Pub Chef Teresa shows us how to make a Lemon tart. Bring your ticket stub of "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain" from the Birmingham 8 Theater to have a free dessert at the Pub. 555 South Old Woodward Ave. Birmingham.
A total of seven events held around the county titled Local Business Connect will hold community events with featured speakers and members of Oakland's economic development team.
"It's a tough industry, it's a man's industry, but I think women are evolving and showing the world that they are just more than what they were in the past," McIntosh said. "And I think it's important we show that."
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Darnetta Anderson was already making a major life change. Then she took her life on the road - literally.
Detroit sought to give legacy residents a head start in applying for recreational pot licenses before it allowed for the sale of weed in the city.
Restaurant owners say they risk being closed if they can not find staff to work as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
The massive pledge will focus on affordable housing, small business loans, and increased capital for low-income communities in Michigan and 10 other states.
"It's beautiful to see Detroit is coming back to life again, coming back from last year," said Kyra Spries. "I know it will be booming now that the Tigers are opening back up. You know everyone's coming back out again so it's awesome."
Whitmer introduced something she calls Mi Bigger Paychecks, a proposal that would utilize $300 million to increase wages by offering grants to cover the difference between a company's hour wage and $15 an hour.
Deanna Nolan, one of the owners of Vino & Vibes - a wine bar in downtown Utica, played in the WNBA, and one of her many talents, her DJ skills which she uses to enhance the mood.
Right now four technicians rent out suites inside Hairston's beauty bar and she has four additional rooms available. While she's a busy business owner, Hairston is still working two jobs and taking online classes. Meanwhile, she hopes to set a good example for other young entrepreneurs.
Restaurant staff have dealt with closings, reopenings, limited capacity, more takeout, and so much more over the past 15 months. To reward employees, the owner of Bobcat Bonnies is closing all of his locations for one week at the end of June.
"Right now I pay about $110,000 per year for 10 vehicles and that's going to increase probably four or five times," he said.
Michigan Republicans said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn't gone far enough and is demanding she remove restrictions on businesses in place to protect against COVID-19.
Tony Sacco of Mootz Pizzeria and Bar was tired of seeing customers mistakenly parking in the handicap zone and getting tickets. So he bought a bucket of blue paint and got to work.
Tessa Benzinger has lived a more sustainable lifestyle for a while but always struggled with bath products. Now she's filling the need with her new store, Walking Lightly.
More than 238,000 Michigan adults are unemployed, yet businesses can't find anyone to hire. What explains the labor market paradox?
"I put out a basic signing bonus and there are many businesses that do it," he said. "And it was not an awful lot, it was $400, but I didn't even get a phone call, crickets."
"The public's perception, no doubt, is changing," he said. "And I think in the future, stores like ours will continue to do well even though the competition is increasing."
The Detroit native and graduate of Cass Tech High School and Michigan State University launched Athlytic an app with a partner to connect student-athlete influencers to brands for endorsement opportunities, free for athletes and a fee for brands.