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Since 2014, NEIdeas has granted a total of $1.9 million in cash awards to 118 existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas for growth.

Congratulations to the 22 winners of the 2017 NEIdeas challenge! Click here to learn about their ideas for growth.

 

  • El Asador Steakhouse

    Expand kitchen and interior dining space to serve more customers....

    Trinosophes

    Purchase permanent audio/visual recording equipment for musicians and touring artists to create reco...
  • Crystal Clear Images.com, LLC

    Create a mini computer lab so customers can design their own projects in the printshop....

    Lush Yummies Pie Co.

    Buy a walk-in freezer and a double-deck convection oven to increase production and keep up with dema...
  • All MY Children

    Purchase a van to transport new and expectant mothers to "safe sleep academy."...

    Nikki’s Ginger Tea LLC

    Purchase a new delivery van to ensure reliable delivery of ginger tea beverages to wholesale clients...
  • Blessed Beginnings Learning Center LLC

    Purchase tablets, a computer, and a smart white board to add technology and STEM programming into th...

    1 Step 2 Fitness

    Purchase basketball wheelchairs for adapted sports programming....
  • Naturalicious

    Invest in marketing campaign to reach new customers of natural haircare and cosmetics in 2,500 marke...

    Beau Bien Fine Foods LLC

    Upgrade kitchen equipment to be able to rent kitchen space to other small food businesses....
  • ESI Hardware Store

    Purchase drywall, lumber, plumbing, and other types of inventory so contractors/builders don't have ...

    Bon Bon Bon

    Pay for the manufacture of new silicone molding to dramatically increase production of chocolates....
  • Vernor Chiropractic Clinic

    Purchase Shock Wave Therapy machine and relevant training for staff to offer customers an effective ...

    Vaughan Industries, Inc.

    Purchase a piece of equipment that makes producing car wash parts dramatically more efficient....
  • Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe

    Upgrade signage and upgrade online presence to get the word out more to potential customers....

    Bel Air Luxury Cinema

    Expand commercial kitchen and build a bar to serve more food options and serve alcoholic beverages....
  • The Food Exchange Restaurant

    Activate a vacant lot adjacent to their carry-out restaurant, to be called Harper Gardens....

    Everyday Super Discounts

    Increase inventory of sporting goods and fitness equipment in response to demand from the community....
  • Pages Bookshop LLC

    Hire a part-time event planner to bring authors into the store, increase traffic, and increase book ...

    Painexx Corporation

    Purchase vats, a mixer, and other machinery to make production of Ringmaster Rubbing Oil more effici...
  • Taqueria El Nacimiento

    Execute a marketing campaign to spread the word about new sports cantina....

    Fa Show Lawn N’ Home Care

    Purchase commercial-grade landscaping equipment to be able to service both residential and commercia...