Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Tamesha Rouse

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Tamesha Rouse At Simply Elegant Events, our goal is to make our client’s event a perfect reflection of the client’s unique themes and ideas while executing every detail to perfection. At Simply Elegant Events, we believe that each event is unique! We provide personalized planning, creative design, and endless possibilities…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: JaTara Wright

JaTara Wright, owner of Innovative Marketing Artistry & Innovative Work Alternatives boasts nearly 15 years of helping small and medium-sized businesses achieve marketing success across different industries. Our expertise spans diverse areas that include brand strategy, web design, SEO, etc. We guarantee that we’ll help you get measurable results that will significantly boost your business’…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Danielle North

Danielle North, Founding Executive Director of Degree Forward, is passionately pursuing college completion rates for working adults and professionals. What inspires you? My commitment to supporting my community and making an impact in the lives of disenfranchised members of our society. Who is your ideal client? Working professionals and adults. Why did you choose Grand…

Chantele Jones, Owner of Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique in the pop-up retail space in Grand River WorkPlace

Chantele Jones, owner of Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique is proud that her shop is the first and only black women all vegan bakery in Detroit. Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is proud that she chose to open her business in a brick and mortar space for the first time in our Grand River WorkPlace pop-up retail…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Cheryl Davis

Cheryl Davis, Robinson Realty & Management Group, a woman, minority-owned business that assists municipalities and consumers with their real estate needs. What inspires you? I come from a family of entrepreneurs and owners and have diverse experience in other disciplines. Who is your ideal client? Our Agents can assist clients with various needs. Why did…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Camille Corr Chism

Camille Corr Chism, CPPL Fellow, Indigo Packaging & Consulting, LLC, packaging engineering, design management and automotive packaging technology tools What inspires you? I started Indigo Packaging because I wanted to help companies improve their processes and products through packaging and lean manufacturing. Who is your ideal client? Automotive Tiers and start ups Why did you…

Grand River WorkPlace Member Spotlight: Alicia Skillman

Alicia Skillman, PLLC assists small business, families, and individuals on their journey to freedom: probate and estate planning, trademark and copyright, contracts, small business general counsel, real estate closing, DEI, ethics, and life. What inspires you? There are many routes to financial freedom and this is one for me. I assist my clients with their…

Intern Humiara Shordar Learns about Community Development at GRDC

Humiara Shordar began her work-study internship through Urban Alliance in January, and she will be working with GRDC until the end of July. Urban Alliance “provides skills training, mentoring, and paid internships to high school seniors that keep them connected to school or the workforce.” Humiara is a senior at Detroit International Academy for Young…

GRDC to Build the Largest Roundabout in Metro Detroit

GRDC to Build the Largest Roundabout in Metro Detroit Anyone who lives, works, or visits Grandmont Rosedale is familiar with the troublesome intersection of Grand River, Fenkell, and the Southfield Freeway. This busy intersection makes for a treacherous crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as a dicey thoroughfare for drivers. As the intersection is…

Summary of GRDC’s February Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Every other month, members of GRDC’s Crime Prevention Task Force organize a Neighborhood Safety Meeting, which welcomes residents to express their concerns about crime and safety. A guest speaker and topic is chosen for the Neighborhood Safety Meeting, and relevant Detroit Police Department officials (and others) are asked to attend and participate. On Thursday, February…