12:30 PM12:30

Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge 2018



WWJ Newsradio 950’s Small Biz Rising $25,000 Grant Challenge 2018



Tell us why your Small Business should win
the Grand Prize grant of $5,000 cash and $20,000 advertising…
and you could win!


Enter your small business to compete in the 2nd annual WWJ Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge presented by Walsh College and Corp! Magazine.  What would you do with $25,000 in cash and advertising? Would you expand your team? Perhaps you could use the grant money to fund new equipment or hire a webmaster to help increase e-commerce. Or maybe you want to conduct more marketing and outreach for your small business! Whatever it is, we want to hear about it!

Opportunity is Knocking – Enter Today!
A Call To All Small Businesses Of Up To 99 Employees
Take the WWJ Newsradio 950 Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge
presented by Walsh College and Corp! Magazine!

Make 2018 the year your small business excels. Enter the WWJ Newsradio 950 Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge presented by Walsh College and Corp! Magazine for a chance to win $5,000 in cash and $20,000 in advertising. Judges will be looking for a plan that meets the following criteria:

*A convincing plan that is compelling, thorough, and well written
*A clear need and use for the $5,000 cash award
*The positive impact the business has on the community

Here’s how it works: Fill out the official entry form below and tell us in 200 words or less why your business deserve a small business grant and how you would invest those dollars to grow your business. Then, 10 of the most compelling entries will be selected to compete in the WWJ Small Business Rising Grant Challenge on May 17, 2018 at Walsh College. There, you will have a chance to step on stage and give a :90 second ‘elevator pitch’ followed by 3 minutes of questions from the official judges. A Grand prize winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event to receive $5,000 cash and $20,000 in advertising from WWJ and Corp! Magazine.

The Promotion is open to all persons who are legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older, who reside in Michigan and who are small business owners or proprietors in Michigan as of 1/1/2018. Qualifying small businesses must be located within Michigan and must be privately owned and operated for-profit corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, or sole proprietorships with up to ninety-nine (99) employees with either: (i) $1-$5 million dollars in total net sales OR (ii) in business for at least twenty-four (24) consecutive months.

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5:00 PM17:00

Let Love Rule Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

T-shirt Shop to Open on Telegraph

Brownstown, Michigan –   A 20 year old business is coming to Brownstown.  They are growing and decided to add an additional store front. Let Love Rule is a Christian based screen printing and embroidery company that Missy Boyd and Chad Dohring started in their garage.

It all started when their band needed t-shirts and they couldn’t find the quality t-shirts at a good price.  So, they decided to start their own t-shirt company out of their garage. They now have an 11,000 square foot warehouse in Rockwood and are adding a store in Brownstown at 25120 Telegraph Road. 

Owner, Missy Boyd said, “Fast forward 20 years and we are still printing with the same integrity and heart that we stared with, just on much better equipment and far more efficiently.  We are all about family and helping others.”

“We truly love partnering with our clients and forming long lasting relationships.  It’s our attention to detail and family like treatment that has expanded our company like wild fire just through word of mouth.”

They can print any decorated apparel, vinyl and banners.  They can print one t-shirt or 10,000!

The Brownstown DDA is celebrating Let Love Rule’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, February 5th at 5pm. Brownstown officials will be there to help cut the ribbon and everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm
Let Love Rule Screen Printing and Embroidery Company
25120 Telegraph Road (corner of Telegraph and Van Horn Roads)
Brownstown, Michigan 48134

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9:00 AM09:00

Ribbon cutting ceremony - Care Rite Pharmacy

Care Rite Pharmacy ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 21st. 

Dr. Bhatti, owner and pharmacist of Care Rite Pharmacy stated “I grew up in Brownstown and now I want to give back to my community by providing quality services that meet their needs.”  Dr. Nabil Bhatti completed the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Ferris State in 2008 and has worked in other pharmacies in the area. 

Dr. Nabil Bhatti is a downriver kid.  He was born in Wyandotte and grew up downriver.  He now lives in Brownstown with his wife, Aneela, daughter, Alishba and son, Maahir.  Having roots and family in the area is why Dr. Bhatti decided to open Care Rite Pharmacy in Brownstown.  He also wanted to offer the personalized care that an independent pharmacy can give to its patients.

Care Rite Pharmacy is located in the King Medical Center at 22990 King Road.  The hours are Monday through Friday 9:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Care Rite Pharmacy provides comprehensive services which include multilingual patient consultation, free delivery, competitive pricing, and customized medication packaging to meet the needs of its diverse customer base.

