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Team

Small Business Owner Advocates

The Small Business Owner Advocates is a dedicated group of small and mid-sized Detroit business owners charged with utilizing their experience to inform the work of DMB and help the coalition keep business owner perspectives at the core of what we do. This group has been carefully selected to reflect the rich diversity of Detroit’s small business community, and to bring solutions-oriented owners together to support one another as well as business owners at large.

DMB Staff

Exec Committee

Dave Blaszkiewicz
Invest Detroit

Tim Carter
McKinsey

Nicole Sherard-Freeman
City of Detroit

David Hamilton
McKinsey

September Hargrove
JPM Chase Bank

Kevin D. Johnson
DEGC

Pamela Lewis
New Economy Initiative

Conrad Mallett
City of Detroit

David E Meador
DTE

Carla Walker-Miller, Chair
 Walker-Miller Energy Services

Chuck Nolen, Vice Chair
 Cutter's Bar & Grill
 

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Coalition Partners

DMB is a coalition of more than 60 public, private and philanthropic leaders, Detroit-based business support organizations and civic minded small-business entrepreneurs. Its goal is to identify and remove systemic barriers to small-business success by working collectively and leveraging its significant influence to provide resources and improve Detroit’s small business ecosystem.

Bedrock Detroit

Black Leaders Detroit

City of Detroit

Community Reinvestment Fund

DTE Energy

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Detroit Future City

Detroit Regional Chamber

Global Detroit

Invest Detroit

McKinsey Consulting

Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance

Michigan Community Resources

New Economy Initiative

TechTown Detroit