How a Metro Detroit business shifted gears, came through during a crisis
Archer Corporate Services in Belleville were already a supplier to General Motors, but early in the pandemic, the automaker called up and requested their help in manufacturing ventilators. They cleared out their lobby and went to work seven-days-a-week.
How the COVID pandemic has impacted Metro Detroit businesses
DETROIT – In addition to the nearly 16,000 COVID-related deaths in Michigan over the last year, we know the pandemic has been devastating to businesses. AdThere have been a few bright spots with some businesses seeing an uptick in businesses due to the pandemic. Dimitri Polychronou owns Earl’s Dry Cleaning. People have been great to work with during this pandemic,” Millen said. AdThe majority of locally-owned businesses have really struggled, but there is hope of things improving as vaccine distribution expands.
How single people are coping with loneliness during the COVID pandemic
DETROIT – Single people who live alone have few options to interact with people throughout the coronavirus pandemic -- but there are small things people can do to feel better. READ: Detroit woman helps single people find matches amid isolating pandemicJustin Main is a 31-year-old nurse practitioner who feels he’s putting his love life on hold through the pandemic. Alexa Randolph is a Metro Detroit podcaster. Lisa Chaben is a Metro Detroit matchmaker who runs a concierge dating service. READ: Detroit Love Stories: 3 more local love stories to warm your heartAdSusie Kamen is a Farmington Hills therapist who specializes in working with couples.
From panic to plan: Metro Detroit man starts new business amid COVID pandemic
A Metro Detroit man created a new business to re-write his pandemic story and to put everyone’s favorite heroes at people’s fingertips. Marvin Allen, a long-time athlete and personal trainer, is showing that behind the brawn, there is a brain for survival. When coronavirus shut down his ability to work as a personal trainer, he said it was a scary time. He spoke with an attorney and started his business: Book Your Hero. “It’s a complete birthday experience where we take all the pressure of planning a child’s birthday party off of the parents.
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