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DDA Meeting





Brownstown Township Hall – Board Room

21313 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, Michigan 48183


August 17, 2017 12:00pm




PRESENT:    Bielecki _______ Clanton _______Ferguson_____ Khan_____

Linko _______Skotanis _______ Smith______ Vidusic _______ Workman ______



  1. Call to Order


  2. Minute Approval – July 27, 2017

  3. Agenda Approval


  4. Public Comment


  1. Special Presentation – Mike DiMilia


  1. New Business

    1. Brownstown DDA July 2017 Financial Reports


  2. Reports

    1. Telegraph Road Business Survey Presentation – Jonathan Foley

    2. Brownstown Event Center Path Project Bid Update

    3. Events Update

    4. Economic Development Update


  3. Payment of Professional Services DDA Attorney Young –July ($3,690.00)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



Posted:  08/11/17 10:00am

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11:00 AM11:00

Brownstown Kids Day -

Brownstown Kids Day
Wednesday, July 26th
11am to 4pm
Brownstown Event Center
23345 King Road
Brownstown, MI48183

Free Activities including Home Depot Workshop, Face Painting, Bouncy House and Cupcake Decorating

Visits from Brownstown Police and Fire Department

Vendors selling lemonade and other yummy treats

Kidtrepreneur Market - Kids selling their unique products at their own market.  The Market will be set up inside the Event Center.

All are welcome to join in the fun!

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5:15 PM17:15

Crucial Role of Arts in the Resurrection of Detroit

ICSC East Michigan P3 RETAIL Program
Crucial Role of Arts in the Resurrection of Detroit

April 21, 2016
Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave . Detroit, MI 48202 . + 1 313-833-7900

ICSC is the trade association of the retail real estate industry. This ICSC P3 Retail program is a forum for the public and private sector
to network, share ideas and discuss development issues and mutually desired retail projects.


5:15 – 6:00pm
Registration & Networking
6:00 -6:15pm
Jared Gell, Vice President Mid-America Real Estate-Michigan, Inc.
6:15 -6:30pm
Opening Remarks
Salvador Salort-Pons, Director, President and CEO Detroit Institute of Arts
Presentation: Advancing and Cultivating the creative sector in Michigan
Speaker: Sarah Gonzales Triplett, Director of Public Policy, Creative Many

Hear about how the arts, culture and creative industries are essential contributing forces in the prosperity of Michigan’s people. They not only contribute to the economy, the vitality of our communities, and the education of our children, but also to the local commercial real estate market. Creative Many (formerly Art Serve Michigan) advances artists, arts and cultural groups, designers, entrepreneurs, and businesses
to ensure that Michigan's creative economy is strategically positioned for growth and prosperity into the future.

7:00 – 7:15pm
Q &A
7:15 – 8:00pm
Museum Tours & Networking Reception

In Partnership with
ICSC East Michigan P3 Retail Program Planning Committee
Matthew D. Berke, ICSC Division Alliance Private Sector Co-Chair, Keystone Commercial Real Estate, LLC; Jared Gell, State Alliance
Private Sector Co-Chair, Mid-America Real Estate; Rachel J. Loughrin, ICSC State Alliance Public Sector Co-Chair, Oakland County
Planning & Economic Development; George Curran, Kotz Sangster Wysocki, PC; Gerard Dettloff, Downtown Management
Strategies; Vernon Gustafsson, Brownstown DDA John T. Heiney, Birmingham Principal Shopping District; Malinda Jensen, DEGC;
Annette Knowles, Farmington DDA; Cynthia Kratchman, Mid-America Real Estate; Lisa Loesel, CBRE; Nicholas Maloof, Associated
Environmental Services LLC; Susan Palazolo, Nederveld; Warren C. Terrace, First Commercial Realty and Development Co.

Thank you to our sponsors

Registration Fees
Advance On-Site
Member: $50 $65
Non-Member: $65 $80
*Public Sector Member: $35 $45
*Student Member: $25 $25

ONLINE: www.icsc.org/2016A04
FAX: +1 732 694 1800
(Credit card registration only)

MAIL: ICSC, PO Box 26958, New York,
NY 10087-6958

Katherine Kellen, +1 646 728 3511

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12:30 PM12:30

Antique Appraisal & Fundraiser Event - DDA & Rotary

Have you ever wondered what that family heirloom or flea market find is worth?  Now is your chance to find out and to help a worthy cause at the same time.

The Brownstown DDA and the Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary are sponsoring an Antique Appraisal and Fundraiser Event.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9am to 3pm
Brownstown Event Center
23345 King Road
Brownstown, MI48193

Just bring your treasures, family heirlooms, garage sale and flea market finds to the Brownstown Event Center on Saturday, March 5th and professional appraisers from DuMochells Art Gallery and Auction House located in Detroit will appraise the pieces.  Charge is $7 per item with a three item limit.  Cash and checks are accepted at the door. If you have a large item, you may bring a photo to have it appraised. 

All the money collected will go to the Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary’s local programs. 

To make an appointment, go to Woodhaven-Brownstown Rotary’s facebook page and click on Book Now! You can also call Mary Rochon, Rotary president at (734) 649-2581.  Walk-ins are welcome.  There will be three appraisers available all day.

