Happy Halloween, ghouls! Get excited (not scared) about all of the new things happening in Detroit. Tune into the Opportunity Detroit Radio Show to hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza’s (Quicken Loans) weekly show on WJR-760 AM. There you’ll hear from all of the creepy… I mean, creative types that are changing the Motor City for the better. Here’s a rundown of tonight’s show:
Do you like to play? If so, you’ll love to hear from a guy who is big on toys. Kurt Spielhaus is founder and owner of Spielhaus Toys. Spielhaus Toys is the most recent winner of D:hive’s pilot retail program that awards two months of free retail space along with marketing support. Spielhaus Toys is an independent specialty toy store that will carry products that are typically only found in specialty toy store – with higher quality, safety standards and educational value. His store opens Tuesday and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Meet the mind behind one of the first social savings websites. John Morgan, the founder and CEO of BoostUp, recently moved his company from Chicago to Detroit. BoostUp uses a social savings model to harness the power of a person’s social network, engaging friends and family to help make it easier to save for life’s big purchases. John was also instrumental in establishing a partnership with Hyundai Motor America that created a matching incentive for new car purchases. Visit BoostUp.com to set up an account and learn more about the program.
Learn more about a longtime nonprofit shelter and treatment center for homeless men. David Sampson is CEO of Mariners Inn and Shauna Vercher-Morro is the director of fundraising and special events. David has been with the nonprofit since 2002 and has held several positions since he joined. Shauna has been with the organization since 2012 and is a graduate of Olivet College. Mariners Inn was founded in 1925 and is based in Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood. The organization provides a wide range of community social services including residential and outpatient treatment. Visit MarinersInn.org for more information.
You’ll hear from a nationally known commentator in the world of architecture and urban design. Reed Kroloff is the director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. Reed is the former dean of architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, and was the recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2003. Reed will share a little about a current art exhibit from Annica Cuppetelli, an award-winning graduate from the art academy, as well as other exhibits.
Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, October 25, at 7 p.m. ET for all that and more!
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