GRDC Cited for Extraordinary Economic Development Award for 2015 by LISC

GRDC and its Grand River WorkPlace project were honored with the “Extraordinary Economic Development Award” at the 2015 Detroit Community Development Awards Banquet presented by MASCO Corporation Foundation and hosted by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation, (LISC), Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), and Michigan Community Resources (MCR).      Just over a year ago, GRDC…

Shop Small in GRANDmont on Saturday, November 28

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? Looking for ways to support local Detroit businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs? Look no further! On Saturday, November 28, from 11am – 5pm, Grand River will be bustling with holiday fun with over 25 vendors offering shoppers a wonderful selection of unique, locally-made or locally-sourced items. The festivities…

Alexander Jones, Executive Director of United Horizons and Grand River WorkPlace Member

Alexander Jones’ business, United Horizons, was outgrowing his home office and he needed a larger space to meet clients and to have meetings with his employees. He also needed wifi, a copier, and having a kitchenette would be nice too. Alexander chose the Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River, as his new place to do…

Jennifer Russell of Russell Creative Communications Calls the Grand River WorkPlace Home for her Business

Jennifer Russell offers marketing communication support for small businesses and non-profits. Her writing skills, savvy marketing sense, and experience as a strategist for getting the word out about her clients’ events, products, and services make Jennifer a valuable asset for any small business or non-profit. Jennifer has had a great deal of success working with…

Nothin But Blessins’ Owner and WorkPlace Member Tangela Johnson

Nothin But Blessins’ is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring programs for children, men and women from disadvantaged circumstances to overcome challenges and develop positive life skills. Tangela Johnson founded the organization in 2010 in Alabama in hopes of bringing communities together and helping people in need. Through a collaboration with Christian Women of Unity…

Larissa Carr, Grand River WorkPlace Manager

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Grand River WorkPlace Manager, was recently recognized by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), as a W.K. Kellogg Master of Community Development Fellow and Spotlight feature. As the Spotlight indicates, Larissa is “leading the economic development initiatives and programs to help the Grand River corridor thrive.” Larissa is indeed busy scheduling programming helpful…