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Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

Josh Cooper gives Sparty a ride in one of the SKOOP pedicabs on the MSU campus.

Jewish@edu – Solving Micro-Mobility

MSU entrepreneur’s SKOOP pedicabs offer free rides, high-visibility advertising. Josh Cooper } jewish@edu writer Photos courtesy SKOOP Inc. A week into my freshman year, I, like many other students at Michigan State University, quickly had to deal with the pains of “micro-mobility.” With no car and classes more than a mile away, transportation in the…

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Jessica Alter, Tech For Campaigns entrepreneur, leans against a window in a large office with two large chairs in front of her.

Progressive Powerhouse

Native Detroiter’s ‘Tech For Campaigns’ is helping to elect Democrats in eight states. Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News Bloomfield Hills native, now San Francisco resident, Jessica Alter, 39, is a tech entrepreneur who has put her skills to use to help change America’s political climate. A feeling of discontent with the country’s leadership…

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business plan notes on table

Align, Act & Adjust

I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy a movie, TV show or book where I see a glimpse of the ending and then go back in time to the beginning of the story. I like this approach because I know where everything is headed regardless of all the twists and turns in the…

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protecting kids with technology on the dark web.

Protecting Our Kids In The Dark Web

Earlier this year, I was a guest speaker on a panel hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. The topic was how parents and grandparents can be more vigilant in protecting our children from predators who lurk online seeking to abduct or abuse unsuspecting youth. I sat next to Autumn Ceci, a Southfield police officer…

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Hungry Harvest zero food waste

Hungry Harvest

Rob Streit JN Intern Company rescues ugly fruits and veggies from going to waste. Community-supported agriculture has grown in popularity in recent years. CSAs as they are called, provide consumers the chance to buy a “farm share” and, in return, the farm provides a box of produce each week. But Hungry Harvest takes the idea…

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Irene Slobin

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Irene Slobin

Karleigh Stone Special to the Jewish News NJP (Nice Jewish Person) Irene Slobin (Also a Matchmaker!) This month, the JN features an older, eligible single in the community: Irene Slobin. She has been connecting couples for more than 50 years through her professional matchmaking service, Irene’s Matchmaking. How did you get into matchmaking? IS: The…

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Churchill Fellow William Clark Durant III speaks about Fellow Morton “Mort” Harris at the Churchill Fellows ceremony.

National Recognition

Natalie Stavale Special to the Jewish News WWII veteran and philanthropist Morton Harris honored as a Churchill Fellow. Detroit native Morton E. “Mort” Harris, 97, is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, noted philanthropist and a decorated World War II veteran. He’s also now a Churchill Fellow. Harris recently was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows…

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Todd Sachse, Lee Hurwitz and Richard Broder of Broder & Sachse Real Estate.

Gaining Momentum

JVS honors business leaders, entrepreneur at Strictly Business luncheon. JVS will recognize the passion, drive and creativity of a local business and a young professional at its 21st annual Strictly Business Networking and Awards luncheon June 14 at the MGM Grand Detroit. JVS will present its 2018 Business Leadership Award to Broder & Sachse Real…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies by D’vine Cookies

D’licious

Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer A brand-new local business offers from-scratch cookies for everyone — including on the go. Rebecca Abel had an urge to start a cookie company. Her vision was to create the perfect gourmet cookie — something crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside and made from only premium ingredients. “I couldn’t…

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Hannah Knoll and Brayden Hirsch with their Shark Tank winning idea

Building Entrepreneurship With BBYO

BBYO program helps girls become capable at business. My heart was racing as the judges walked back into the room. We were all hoping our business plan would win this year’s Shark Tank-style event.  I had a sliver of hope that my partner and I would win, but I mostly thought I was not capable…

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