Registration Open SHO Conference Detroit 2021 (Side Hustles & Opportunities)

For Release 12:00 PM EST October 31, 2021

SHO (Side Hustles & Opportunities Conference) Registration Open for Inaugural Conference in Detroit

Detroit, MI — October 31, 2021 — We are pleased to announce registration is now open for our first SHO: Detroit Conference being held on Saturday November 6, 2021. If you own a business or have a side hustle you are trying to grow; this event is for you. Established business leaders, people who have built successful brands AND area
leaders are headed to SHO to share wisdom and advice for those of us who are looking to take our side hustles to the next level in 2022 and beyond.

Join us for amazing speakers:

• James Chapman, Founder of
• Robert Courtney, CEO Robert Courtney & Associates
• Lynn Haliburton, Social Media Manager 5-hour ENERGY®
• Dichondra Johnson, Founder and Executive Consultant, DRJ & Associates, LLC
• Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder Bamboo | Author | Ecosystem Builder
• Alex Linebrink, Founder of Passage, a ticketing platform based in Detroit but serving people worldwide
• Jarael Major, CPA, Major Refunds, PLLC
• Nick Mattar, Associate Director Marketing Wayne State University | Founder Digital Detroit LLC
• Bill McGlade, Author of Sales’d It! and recently named to Revivalists 40 under 40
• Marques Ogden, former NFL player and author of The Success Cycle
• Courtney Stanley, Global Speaker and Marketing Consultant
• Angela Scalpello, C-Suite executive coach and world-renowned speaker
• Matthieu Silberstein, VP, Creative Marketing, Lili Banking

You’ll find amazing learning at SHO, but perhaps more importantly, real networking opportunities, problem solving, and specific guidance to help you grow revenue and influence.

Click here to buy your tickets today! [].


Side Hustles & Opportunities Conference (SHO Con) is the first installment of and event series that caters to the hustler spirit: people who are striving for more out of life by working hard or sacrificing to have a better tomorrow. For some people, that means doing extra work or saving to experience life more today, and for others it’s about making life
altering changes to chase a more empowering life for the long term. Regardless of motivation, SHO Con will provide targeted conference sessions, unique networking, and sponsor activations to help people shorten the learning curve and make real plans that will help them achieve their goals more quickly. If you hustle, and if you want more out of life – we are building a gateway to connect you with the information and people to help you make it happen.

For more information about MAD Event Management LLC, Side Hustles & Opportunities Conference, or other projects in Detroit, or for press inquiries, please contact:
Martha Donato, Mobile: +1-845-545-0653

Lili Banking:
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Sherwood Enterprises: Side Hustles & Opportunities Conference: TCF Center:
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Alzheimer’s Event on March 3 Examines Health Disparities and Alzheimer’s Disease

COVID-19 has laid bare some undesirable truths: underserved communities are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. In the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia, statistics point to a similarly troubling trend.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, for instance, African Americans are about twice as likely as whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia and Hispanics are 1.5 times more likely to have Alzheimer’s. Additionally, African Americans are more prone to risk factors for vascular disease — like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — which may also be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and stroke-related dementia.

Which is why the Alzheimer’s Association is striving for health equity in the delivery of service and research.

On March 3, the Association is hosting the Dr. James S. Jackson Seminar on Health Equity and Alzheimer’s Disease virtually from 5-6:30 p.m. to discuss the latest research involving underserved communities.

The event — named to honor Dr. James Jackson’s rigorous research at the University of Michigan — brings together some of the nation’s top experts in the field of health equity and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Carl V. Hill, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, and Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology and president of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), will host the event.

Speakers and topics for the event include:
• Targeting Chronic Stress and Blood Pressure Self-Care to Prevent Cognitive Decline in African Americans Across the Lifespan – Kathy D. Wright, Ph.D., APRN-CNS, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Chronic Brain Injury Program, Alzheimer’s Research Center of Excellence
• Health Inequality Contributes to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: The Case of West Virginia – Bernard G. Schreurs, Ph.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
• Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID-19: The Vicious Cycle of Inequality – Irving E. Vega, Ph.D., Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease
• Culturally Responsive Caregiver Support: Developing Interventions for Everyone – Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, Ph.D., MSN, MHA, RN, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

With new research just out from Case Western Reserve University showing African Americans with dementia have close to three times the risk of being infected with COVID-19 as white individuals with dementia, the event is particularly timely.

