The man behind ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’
DETROIT – It’s one of the most recognizable slogans in Metro Detroit: “Detroit vs. Everybody.”It was started by a Detroit graduate whose career took him across the country. He traveled across the country and realized he didn’t like the way Detroit was being represented. Back in 2012, Walker created a simple, unmistakable design -- Detroit vs. Everybody. This is crying out whenever somebody makes a goal or scores anything cross the line -- ‘Detroit vs. Everybody,’” Walker said. AdMore information can be found on Tommey Walker’s official website here or the official Versus Everybody website here.
Luxury Detroit beauty salon celebrates groundbreaking
DETROIT – A new Detroit hotspot held its groundbreaking Thursday after being delayed for quite some time. “I have put in a lot of hard work. A lot of hard work.”Wilson is getting ready for the groundbreaking of Crème Brulee, her new luxury salon and spa in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. Through her own hard work, talent and perseverance along with assistance from the city’s Motor City Match program her dreams are moving forward. I’m very humbled and I’m still nervous.”AdCrème Brulee opens in early spring at the corner of Woodward and Baltimore avenues in Detroit.
Michigan businesses rethink political donations after deadly riot at U.S. Capitol
If it’s money that talks in politics, then Michigan businesses are speaking loudly. On Thursday, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its political action committee (PAC) is reevaluating who it gives its money too. In 2020, the chamber gave more than $20,000 in donations to candidates on both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Lisa McClain, voted to object the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona. All of the companies rethinking their donations don’t contribute on their own, rather through action committees or other subsidiaries, but it is their voice in politics. Other major Michigan companies like Lear, Whirlpool and Kellogg’s have not said whether they’ll be suspending donations or changing how they spend their political dollars, but pressure is on.
‘It’s a blessing’ -- Detroit businesses team up to help families for the holidays
DETROIT – Mario Kelly, a native of Detroit, linked up with two local companies to see if they were interested in his mission to give gifts to families in his old neighborhood who may not get much of a Christmas. Kelly’s old stomping grounds is an apartment complex off Canfield Street, near I-75. He owns Believe 313, a company that provides cleaning services for Shinola and Pak-Rite Industries. “Shinola has been doing this Secret Santa for years, and I suggested to them about coming to the neighborhood that I grew up at,” Kelly said. “And they delivered.”Kelly found three families who didn’t have much of a Christmas planned who received toys, clothing and more.
Movie star, comedian Kevin Hart invests in Detroit-based Ellis Island Tea
DETROIT – Nailah Ellis-Brown signed a partnership with a global mega-star using the sweet tea recipe of her great grandfather, who came to the United States through Ellis Island more than 100 years ago. Ellis-Brown is going head-to-head with the big beverage companies with her tea -- Ellis Island Tea. Ellis Island Tea began with Ellis-Brown making her great grandfather’s Jamaican-style tea in her mother’s basement and selling it from her car 12 years ago. Ellis Island Tea partnered with one of the biggest names in entertainment -- Kevin Hart, who is now an investor in the company. You can find out more information on Ellis Island Tea on its official website here.
Small businesses in Detroit can get free PPE kits today
DETROIT – Small businesses in the city of Detroit can receive free personal protective equipment (PPE) starter kits on Monday courtesy of DTE Energy. About 6,000 PPE starter kits will be handed out between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Market’s Shed 3. This is for Detroit businesses only. Retail businesses in Metro Detroit can finally reopen Tuesday, but some of the restrictions have them preparing for a completely different world. MORE: Here’s everything that’s reopening this weekIt’s been a slow ramp up and a major learning cure for businesses, especially the smaller ones.
Detroit staple Hot Sam’s celebrates 99 years in business
Hot Sam’s in Detroit is celebrating 99 years in business. Owned by two legendary Detroiters, Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green, Hot Sams is an iconic Detroit Men’s Fashion Brand built on an essential lifestyle promise. The story goes that in 1974, a couple of determined and hard working young men worked their way up the retail ladder at Hot Sam’s, and in 1994, became owners of the very store they worked at for years! Watch Larry Spruill’s feature story in the video player above.