Posts Tagged '313Dlove'

Excited to Announce the Website for Real Detroit Test Drive

Real Detroit Test Drive Logo

Real Detroit Test Drive Logo

I needed a cool and interesting way to help sell cars with Click Click Car. I knew there was little chance of me talking about features and benefits of vehicles all day, so I came up with a better way.

Real Detroit Test Drive exists to share the stories of people who are doing great things that have a positive impact on the Detroit area.  We wanted to do this in a way that showcased the city as well. What better way to accomplish both than while riding in cars?

The goal is to launch a new one every week to 10 days. We’ve got 5 of them loaded up for you on Real Detroit Test Drive. They’re easy to find as they’re sitting right there on the home page (although not necessarily in this order).

The first video features Terry Bean driving in a 2014 GMC Terrain through Indian Village (awesome neighborhood in Detroit) explaining what Real Detroit Test Drive is all about.

The next video in the series features John George of Blightbusters. We do a quick tour in a Jeep Cherokee through Brightmoor (an area that needs a lot of clean up that John and his crew have been working on for 26 years) as John explains the improvements that are coming as well as the ones they’ve made.

The third video features Menachem Kniespeck of Operation: Kid Equip and a whole lot of books.  Menachem’s organization provides backpacks full of school supplies to needy children in 3 Southeastern Michigan counties and provides FREE books for children anywhere in the state of Michigan.  You should really check out their website. We did drive in a GMC Acadia there and spent a little time in it as you can see.

The fourth video is about Scott Fader and Suits for Soldiers. Scott and his organization have helped over 100 veterans find jobs, over 10,000 with their resumes and have given away over 5,000 suits since July, 2013. If you know a veteran in need, they should speak with Scott.  Scott and I roll through East Village in a Buick LaCrosse.

The fifth video features Sola Obayan of Pavo and Social Media Association of Michigan. Sola shares her passion for small business and social media. We also discuss how Pavo is in beta phase and looking for early adopters who want to connect their businesses with people who are passionate about it. We tore up the Midtown area in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

We’ve had a blast making these and are looking forward to continuing to do so. We sure hope you enjoy the ride.

Real Detroit Test Drive 3: Operation: Kid Equip

In this episode of Real Detroit Test Drive I grab Menachem Kniespeck of Operation: Kid Equip and we take a spin in a 2014 GMC Acadia. We also do a tour of their warehouse that is filled with hundreds of thousands of books. Menachem was one of the speakers at the first #313DLove event. Check it out.

Some Tweet sized messages you could share about #313DLove event

Here are a few easy to share messages regarding the #313DLove event. If you feel inspired post on Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn…that would be AWESOMESAUCE. Love to you!!

At 3:13 pm on 3/13/14 #Detroit will break #Twitter by sharing what we love about our area and tagging it #313DLove

Trending worldwide on #Twitter was only the beginning. Join us March 13 to feel that #313DLove.

Suits for Soldiers is proud to be one of the #313DLove charities:

Where TED spreads ideas, #313DLove is about sharing our heart.

Operation: Kid Equip is proud to be one of the #313DLove charities:

The #313DLove event will do a lot of good for some local #Detroit area charities:

If you’ve ever thought “I want to do more” and haven’t done so yet, let #313DLove inspire you.

Blightbusters is proud to be one of the #313DLove charities:

More than just Movers and Shakers, #313DLove is full of Doers and Makers.

If you’re ready to experience more Love than Detroit has shared in years, check out #313DLove.

Did you know Detroit turns 313 years old this year? The party begins March 13 at #313DLove

Project: Forgive is proud to be one of the #313DLove charities:

The #313DLove event will feature leaders in Creativity, Communications and Community.

So excited to partner with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for #313DLove

We invite you to share in the #313DLove on March 13.

Beautiful people doing beautiful things make up the docket for #313DLove.

9 Great Reasons to Attend #313DLove Event on March 13

There are so many great things about this #313DLove event, it’s hard to even figure out what “the lead” should be. This list contains my favorite features of the event. Which one do you feel like should be the lead?


