Monday, July 21, 2014

Shop Talk: Harvard and Duke students moderate panel discussion in Detroit

Posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM

The Social Club Grooming Company, a metro Detroit-based environmentally conscious company that focuses on health and beauty as well as education, will host Shop Talk this Thursday, a special in their on-going event series that will bring students from both Harvard and Duke for a panel discussion about the social-entreprenurial climate and business innovation happening in Detroit.

This is enough hair to supply a tree with enough nitrogen for ten years.

Detroiters like Burn Rubber's Rick Williams, fashion photographer Piper Carter, Crain's Detroit's Eric Cedo, Mission Throttle's Jamie Shea, and campaign manager Bryan Barnhill will come together to discuss how to create change in the city's economic landscape through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Of course what makes this panel discussion unique is the way in which it will take place. As The Social Club is a barber shop, each panelist will be receiving a haircut while speaking, the trimmings from which will be used for their nitrogen content to help grow plants in the city.

Part of a series that will help Detroiters meet city leaders, voices, artists, activists, and business owners, Shop Talk's objective is to help young people understand their role in the city's ever-changing economic system.

The students from Duke will be present on behalf of the Duke Engage Detroit program. Their goal is to inspire students by introducing them to seasoned business men and women, some of whom have helped tackle this city's biggest issues, namely economic development, enterprise, food security, health, and sustaining the environment.

Harvard students will be present via the School of Business's MBAx1, a program of MBA students who work travel the country studying ways to revitalize the American economy.

The Social Club is found at 5272 3rd St., Detroit; 313-832-4950; info@tscbarber.com.

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