Staying warm in the D? Despite the bone-chilling temps, you can still tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7 p.m. to hear about the latest and the greatest in and around the city of Detroit. Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) host the weekly Opportunity Detroit radio show on Fridays where they introduce you to the city’s movers and shakers! Here’s a rundown of tonight’s show:
Meet a mastermind whose company will actually save you time! Zachary Klima is co-founder and CEO of WaitTime, a new software company in downtown Detroit that allows businesses to broadcast their real wait time for service to any mobile app, web site or digital signage. Before joining the startup accelerator program at Bizdom, Zachary graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a master’s of architecture. Interested in WaitTime? Restaurants can sign up for a free two-month trial at TheWaitTimes.com.
Get to know a passionate advocate for arts education in Detroit. Xavier Verna is the director of education and conferences at the Sphinx Organization. The organization is hosting the second annual SphinxCon, which is a conference that promotes diversity in the arts. Xavier earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance and music education from the University of Michigan. He is passionate about music and is teaching at three institutions. Learn more about the organization and conference at SphinxCon.org.
Learn more about how Challenge Detroit will help revitalize the area. Deirdre Green Groves is the executive director of Challenge Detroit and founder of The Collaborative Group, a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring together the region’s top talent to spur economic growth, job creation and overall prosperity. The Challenge Detroit fellowship program is aimed at retaining local professionals. Get the lowdown on the program at ChallengeDetroit.org.
Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, February 28, at 7 p.m. ET for all that and more!
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