D-Movement Encourages Suburbanites to Engage with Detroit

Grassroots effort seeks suburban resident / business / organization participation in driving economic and cultural impact on the Detroit community
March 25, 2011 - PRLog -- Detroit - when most people think of the city, they visualize the many negative connotations frequently associated with it.  The D-Movement, however, believes that Detroit is a jewel in the making and wants to play a role in the city's economic and cultural comeback. 

The D-Movement is made up of representatives from many large and small organizations, businesses and individuals helping to once again make Detroit a metropolitan success story. The group believes we can assist in this effort by breaking thru the misconception that you have to live in Detroit to be part of the city and its resurgence; instead, we seek the engagement of the entire metro area in re-energizing Detroit for the benefit of the entire Southeast Michigan community. 

As part of our effort to showcase the interesting and exciting things taking place in Detroit in which anyone can participate - Detroit resident or not, we're bringing our message to the suburbs in an event scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.  During this event, you will hear speakers representing various Detroit-based groups, enjoy entertainment by The Sugar People, network with various professionals and entrepreneurs, and take in art displayed by the Schoolcraft College CGT Department, with refreshments provided by students in Schoolcraft's Culinary Arts program.  All guests will be entered into a drawing for one of two gift cards to delectable Detroit venues. The event is free to attend for students registering in advance, and $5 for all others registering in advance.  Tickets are available at the door for $10. Advance registration is available on the group's website at http://dmovement.com

Speakers for the event include: 

  -  Thanh Tran, CEO of H&T Medical Solutions, LLC and Founder of D-NewTech 
  -  Margarita Barry, Founder & Publisher of I am Young Detroit 
  -  Linda Daichendt, CEO of Strategic Growth Concepts, Co-founder of Mobile Monday Michigan and Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of America 
  -  Shane Sevo, Founder of Joomla Detroit, Superhouse Media Technologist 
  -  Jon Zemke, Managing Editor of SE Michigan Startup, News Editor for Metromode.com, ModelDMedia.com and ConcentrateMedia.com 
  -  Shawn Neal - Executive Producer & Managing Partner of Groovebox Studios and The Sugar People 
  -  Vanessa Miller / Amy Kaherl - SOUP Collaborators, DetroitSoup 

Master of Ceremonies for the program will be Andrew Humphrey, WDIV-TV Local 4 Emmy Award Winning Meterologist. 

Sponsors for the event include:  Schoolcraft College CGT Department, PeopleMovers, Bizdom U, Crain's Detroit Business, Greening Detroit, MainStreet Partnership,TechTown, University Cultural Center Association, and MentalNoteOnline.com. 

Schoolcraft's VisTaTech Center is located at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI.   

Those with questions about the event, or interested in sponsorship, may contact Elizabeth Lawrence at Elizabeth@MentalNoteOnline.com.

Founded by Thanh Tran, CEO/Founding Partner of H&T Medical Solutions and Founder of D-NewTech, the D-Movement is a grassroots effort aimed at bringing together students, professionals, and the businesses and organizations they represent to increase their involvement as catalysts to drive community engagement with the city of Detroit.

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H&T Medical Solutions, LLC is a privately held Michigan software company founded in Detroit's TechTown. The HTMS product, MentalNote® software, is an electronic health record dedicated to the behavioral health industry. Simple. Intuitive. Psychiatric.
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