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Wednesday, May 25 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mentor Sessions / May 25

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Meet one on one with experts and members of Detroit business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in! 

Erin Bonahoom
Founding member of Canvas Legal, PLC
Small Business & Startup Law
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Erin Bonahoom is the founding member of Canvas Legal, PLC, a practice based in Detroit that is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to established businesses, startups, and nonprofits in Southeast Michigan. Erin advises nonprofit organizations and businesses from across a wide range of industries on formation, governance, employment, general operations, commercial real estate, construction, and compliance issues. She spends most of her time working with business leaders on the challenges and opportunities they encounter, which she understands first hand as a business owner. Erin is also a facilitator at the Build Institute in Detroit, where she gets to work with amazing entrepreneurs on how to start their own business, how to create a business plan and plan for the future. Erin was previously an attorney at one of Detroit’s largest corporate law firms for almost a decade where she represented and counseled national corporations, government entities, and small businesses.

Chris Grindem
Executive Director of The Utmost Group
Branding & Marketing
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Chris Grindem is the Executive Director of The Utmost Group, a boutique branding, marketing and communications firm focused on serving the greater good with social enterprises, startups and small businesses in Detroit. Chris earned his BA and MBA in marketing at Michigan State University. Over the past 30-plus years, he’s worked with advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Chicago, Doner, and JWT Detroit. Corporately, he worked in marketing with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the Broad College of Business at MSU. And he’s been an entrepreneur, helping found the Optimization Group, Ann Arbor, as well as The Utmost Group. Chris has been awarded a Silver Effie, RAC Gold and WPP Atticus. In addition, he has published eight articles, authored close to 200 blog posts, and spoken at more than 20 professional conferences in the US and Europe. In addition to The Utmost Group, he also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.