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DNEP +ISLB internship begins May 4

May 4, 2022
A natural extension of the interdisciplinary Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, the DNEP +ISLB offers students an intensive hands-on experience working collaboratively with fellow students to run a multidisciplinary student staffing agency...

DNEP Detroit tour 2022

Mar 21, 2022
During February, several students enrolled in classes at the Ross School of Business and Stamps School of Art & Design braved the cold weather. They attended a bus tour of the city of Detroit that included meeting with DNEP clients and our Detroit...

Harris confirmed as NY Superintendent of Financial Services

Jan 25, 2022
The New York State Senate recently approved Adrienne Harris, professor of practice at the Ford School, as Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). “I thank Governor Hochul for my nomination. I thank the New York...
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Small Business of the Week: Farmacy Food

Dec 3, 2021
Farmacy Food strives to empower and support people by making health and wellness accessible and affordable. They take into account your personal dietary needs and create great tasting meals for you with high quality, locally-sourced...
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Small Business of the Week: Ivy Kitchen & Cocktails

Nov 12, 2021
Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails is a Detroit restaurant with delicious food and drinks. They offer exquisite dinner and brunch menus and a selection of signature cocktails and mocktails. Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails also hosts special occasions and corporate...
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Small Business of the Week: Hot Sam's Detroit

Nov 5, 2021
Hot Sam’s Detroit is the oldest men’s clothing store in Downtown Detroit. They are your one-stop for all of your men’s fashion needs. Hot Sam’s has a resilient history, dating back to 1921. They are celebrating their 100th year of business this...

2021 DC Fintech Week Panels now available

Oct 29, 2021
Recordings from all four days of the 2021 DC Fintech Week conference, hosted by the Institute of International Business Law, have now been made available for streaming. Included is a thirty-minute panel on chartering payments hosted by our own Ford...
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Small Business of the Week: The Congregation Detroit

Oct 29, 2021
The Congregation Detroit is more than a cafe, it's a community space with an amazing history. Inside a restored historic church, The Congregation offers a full coffee and bar experience with lite food. They even host community events too, including...
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Small Business of the Week: SpaceLab Detroit

Oct 22, 2021
Space Lab Detroit is a collaborative shared work environment, with a goal of inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration in the built-environment community. In collaboration with business professionals and entrepreneurs, SpaceLab Detroit has...

Small Business of the Week: Luxe Skin Therapy

Oct 1, 2021
Luxe Skin Therapy offers a luxurious and therapeutic selection of handcrafted skincare, bath, and body products. Started by owner and founder Shar Berry in 2019 to create effective and beautiful skin care solutions, Luxe Skin Therapy now offers a...

Small Business of the Week: Detroit Sip

Sep 24, 2021
Detroit Sip is a coffee shop and community space started by owner Jevona Watson in 2016. Everything served at Detroit Sip is Detroit-made. There you can find delicious locally roasted coffees and loose leaf teas, as well as a variety of local foods...

Small Business of the Week: AKOMA Detroit

Sep 17, 2021
AKOMA Detroit is a cooperative gallery supporting and featuring the work of Black women artists and makers that opened in 2020. AKOMA was started by Mandasi Smith as a continuation of the traditions of her former project, Detroit Fiber Works, to...
In the Media

Baer considers long-term challenges for downtown businesses

Sep 14, 2021 AP News
According to Christie Baer, assistant executive director for the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law and Policy, downtown businesses face a big decision as the pandemic continues. "Businesses that thought that they just had to weather a...

Small Business of the Week: Detroit Soul

Sep 10, 2021
Detroit Soul opened in 2015, and ever since has been cooking and serving not only delicious food, but creating a community with their restaurant. Detroit Soul’s mission goes beyond their food. With every order and every dish, owners Jerome and Sam...

DNEP welcomes new program manager Aaron Jackson

Sep 1, 2021
Aaron Jackson has been hired as the new program manager for the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, the Center on Finance, Law & Policy announced.  Aaron comes to the Center on Finance, Law, & Policy from Warren Galloway & Associates,...