#MotownMom: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan

There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel. 

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry.

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.

 

 

What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children?

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com

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#MotownMom: @QuickenLoans #Detroit Demo Day! via @Kalyn #Mompreneur

Hello!

Quicken Loans is proud to announce the inaugural Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, where hundreds of startups will be competing for $1 million, as part of its continued commitment to strengthen entrepreneurship in the city by expanding program access to all entrepreneurs, including brick-and-mortar businesses.

The one-day event will be the final round of a three-round competition where 20 of the best small businesses in Detroit (or willing to move to Detroit) will be narrowed down to the Top 8 who will each receive a portion of the $1 million of Quicken Loans capital.  Additional capital will be awarded to companies who are crowd favorites – voted on by the Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day attendees. The event will also serve as a way to introduce entrepreneurs to additional investors, funding and support.

As someone who is with us at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity, we are asking for your help in spreading the word about Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day.

Key details include:

  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is for businesses physically located, or willing to relocate to Detroit, that have a product or service ready for sales. Businesses must also have less than $2 million in revenue and less than $1 million in raised capital.

  • 20 finalists will present at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, to a panel of nationally-recognized business leaders who will vote on the Top 8 companies. The Top 8 companies will receive $1 million of Quicken Loans capital allocated in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The capital will be provided in the form of an interest free debt instrument with a five-year term after a one-year payment-free holiday.
  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is May 25, 2017, 2:00PM at The Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit.

For full details, including eligibility requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and how to apply, visit: detroitdemoday.com

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

The Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day Team

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#MotownMom: @QuickenLoans #Detroit Demo Day! via @Kalyn #Mompreneur

Hello!

Quicken Loans is proud to announce the inaugural Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, where hundreds of startups will be competing for $1 million, as part of its continued commitment to strengthen entrepreneurship in the city by expanding program access to all entrepreneurs, including brick-and-mortar businesses.

The one-day event will be the final round of a three-round competition where 20 of the best small businesses in Detroit (or willing to move to Detroit) will be narrowed down to the Top 8 who will each receive a portion of the $1 million of Quicken Loans capital.  Additional capital will be awarded to companies who are crowd favorites – voted on by the Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day attendees. The event will also serve as a way to introduce entrepreneurs to additional investors, funding and support.

As someone who is with us at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity, we are asking for your help in spreading the word about Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day.

Key details include:

  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is for businesses physically located, or willing to relocate to Detroit, that have a product or service ready for sales. Businesses must also have less than $2 million in revenue and less than $1 million in raised capital.

  • 20 finalists will present at Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day, to a panel of nationally-recognized business leaders who will vote on the Top 8 companies. The Top 8 companies will receive $1 million of Quicken Loans capital allocated in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The capital will be provided in the form of an interest free debt instrument with a five-year term after a one-year payment-free holiday.
  • Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day is May 25, 2017, 2:00PM at The Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit.

For full details, including eligibility requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and how to apply, visit: detroitdemoday.com

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

The Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day Team

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#MotownMom: Try This! DIY Indoor Garden Terrarium Project via @niecyisms

Try This! DIY Indoor Garden Terrarium Project

The serenity of observing the lush, greenery of a terrarium is almost therapeutic by nature. Fondly, I remember the large terrarium that grew in my childhood home by the terrace door. It was absolutely amazing to behold- and even more amazing as a playspace. Fun times playing in the insect-free soil with all of the assorted garden fixtures may have in time lead to its demise, however the tiny gnomes and plastic woodland animal figurines had been sworn to secrecy. In Homeschool Happenings with my four-year old, we enjoyed a hands-on science lesson by creating our own indoor terrarium with simple materials, basic know-how and our little green thumbs.

DIY Indoor Garden Terrarium Project

The process of creating your own terrarium can become as simple or as complex as you choose. We started our terrarium from small potted plants as opposed to beginning with seeds, which is completely honorable and the most preferred route. Our terrarium is contained in a recycled plastic container with a secure lid. Growing in our little contained garden, we planted a Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis alternata) and a “King’s Choice” Ivy (Hedera helix), which will be transplanted into our garden in the Spring. Both plants require medium light and medium water which makes for a compatible pairing.

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#MotownMom: #Detroit Enterprise Principal Named Finalist for Administrator of Year 2017 via Metro #Detroit @nhaschools

A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL MANAGED

BY NATIONAL HERITAGE ACADEMIES

Principal at Detroit Enterprise Named Finalist for

Administrator of Year Award for MAPSA

 

Detroit, Mich., March 30, 2017— Chanavia Patterson, principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy, was named one of five finalist for the 2017 Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) 2017 Administrator of the Year Award.

Patterson was selected from hundreds of nominations across the state for the very competitive annual award.

“Chanavia is a skilled administrator who went to DEA knowing that the school was culturally and academically unhealthy,” said Jami Hoeksma, senior director of school quality for National Heritage Academies (NHA). “She built a strong team, cast a vision, and the results followed. She is passionate about creating a great learning environment for students and continues to overcome every challenge faced by urban school leaders.”

Since her first year at DEA in 2013, she has grown the schools’ Michigan Top-to-bottom ranking from 18 percentile to 51 percentile in 2015-16. Under her leadership, students’ academic performance on the state assessment has grown tremendously.

“I am honored to serve and represent the city of Detroit,” said Patterson. “Detroit Enterprise Academy has been through many transitions, but now the staff, students, and parents can truly benefit from the positive culture and outstanding education we are providing. This nomination is not just for me, but for our entire community!”

DEA was designated as a “beating the odds” Reward School in 2015-16 by the Michigan Department of Education for outperforming the school’s predicted top-to bottom ranking and under Chanavia’s leadership, the school continues to outperform the local district on the state assessment.