“These are difficult times with caregiving, caregiving while reducing risk for COVID-19,” said Dr. Hill, who grew up in College Park, Ga., and witnessed challenges for accessing quality health care. “There is a high level of anxiety and stress, but I believe this is a real opportunity for us to pursue equity in terms of engaging those communities with information, care and support.”

Jennifer Lepard, Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter president and CEO, said at the national level the Alzheimer’s Association is committed to not only funding diverse initiatives – like the new IDEAS study, whose goal is to enroll 4,000 African American and Latino participants to determine if amyloid PET scans improve diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease – but also committed to working with national partners to ensure that early detection and diagnosis initiatives reach all communities.

Locally, the Michigan Chapter works with community members and partners representing a wide range of underserved populations and communities to understand needs and provide support and services.

“Our goal as an Association is to work toward a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We can’t do that without research, and we can’t do that without listening to and understanding the needs of diverse communities locally,” Lepard said. “While we already work with some amazing partners and entities, we’re always looking to connect with others who can help us work on solutions that might help us ensure greater equity in our communities.”

To register for the Dr. James S. Jackson Seminar on Health Equity and Alzheimer’s Disease, visit: For more information and support, visit or call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Hogan Covers Bankruptcy in Wake of COVID


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Foster Swift’s Finance Practice Group continues to host a complimentary half hour webinar every second Wednesday of each month through 2020.

The next Second Wednesday will be on October 14 from 9:00-9:30 am. Moderated by Practice Group Leader Patricia Scott, bankruptcy attorney Scott Hogan will cover the topic “Your Customer Filed Bankruptcy – What’s Next?” While bankruptcy is currently at an all-time low, many predict that it is simply the ‘Calm before the Storm’ and businesses should know their rights and what they can do to protect themselves as a likely surge of filings may happen in the coming months.

While not a substitute for legal advice, these sessions give individuals, business owners and managers an opportunity to gain insight in this changing legal environment and offers the chance to ask general questions following the presentations.

Hogan practices from the firm’s Grand Rapids office and represents trustees, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy. For registration, visit the following link:

For those unable to virtually attend, video recordings of the previous Second Wednesday sessions have been added to the finance practice page for viewing at


Since 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs 95-plus attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph. For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit


Fantastic food, fabulous cars and fine wine will be served up at the eleventh annual Garden Party, a fundraising event to provide professional trade scholarships to disadvantaged young adults. The event will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the beautiful grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.

The Garden Party will feature fare from 30 of Michigan’s best restaurants including Big Rock Chophouse, Detroit Athletic Club, Grey Ghost, Roberts Restaurant Group, among others. New additions to this year’s event include Antihero, Hazel, Ravines & Downtown, Lady of the House, and Shewolf, to name a few. The exquisite cuisine offered during the affair will be paired with 100 of the finest wines provided by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, classic car display and live entertainment by Detroit’s own award-winning vocalist, Tosha Owens.

“The Garden Party is pleasant, if not pleasing. It is one of the few charities that our industry, Hospitality, embraces…” said Sydney L. Ross, co-founder of The Garden Party Foundation and co-owner of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, based in Highland Park. “We are giving the children and later young adults the opportunity to learn skills that WILL allow them to be self-sufficient and prosper – vocational training.”

Tickets for The Garden Party are $150 per person. Attire is traditional Garden Party chic. The hosts request that ladies wear hats. Guests must be 18 to attend. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

2019 Sponsors include: Atlas Oil Company (along with Atlas Cares and Sam & Nada Simon Foundation), Barton Malow Company, Celani Family Vineyards, Charity Motors, Crain’s Detroit Business, Dickinson Wright PLLC, dbusiness, HOUR Detroit, Huntington Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Kelly Services, MP Tool & Engineering, News/Talk 760 WJR, Peter Basso Associates, Plum Market, Ryder, The Suburban Collection, The Tyranski & Totonchio Group – Merrill Lynch, TMP Architecture, and UHY Advisors, Inc.

Along with The Garden Party Southeast Michigan, the fourth annual Garden Party Northern Michigan will be held on September 7, 2019 from 3PM – 6PM in The Harris Gardens on North Central Michigan College’s campus in Petoskey, MI.