The Speakers-, This is first here on this list, but I’m not 100% sure it’s actually the first in my heart. What I can say for sure is that I’m blown away by the caliber of folks that will be coming in and sharing their stories with you. While you can see many of these folks speak on the regular, this is slated to be a very unique talk for them. I can’t wait to hear what wisdom they will share.

The Charities- I became a philanthropist before I became wealthy. While I don’t recommend it, I do think it is VERY important to give back. Regardless of what you have to give. As such, doing something that supports great LOCAL charities is very important and I sure am hopeful we can make some sort of impact for these great organizations.


The Venue- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is such a cool place that not enough people know about. We did a little pre-event tour and took some video ( of the venue. Take a look at some of the 22,000 square feet of Awesomeness.

The After-Party- What can I tell you? I like after parties because of two main reasons: 1. A lot of work got done and it’s time to celebrate. 2. It’s a PARTY. HELLOOOOOOO. Who doesn’t like parties? There is some discussion on “revamping” the after-party for this event and moving it to a Detroit area restaurant. Details on that will be shared in the next 3 days.

Spreading the Love- I Love Love. Absolutely Love it. Seriously. Years ago I made the conscious decision to look at the world through eyes of love and it’s really made a difference in what I see. When more people can see what’s right as opposed to what’s wrong, we will live in a better place. Speaking of love, check out this cool video about #Loveweek:

Trending Worldwide on Twitter- This isn’t as much of a goal anymore as it is the logical effect of this great cause we are creating. In 2012, it was awesome to see how this 55 second video ( got an idea to spread so broadly that it trended the # #313DLove worldwide. We did it again in 2013. And now in 2014, we are seriously kicking it up a notch!

Inspiration over Motivation- There are tons of motivational events. This really isn’t one of them. Why? Because motivation comes from the outside and fades. Inspiration comes from the inside and lasts. You will find this event, and the people who take the stage, extremely inspirational. We think some of that will carry over into your everyday life.

The #’s 1 & 3- Part of the reason this whole thing started was the power in the numbers 1 and 3. 1 represents Leadership. 3 represents Creativity. I think it’s awesome to remind people about how many of us in the Detroit areas are Leaders and Creatives. For those of you who wish to point out the actual # is 7 that just proves that you are actually a 7 who needs to know and understand 😉

The First Year- This is the first year and there is something VERY cool about being associated with something in its first year. We intend to do many, many more of these.


Okay, with all these great reasons to support #313DLove, which one should be the lead?

Invite to #313DLove event in Detroit on March 13

You are cordially invited to be one of the 313 people who join us live at the inaugural #313DLove event on March 13 at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit. See the invite video HERE
The event will feature thought leaders, community organizers and business professionals who will share why they do what they do to make our world a better place. Shawne Duperon, Rod Hairston, John George, Menachem Kniespeck, Hajj Flemings and Leslie Smith are just a few of the high energy people who will share their stories with you.
You will walk away inspired, refreshed and ready to fall in Love with Detroit all over again.
Tickets are $31.30 and include a walking tour of the museum (before and after the event) the full compliment of speakers and an invite to the “Afterglow” at the museum. A portion of all sponsorship dollars AND ticket sales will be donated to 5 area non-profits.
The agenda looks like this:
11:30-1:00 Tour of Museum
12:30 Registration for Event
1:00-3:00 First Session of Speakers
3:00-3:30 Coffee and Cookie Break with the Special Instruction of Breaking Twitter at 3:13 to get #313DLove to Trend Worldwide Again.
3:30-5:00 Afternoon Speaker Session
5:00-6:00 Tour of Museum
5:30-8:30 Afterglow at the Museum with Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres (Afterglow cost ONLY cost is $13.13
We are working on setting up a “Live Stream” of the event for those who can’t make it. Details forthcoming.
You can stay up to date with what’s going on at our official website: and on the #313DLove Facebook page:
If you’re interested in learning how to sponsor this event, please reach out to Michele Hirschfield at
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Terry Bean

Press Release for #313DLove event on March 13 in Detroit



Friday, February 14, 2014

#313DLove To Share Positive Stories About Detroit March 13

DETROIT – The world is paying attention to Detroit. During the past couple of years they’ve started to actually hear a few good things too. There are many other positive stories that fail to generate much buzz outside the metro area. The event is scheduled for March 13 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

“In 2012 we got the #313Dlove to trend worldwide on Twitter. No easy task,” said Terry Bean, who also founded Motor City Connect, a pioneering business networking group who meet online and in the real world. “We trended again in 2013. The idea was to get people to say what they love about Detroit. And we’ll do it again this year. Instead of just tweeting, we are inviting people to join us for a day filled with inspirational discussions from people making it happen in our area.”