“This was such a huge success last year that we were turning people away.  This year we decided to make it bigger and better!  It will be at the Event Center where we have much more room and we will have 3 appraisers to accommodate the crowds,” said Sue Trussell, DDA Assistant Director.

The Brownstown Historical Society and their members will be there with a display of Brownstown History and refreshments will be served.  Rotary members will be on hand to talk about their local programs. 

If you have any questions, please call Mary Rochon (734) 649-2581

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Brownstown DDA Pitch Competition

The Brownstown DDA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are sponsoring a pitch competition for entrepreneurs and inventors.  We are looking for the most innovative products and services that impact and empower women and families. 

The winners will go on to a regional competition and then the national competition sponsored by the SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership and compete for $70,000 in cash prizes.

 Application packets are available by contacting Sue Trussell at (734) 675-5911 or strussell@brownstown-mi.org

 Submission deadline is November 13, 2015 at 4:00pm.

Visit www.sba.gov/InnovateHER to learn more.

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DDA Board Meeting











Brownstown Township Hall – Board Room

21313 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, Michigan 48183


November 4, 2015 12:00pm





PRESENT:    Bielecki _______ DiMilia _______Ferguson_____ Goleniak_____

Khan_____ Linko _______Skotanis _______ Smith______ Vidusic _______


1.)     Call to Order


2.)     Minute Approval – October 15, 2015


3.)     Agenda Approval


4.)     Public Comment


5.)     New  business

a.)     Brownstown Town Center – Retail Development
The Boutrous Companies, LLC
Approval of Purchase Agreement and Escrow Instructions

b.)    Budget Adjustment/DDA Assistant Directors’ Salary Approval






Posted:  10/30/15 12:00pm

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DDA Meeting









Brownstown Township Hall – Board Room

21313 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, Michigan 48183

 October 15, 2015 12:00pm


 PRESENT:    Bielecki _______ DiMilia _______Ferguson_____ Goleniak_____

Khan_____ Linko _______Skotanis _______ Smith______ Vidusic _______

1.)     Call to Order

 2.)     Minute Approval – September 17, 2015

 3.)     Agenda Approval 

4.)     Public Comment

5.)     New  business

a.)     Telegraph Road Cooridor Plan – project start up

6.)     Reports

a.)     Events Update

b.)    September 2015 Financial Reports

c.)     Economic Development Update


7.)     Payment of Professional Services DDA Attorney Young – September 2015



Posted:  10/09/15 12:00pm

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Brownstown Cares Community Expo

The Brownstown DDA will be bringing together area experts to educate,
inform and provide assistance in

Health and Fitness including free blood pressure checks
Senior Services and Energy Savings
First Time Home Buyers program
Job Search
Cooking demonstrations and much more!


No Charge to Attend!
Free Giveaways and Refreshments!

For more information, please contact
Sue Trussell
(734) 675-5911


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10:00 AM10:00

Antique Appraisal & Fundraiser Event

Brought to you by the Brownstown DDA & the Woodhaven/Brownstown Rotary

Have you ever wondered what your treasures are worth.
Here's your chance to find out and help a worthy cause!

Verbal appraisals will be done by
Dumochelles of Detroit's professional appraisers

$7 per item - three item limit
Cash and checks accepted at the door
No appointment necessary
No coins or stamps, please

The money raised will be used to fund the Rotary's
Woodhaven/Brownstown High School Scholarship Program

For questions, please contact
Mary at (734) 649-2581


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7:30 AM07:30

Breakfast Before Business - Health Care Reform Seminar

Breakfast Before Business
Health Care Reform Seminar

Health Care experts will present the latest health care insights and facts to help you make decisions for your business.

Brownstown DDA is please to have as our presenter
Ms. Sharifa Alcendor, MHA
Director, Patient Care Management & Assistance
Henry Ford Health Systems

Brownstown Event Center
23345 King Road
Brownstown, MI  48183

Cost - $10 charitable donation per person - optional to the
Henry Ford Tom Groth Medical Needs Fund

RSVP to Vern Gustafsson
(734) 675-5913

Continental breakfast will be served.

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DDA Meeting










Brownstown Township Hall – Board Room

21313 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, Michigan 48183


February 19, 2015   12:00 p.m.




PRESENT:    Bielecki _______ DiMilia _______Ferguson_____ Goleniak_____

Khan_____ Linko _______Skotanis _______ Smith______ Vidusic _______

1.)     Call to Order


2.)     Minute Approval – January 15, 2015


3.)     Agenda Approval


4.)     Public Comment


5.)     Election of Officers


6.)     Design and Engineering Services for Phase 5-A Recreation Campus
Contract Approval


7.)     Reports

a.)     Events Update

b.)    January 2015 Financial Reports

c.)     Economic Development Update


8.)     Payment of Professional Services

a.)     DDA Attorney Young – January 2015



Posted:  02/13/15 12:00pm

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