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Before you get busy planning your weekend activities, don’t forget to listen in to WJR-760 AM to hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) hit the airwaves Saturday at 2 p.m. Their guests represent a wide range of the enthusiastic and talented people who represent Detroit. Tune in to find out about all of the cool things that these folks have going on. Here’s a quick rundown of Saturday’s show.

Meet the owner of two downtown bars who is optimistic about future business. Dave Steinke along with his wife, Susan, own Mercury Bar and Ottava Via in the Corktown area. Mercury Bar’s signature dishes include the S.W. Detroit Burger, the Eastern Market Burger and the Grilled Bologna Sandwich. The cooking staff uses Detroit-grown ingredients and food. Ottava Via is an Italian-themed restaurant that features stone-fired pizza and pasta. The restaurant also features an outdoor courtyard with a wood-burning fireplace and two bocci ball courts. Tune in to hear more about these two hot spots.

Hear about a new program from the President and CEO of the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Reginald Eadie joined the DMC in 2008 as Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Eadie is a native Detroiter and a graduate of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. The Detroit Medical Center is launching the 61 Day Health Challenge to promote healthier living for students during the holiday season. Dr. Eadie is visiting area schools to promote the challenge and the top winner will receive a $250 gift card. Register at DMC.org/61days.

Want to hear from a furniture expert and learn about an out-of-the-box company? Dave Kiwior is president of Airea, which is a commercial furniture dealership in Farmington Hills and owned by former Detroit Piston, Vinnie Johnson. Dave has 25 years of industry knowledge and has relationships with many vendors, architects and designers. The company recently opened Airea Studio in the Compuware building downtown. The space will serve as a workspace and product exposure incubator for the business community. Learn more at AireaInc.com.

Meet two ladies who know a boatload about style and the fashion industry. Meet Rachel Schostak and Michal Nodel of StyleShack.com. Earlier this year, Rachel started the web site to bridge the gap between online and offline shopping. Michal is a programmer for the site, which serves as a customized fashion search engine. The site will highlight global fashion trends and partner with retail stores throughout the country and provide info on where to purchase highlighted products and take advantage of promotions.

Don’t forget to tune in this Saturday evening, November 9, at 2 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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