About Oakland Community College Professional and Skilled Trades
Oakland Community College’s mission is built on meeting community need. Essentially, what talent does Southeast Michigan need to maintain a strong economy and a great quality of life? How do we meet that need with today’s students? At OCC, this translates into the rebirth of professional and skilled trades. According to the state’s employment website, Talent Connect, there are more than 8,300 professional trades job openings across all industries in Michigan, and more than 6,200 expected to be available each year through 2022.
Today, careers in the professional trades offer high demand, highly skilled, well-paying jobs. OCC’s commitment to filling this talent gap means working with businesses, agencies and our expert faculty to meet the need for skilled, career-ready employees in Advanced Automobile Servicing, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, EMS, Fire Fighter Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Robotics and Welding,

About The Garden Party Foundation
The Garden Party Foundation was founded by The Ross Family and The Cooper Family. The purpose of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon that is pleasing to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect – pleasing to the soul. The Garden Party Foundation’s mission is to provide trade school scholarships to underprivileged young adults. TGPF believes that the purpose of education is to teach students skills allowing them the opportunity to create their own self-sustainable life, which goes hand in hand with TGPF’s intention…to help one student at a time reach their dreams.

Walsh Welcomes Financial Services Leaders to College

Three women from Merrill Lynch who have achieved success in the financial services industry will share how others can bridge the gender gap and build a career in this competitive field during Walsh’s Conversation With Leaders event at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

The event, open to the public, will be held in room 199 at the Troy location, 3838 Livernois Rd. Troy, MI 48083.

Merrill Lynch’s Laurie Bournias, first vice president, wealth management advisor; Nicole Morgia, vice president, client relationship manager; and Estrella (Star) Crawford, community relations manager with the company’s local markets organization, will speak at the event. The panel will be moderated by Nathan Marsden, managing director and market executive at Merrill Lynch.

“These three women are not just leaders in their field, but also role models for other women who are interested in building a career in the financial services industry,” says Walsh President & CEO Marsha Kelliher. “We are proud to welcome them to Walsh and share with our students and the community their experiences in the financial services industry.”

Bournias began her career at Merrill Lynch after earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from Walsh in 1992. As a first vice president, wealth management advisor, she assists clients with a net worth of $1 million or more. She holds certifications and designations including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and FINRA and insurance licenses.

Morgia, a client relationship manager, joined Merrill Lynch in 2016 after holding positions as director of operations for MetLife and regional manager at Raymond James. She graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in English/communications.

Crawford, community relations manager at Merrill Lynch, is responsible for supporting the market president and leadership team revenue growth and brand in local markets. She joined Bank of America in 2004 as a relationship manager and has held a wide variety of roles including change consultant, quality team manager and senior business controls specialist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in modern foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish from Morris Brown College.

There is no cost to attend the Conversation With Leaders forum. For more information and to register, visit

About Walsh

Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school. Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township and Port Huron, as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (

Former OCC Theatre Student Reprises Classic DIA TV Commercial During Arts, Beats and Eats Kick-Off News Conference

Former Oakland Community College student Lillian Bishop knows how to take advantage of an opportunity.

Bishop, of Ferndale, Mich., jumped on the rare opportunity to showcase her singing chops at a news conference Tuesday to kick-off the Arts, Beats and Eats festival during Labor Day Weekend in Royal Oak. She sang the iconic song in the classic Detroit Institute of Arts’ 1976 TV commercial “You Gotta Have Art” at the end of Oakland Community College Chancellor Peter Provenzano’s opening remarks, adapted* for the kickoff event. (*Lyrics provided below)

OCC is a first-time major sponsor of the festival dedicated to promoting the arts in Oakland County and beyond.

“It was an honor and pleasure to be asked to participate,” said Bishop, who is the lead singer for Chateau, one of Detroit’s top-ranked bands, and performs voiceover and promo work locally. “I love the arts, I love performing and I love supporting my college. I had a great time doing it.”

At OCC, Bishop starred in many theatre productions, including All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, Great American Trailer Park Musical, Our Town, MacBeth, and most recently in Peter And The Starcatcher.

Provenzano was tickled with the idea to empower a former student.

“We have excellent music, theatre and arts programs, facilities, faculty, students and graduates,” he said. “It was a delight to watch her belt out this legendary song to demonstrate to the world the importance of art in our community, the high caliber of excellent students who attend OCC, and pay homage to one of our outstanding partners in the DIA.”

For more information about Arts Beats and Eats, visit

For more information about OCC, visit

About OCC
With five campuses in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s number one transfer institution, offering nearly 100 excellent degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their full potential and enhance the communities they serve. More than a million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. Learn more at

Artloft Midtown One Year Anniversary Celebration

Detroit October 10, 2016 Over the past year, Artloft and their Midtown location have grown into much more than just a gift store. They frequently host girlfriend parties, tea parties, ladies brunches and have participated in local charity events as well. Rachael, along with her knowledgeable staff, offers a high level of personalized service to her clients. We want to create a connection with the customer that evokes the feeling that Artloft is “my go-to store.”

