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Take5 BridgetRusso

Conceived in 2011, prototyped in 2012 and first sold in 2013, Shinola is an American-made luxury watch, bicycle and leather goods manufacturer. Though young, the brand’s story, the products’ elegance and the company’s community outreach efforts will make you want to #Detroitproud.

For this Take 5, Marketing Director for Shinola Bridget Russo filled us in on why Detroit was the chosen city to bring Shinola to life.


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Cafe dMongos fromAngelaHernandez

Many Michigan-born celebrities never stop calling Detroit their home, even after they’ve made it to the bright lights of Hollywood. What’s more, many celebrities who come here to film or just to visit fall in love with The D.


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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Something’s fishy, and it’s a good thing, at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium.

Aquariums offer a fascinating glimpse of what life is like under the sea. A brand-new aquarium is now open right here in metro Detroit.

The 35,000-square-foot indoor Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, located inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, is open to the public as of Jan. 29, 2015.


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 DDiscountPass MichiganScienceCenter

People who know me well might describe me as “thrifty” — an adjective I’d proudly own up to. I’m always looking for ways to stretch a dollar. So I’m a good choice to tell you about The D Discount Pass.

The D Discount Pass lets you save money on Detroit’s top attractions. Complete a simple entry form and visitdetroit.com will send a free barcode right to your mobile device. Show the barcode and save 20 percent or more at participating attractions all year long!


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Take5 AmyPeterson

Rebel Nell, a jewelry-making company in Detroit, has a mission to employ disadvantaged women in Detroit, educate them on business and life skills and empower them to transition to an independent life. Who knew a piece of jewelry could hold so much power? Amy Peterson, co-founder of Rebel Nell, sat down with us to share a few words about how her organization is making a difference in Detroit.


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