Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast, presented by the Detroit Regional Chamber and General Motors, showcases the robust community of small businesses and nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving their communities.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Dream of Detroit
Dream of Detroit is expanding the beloved and well-used DREAM Neighborhood Pocket Park on Tyler St. to provide kids and families in the neighborhood an enhanced space to gather, play, and build community.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Deeply Rooted Produce and Bags to Butterflies
Deeply Rooted Produce
Deeply Rooted Produce has a history in the community of providing convenient delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need and are expanding their existing program called Fresh Prescription where fruits & vegetable prescriptions are sharing the same stage as the healthcare system by ameliorating morbidities and diet-related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Bags to Butterflies
Bags to Butterflies is a fashion brand that helps formerly incarcerated women reclaim their lives after returning to the community from serving lengthy prison sentences. They create luxurious, one-of-a-kind, handmade handbags and accessories constructed from reused materials that get transformed into elegant statement pieces by the women in the program who otherwise would not be employed.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | SMPLFD and Women of Banglatown
SMPLFD: SMPLFD is a Detroit-based clothing company that includes a boutique screen printing, embroidery, and design house as well as a contemporary streetwear clothing brand and showroom, warehouse, and fulfillment service.
Women of Banglatown: Women of Banglatown is a safe space developed by and for first-generation and immigrant girls and women, where they can be unapologetically who they are and explore themselves through nature, art, entrepreneurship, and community.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Detroit is Different and Always There Notary
Detroit is Different: Detroit is Different’s Lot of Studio project is an outdoor interactive podcast and live music performance event on an urban garden giving fruits, vegetables, and information on Detroit’s west side.
Always There Notary: Always There is a mobile notary service providing service 24-hours, seven days a week.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Kidz Kingdom and Motor City Grounds Crew
Kidz Kingdom: Last year, Kidz Kingdom purchased a 10,000-square foot building and will be launching a state-of-the-art child care center and indoor playground as the facility’s anchor projects. Additionally, a women’s suite, clubhouse for parents, and one-stop dream fulfillment center for current and future entrepreneurs are part of the development.
Motor City Grounds Crew: Motor City Grounds Crew will transform nine overgrown and blighted lots on Barham Street in Morningside into a dynamic and welcoming green space, accessible for neighbors of all ages and ability levels to activate and enjoy.
Detroiters Think Big: A Small Business Podcast | Ladder 4 Wine Bar and One Michigan
Ladder 4 Wine Bar: Ladder 4 is a converted firehouse in the Core City neighborhood that is part food and drink lab, part artist showcase, that pays tribute to all the rich and varied Detroit cultures and its musical traditions. With this grant, Ladder 4 will build a bandstand and procure furniture that would allow us to have live, local music outdoors in its yard.
One Michigan for the Global Majority: One Michigan has acquired a 100-year-old property in southwest Detroit that previously served as the home of the TheUndocuSafe Space. With the space back in community youth-led hands, the building can be used by community members for studying, laundry, cooking, meetings, immigration legal services, running youth programs, and more. One Michigan’s youth-led team has made significant repairs to the office over the last three years, but there is more to be done to make the space safe and accessible for the community.