Business Growth Manager and WorkPlace Member, Tony Farris

Tony Farris is the Business Growth Manager for the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, formerly known as the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED). The nonprofit organization has been around for 31 years. CEED started in Detroit in 1996 as a micro lending firm and alternative financer for small businesses. Today the organization provides…

Cassie Richard and Sabrina Bergman, a Change in Community Security Staff at GRDC

Cassie Richard’s term as GRDC’s Community Security Coordinator and Americorps VISTA ended in August. Her time at GRDC was filled with getting to know the Grandmont Rosedale community, and helping to create a safer Grandmont Rosedale through organizing Neighborhood Safety Meetings, special community safety workshops, and meeting regularly with the Crime Prevention Task Force. Upon…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Homeowners Benefit from GRDC’s Home Repair Program

William and Michelle Evans have lived in their beautiful brick home in Grandmont Rosedale since 1988. Like any home, though, time and weather had taken its toll. William learned about GRDC’s Home Repair Program at the annual Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood Open House. Designed for qualified homeowners in certain targeted areas of Grandmont Rosedale, GRDC’s Home…

Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market New Vendor, Artesian Farms

Vertical hydroponic farming uses 92% less water and eliminates agricultural run-off.  Vertical hydroponic farming compresses the food supply chain which means more money for the farmer and fresher food. Having trouble visualizing a vertical hydroponic farm? Think long bunk beds, light, the sound of water gurgling, and hundreds of healthy green lettuce leaves growing in…

Becki Kenderes, Community Development Advocates of Detroit Board Member

Becki Kenderes, GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Manager has been elected to serve on the board of Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). As part of the larger, city-wide organization, Becki will represent District #1 to champion causes for community development in northwest Detroit. CDAD serves as the “trade association” for Detroit’s community development industry. Its…