Opportunity Detroit: Some Hot, Hot, HOT Topics

Opportunity Detroit: Some hot, hot, HOT topics - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

TGIF Detroit! After a long week of cold, snow and ice, it’s time to settle in with your radio and a mug of steaming-hot cocoa so you can enjoy some more Opportunity Detroit. That’s right, your favorite radio show is back tonight at 7 p.m. on WJR-760 AM. Join hosts Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) as they get the skinny on the hottest news in Detroit. And we mean HOT. You’ll hear about HOT wings, HOT (crochet) hookers and one HOT fundraiser. Can’t wait ‘til tonight? Here’s a quick rundown of tonight’s show.

Question: Who doesn’t love Buffalo Wild Wings? Answer: No one. With its tasty wings and array of delectable sauces, Buffalo Wild Wings is pretty much a universal favorite. And for just about a month and a half now, Detroiters have been enjoying this amazing restaurant right in the heart of the Motor City. Located in the old Temple of Old Fellows building, this popular chain opened its doors to a two-story hot wings haven on December 21, 2012. Tonight, David Burke, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc., will be on the show to tell us what it’s like to be a big chain in the D. And in other exciting news, this same company will be opening a Bagger Dave’s franchise right next door at some point in 2013! Tune in so David can tell you more about these exciting developments.

You’ll hear about Detroit’s Happy Hookers. I know what you’re thinking, but Happy Hookers is actually the name of a metro-Detroit crochet group that’s providing the homeless with warm winter gear. Christina Larson, the founder of Happy Hookers, will be joining the show tonight to talk about the group’s mission. To spread awareness, the group recently crocheted a 150-foot long scarf, comprised of 30 individual scarves. The fruits of this gargantuan group effort are wrapped around the Passo di Danzo, a statue that resides outside of the One Woodward Avenue Building. Happy Hookers currently accepts winter clothing donations for the homeless, and there’s a drop-off location right in Campus Martius at Fountain Bistro. All items collected by the group will be donated to Detroit City Central Community Mental Health. You can find out more about the group by visiting their website or Facebook page.

If you’ve ever felt the burning desire to run around Detroit in your skivvies, now’s your chance. Chad Leathers, the founder of Cupid’s Undie Run, will be dropping by to tell us about this courageous fundraising event. Since 2010, the event has been raising funds for Children’s Tumor Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and families that are affected by neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder which causes dangerous tumors. Detroit’s Undie Run will be taking place on February 9 and the scantily-runners will circle Comerica Park and Ford Field in a one mile course. If you’re brave enough to run around the Motor City in next-to-nothing, you can find more information at http://www.cupidsundierun.com/.

Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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