Model D Speaker Series: Do the right thing

As more people open their own businesses in Detroit and around the country, entrepreneurs are faced with difficult choices. When trying to do the right thing for their business, their community, their customers and themselves, how does responsibility come into play? 

A new national film series called "The Entrepreneurial Spirit" from Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project features two local Detroit businesses making a positive difference in their community:

  • Avalon International Breads - When co-founders Jackie Victor and Ann Perrault first opened their bakery in Midtown Detroit, they set three bottom lines that reflected their ethics: "Right relationship with the earth, right relationship with the employees and right relationship with the community." Since then, they have been walking the walk to live up to their motto: "Eat Well, Do Good."
  • City Living Detroit - When it came time for Austin Black to start his own real estate company, it was important for him to give back to the city that inspired his love of architecture and urbanism. From his office in Midtown, he has made it his mission to showcase Detroit’s historic homes and neighborhoods and improve quality of life in the city.
Join us tonight, May 8, at Willys Overland Lofts for the debut of two stunning short films about Avalon and City Living Detroit before their nationwide release. Afterwards, stick around for a short Q&A with Jackie, Ann and Austin.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with program beginning at 6 p.m. at Willys Overland Lofts, 444 West Willis, Detroit. Free & open to the public. To register, click here.

This event is presented by Liberty Mutual. Special thanks to MSHDA for their support of the Model D Speaker Series.