The afternoon will be filled with inspirational stories from local professionals, artists, non-profit execs and thought leaders. The common theme among them is they choose to make a difference and continually make that choice. This is but one of the lessons attendees and viewers will take from this event.

Some others are:

Forming a stronger Identity

Starting in late afternoon and spilling over into the evening, a cocktail reception held in the rotunda of the museum will let attendees connect, reflect and contemplate who should be selected to speak at #313DLove 2015.

“We are thrilled that the inaugural #313Dlove event will take place this year as Detroit celebrates her 313th birthday,” said Bean. “We are even more excited to partner with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to present this outstanding event. And we are blown away by the caliber of doers and makers we have attracted to share their passion and collective wisdom with us.”

The event is co-produced by MITechNews.Com, which publishes a Weekly eNewsletter in partnership with WJR’s Internet Advisor radio show. Also on the leadership team are entrepreneurs Paul S. Funk, an Executive Consultant to Businesses and Non-Profits, and Michele Hirschfield, Opportunity Cost Strategist with Welcoming Results.Com.

“#313DLove equates to surrounding oneself with entrepreneurs who stem from the land of ‘YES’ thus making things happen, period,” Hirschfield said.

Indeed, #313DLove will be an amazing day full of great connections, inspiration and positive energy that will ripple throughout our area. 313 people will be able to embrace the vibe live on-site with us. For those who can’t, we are working on a live stream feed to a computer near you. We will record the speakers and interview some attendees and post those to our web site,, so we can share Detroit’s message with the world.

Said Funk: “It is a privilege to be part of the 313DLove Leadership Team and get to work with so many incredible people; as speakers, sponsors and our awesome volunteer base.

“This inaugural 313DLove event promises to be the launching point for a whole new mindset of “Doers and Makers” coming together in the spirit of Love and Renewal for our Detroit-area. Come join us!”

For sponsorship information, contact Hirschfield at

Author: Mike Brennan 
Source: MITechNews.Com


Invitation I just sent to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama to speak at 3/13 Event in Detroit

Figure if you’re going to ask for something big, you have to go BIG and ask. While I’m at it, I thought it may be best if I can encourage some of you to ask too. Quietly. Privately. Out loud. On line. Whatever works. This request will need all the support the Universe can muster. Thank you. Here is the letter I just sent.

Greetings and warm salutations-

On March 13 of this year we will host a transformational event in Detroit. We are inviting Detroit area professionals who have done well by doing good in our area. The idea is for them to share what they love about Detroit and what they do to show it. One of the speakers will share about her non-profit, Project Forgive. Another will discuss how art can change a community. Another will share about bringing people together to remove the blight from our city. A former Navy Seal and master facilitator for Tony Robbins will share about the power of our thoughts.
All of this will be done to raise the consciousness of our area. To get people to focus on where we are now and where we are heading. In order to do so we need to acknowledge our shared past and then put it in a box and tuck it away.
To say His Holiness’s presence would be an honor is a tremendous understatement. His wisdom on living in the present, altruism and compassion are sorely needed for our area to come together. It is with this belief that I hope you will give serious consideration to my invitation:
Would it be possible for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama to join us for this event on March 13, 2014? I understand his ability to travel and appear in public is diminished. I pray for his peace and well-being. Perhaps he can join us virtually and speak to our audience of about 300 for even 5 or 10 minutes. It will be a VERY powerful day for our area and his presence, even if it’s remote, will increase the flow of positive energy. Our area can use all of the positive energy we can create and receive.
I thank you for your time and consideration.