Alicia Gibbons, the third-generation owner of Donna’s Donuts, has always been a part of the local business. “Donna’s was the first place I went before they took me home from the hospital,” says Gibbons. “My parents and grandparents had to show me off.” The shop was originally under ownership outside Gibbon’s family, but a few […]

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In 2013, Grace Peabody graduated from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. It was then that she and her father Jim decided to go into business together. “I never thought I’d be in insurance,” says Peabody. “It’s something you kind of fall into and then you […]

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About 25 years ago, Manal Saab was working for MetroHealth Medical Systems in an impoverished, but familiar, neighborhood when she was jumped by a group of young people. “I was too comfortable because I knew the community,” says Saab. “I was surprised it actually happened to me.” She was about eight months pregnant at the […]

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