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ROSLYN KARAMOKO: DÉTROIT IS THE NEW BLACK

As a Seattle native and a Detroit believer, Roslyn Karamoko, the mind behind the brand Détroit is the New Black, started her current gig in the city by a simple t-shirt. Her family and friends were reluctant about the idea of her living in Detroit when she made the move about two years ago and […]

JOEY MAALOUF, THE GLAM APP

Joey Maalouf, metro Detroit native and hair and makeup stylist, is co-founder of a new app called The Glam App, which allows customers to schedule a hair, nail or makeup appointment to their door. Customers can schedule day-of and have a stylist at their house within an hour of scheduling, or they can book the […]

NICK GORGA, HATCH DETROIT

Nick Gorga, a Detroit native, created a contest to bring together creative minds and retail pitches for the betterment of the community and called it Hatch Detroit. Hatch was founded in 2011 and the goal was to give the public a role in the redevelopment of Detroit. Five years later, over 12 businesses have permanent […]

AMINA DANIELS, LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT

Amina Daniels is a Detroit native, turned New York City dweller, turned Hatch Detroit 2015 winner with the winning business conceptLive Cycle Delight. Daniels knew she wanted to work in fitness and knew there was an opportunity for fitness in downtown Detroit. A lot of Daniel’s friends participated in indoor cycling classes in New York […]

JAY RAYFORD, SOCIAL SUSHI DETROIT

Jay Rayford, the founder of the city’s soon-to-be Social Sushi, left his job as a full time electrical engineer to move back to Detroit after being away for five years and noticed a trend in social activity. He noticed people were either into fashion or music, technology, nonprofits or small business and that those interests […]

ANDREW STEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CITY YEAR DETROIT

Andrew Stein grew up in Detroit, graduated from Detroit Country Day and then headed off to Michigan State University, where he thought law school would be his next move. Then, Stein heard about City Year and their passion for service and progressive change. He applied in both Detroit and D.C., which was where his dad […]

SHANNON MURPHY, MOJO IN THE MORNING CO-HOST

If you’ve ever caught the morning show on 95.5, you’d definitely know her voice. Shannon Murphy, as she’s known on air, has been with the Mojo in the Morning radio show for six years now. As a co-host, she sets her alarm for 3:30 a.m. and the day starts and doesn’t stop from there. She’s […]

DANA FROST, THE CLOSET CONFESSIONAL

Dana Frost, a Detroit transplant from Virginia, dedicates her profession to helping women feel and look their best through her styling services and fashion blog, The Closet Confessional. Frost graduated from a small liberal arts college with an English degree and took a chance on a boy who moved to Detroit for work. Ten years, […]

MICHAEL DEDENBACH, DETROIT CLOTHING CIRCLES

Michael Dedenbach, the owner of Detroit Clothing Circles, has been offering his thrifted finds at pop-ups and markets for the past three years and now opened doors to his Second Avenue shop for fashion lovers and deal seekers alike. Detroit Clothing Circles is the city’s newest resale shop, carrying gems from all over, for both […]

DETROIT’S CRAFT BEER & BREWERY GUIDE

BEER! In the last year, the city has added more breweries that could rival any other city’s brew spots and we don’t think the variety is stopping anytime soon. Whether you’re an IPA fanatic or a refreshing light ale nurser, Detroit beer has something for you in every pocket of the city. HopCat Detroit This […]