonder of Detroit.

A few years ago I had an idea for a business – a website for young professionals that would highlight events, destinations and fun information about Detroit. However, having been away for 5 years myself, I had few contacts in Detroit and very little business experience.

The funny thing is, when the people of this city see your passion, they bend over backwards to help, they encourage your endeavors and support your efforts of making this a better place to be. There is an incredible community of entrepreneurs, business leaders and public figures who stand ready and willing to assist positive developments in Detroit.

After 5 has since expanded to include Connect After 5 and the After 5 Intern Program, both aimed at assisting local companies in attracting and retaining young professional talent.

This city is amazing and its people are incredible.  So it is my hope that this website gets you even more excited about living, working and playing in and around Detroit.

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Carrie Budzinksi

Vice President

Erica Rakowicz

Writer

Sydney Kispert-Bostick

Photography

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