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May 2014

‘Project You’ gives participants the keys to change their own lives

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On Saturday, June 7th, business owners, sales professionals, entrepreneurs, and other leaders will gather for an event that is the first of its kind in Metro Detroit. ‘Project You’ features a team of speakers who are high-energy life changers. The team is passionate about giving each individual the keys to change their own life. This event is presented by Prime3Coaching, which focuses on teaching individuals to develop who they are today so they can be who they need to be tomorrow.

One of the three featured speakers at this event is Jedidiah Thurner. Jedidah is a powerful voice with a desire to ignite passionate cultural catalysts and activate the destinies of this generation’s world changers. He travels both nationally and internationally ministering at churches, schools, conferences, and citywide crusades.

Les Gold is the New York Times Bestselling author of For What it’s Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker and an accomplished speaker. He is an iconic Detroit story. Gold started American Jewelry and Loan in 1981, having worked in his grandfather’s pawnshop since he was a child and is now one of the most widely recognized pawnbrokers in the world.

Josh Schneider, the founder of Prime3Coaching recently relocated to Metro Detroit from New York. His journey towards speaking and coaching was due to the unlocking and discovering of his own passions and strengths. Josh truly comes alive on stage, as he passionately releases the dreams of those in the audience. He pushes through all barriers until each person realizes they were born to achieve greatness.

Project You: A Personal Development and Leadership Experience takes place on Saturday, June 7 from 8am until 12 noon at the Management Education Center in Troy. Tickets are just $49 or VIP Seating including lunch with the Speakers is available for $147.00. Interested individuals can sign up at http://projectyou2014.eventbrite.com.

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From [USChamber.com]  There are few businesses tougher than pawnbroker. And there are few places tougher to run a business than Detroit. So when Detroit pawn shop owner Les Gold, star of truTV’s reality series “Hardcore Pawn” says his city is on the comeback, it certainly gives that assertion some credence.

Gold, owner of American Jewelry and Loan, was on FoxBusiness to give an update on Detroit’s recovery:

Detroit is on the uptick. We are really going strong….We have so many people dying to drop money on us. It’s really unbelievable. Downtown is growing….people are really coming in droves. You can’t imagine. We have busloads of people coming.”

That includes foreign investors, Gold says. The state recently won approval for a federally designated center to expedite a visa program specifically designed for foreign investors:

United States Customs and Immigration expedited and approved Michigan’s application to run its own EB-5 Regional Center, the Snyder administration announced this week, citing support from the governor, the state’s entire Congressional delegation and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

The federal EB-5 visa program is designed to attract “entrepreneur aliens” by offering them a green card in exchange for domestic investments that produce at least 10 new jobs in the U.S.

Immigrants can qualify by devoting $500,000 to a project in a high-unemployment or rural area, of which there are 433 in Michigan, or $1 million in a more affluent part of the state.

Despite the city’s financial woes, there is a reason for optimism, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation noted in its’ recent Regulatory Climate Index. Among the 10 cities under review, the 2014 Regulatory Climate Index ranks Detroit in sixth position in terms of most efficient regulatory environment.

“While no other major American city has experienced recent decline like Detroit has, a community of entrepreneurs and start-ups are reenergizing and revitalizing the city and its future prosperity.”

Among the 10 cities under review, the 2014 Regulatory Climate Index ranks Detroit in sixth position, with the first place (Dallas) representing the most efficient regulatory environment. Read the full article here: https://www.uschamber.com/blog/reality-star-says-detroit-making-comeback?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Wallpost&utm_campaign=Status

Personal Development and Leadership Experience Bringing Life-Changing Speakers to Metro Detroit

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‘Project You’ gives participants the keys to change their own lives

Detroit, Michigan (May 25, 2014) – On Saturday, June 7th, business owners, sales professionals, entrepreneurs, and other leaders will gather for an event that is the first of its kind in Metro Detroit. ‘Project You’ features a team of speakers who are high-energy life changers. The team is passionate about giving each individual the keys to change their own life. This event is presented by Prime3Coaching, which focuses on teaching individuals to develop who they are today so they can be who they need to be tomorrow.

One of the three featured speakers at this event is Jedidiah Thurner. Jedidah is a powerful voice with a desire to ignite passionate cultural catalysts and activate the destinies of this generation’s world changers. He travels both nationally and internationally ministering at churches, schools, conferences, and citywide crusades.

Les Gold is the New York Times Bestselling author of For What it’s Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker and an accomplished speaker. He is an iconic Detroit story. Gold started American Jewelry and Loan in 1981, having worked in his grandfather’s pawnshop since he was a child and is now one of the most widely recognized pawnbrokers in the world.

Josh Schneider, the founder of Prime3Coaching recently relocated to Metro Detroit from New York. His journey towards speaking and coaching was due to the unlocking and discovering of his own passions and strengths. Josh truly comes alive on stage, as he passionately releases the dreams of those in the audience. He pushes through all barriers until each person realizes they were born to achieve greatness.

Project You: A Personal Development and Leadership Experience takes place on Saturday, June 7 from 8am until 12 noon at the Management Education Center in Troy. Tickets are just $49 or VIP Seating including lunch with the Speakers is available for $147.00. Interested individuals can sign up at http://projectyou2014.eventbrite.com.

 

 

Want to meet the Golds in LA?

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Do you have a unique item at home and would like to know how much it may be worth? Do you think that old relic in the garage or that antique passed down to you by a relative could actually be a treasure? Have you bought a one-of-a-kind item at a garage sale and suspect that its value could be much higher than what you paid for? The Queen Latifah Show wants to help you find out! Complete the form at the show’s website, making sure to send in pictures of your item and tell the story of how you came to own it. They may just fly you out to LA to have the stars of Hardcore Pawn tell you if you’re sitting on a gold mine!

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DSO musicians to perform at pawn shop to close out monthlong fundraising initiative

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[Read the full article at Crain’s Detroit]

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra plans to bring a bassoon quartet to an unlikely spot at month’s end: American Jewelry & Loan in Detroit.

The pawn shop, known for its appearances on TruTV’s “Hard Core Pawn,” will host the quartet at 1 p.m. May 31.

The performance will close out the DSO’s Community Support Month, which will include more than 40 small ensemble performances at venues throughout the region, including: an Oakwood Healthcare site, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit Public Schools, Source Booksellers, Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital, American House Senior Living Communities and Crescendo Detroit.

The DSO launched its Community Support Month fundraising initiative in 2011 to expand its annual fund donor base.

Since then, the initiative has raised over $3 million and brought hundreds of new donors to the organization.

The Masco Corp. Foundation will match all gifts made during May, the DSO said on its website.

Original post: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20140505/NEWS/140509926/dso-musicians-to-perform-at-pawn-shop-to-close-out-monthlong

 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Goes Hardcore

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We are thrilled to announce an upcoming recital at American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit presented by musicians of the renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra!

FREE DSO Bassoon Quartet Performance
featuring the Bassoon Quartet
Saturday, May 31, 2014
1:00 pm
American Jewelry and Loan
20450 Greenfield Road
Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is a community-supported orchestra. This recital by a DSO bassoon quartet in the heart of Detroit’s 8 Mile neighborhood will wrap their May 2014 Community Support Month. Learn more about the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra at dso.org.

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