Opportunity Detroit: A New Month Brings More Possibilities

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It’s that time of the week again! Be sure to tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7 p.m. as Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) ring in December in Detroit on the weekly Opportunity Detroit radio show. Here’s a rundown of tonight’s show.

Meet Alicia Blas, founder of Firmly Planted. Alicia is a certified master gardener and stylist with a love of nature, design, beauty and feng shui. She turned her passions into products with Firmly Planted, a company that sells innovative indoor/outdoor decorative accessories inspired by garden and landscape design.

Next up is a Wayne State alum who’s brought her love of theater to Detroit. Samantha White, who received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from WSU, is the founder and artistic director of Shakespeare in Detroit, a new theater company that aims to use The Bard to improve the quality of life in the Motor City.

Looking for tips on keeping your kids healthy? This duo is dedicated to reducing childhood obesity and its long-term health risks.Jean DuRussel-Weston, a registered nurse and certified health education specialist, and Susan Aaronson, a registered dietitian and health educator, have worked with Project Healthy Schools (PHS) since 2004. PHS has been in Detroit schools since 2009, and Jean and Susan will be on the show to tell you about their objectives to reduce long-term cardiovascular health risks.

Need a new suit for New Year’s Eve? Max Schmidt and Tom Daguanno, co-founders of 1701 Bespoke, have you covered. 1701 Bespoke is a new pop-up suit company in Detroit. Located in the First National Building, the store fits professional men, ages 20–60, in the styles they desire at an affordable price.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight, December 6, at 7 p.m. ET for all that and much more!

On the go? So is Opportunity Detroit. Find the podcast here.

Join in on the fun! Let us know what you’re thinking by tagging your tweets with #OpportunityDetroit.


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