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Canning Communications

James Canning

Age

29

Website

canningcommunications.com

Location

Detroit

What do you do?

Canning Communications is a full-service marketing and communications firm that specializes in media relations, event planning and management, crisis communications, government relations, community and social media outreach. We develop specialized strategies to help our clients share their story with a targeted group of stakeholders.

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Where do you get your inspiration for creativity? Some of my best and most successful ideas for clients have come while running on the treadmill.

What was the latest book you read? "The Brooklyn Follies" by Paul Auster. It was a fascinating fictional story that allowed me to escape my entrepreneurial duties for a few moments each day to refresh my mind before continuing my work.

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What's your favorite dish to cook? I love cooking pork tenderloins marinated in a honey mustard sauce on a charcoal grill, corn on the cob and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.

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Favorite place in the Detroit Region to have a meeting? I love to have lunch meetings at Bookies Bar & Grille on Cass Avenue. Great environment for conversation and the food is fantastic.

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Favorite summer activity in the D? I am a big fan of the...

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