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  • November 07, 2017 3:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Neighbor–to–Neighbor is an unprecedented effort from the Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund that aims to reach all 60,000 homes in Detroit that are at risk of tax foreclosure.

    They are looking for neighborhood organizations who can commit to knock on the doors of homes in their area that are at risk of tax foreclosure, collect information on the resident’s situation, and deliver foreclosure prevention resources.  Neighborhood organizations, CDCs, and block clubs are invited to apply through this website for grant funding that will compensate canvassers who participate in the effort, and provide funding for the organizing group as well.

    Apply to join the effort at

  • May 22, 2017 12:00 PM | Deleted user

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  • December 05, 2016 1:55 PM | Deleted user

    Via Crain's Detroit

    The Eight Mile Boulevard Association named Cindy Thomas as its new executive director.

    She replaces Jordan Twardy, who left in August to become the community economic development director for the city of Ferndale.

    Thomas, a metro Detroit native, earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master's degree in urban planning and policy at Wayne State University. She worked at Ford Motor Co. and South Shore Bank in Chicago before becoming Chicago's chief planning analyst, where she used public-private investment to complete large-scale projects in the central business district, smaller commercial and mixed-income housing projects in the city's neighborhoods, infrastructure improvements and new public facilities.

    Read the full story here.

  • August 06, 2015 10:00 AM | Jordan Twardy

    A group of fifteen association executives from the Netherlands will be our guests on Wednesday, August 12 at a special invite-only reception inside the beautiful Southfield Public Library. 

    The Dutch executives will be in town for the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and Expo, being held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. They reached out to 8MBA in order to learn about our mission, our operations, and how we engage a regional community of members and partners in the pursuit of Eight Mile's revitalization. 

    The group represents a wide swath of industries and missions, such as automotive, utility, retail/real estate, government, nonprofit and more. We are honored to cap off this diverse delegation's visit to Detroit and we thank the City of Southfield for generously providing a venue for the gathering. 

    Click the links below for more information!

    Delegation Profile

    Full Press Release

  • May 29, 2015 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    Applebee's will be opening on 8 Mile by November 2015!

    An Open call to All Local Photographers
    Applebee's needs your help choosing photos to adorn the walls of its 8 Mile location.

    Applebee's, being brought to Eight Mile by TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, wants to adorn their walls with photos of scenes surrounding the neighborhoods of their new location. TEAM Schostak and Applebee's are partnering with 8MBA to engage the community's talented photographers in an effort to create murals and hanging pictures that represent the community surrounding their soon  to open site at 8 Mile and Woodward. 

    If interested, please email by 6/11 with your full name, email, and links to your work. If you have an idea for a location, email the address for us to discover it too! 


    Email the following to by 6/11 
    Full name, Address, Contact Info
    link to your work / portfolio / website


    We want your ideas about which sites and scenes best capture the essence of your neighborhoods. Please send your suggestions to by 6/11!

    8MBA Thanks TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants for bringing the 8 Eight Mile corridor a new family amenity and for engaging the surrounding community in their efforts. 

  • May 29, 2015 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    8MBA is fresh off its 2015 event season, with the successful completion of the 16th Annual 8MBA Leadership Luncheon back on April 24, and our annual beautification blitz, Clean the D, back on May 9. Both events were a phenomenal success, and this month we are proud to bring you the highlights from each:


    In 2015, the Leadership Luncheon hosted more guests and raised more funds than in any of its previous 15 years, an incredible feat and a nod to the continued growth and success of our regional gathering. The 16th Annual Leadership Luncheon raised nearly $100K and hosted more than 750 guests from across the region. Charlie Langton and the "Big Four" continued their tradition of riveting discussion on regional issues, from Prop 1 and the roads to medical marijuana and Detroit Public Schools reform. CLICK HERE for event photos. 

    CLEAN THE D 2015 

    At Clean the D, we trade the glitz and glamour of Cobo Center for jeans, paint brushes, power tools and garden instruments as we spread along the corridor and into Eight Mile's neighborhoods to make a difference. In 2015 we hosted nearly 200 volunteers at four major project sites. 8MBA Board Members Howard Appel (Hagopian), Mayor Barry Brickner (Farmington Hills), Lykesha Moore (Fifth Third Bank), Tom Petzold (Belmont Center), and Nasir Siddiqui (CITGO) joined, along with Community United for Progress, Miss Michigan and more. CLICK HERE for event photos. 


    We are thrilled with the success of this year's events and we couldn't do it without the generous support of our many partners. We sincerely thank each and every one who stepped up to support the revitalization of Eight Mile!

  • May 29, 2015 11:25 AM | Anonymous
    Binder Street Block Club - Featured Community Member Organizations of the 8MBA

     8MBA is proud to bring to light one of our most active neighborhood community groups, as this month's featured 8MBA member, the Binder Street Block Club (BSBC). 

    BSBC has become a force for good in the community, driving a significant amount of improvements at Farwell Field and its surrounding area in Detroit. The Farwell Field initiatives started about 3 years ago, and in that time BSBC has transformed the park to become an expansive community garden that serves as a gathering place and healthy food source for the neighborhood.

    With the support for Farwell growing immensely, contributions from major organizations like University  of Michigan and Michigan Community Resources lead to over $5,000 in grants funding CB radio patrols and health focused programming and amenities. 

    Strong neighborhood's make a strong 8 Mile and we're proud to partner with Binder Street Block Club and other organizations that take to heart the revitalization of their neighborhoods. 

  • May 29, 2015 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    8MBA is proud to recognize Police Week! 

    In recognition of National Police Week on Friday, 5/15, 8MBA, and our members helped the Detroit Police Department celebrate at Dad Butler Playfield.Communities United for Progress (CUP), hosted several officers at Dad Butler Park behind the Belmont Shopping Center, where the local marching band FIRE, provided rousing entertainment.  

    8MBA staff was also on hand for the 8th Precinct's "Feed The Officers" event, to which Kroger donated $500 to help DPD provide meals for its officers on every shift for one special day of recognition for those putting their lives on the line in service to their communities andfor us

    8MBA would like to the the Detroit Police Department, and all of the local, county, and state law enforcement officers for all they do to support us and our partners, Community United for Progress, Belmont Shopping Center, and Imperial Market, and Kroger, for helping us thank our brave officers!


  • March 16, 2015 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Annual 8MBA Leadership Luncheon draws 700 movers and shakers from across the region. 

    Registration is now live on!

    Don't miss your chance to network with nearly 700 movers, shakers, and decision makers on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Cobo Center, from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. 

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and County Executives Mark Hackel, L. Brooks Patterson, and Warren Evans will be on hand for a riveting discussion with WWJ News Radio 950's Charlie Langton. Now in its 16th consecutive year, The 8MBA Leadership Luncheon has become the can't miss event every April for hundreds of the region's most influential people from the public and private sector leaders. 

    There is still time to lock in your seats, with tables of 10 for just $500, or individual tickets at $60 each, by visiting Affordable ad space is also available in our annual report, The Baseline Briefing, which is serviced to more than 1,000 stakeholders throughout the year. 

    And finally, if you really want to make a splash in 2015, you can join Presenting Sponsor Consumer's Energy, Platinum Sponsors Mercedes-Benz Finanacial Services and the Organized Construction Industry Coalition, along with CITGO Petroleum, The DTE Energy Foundation and others as event sponsors. Click here to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities

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