We’re showing some love to local woman-owned businesses every Wednesday by featuring these #bossladies in our #WomanOwnedWednesday posts on social media. We’ve compiled a list below of our most recent posts! Know a woman-owned business that should be featured? Let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roslyn Karamoko is the founder and CEO of Détroit Is The New Black. This #bosslady began her clothing store in 2014, and introduced her first pop-up location in 2015. In May of this year, Roslyn opened her first permanent location on Woodward Ave. Here, she provides a space for events like art exhibits and classes, trunk shows, poetry slams, fundraisers, cocktail parties, and will feature a rotating art gallery.
Named after the Brooklyn neighborhood she and her family lived in for 12 years, Sandi Heaselgrave opened up The Red Hook cafe & bakery in 2011. Located just down the street from Canine To Five – Ferndale, her shop serves up single-origin coffee made to order by cup, cold-pressed coffee, house-made nitro cold brew on tap, and delicious bakes goods. In 2014, this #bosslady unveiled her second location, The Red Hook Detroit, located in Detroit’s West Village. Sandi is proud to be the only cafe around to serveStumptown Coffee Roasters, and you can visit her shops 7 days a week to get a hold of this specialty coffee.
There’s a new woman owned business in town! Dawn Sanford has been styling hair for the past 32 years and on Monday she opened up her very own salon, Shears & Shaves. Thanks to the Motor City Match program, Dawn was awarded $55,000 to start her business! You can visit this #bosslady at 20202 Livernois Ave., between Norfolk and Chippewa streets.
Started by her father in 1967, Rhonda Rowe took ownership of Rowe Trucking LLC in 2007. This trucking company hauls materials like sand, asphalt, dirt, and gravel for their clients in the city of Detroit. In 2015, Rhonda secured two loans totaling $75,000 from the Detroit Development Fund‘s Entrepreneurs of Color fund. These loans made it possible for her to purchase two new trucks to meet her customers’ needs. This #bosslady also graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program where they teach practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management.