Patterson has led the 600-student school since 2013. Ninety-eight percent of students at DEA qualified for free or reduced priced lunch (FRL) in 2015-16.

Other accomplishments under Patterson’s leadership, include:

  • Students’ academic performance on the state assessment in 2015-16 at DEA grew from the previous year compared to their academic peers – at the 61st percentile, well above the state average of 50.
  • Detroit Enterprise Academy continues to outperform the local district on the state assessment.
  • In 2013-14, DEA exceeded the local district in grades 3-8 by 9 percentage points.  Under Ms. Patterson’s leadership, the school increased that margin and now outperforms (SY2015-16) the local district on the state assessment by 11 percentage points.
  • Parent satisfaction at DEA is very high and continues to increase.  In spring of 2016, 94 percent of parents were satisfied with their child’s experience at DEA and 93 percent indicated they were likely to recommend Detroit Enterprise to others.
  • Employees at Detroit Enterprise are satisfied. In spring 2016, employee engagement was 30 percent greater than the global average, and overall employee satisfaction was 100 percent.

On April 26, the finalists for both categories will be honored at a ceremony at the State Capitol. MAPSA plans to announce the final award winners in early May during National Charter School Week.

Detroit Enterprise Academy is a free public charter school that serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

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#MotownMom: Honey Butter Fried Chicken Announces #Detroit Pop-Up Dinners in April

Contact:

Maissah Amin / Hannah Jacobs

Wagstaff Worldwide

312.943.6900

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HONEY BUTTER FRIED CHICKEN ® ANNOUNCES POP-UP DINNERS IN DETROIT APRIL 22-23

The local, sustainable fried chicken spot will host pop-ups at Russell Street Deli and Grey Ghost

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

(CHICAGO, IL; March 23, 2017) – This April, Honey Butter Fried Chicken (3361 N. Elston Avenue), the fried chicken concept from Chefs/Owners Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, head to Detroit for a weekend of two separate pop-up events. The chefs will host a brunch takeover atRussell Street Deli on Saturday, April 22 followed by a collaborative dinner with Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino at Grey Ghost on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

At Russell Street Deli on Saturday, April 22, Chefs Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp give Detroit a taste of Chicago’s beloved and buzzy fried chicken. The chefs will serve up their O.G. Fried Chicken Sandwiches with fried chicken, candied jalapeno mayo, and crunchy slaw served on a buttery bun as well as their fried chicken with honey butter and bourbon maple syrup served on a Russell Street Deli Waffle for dine-in or take out. Russell Street Deli’s regular menu will also be offered in addition to the Honey Butter Fried Chicken specials.

Following Saturday’s pop-up, the chefs take their talent to Grey Ghost for a collaboration dinner with Chef/Owners John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. The 5-course dinner boasts dishes from Cikowski and Kulp including Honey Butter Fried Chicken Strips with smoked paprika aioli and honey butter chips as well as the Spanish-inspired dish Rossejat de Fideos with shrimp, chorizo, honey roasted cauliflower, and garlic allioli. Dishes from Chefs Vermiglio and Giacomino include a Tuna Egg Roll with wasabi peas, jalapeno jam, and cured egg yolk, and Pork Shoulder with bacon cure, asparagus maque choux, and cheese grits. The one night only pop-up dinner is offered for $60, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 313.262.6534.

About HONEY BUTTER FRIED CHICKEN®

Owners and Chefs Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp bring local and sustainable food and fried chicken to Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood at 3361 N. Elston Avenue. Honey Butter Fried Chicken is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and closed on Monday. Follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information or to place an order visit online at www.honeybutter.com or call 773. 478.4000.

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#MotownMom: Motor City Match – Information Session March 20th. Apps due April1st #Mompreneur #Detroit #NoExcuse

Motor City Match – Information Session
 
Motor City Match is conducting an information session and workshop aimed at previous applicants and new entrepreneurs.  It will describe the program and application process as well as provide detailed assistance for individuals and small groups.  Applications for the next round are due
April 1, 2017.
Motor City Match awards $500,000 each quarter in matching grants to entrepreneurs launching or expanding a business in Detroit.  The program helps connect business owners with quality spaces and other business resources as well as helping property owners find tenants for their vacant spaces.
Information Session
When: March 20, 2017, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: TechTown Detroit – 440 Burroughs St.

#MotownMom: WWJ Newsradio 950 #SmallBiz Rising Grant Challenge #Detroit #NoExcuse

WWJ Newsradio 950 Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge
Enter your small business into the WWJ Newsradio 950 Small Biz Rising Grant Challenge presented by DTE Energy and Corp! Magazine for a chance to win $10,000 in cash and $20,000 in 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, they want to hear from you!
Complete the official entry form HERE by March 31, 2017,11:59 pm.

#MotownMom: “Camp-In” at #Detroit Premier Transforms Gym into Indoor Campground via @nhaschools

 

Camp chairs, tents, flashlights, s’mores, hot dogs, and sleeping bags will transform the Detroit Premier Academy gym into an indoor campground beginning at 4:30 p.m., March 16.

The “Camp In” invites students and their families to camp out and read as part of March is Reading Month. Students will enjoy the camp- like atmosphere while promoting the love of reading. Families will bring their own books or be able to use a school book to read together.

In addition, each classroom is decorating their door like their favorite book. Each door will be judged by a panel and awarded prizes.
Detroit Premier Academy is a no cost, public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

WHO:    Detroit Premier Academy
WHAT:   Reading Camp In
WHEN:   4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., March 16, 2017
WHERE:  Detroit Premier Academy
7781 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI  48228
CONTACT:        Kelli B. Smith
616-464-2235 (office); 616-295-4241 (cell)

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