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Open City Ferndale: Always Open for Business

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking event for all: Start-ups. Been-ups. Mom & Pops. Tech. Retail. Restaurants. And more.

FERNDALE— Ferndale is a city of small businesses. An inclusive, place-based and people-focused destination, it’s a place where entrepreneurs flock to when starting up or expanding operations. With its strong commercial districts and vibrant neighborhoods, the city economy is thriving.

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th at the Rust Belt Market for the launch of Open City Ferndale, a panel discussion, resource fair and networking event for all Ferndale businesses. The panel will discuss how to start, build and grow a business in the city. They will highlight why Ferndale is a great place to open a business and the resources available to everyone from start-ups to mom and pops.

MODERATOR: Ursula Adams, The SheHive

– Greg Doyle, Oakland County
– Jessie James, Drought
– Julianna Perry, Fifth Third Bank

6:00 – 6:30 / networking & resource fair
6:30 – 7:30 / panel discussion
7:30 – 8:00 / networking & resource fair

Come network at our resource fair and walk away with new connections and resources!
Featuring representatives from business servicing agencies who can help you start or grow your small business! Learn about available assistance with your building, your business plan, financing, mentorship, and other great opportunities for new and established businesses.

A program of Build Institute, Open City is a forum for Metro Detroit’s aspiring and established small business owners to learn, network, and exchange information in a fun and lively atmosphere. Join us each month this summer at a new Detroit neighborhood location, where a select panel of speakers will discuss a relevant small business topic, followed by casual networking. Events are FREE and open to all with no rsvp required.


December 6, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


The Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220 United States