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SBDA hosts annual event

DETROIT — The Southwest Detroit Business Association will host its annual Community Investment Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., June 19, at MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board located at 2901 Grand River Ave., in Detroit.

The annual networking event brings together hundreds of community leaders, entrepreneurs and residents to acknowledge the positive contributions made by the SDBA while celebrating the  economic vitality of its business districts.

This year’s breakfast theme, “An Appetite for Growth  and Change,” will highlight Southwest Detroit’s competitive advantage found in the food  offerings of its local small businesses. This includes hundreds of restaurants, food trucks,  grocery stores, mercados and wholesale food manufacturing facilities.

Carol Coletta

Carol Coletta

Knight Foundation’s Carol Coletta, vice president of community and national initiatives,  will deliver the keynote address on strategies to develop successful cities

Coletta joined Knight Foundation in 2013 and is a nationally-recognized expert on cities and the  use of the arts in the development of communities.

Dennis W. Archer, chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and former city of Detroit mayor will deliver opening remarks followed by Coletta’s keynote address. WDIV-TV 4 news anchor Guy Gordon will serve as master of ceremonies.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 313.842.0986, ext. 26.

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