READ logoWednesday, March 13, 6 PM: R.E.A.D. Detroit Developers

Born out of the Capital Impact Partners Equitable Development Initiative, R.E.A.D. has taken steps to create an organization to carry forward the spirit of the CIP EDI and empower minority developers in Detroit to ensure the developer base more accurately reflects the city’s diversity and delivers projects that truly serve its diverse population. R.E.A.D. is 1 501c3 organization seeking new members.

Mission Statement: Create, cultivate, connect and support qualified minority developers throughout the entire project lifecycle in accordance with the established READ Code of Conduct with the express intent to increase market share, establish a legacy pipeline and to leverage the weight of our collective resources

No cost for entry. Appetizers and Beverages will be provided with donations appreciated.



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Thursday, March 14, 12 noon – 1 PM: Small Groups – Faith at Work.

Email Bobby Burton for more information.






Thursday, March 14, 5:30 PM: Algebra Alive + Pi, Oh My! POWERORGMath welcomes youth ages 12-16 apply algebraic thinking and PI principles to pizza, sweet treats and what they’re wearing. Register here



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Friday, March 15, 8 AM: Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs. The Clubs aim to bring together small groups of women and give them an opportunity to build lasting relationships, engage meaningfully with women working in their field, and build strong networks within their region.

Join the group for breakfast, networking, and discussions on topics relevant to our industry.

This month’s theme: Negotiation

The breakfast clubs are free and open to both members and non-members of ULI. Please feel free to share with women in your network.


millennial monopoly   Friday, March 15, 12 noon. Drop In for Board Games at Lunch – Millennial Monopoly. Bring your lunch and join SpaceLab members in exploring new board games. No RSVP needed; just drop in to wind down the week with fun and games.

Monday March 18, 5:30 PM: #ContentMarketingMondays with Karen Burton (@buildingsource)

Creatively cuCMM-Curate Contentrate content for your social channels.

Developing original content to share on your social network on a consistent basis requires creativity and a good amount of time. You don’t have to develop all the content for your platforms. We’ll discuss the tools and share tips and ideas for sharing content from your network and engaging with your audience in a meaningful way.

You’ll be working to schedule a month of engaging content before you leave the workshop. RSVP here


Thursday, March 21, 5:30 PM. I L.O.V.E. MY KIDS with MATH by POWEROrgMath. Adults engage in 4 activities to support youth through Listening attentively, Observation, Validation and Exploration.




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Saturday, March 23, 12:30 PM and Thursday, April 4 at 6 PM (register for one date). Credit for Business with David Moore of Credit IQ, LLC. In these workshops, David Moore will teach how to immediately get $250,000 in business credit for your EIN that is not linked to your SSN, and how to access loans when the banks say “NO,” even if you are a startup, with personal credit challenges or if you lack collateral.

David Moore is an established and experienced financial professional and investor. His Credit IQ business credit solutions allow them to get the business owner and their business capital ready by optimizing their business credit using only their EIN without any personal guarantees. Services include establishing a DUNS Number, Paydex score of 80, Experian and Equifax business credit profile, cash flow projections, business plans that meet underwriting requirements, and SBA and alternative loan funding.

Credit solutions, not credit repair. RSVP here



  Every 4th Wednesday at 6 PM: National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) Meeting. Wednesday, March 20: Hard Hats and Heels Membership Drive and Social at North Bar in Southfield. Get Tickets Here




Every First Thursday at 3:30 PM 

SpaceLab members gather in the community kitchen on first Thursdays to Celebrate the Win – new clients, new business, birthdays, good press – accomplishments and milestones big and small. 


Saturday, April 13, 8 AM – 1 PM. Girls 5th through 12th grade apply at

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Tues., January 08, 6 PM – 8 PM: Drones for Construction + Real Estate: After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician, Seann Lewis recognized the need for quality technology services at an affordable price. What began as a one-man operation has quickly grown into much more. Seann’s company is now a leading provider of drone services for construction and real estate projects in the metro Detroit area.

42766922_10214204814766965_9077661861133942784_nDuring this presentation, Seann will cover: necessary licenses, different drone types, uses in real estate sales, uses for gathering data for construction, surveying, mapping, inspections, other possible uses and where the industry is headed

Drones can improve efficiency and transparency on a project and reduce risks and delays, helping to cut costs for your company and your clients.

Join our MeetUp group and RSVP or sign up on Eventbrite.







Dec. 20: The role of storytelling in local government, 9 AM at 1001 Woodward. SEMCOG welcomes Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller for the City of Detroit, to its next Southeast Michigan Communicators Network meeting. He will speak about how a community can bring storytelling in-house to ensure that the proper attention is given to all the news that needs to be shared. Registration required; please register here.

Dec. 12: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs, 8:30 AM.  Meeting quarterly to bring together small groups of women, giving them an opportunity to build lasting relationships, engage meaningfully with women working in their field, and build strong networks within their region. Free and open to both members and non-members of ULI. RSVP here.

