Hey Detroit! If there was ever a good reason to brave the cold of a Michigan winter, it’s Motown Winter Blast. Head outside and join the festivities; just make sure to get back to your radio by 7 p.m. tonight. Why? Because we’ve got another great show, of course! Join our hosts Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) on WJR-760 AM to hear about all the amazing things the D has to offer this weekend and all year long. Here’s a quick rundown of tonight’s show.
You’ll hear from the brains behind one of Detroit’s most exciting events. Motown Winter Blast kicked off today and the party won’t stop until this Sunday, February 10! Jonathan Witz of Jonathan Witz and Associates is the event producer for this downtown winter festival, and he’ll be here to fill us in on all the details. This year’s event, sponsored by Quicken Loans, will feature a lineup of 54 local bands, 14 restaurants, snow and ice-related activities, as well as some new events like Hockey Haven in the D and Flagstar Bank’s S’mores Happy Hour. Yep, you heard me right. S’MORES HAPPY HOUR. Don’t miss it. You can learn about hours, admission, activities and more by checking out the Motown Winter Blast website.
Are you smart and talented? Are you looking for career experience? Do you love Detroit? If you answered yes, yes and yes, you’ll be pleased to hear that Quicken Loans is recruiting hundreds of summer interns. Quicken Loans Director of Recruiting Michelle Salvatore will be on the show, along with Eric Jones, a Recruiting Team Leader, to tell you all about our famous internship program. Quicken Loans is committed to keeping talented young professionals from leaving the city. We do that by giving them exciting and AMAZING jobs. Last year, Quicken Loans hired 600 summer interns, and you can be sure that 2013 will be even bigger and better. Tune in to hear why this isn’t your typical internship program, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a few tips for applying at Quicken Loans. Visit www.QuickenLoansCareers.com for more on our internship program or to see current job openings.
You’ll learn a little something about how Detroiters are helping each other out. Sheilah Clay, President and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) will be speaking out about the renovation of the historic Michigan Bell Building. The NSO, a private, non-profit human service agency, seeks to empower individuals and support families in need. In fall 2012, the NSO completed a $52 million renovation of the Michigan Bell Building, converting it to 155 fully furnished, one-bedroom apartments for formerly homeless adults. This is a great resource for our community, and it’s helping area residents restore their lives by giving them a place to live and the resources for a better life. You can learn more about the NSO at www.nso-mi.org.
Let’s face facts: Obesity rates in Detroit are staggeringly high. That’s why the MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign is compelling Michiganders to lose 10% of their body weight. Here to talk about the program is Dawn Road of the Michigan Department of Community Health, and Stephanie Stephenson, our own Associate Vice President of Compensation and Benefits. Quicken Loans and several Detroit businesses recently came together to announce their commitment to this campaign. To take the pledge or get more information, check out www.michigan.gov/mihealthiertomorrow.
Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!
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