In 1967, Jim Jacobs had no idea that the request of a friend would change the course of his life, leading to a 50-year career with Macomb Community College and culminating in the last nine as the college’s president.
Israel and Erik Nordin (The Nordin Brothers) started the Detroit Design Center® in 1999, well before the current renaissance in Detroit was happening. They worked for their father’s steel company to help pay for school. In 1999, their father retired and the brothers decided it was time to begin creating their art full time. They purchased their studio on Michigan Avenue from him and began buildings objects. They learned about business from their father who taught them important themes that still run true in their company today. “Do what you say”, “pay your bills on time”, “grow slowly” and “dream big”.
What will you do when the weather gets warm? 500 kids across the East Side will be testing out their wheels on sidewalks of Warren, the streets of St. Clair Shores and bike paths of Sterling Heights. Do you want to be a part of it?