Dec. 11: Final public meeting for 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, 4 PM at Westland City Hall:  SEMCOG seeks input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid development of the region’s long-range transportation plan. These public meetings are scheduled to allow residents to share their feedback on policies and action related to the transportation plan. Check out the informational video.  Additional information here. Contact: Christina Ignasiak, SEMCOG Plan Policy Development.

Dec. 06: Detroit Black Professionals 8th Annual Holiday Mixer, 6:30 at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. Bring family and friends for a night of networking and fun. Admission includes appetizers and access to exhibits. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Midnight Golf Program. RSVP and see list of of sponsoring organizations, including NABWIC, NOMA, MMCA, READ, NSBE and REIA.

Dec. 05: AIA Detroit TAP/ Program: NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, 6:30 PM at Albert Kahn Associates. will showcase a parametrically designed (and very unusual) table, and learn about Albert Kahn’s design for a 3D-printed Mars habitat. This group is a forum for all designers who are interested in grasshopper, dynamo and the future of design. We hope you can join us for our quarterly meeting and hang out afterwards for a happy hour. RSVP here.

Dec. 01: AIAD Detroit CANstruction at Noel Night 2018: Feeling nostalgic lately? So are we! Teams of Metro Detroit architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and students will come together to design and build structures inspried by the theme “Nostalgic 90s” and made entirely from canned food within a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ space. To benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Free to see. Sign up here.

Dec. 01: 46th Annual Noel Night (Midtown Detroit) – new hours: 11 AM – 10 PM: Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house that presents free activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theater, and dance groups, and other special performances. Free and open to the public! Get more info and the schedule here.

Nov. 29: USGBC Detroit Region and Detroit 2030 District 2nd Annual Sustainable Detroit Soiree. An evening of celebration, honoring the volunteers working to create high performance buildings, healthier communities and a sustainable Detroit! Join USGBC members, allies, partners and like-minded sustainability colleagues to celebrate green building in the Detroit region. Join us for beer, wine, delicious food and live music and help us celebrate our award winners – outstanding leaders in sustainability and sustainable design. Register here.

Nov. 27: VRARA Detroit: VR & AR in AEC: The VRARA Detroit has partnered with AIA Detroit TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) and the Detroit Area BIM User Group for an evening of AR, VR, MR Future in AEC wsg Ghafari. Join the group in the LTU University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC) Gallery for an evening of exploration and demos with architects, designers and technology leaders in the building design community. Read more and get your tickets here.

Nov. 20: Preservation Detroit Happy Hour at Kiesling: Interested in preservation, urban design, history, or architecture? Meet up with Detroit’s fellow preservationists and support Preservation Detroit while you’re at it! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to support Preservation Detroit’s advocacy work.

Nov. 15: Detroit 2030 District Small Sector Lunch & Learn (Small Commercial, Houses of Worship, Multifamily) at NextEnergy in Detroit.
Presentation Topics: Internal Water Strategies for Existing Buildings from the Contractor’s View and Managing Environmental Risk and Understanding Hazardous Materials in Existing Buildings Email Connie Lilley to register.

Nov. 14: READY, SET BUILD! Construction Careers Expo at Cobo Center. READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations and meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry. (Barton Malow, Bedrock and Turner

Nov. 14: Ripple of Impact – Stormwater Initiative Launch: The Charles H. Wright Museum and the Michigan Science Center are combining forces to encourage visitors to be water stewards through African American culture and science experiences, inspiring the next generation to positively impact the world. Get tickets to this free event.

Nov. 14 – 16: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago
Get a free Expo Hall pass! Use the code USGBC18LO5 when you register. And RSVP for the free USGBC Reception on Nov. 15 for Indiana/Michigan/Ohio Greenbuild attendees. More info here  (USGBC Detroit)

Nov. 13: AIA Detroit Committee on Diversity & Inclusion meets in partnership with Smithgroup Perspectives, Part 2 in Dismantling Barriers to Success. Sign up here.

Nov. 13: Unpacking Gentrification and Affordable Housing in Detroit– Model D’s Equitable Development Speaker Series. Save your seat.

Vote for your favorite in the 2018 Commerce Design Detroit Awards People’s Choice! 
Choose from 10 businesses by Nov. 11, and then sign up for a very special Drinks x Design Crawl and Bus Tour in December. Vote and get more info here. (Design Core Detroit and AIA Detroit)

Nov. 9: Proposals for Joe Louis Greenway Framework Plan are due by 3 PM EST at the Detroit Economic Development Association. RFP and more info here.

Nov. 8: Construction Outreach Meeting #3 for the Monroe Blocks Project
Network and learn about upcoming construction bidding opportunities, 2 PM to 3:30 PM at Greektown Casino-Hotel, 5th Floor, Grand Ballroom. Register here



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