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Catherine Watson

Sabra Scott-Moorman & Catherine Watson, telling entrepreneurs' stories

Every day Sabra Scott-Moorman and Catherine Watson work to get business owners to tell their stories. It's the basis of what their business, Cosmo Branding and Marketing, is built on.

Joe Hessling

Joe Hessling, balancing CEO and shareholder duties

Joe Hessling is the founder & CEO of 365 Retail Markets, which means he has to balance a shareholder's need to create value and a executive's impulse to build a business.

Brian Rudolph

Brian Rudolph on bringing Banza to a store shelf near you

Brian Rudolph wants you to eat Banza, gluten-free pasta from chick peas. First he has to get his Detroit-based food startup product on store shelves, a task he is enjoying some fast success with this year.

Sassa Akervall

Sassa Akervall, taking biz from the basement to its 1st office

Sassa Akervall has built her business from the basement up. The CEO of Akervall Technologies recently took the startup from her house to its first office in Saline.

Max Schmidt

Max Schmidt, fashionably changing careers

Max Schmidt couldn't find the right suit for a wedding, so he decided to make his own. It's a decision that led him to opening up his own custom tailor shop, 1701 Bespoke, in downtown Detroit.

Juliet Shrader

Juliet Shrader, expanding leadership to grow a company

Growing a company isn't just about adding more employees. Sometimes it's about adding more leadership. It's what Juliet Shrader discovered when she expanded iVantage Group's executive team and revenue growth followed.

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Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample at the Argus Farm Stop

Argus Farm Stop: One-stop shopping for local food




Dave Askins and Mary Morgan at Ann Arbor City Hall

Chronicle founder reflects on Ann Arbor news media's past, present and future

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Stories from the new economy: ACCESS Growth Center

ACCESS Growth Center assists immigrant entrepreneurs in making Metro Detroit more than a place of residence -- but rather a place they can call home.

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TechTown seeks to become the world's foremost business incubator, leading to an economic renaissance in the city, state and region. It helps create and strengthen a culture of entrepreneurialism in Detroit and Michigan, leading to vigorous and lasting economic growth. It supports the development of emerging companies through sustainable business operations, exemplary programs and services, and a comprehensive infrastructure, all integrated into Detroit's broader economic development goals; and leverages community partnerships required to deliver effective programs and services to emerging companies.