30 in Their Thirties: Paulina Braiz-Harb // 36

Published September 2015, DBusiness Magazine and dbusiness.com.  Founder | Paulina BH, Birmingham | Employees: 1 | Revenue: NA |  Universidad Tecnologica del Centro, Universidad de Carabobo   Growing up in Venezuela, Paulina Braiz-Harb would spend her time sketching dresses. Now, as the owner of her own custom-dress line and boutique, Paulina BH in downtown Birmingham,Continue reading “30 in Their Thirties: Paulina Braiz-Harb // 36”

5Qs: Carhartt’s Director of Technical Design on Delivering Consistency

Published August 2015, dbusiness.com.  Dearborn-based Carhartt’s new director of technical design, Mia Isom, has more than 25 years of experience in the field. From her first job at Liz Claiborne in New York to her most recent position at Lane Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, she has worked her way up to the top technical designContinue reading “5Qs: Carhartt’s Director of Technical Design on Delivering Consistency”

Teenage Time Killers: Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Published August 2015, mindequalsblown.net.  MEB Rating: 3.5 One would assume that when rock super group Teenage Time Killers released their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, it would be a hit, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. Super groups may be an anomaly in of themselves, but what’s certain is that what makes one good, what makesContinue reading “Teenage Time Killers: Greatest Hits Vol. 1”

Foreign Tongues: Fragile As Said, Before.

Published July 2015, mindequalsblown.net. Indie-Rock | No Sleep Records MEB Rating: 8.0 Mistakes are common on first albums as artists struggle to find their sound and message. However, No Sleep Records’ Foreign Tongues are breaking the mold and setting new standards with their debut, Fragile, As Said Before., in which they get sentimental and heart-wrenchingly honestContinue reading “Foreign Tongues: Fragile As Said, Before.”

New Orleans-Inspired Venue to Open Next Summer in Detroit’s West Village

Published July 2015, dbusiness.com.  Gabriel Hall, a New Orleans-inspired venue featuring live jazz music, a restaurant, and event space is slated to open in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood next summer. “I want the experience to be something memorable, something fun, good food, and a good draw of people,” says Dameon Gabriel, founder of the venue.Continue reading “New Orleans-Inspired Venue to Open Next Summer in Detroit’s West Village”

Detroit Zoo Opens New $1.4M Wolf Exhibit

Published June 2015, dbusiness.com.  The $1.4 million Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness Exhibit opened today at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, giving its new inhabitants — a male gray wolf named Kaskapahtew (Kaska), and a female gray wolf named Waziyata (Wazi) — the chance to explore their new home for the first time. “There’s noContinue reading “Detroit Zoo Opens New $1.4M Wolf Exhibit”

Report: Michigan Lags Behind Other States in Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

This article was published May 2015 on dbusiness.com.  Michigan is ranked 27th in the U.S. in terms of growth in the number of women-owned businesses, says an annual report commissioned by American Express. While there has been about a 57 percent increase in the number of women-owned businesses in the state since 1997, Michigan isContinue reading “Report: Michigan Lags Behind Other States in Growth of Women-Owned Businesses”

Chicago group helps youngsters attend college and find a job

Published January 2015 on chicago.suntimes.com and Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper.   Treasury Blake-Marlow took a three-hour trip last summer from Chicago to visit Knox College in Galesburg. She spent the day touring the campus, sitting in on classes and talking to students. Now, the college is offering the 17-year-old Whitney Young High School senior a $24,000Continue reading “Chicago group helps youngsters attend college and find a job”