Consumers for innovative technology (CIT).

Author:Dyke, Peter Van
Position::Entrepreneurial spotlight - Interview
 
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What's it like being a young professional in the Detroit Region?

Detroit is one of the best places for a young professional because it is a hotbed of opportunity and potential. There are so many organizations with which young professionals can easily become actively involved and effective.

Why do you do what you do?

I love Detroit and Michigan. Everything I do, from managing CIT to chairing MOCAD's New Wave, is focused on bettering our area and making it an attractive place to live, visit and conduct business.

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What's been your most successful moment?

Last year, I signed Comerica Cityfest 2008 as a new client for Berg Muirhead and Associates. I vas able to get Comerica Cityfest the most media coverage in its 20-year history, which resulted in its most successful festival to date. As icing on the cake, the exposure attracted other new clients to Berg Muirhead.

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What was your most stressful moment?

I used to work in public relations at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where I handled media relations for the infamous "gum stuck on painting" incident. It was very stressful, but a great experience.

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What's your new year's resolution?

I never like to forecast with resolutions. If I wake up each morning and make the most of that day, then I will have a great year.

Why do you call the Detroit Region home?

I've lived most of my life in Detroit and am proud of everything it is and has to offer. It's a great place to call home.

What is your personal mantra?

A lesson my mother taught me from a young age, "When making gutsy decisions, it is better to ask for forgiveness, than permission."

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