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Finding Strength At Peak Physical Therapy

Abbie Dyer - Jun 29, 2022 11:26:50 AM

Strength. Courage. Endurance. These motivating principles guide the patients at Peak Physical Therapy on their path to recovery. The story of this Brighton, Michigan business started because one...

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Tapping Into A New Culinary Community

Guest Writer - Jun 28, 2022 9:40:42 AM

Kevin and Nick are the owners of Tapped Coffee + Eats1, an innovative eatery and community space with locations in Royal Oak and Canton. Tapped prides itself on a flagship nitro cold brew coffee...

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Proxie: Empowering A New Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Guest Writer - Jun 28, 2022 9:33:51 AM

Autumn is the owner and founder of Proxie, an entrepreneurship consulting organization based in Detroit. Her organization provides technical assistance and coaching to Black women entrepreneurs...

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Serving Up Bold Flavors At Bao Boys

Abbie Dyer - May 3, 2022 9:29:00 AM

Brian K. and Steven C. started Bao Boys, a popular food truck in York Yard, to share their love of food with the Ann Arbor community. Bao, or baozi, is a steamed bun with a fluffy, pillowy texture....

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A Passion For Fashion at Bleu Bowtique

Abbie Dyer - Feb 18, 2022 11:06:56 AM

Ne’Gyle B. knows that a good outfit can set the tone for your entire day. The color, cut, style, pattern, and material of your clothing can help express who you are as an individual. And when you...

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The Ultimate List Of Michigan Resources To Shop Local For The Holidays

Abbie Dyer - Dec 2, 2020 1:48:26 PM

Can you feel it? There’s a hint of magic in the air. The familiar smells of pine, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar are ready to embrace you. Snow is falling, but maybe you don’t mind since you planned to...

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More Than $172,000 Given Back To Small Business During The Great Lakes Giveback

Abbie Dyer - Aug 26, 2020 9:12:34 AM

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been an interesting year. The changes in how we work and the unforeseen expenses brought on by the pandemic have negatively impacted many businesses in our state. While...

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Supporting Local Businesses During The Great Lakes Giveback

Abbie Dyer - Jun 25, 2020 9:25:54 AM

The past few months have been, well, a whirlwind for all of us. The global coronavirus pandemic drastically changed the way we live, work, shop, and even communicate. While local and state economies...

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Brewed For Success: The Brighton Coffeehouse Story

Abbie Dyer - Oct 1, 2019 2:13:51 PM

It’s a sunny afternoon and the warmth in the air follows you when you enter the brick building. A Frank Sinatra tune fills the room and familiar faces greet you by name. As you wait in anticipation...

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The Ride to Creating A Well-Loved Business At Hometown Bicycles

Abbie Dyer - Jun 30, 2019 9:51:36 PM

In an old roller rink on the outskirts of downtown Brighton, Michigan, walls splashed with vibrant colors and bike-themed gifts welcome bicycle enthusiasts. Most people who walk through the door are...


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