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05Dec

PHOTO GALLERY: The 93rd America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van

The America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van made its way down Woodward Avenue for the 93rd time on the morning of Nov. 28. Co-grand marshals, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer Sr., and the Detroit Youth Choir led by Anthony White ushered the floats and balloons past eager Detroiters awaiting the arrival of Santa. 

Photographer Cyrus Tetteh was ou and about snapping pics all along the parade route. 

30Nov

Shop Small in Detroit

Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Small Business Saturday. The idea was originally an initiative from American Express but in 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to make it a nationwide event. 

Studies show for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cent stays in the community. 

26Sep

PHOTO GALLERY: Joe Louis Arena Demolition

Demolition on the historic Joe Louis Arena is almost complete. The iconic stadium holds more memories than it did seats. From seeing the Stanley Cup return to the D to seeing the Detroit Shock win their second WNBA Championship title. "The Joe," as it is affectionately called, was the first place many Detroiters saw their first concert or sporting event. It's definitely held some memories for me. The Joe is where I fell in love with the Jonas Brothers and had my girlhood dreams come true when Omarion and Bowwow came for the infamous Scream Tour.

27Aug

It's TCF, not Cobo: Here's a guide to all the things in Detroit that have been renamed recently

Detroit is a city where it’s hard to break old habits, particularly when it comes to changing the name of something and being asked to start calling a longtime institution something new. Here in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center where we’re headquartered, people still refer to this building as the City-County Building despite the fact that it was changed to CAYMC in 1997.

07Jun

Detroit's Femology HQ partners with Saks Fifth Avenue to embrace women entrepreneurs

Femology HQ, Detroit’s first modern business lounge for women, is taking its programming from East Jefferson to Fifth Avenue.

The coworking space, co-founded by CEO (and Neighborhood Native) Meagan Ward and COO Yliana Guzman, is linking with department-store chain Saks Fifth Avenue for its 50 Female Founders campaign, which celebrates women from various walks of life and backgrounds through a hand-picked, peer-nominated process.

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