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  • Detroit Business Owner Receives Congressional Record for Her Contributions to The Detroit Community

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Mar 28, 2024

    It's not average that business owners are celebrated by receiving an award from Congress. After 10 long years of hard work, time and effort spent, that's exactly what happened for Detroit's own, Jennyfer Crawford-Williams. Congressman Shri Thanedar proudly presented the award to business owner of Ask Jennyfer, over the weekend. An event that was standing room only, filled by supporters, family, friends and other small business owners. Not to forget those who she's helped to make their...

  • Celebrating Black Business During Black History Month, Pillar + Pride Continues the Effort of Supporting the Black Community

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Feb 29, 2024

    Black-owned businesses aren't just a thing of the past, there's tangible evidence that the history spans over a century. It is known that from about 1900 to the 1930s, the era was considered the golden age of Black-owned businesses, in the United States. There was Black Wall Street and all sorts of businesses from million-dollar companies to small businesses. Simply because of the laws that were in place at that time. The Jim Crow era, forced Blacks to be separate from whites. Since they were...

  • Quiet Quitting Also Known as Silent Quitting, The Truth Behind It

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Feb 29, 2024

    That's it! You can't take it anymore, you're done! However, you can't possibly imagine just walking out the door or quitting on spot! So, you must come up with a strategy to end your employment with your current employer. What do you do? How do you go about ending that relationship? Long gone are the days of the past, where people commit their entire working career at one employer. Also, in 2024, giving your all and working effortlessly, after you've made up your decision to leave a job, is...

  • It's a New Era for 15 Local Downriver Businesses After Receiving Transformative Help

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 15, 2024

    Downriver has become a small community of great impact. There is a level of community support that expands beyond just residents but even to commerce. A small area but, it's rich in resources and opportunities. Opportunities are what led to the Small Business Technical Assistance Matching Grant Program and its Luncheon. Spearheaded by the Economic Growth Institute by the University of Michigan. This was a partnership with the Downriver Community Conference. Held at the Arnaldo's Banquet Center...

  • The Book Exchange: Books to Help You Grow Your Business!

    Feb 15, 2024

    The Book Exchange: Books to Help You Grow Your Business! Did you know that reading is one of the most common traits of successful people? According to one study, 88% of wealthy people devote 30 minutes or more a day to self-improvement reading! This month's workshop is designed to encourage you to read and will provide the opportunity to walk away with a book that may just make the difference to your future success! All you have to do is bring at least one new or gently-used book (business or personal development) and, if you are willing, share... Full story

  • DABO Celebrates Black History Month Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Presentation By Ken Coleman

    Dominique Madden|Feb 8, 2024

    Detroit's lower east side is where blues great John Lee Hooker performed at Henry's Swing Bar on Madison Street in Black Bottom strumming his guitar and voicing in his signature style spoken-word Mississippi drawl. Here, he recorded one of his popular hits, "Boogie Chillen." It is also where Black congregations like Tabernacle Baptist Church, which the Sheffield family helped to found, Plymouth Congregational Church and others launched their religious institutions. It is also where Coleman A....

  • Local Women's Organization Hosts Scaveng-HER Quest Event to Support Trenton Women-Owned Businesses

    Barb Duran|Jan 25, 2024

    Trenton, MI (January, 2024) – The local American Association of University Women (AAUW), Downriver Branch, will be hosting a fun "Scaveng-HER" event to support the women-owned businesses in Trenton. The event is planned for Saturday, March 9th from 12 noon to 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The event coincides with Women's History Month, which is also celebrated in the month of March. There will be about 40 Trenton women-owned businesses who will each feature a "Woman in H...

  • Shop Smarter in the New Year With These Tips

    StatePoint|Jan 11, 2024

    (StatePoint) For many people, the start of a new year is an opportunity to revamp their routine and make game-changing resolutions. That's why industry experts are offering smart shopping tips that will have you saving time, money and hassle in 2024. According to Christa Anz, director of Sensormatic Solutions North America Marketing, the global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, it all starts in January. "Outside of the holiday season, there isn't a better time to shop than the star...

