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Season 1: Welding Artisan Center Part 2#15

By Bonfires Team | 11 May 2015

Romy and WAC’s Gary Hendrickson discuss the challenges of acquiring graffiti filled surplus property from the City of Detroit, and the extensive training the Welding Artisan Center gives to it’s students.

Season 1: Andrew Goldberg: Bonfires Need Attorneys#14

By Bonfires Team | 30 April 2015

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: Impact3 Investment Co Talks With Romy in Detroit#13

By Bonfires Team | 30 April 2015

Romy Gingras talks with Impact3 investment about utilitizing it’s groups’ time, treasure and talent to blend a philantrhopic heart with an investment mentality to grow social enterprises.

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About The Blog

By Bonfires Team | Feb 11, 2016

I begin this blog with great humility. I do not believe I know anymore than others on the topic of social enterprise or impact investing. However, I do my best to pay attention most of the time. After 26 years of observing I have learned a few things. Some of the learnings are sad. Some…

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Social Enterprise Definitions Restore the Honor of Profit

By Bonfires Team | Feb 11, 2016

Is it possible that the attempt to define social enterprise has restored the honor of profit today? It appears to be a trend from my perspective. Establishing a definition of social enterprise has been both exciting and frustrating. Just ask anyone who has been participating in any of these conversations for the last 5 years.…

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Garage Bands of Social Enterprise

By Bonfires Team | Feb 11, 2016

I love garage bands. I love the whole concept of a couple of people gathering together in a small space to create some music. I love the idea of practicing a passion and trying something together. Sometimes the fun is just getting together to play. Sometimes, it is that moment when someone tries something and…

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