Overcoming trauma: Metro Detroiter Jessie Elliot tells personal story of hardships, perseverance
Jessie Elliott has spent most of her life in Metro Detroit, well known in prominent philanthropic, social and business circles. You would never imagine that the confident and successful business entrepreneur today suffered from such traumatic and unthinkable experiences.
This local company provides natural family care products and inspiration
Sometimes there is a story that has you feeling good, inside and out. Natural Red Family Care products and the story of how the company started is sure to do just that. Founder Karen Guilmette spoke to Kila Peeples about how she began Natural Red after she wanted access to all-natural lotions, deodorant, and other daily care products for her five children, all while she was in the middle of a divorce and having to adjust to her new life as a single mother. Now years later, Natural Red is sold in numerous stores all over Detroit and the Midwest, and she continues to support her kids and the desire for natural-based hygiene products. Watch the video above to learn more about Karen and Natural Red.
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater to launch series of films centered around women’s stories Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Theater has partnered with Toyota to add a Diversity Film Series kicking off this month in its Virtual Movie Palace. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the series will start with four films centered around women’s stories during the month of March. AdBelow are the four feature films in the series, with synopses by the Michigan Theater. The film opens virtually on March 12. AdThe film opens virtually on March 26.
9 major takeaways from Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 briefing
Moderna vaccine expected soonWhitmer said she expects the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to join the Pfizer vaccine in being approved in the next week. “Over the weekend, the first shipments of the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine left Portage, Michigan,” Whitmer said. Vaccine factsKhaldun took a deep dive into COVID-19 vaccine facts Tuesday, including how effective the vaccines are, when everyone can expect to receive them and potential side effects. Vaccine scamsNessel outlined four specific types of COVID-19 vaccine scams circulating in the state and explained how they’re targeting residents. “In the three weeks since I sent that letter, nearly 2,000 Michiganders have died from COVID-19,” Whitmer said.
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didn't know existed
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didn't know existedPublished: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pmThis is a story about water pumps and valves and control panels and stuf like that. If you’re like me, your eyes glazed over reading that, but really, this story is about so much more. It’s about what those things do to ensure safety for everyone, including medical health professionals.
Share your COVID-19 survivor story
If you have battled the coronavirus (COVID-19) and would like to share your story of survival, please do so right here. We are looking for stories from people who have had serious cases of COVID-19. You may have spent days at a hospital, or maybe you remained isolated at home with the disease. If you believe your story will help other people, please share (you can remain anonymous):
Clarification: Election 2020-Biden Fundraising story
WASHINGTON, DC – In a story Dec. 2, The Associated Press reported that Joe Biden raised $15.6 million for his Democratic presidential bid over the months of July, August, and September. The story should have noted that while the former vice president’s campaign reported raising that much money, he also issued $400,000 in refunds, which lowered his net haul for the quarter to $15.2 million.
Kohl's turns to Facebook to help it bring digital brands to stores
The social media company will help Kohl's select clothing and homegoods' brands to sell in some stores. Facebook, using what it knows about the interests of its users, will work with Kohl's to identify trendy brands on Instagram and Facebook that have never before appeared in Kohl's stores or on its website. By using Facebook as a funnel for hip digital brands, Kohl's hopes to create an experience that customers can't replicate at rival stores. But it fits within Kohl's CEO Michelle Gass creative approach to refitting Kohl's for the online shopping era. Digital brands at department storesKohl's relationship with Facebook is a sign of online shopping bleeding further into physical stores.