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    The Mitten Brewing Co. partnership

    Great Lakes By Design Magazine has partnered with The Mitten Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan to launch a subscription offer as of April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020 to help fund the microbrewery and pizzeria’s efforts to provide meals for children during the Coronavirus outbreak while schools are closed. For every one-year subscription at $32, Great Lakes By Design Magazine will donate $22 to The Mitten Brewing Co. foundation to help feed those going hungry in local neighborhoods. Each one-year subscription to the 96-page, design publication highlighting creative professionals throughout the Great Lakes region, includes six issues; with the $10 remaining allocated solely to cost of printing and…

  • Creative Endeavors,  Design,  Local

    Q & A: On the map

    By R. Collins Entrepreneur Kelechi Uchendu’s fashion career began with a dream. Now the founder and owner of Kay Kay’s World LLC, Uchendu manages a blog concerning fashion, beauty, and travel known as Kay Kay’s Way; and a clothing line known as Kay Kay’s Fashion that would eventually lead the brand to being featured in British Vogue and Tatler Magazine, among others.  Based near Detroit, Uchendu utilizes the local talent of Detroit Sewn to craft her designs. Detroit Sewn provides Southeast Michigan with full-service, cut-and-sew manufacturing that includes sourcing, digitizing, and grading products.  Although Kay Kay’s Fashion is a Michigan-based brand, its reach is international, and Uchendu has traveled to…