  • President Biden Celebrates Black Small Business Boom, Announces New Investments

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Dec 21, 2023

    During President Biden's visit to the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce today, he showcased the unprecedented growth of Black small business ownership under his administration. In a press call, top White House officials attributed the surge in Black entrepreneurship, the fastest in 30 years, to Bidenomics, which the president pledged would receive further support through new investments targeting underserved communities. Hero Plumbing, a Black-owned business in Milwaukee dedicated to removing...

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights Files Formal Charge of Discrimination Against Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC

    Vicki Levengood|Nov 16, 2023

    Lansing, MI-After investigating several certified complaints filed against a Traverse City salon, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) today filed a formal charge of discrimination against the Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC. In the charge, MDCR asserts that after an investigation of at least three complaints filed with the agency, they have found that statements published by Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC on social media and elsewhere denying services to individuals based on sex is a violation of the st...

  • Livonia and Westland Combine to Form One Chamber of Commerce

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Nov 2, 2023

    Livonia and Westland will share one chamber of commerce in a strategic alignment that will give the business community from two of Michigan's largest cities more opportunities and a bigger voice. The new partnership was announced on October 11 in Westland and brings together the business communities from the 9th and 10th largest cities in Michigan. The Livonia-Westland Chamber of commerce will serve a combined population of 180,000 residents and roughly 6,800 businesses. Dan West, president and...

  • Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Introduces Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights

    Office of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Michigan 12th District|Sep 21, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) reintroduced the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights, in partnership with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United. Through a comprehensive framework, the Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights addresses the challenges that restaurant workers face every day-the majority of whom are women, people of color, and immigrants. The Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights recognizes: The right to thriving wages, including raising the tipped...

  • In the market for a new car?

    JP Morgan Chase Bank|Aug 24, 2023

    For decades, most people followed a simple formula when they were ready to purchase a new vehicle. Visit a dealership in person, negotiate a price, complete the purchase and drive the car off the lot. Today, there's a myriad of car buying options available, and whether you're a first-time or a veteran car buyer, the ever-evolving landscape of the auto industry can leave consumers with a lot of questions. Renée Horne, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at Chase Auto, offers five...

  • Vice President Harris to Announce Support for Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in Bidenomics-Fueled Small Business Boom

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Aug 10, 2023

    In a visit to local small businesses in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Aug. 4, Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled plans to provide grants to non-profit and community-based organizations as part of the $125 million Capital Readiness Program (CRP). The program seeks to bolster historically underserved entrepreneurs' access to capital, aligning with one of the critical pillars of what the White House has dubbed the Bidenomics economic plan. The CRP, funded through the American Rescue Plan,...

  • Lilly's Intricate Beads

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Jul 6, 2023

    The history of beads dates back 40,000 years as talisman, status symbols, amulets, and barter. The historical, geographical, and thematic features make every bead special. Beads come in various sizes and for some, the purpose is merely decorative pieces like necklaces, bracelets or other assortment on gowns and other attire. Others use them as part of cultural values, religion, or spiritual reasons. The Telegram Newspaper spoke with Detroit based, internationally known beadmaker Lilian Uduma,...

  • Howe-Peterson Funeral Home Serving the Community for 150 Years

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 29, 2023

    The city of Dearborn was initially established as a township in 1833, named after patriot Henry Dearborn who served as a general during the American Revolution. The area was mainly farmland and residents relied on agriculture as a means of living. In 1864 a man named Elba Howe arrived in Dearborn as the local station agent for the Michigan Central Railroad and eventually the town's undertaker. In 1873 he established Howe and Son Funeral Home following the birth of his son Louis. "One hundred...

  • How to Attract the Best Candidates for Your Business

    StatePoint|Jun 22, 2023

    (StatePoint) As most business owners know, one of the most valuable assets your enterprise needs to thrive is top-notch talent. With one in four U.S. adults currently looking for a new job, the right people are out there, it's just a matter of connecting with them. According to CareerBuilder, here's how to make your company attractive to job seekers and how to leverage tools to find them: • Make room for growth: A recent survey from CareerBuilder and Morning Consult finds that when it comes t...

