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Member Spotlight: Abby Conway


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How old are you? 22 Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? What platform do you follow them on? Boomer Phelps on Instagram What are you doing? I work in Finance, specifically Internal Audit, for Meritor (automotive manufacturing company located in Troy, MI). In this position, I have the unique opportunity to

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April In Review: Core Orchards Tree Planting


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On Arbor Day, Friday April 27th, nearly 200 volunteers came out to the lot across from Wolverine Human Services’ Residential Center in Detroit to plant 350 apple trees for Core Orchards, Detroit’s newest urban apple orchard. Aside from planting trees, volunteers laid mulch, planted strawberries, basil, and more in the hoop house, painted Wolverine Center,

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Member Spotlight: Tracey Urcheck


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How old are you? 28 Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? Gary Vaynerchuk What are you doing? Marketing and Training Director for Paragon Properties What are you most known for among colleagues or friends? Motivating people and being very energetic What is your drink of choice? Coffee

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Fowling & Food Packing


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On Sunday, March 11, over 50 people joined Fresh Era at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck to pack meals for the Kids Against Hunger Coalition. We packed 11,000 meals that will be sent to hungry children and families in 26 different countries, including the United States. After we did some good, we had some fun!

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Meet Our New President, Joe Gruber!


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Tell us a little about yourself. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but I have lived Downriver for 6 years now, with my wife Christina and baby boy Joe Jr.  I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside, enjoying bonfires and nature hikes. What do you do for work? I currently serve as

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The First Annual Cider Slush


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On Thursday, November 2nd, over 200 people came out to support Core Orchards Detroit at The First Annual Cider Slush! It was a great night filled with hard cider sampling, Cider Slushies, games, music, and fun. Attendees sampled hard ciders from Blake’s Hard Cider and Virtue Cider, enjoyed donuts from Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill, and

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Member Highlight: Tori Raymond


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How old are you? 27 Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? What platform do you follow them on? @Weslie_ on IG. Her son Ozzy is THE FUNNIEST. What are you doing? As the Director of Development @ComePlayDetroit I’m always looking for ways to bring more PLAY to Detroit communities and organizations!

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Career Day at Vassar


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On Friday, September 15th, from 10:30am – 2:30pm, several Fresh Era Detroit members shared their life path and career experiences with over 175 at-risk youth currently in residential treatment at the Wolverine Human Services Campus located in Vassar, Michigan.  The youth at the Vassar Campus are currently receiving treatment through one of the specialized programs of Wolverine

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Member Profile: Nick Thurber


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How old are you? 29 years young. Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? What platform do you follow them on? Easy. Gary Vaynerchuk on Instagram What are you doing? In short, CPA at Deloitte. In long, I manage global client service teams providing advisory and assurance services to Fortune 100 companies.

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Member Profile: David Hughes


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How old are you? 30 years young Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? What platform do you follow them on? @NoLayingUp on Twitter What are you doing? VP of Promotional for ARG Worldwide, in Plymouth. I’m the guy that connects corporate branding with effective, campaign driven, beautiful swag! What are you

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Core Orchards Site Clean Up


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On Sunday, August 27th Fresh Era Detroit volunteered and cleaned up the future site of Core Orchards Detroit. Fresh Era had about 15 people on site with help from kids in the neighborhood to clean up and lay mulch down around the future site of the apple orchard. Afterward, we all grilled food and had some

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Member Profile: Joe Gruber


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How old are you?  28 Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? What platform do you follow them on? @Puremittigan on Instagram What are you doing? Living – Fresh Era Community – Director, Wyandotte DDA – Vice President of the Board, Downriver Delta CDC – Husband and soon-to-be Father What are you most

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