Posts Tagged ‘michigan social enterprise’

S3: Hamilton Perkins Bags and Recycled Plastic #82

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Hamilton Perkins Hamilton and his team are working with Thread International to make bags and other accessories from some of the recycled plastics in Haiti. He has very interesting story. Be sure to stay tuned for a great Detroit artist group called The Infatuations. You will feel like you are transported back in time with…

S3: Basil and Investing at Artesian Farms #78

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Jeff Adams of Artesian Farms On this episode, Romy catches back up with Jeff Adams of Artesian Farms in Detroit. She interviewed him in Season 1, and his hydroponics facility has changed immensely. Jeff has had a lot of investor engagement. He has taken on program-related investments, loans, and direct equity. It has been an…

Season 1: Kicks 4 Kids Foundation#19

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How A Teacher Provides Athletic Shoes for Children The Kicks for Kids Foundation Romy visits her friend Chekeita Jones in Pontiac, Michigan. Ms. Jones is a teacher and talks about what inspired her to create the Kicks 4 Kids Foundation, which gives brand named sneakers for needy children. Romy and Chekeita talk about the impact…

Season 1: Lips & Hips#18

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From “Sista Suppers,” to business skills training, Romy Gingras talks about what inspired Lips & Hips founder, Yodit Mesfin Johnson, to roll up her sleeves and, “create a space where girls and women could dream, plan and do what they are supposed to do. Lips & Hips is a company focused on women’s personal leardership development.” For more information on other podcasts please visit us on:

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Season 1: Andrew Goldberg: Bonfires Need Attorneys#14

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Detroit attorney Andrew J. Goldberg and Romy Gingras, host of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise talk about the traits of some investors in Detroit.

Season 1: Nate Griswold-Inhabitect#10

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Traverse City based Nate Griswold, owner of Inhabitect builds green roofs.Romy Gingras visited with Nate in a re-purposed Traverse City landmark to learn more social enterprise aspects of his small business. Social Enterprise is the most rapidly growing business sector in the United States. They are known for employing people who typically have a hard…

Season 1: Vehicle City Tacos – Part 1#6

Vehicle City Tacos – Part 1 An introduction to the social enterprise and interview with the founder about his hip and energetic food truck renovating the community of Flint, Michigan. Dan discusses the origin of the idea and business model. This is part one of a two part introduction.