“Our customer base is building daily, and new customers quickly become regulars and friends,” said Rachael Woods

If you haven’t been into one of their locations (they have had their first location in downtown Birmingham for almost twenty years) your eyes are in for a feast! Artloft Midtown offers a highly-curated collection of unique housewares, wonderful gifts, one-of-a-kind artwork, locally made Detroit items, jewelry, authentic African clothing and more. Their best selling item is their Egyptian cotton blend sheet sets and pillowcases. Whether they are purchased as a gift or for themselves, customers always come back for more.

Rachael is looking forward to her next year and beyond with confidence. But first, she is celebrating Artloft’s one year anniversary of their Midtown Detroit location by having a festive event where they will celebrate in style with friends, customers and family and all who have supported Artloft Midtown. The date for the anniversary party will be Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5pm-10pm in store. Beyond the fun of the party, Artloft will also have portions of the event benefiting The Pink Fund.

“We are grateful to Artloft for taking up our mission, making it a point to help raise money to help local women in active treatment for breast cancer pay some of their non-medical basic cost of living expenses through The Pink Fund.” said Molly MacDonald.

Visit Artloft’s Midtown location at 4160 Cass Ave., Suite C, Detroit, MI 48201 313.818.0023 Open Monday-Saturday 11-7 with Fridays open late 11-9.

In addition to their two brick-and-mortar locations, Artloft sells merchandise through its website: and frequent updates and store events are posted on the store’s Facebook page.

Oneupweb’s BRIM, “Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan”, Conference Returns and is Thrilled to Announce the Bank of Northern Michigan As Pitch Session Sponsor

Oneupweb Hosts 3rd BRIM Leadership Conference for Michigan businesses and calls for Pitch Session applications for a chance to win $5,000.

Traverse City, MI September 25, 2013

For the third year running, Oneupweb will host BRIM (Bringing Relentless Innovation to Michigan), a day of inspiration, education, networking and entrepreneurship held at the Oneupweb headquarters on the banks of West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City.

One highlight of past BRIMs has been the Investor Pitch Session, which returns to BRIM for 2013 along with a generous $5,000 prize from The Bank of Northern Michigan for the winning business plan. This doubles the 2012 prize of $2,500, which was also sponsored by The Bank of Northern Michigan. Three finalists will be selected to present their ideas at BRIM on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to a panel of judges and BRIM attendees.

BRIM 2012 Pitch Session winner Kelly Stites, of Assisted Moving Services, had never presented her business plan to a large group of professionals until last year’s conference. She says, “Winning the BRIM Pitch Session inspired me to move forward with my business plan and grow it into what is now a licensed LLC moving business in Traverse City that specializes in senior moving and downsizing. The money awarded was spent changing the DBA to an LLC, retaining permits and constructing a sign for the business.” She adds, “I’m looking forward to attending in November 2013!”

Like Stites, many business owners are challenged in the early stages of establishing a business with obtaining necessary permits, building clientele and investing in marketing efforts with limited budgets. In addition to the monetary prize for the winner, all three BRIM Pitch Session presenters will receive follow-up consultations to support their success.

“The Bank of Northern Michigan maintains a strong commitment to helping grow successful businesses throughout our northern Michigan community,” says John D. Paul, Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Northern Michigan. “I’ve had the honor of participating in Oneupweb’s BRIM event the last two years and the talent and enthusiasm represented by the entrepreneurs attending BRIM underscored the great future we have in Michigan. Each person who participates in the Pitch Session has the opportunity for business consulting with the judges. We found the consulting session to be very beneficial for each entrepreneur and it has been great to watch these businesses grow over the last year.”

To apply for the BRIM 2013 Pitch Session and a chance to compete with other entrepreneurs for the $5,000 prize from The Bank of Northern Michigan, fill out the form here-

About Oneupweb:
Oneupweb is a 17-year innovator in digital marketing—creating integrated online marketing plans that incorporate search, social, design and mobile services. Heralded by an independent research firm for their leadership team, work ethic and solid experience in optimizing complicated sites, Oneupweb has been named a Top 20 Search Marketing Agency by Advertising Age for five consecutive years, and CEO Lisa Wehr is recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Oneupweb is a privately held company located in Traverse City, Michigan. For more information on Oneupweb, please call 1.877.568.7477, or visit