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Becoming the Boss: After Stints at Prada and Gucci, an Architect Goes Out on Her Own

This story originally appeared on Above the Fold, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s digital platform featuring analysis, commentary, and real stories about the intersection of government and business. Welcome to Becoming the Boss, our new series celebrating small business owners who are making the transition from solo-entrepreneur to employer by hiring their very first employee. Check back periodically for new installments. In her more than two decades of design experience, Bridget Gaddis has worked with some of the world’s most famous names in luxury, from Prada to Gucci to Burberry. However, jewelry and handbags were never her forte. Gaddis helped designed their stores – that is, until she started her own business. Since setting out on her own in 2011, Gaddis, an expert architect and retail design specialist, has been building a client base comprised of small, independent businesses – not unlike her own – that until now haven’t had […]

Becoming the Boss: After Stints at Prada and Gucci, an Architect Goes Out on Her Own

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In Detroit, a Green Garage is a Metaphor for Urban Reinvention

Detroit is a tale of two cities. The question is which narrative about Detroit do you believe? Green Garage proves that the smart money is on both.

In Detroit, a Green Garage is a Metaphor for Urban Reinvention

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