The Detroit chapter of Jewish B2B Networking started as a small-business networking group within West Bloomfield’s Temple Shir Shalom, according to chairperson Laurel Felsenfeld; the business-networking group was founded in Chicago and expanded to Detroit last year.

Felsenfeld said her goal is to make Jewish B2B Networking a leading force in Michigan’s economic recovery by connecting businesses to one another and creating face-to-face encounters between job seekers and business owners.

“Jewish B2B Networking simply applies ‘Jewish Geography’ to business — we all know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone else that may have a need for the service, product or talent a business owner or job seeker has to offer,” she said.

Members meet every two months at venues that alternate between downtown and the suburbs. Members also have access to other cities’ events, webinars, membership profiles and directories, member blogs, Facebook and Twitter. RT