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May was a busy and exciting month with the buzz that zoomed into town with the Grand Prix at Belle Isle! Get all of the updates you’ll need for the summer by tuning into WJR-760 AM to see what guests will be visiting Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) for the Opportunity Detroit radio show. It’s your best bet to learn about all of the growth and action going on in and around the Motor City!

Here are just a few of the guests featured in May:

Learn about an organization dedicated to expanding Detroit’s RiverWalk!

Will Smith, CFO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, discussed the organization that is responsible for establishing and improving the RiverWalk and its surrounding area. The conservancy’s goals are to create a collective sense of ownership and accessibility to the RiverWalk and to enhance Detroit’s image by emphasizing its international riverfront. Some of the summer’s upcoming events include the RiverFront Run/Walk on June 14, the River Days festival on June 20 and the Gold Cup boat races that will be held on the Detroit River, July 11–13. Learn more at DetroitRiverFront.org.

Get looped into all of the innovative tech news going on in the Motor City.

Sam Kennedy is executive director of Techweek, which is a conference that showcases the innovation ecosystems in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. This year is Detroit’s inaugural conference, and it will be held in the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit. Techweek’s flagship event this year was held in Chicago and drew more than 15,000 attendees! Techweek Detroit will host a series of summits including City of the Future, DevSummit, EduTECH, IT Summit, Startup Summit, AutoTECH, HealthTECH and Future of Media. Get details about Techweek Detroit here.

Now downtown dwellers have another option for fitness and exercise.

Dakota Shayne is the general manager of the Anytime Fitness that opened in the central business district. It is the region’s only 24-hour fitness center and features a personal training studio. Anytime Fitness offers a variety of memberships and touts its low monthly fee and round-the-clock accessibility. See more info about this new location here.

Don’t forget to tune in for the next show on Friday evening, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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