Lifelong Grandmont Rosedale Resident, BrieAnn Bell is GRDC’s New Grand River WorkPlace Manager

It would be hard to find someone more familiar with Grandmont Rosedale than BrieAnn Bell is. BrieAnn Bell grew up in Minock Park and currently lives in North Rosedale Park. From playing softball in the Rosedale Grandmont Little League, to carpooling to Detroit Open School with Grandmont Rosedale neighbors, you could say understanding the value…

Grandmont Rosedale’s Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired Managing Director Victor Arbulu Knows the Importance of Building Community

Victor Arbulu couldn’t have guessed where he’d put down his roots years after earning his MBA in finance and management. After working in small business consulting and in non-profit finance for several years, about 13 years ago, Victor was hired to be the finance manager at the now 55 year old Greater Detroit Agency for…

Meet the Crew of the Popular Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Detroit Fish and Shrimp Food Truck

While Cathy and Rashad Torrence are the owners of the Detroit Fish and Shrimp food truck, they are certainly not the only members of the team who show up with fresh, delicious food at art fairs, parks, college campuses, outdoor concerts, and our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. Cathy’s mother, sister, sons, and aunt all help.…

Meet Candice Fortman, Emcee of GRDC’s Community Connections Breakfast, Marketing Engagement Director for WDET, and Grandmont Resident

Candice Fortman is one of the busiest people in Detroit, but just about everything that she is involved in involves community. Candice regards her role as the emcee for GRDC’s Community Connections Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 am as another way that she can strengthen not just the Grandmont Rosedale community, but the…

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Spent a Busy 6 Weeks Helping Out in Grandmont Rosedale

Among their objectives for the 6 week summer Grow Detroit’s Young Talent training and employment program is to “ensure that young adults have meaningful summer work experiences that create pathways to future opportunities” and to “connect young adults to professional networks and employers that can support their career goals.” Dehvin, Ebony, KeAndra, Rashid, and Micah,…

GRDC Welcomes Ian Watts, Economic Development Manager

Grandmont Rosedale resident and Grand River WorkPlace member Ian Watts’ new position as GRDC’s Economic Development Manager is a great fit. Ian knows first-hand the benefits of running a small business out of a neighborhood co-working space as well as the importance of having a variety of tools, resources readily accessible that allow small businesses…

Brightmoor Flower Farm and its Owner Lisa Rivera, Favorites at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

“I love pulling weeds!” is not something you hear too often, but Lisa Rivera swears it’s true, and one look at Lisa’s booth at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market and you know that Lisa has mastered growing flowers. You’ll also notice that she has a gift for arranging them. Much of Lisa’s skill was self-taught,…

Jan’s Shea Tree: A Natural Beauty Company and Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

Janice, or Jan, Smith isn’t a beauty guru, and her plans for life never included entering the natural beauty products game. Jan began as a loyal customer of natural West African beauty products. Her enthusiasm for shea butter and black soap lead her to sell the products at our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market. Jan imports…