  • Comcast RISE to Award 100 Small Businesses in Metro Detroit with Grant Packages

    Telegram Staff|Jun 1, 2023

    Comcast RISE to Award 100 Small Businesses in Metro Detroit with Grant Packages that Include a $5,000 Monetary Grant, Marketing and Technology Resources, and More During its initial two-year program, 13,000 small businesses nationwide were awarded over $110 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants. DETROIT – Comcast announced a new round of 100 businesses in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties will receive comprehensive grant packages that include business consultation s...

  • BooKoo Creations has something for everyone

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|May 25, 2023

    Gabriel Bosket, Las Vegas born, eastside Detroit residence, is the business owner and creator of BooKoo Creations. He as of today has a skill set in operating heavy machinery, graphic design, 3D printing and engraving. "I never seen a machine before, but I always watched the show How It's Made," says Bosket's about his work environment. He realized, "This like the show but I'm in it now." As a kid Bosket watched How It's Made faithfully. His duty is part of how things are made as he elevated in...

  • DTE Recruiting Students for 2023 Tree Trim Academy

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 4, 2023

    In 2021, DTE Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 17 partnered with the office of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Focus: HOPE, and Detroit at Work to launch a first-of-its-kind Tree Trim Academy to create high-paying jobs for metro Detroiters. Over the past two years, the program has graduated more than 100 tree trimmers and a majority of those graduates have continued with IBEW's Line Clearance Tree Trimming (LCTT) Apprenticeship Program, a roughly...

  • Does Your Business Qualify for the ERC Federal Assistance Program?

    StatePoint|Apr 27, 2023

    (StatePoint) The strength of the country relies on its estimated 33.2 million small businesses, which comprise 99.9 percent of all American businesses. COVID threatened, and in some cases forced, the closure of many small enterprises and tens of thousands are still reeling from the aftermath of the full pandemic. In an effort to offer some relief, the federal government created the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Program under the IRS that has already helped thousands of qualifying businesses...

  • "Books & Bling II Pop-Up Shop to highlight local self published authors."

    Janine Folks, Contributing Reporter|Apr 20, 2023

    DETROIT, MI, Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Rollercade Detroit, 2130 S. Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48217 from 11am - 5pm. More than 12 self published books and their authors will be present at a pop-up shop designed to help give local self published authors exposure and a platform. Bringing authors and amazing vendors together for an epic occasion is the goal of BOOKS & BLING II! The event encourages literacy, higher thought and the sharing of stories all while being able to shop and support local...

  • 4 Tips to Grow Cash Flow For Your Small Business

    StatePoint|Apr 13, 2023

    (StatePoint) As every small business owner soon learns, growing sources of revenue and cash flow are key to survival, particularly during a venture's first few years. While this is easier said than done, small businesses can focus on attracting new customers, building partnerships and scaling up sustainably to improve cash flow. To get you started, Wells Fargo is sharing actionable tips for entrepreneurs, along with information about how to leverage helpful resources: 1. Create an action plan: D...

  • Does Your Business Qualify for the ERC Federal Assistance Program?

    StatePoint|Feb 16, 2023

    (StatePoint) The strength of the country relies on its estimated 33.2 million small businesses, which comprise 99.9 percent of all American businesses. COVID threatened, and in some cases forced, the closure of many small enterprises and tens of thousands are still reeling from the aftermath of the full pandemic. In an effort to offer some relief, the federal government created the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Program under the IRS that has already helped thousands of qualifying businesses...

  • Biden-Harris Tout Record Small Business Growth; President Says 'Best Days Ahead'

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jan 19, 2023

    Recent Census numbers show that the Biden-Harris administration set a new high for the number of new small businesses created. The U.S. SBA administrator, Isabella Guzman, stated that the rate of new business applications in 2022 was slightly lower than in 2021, but still showed excellent growth under President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. According to Guzman, "Small business applications hit a high of 10.5 million since the start of this administration, the largest in any two yea...

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