Detroit is experiencing more than a come back, it's a full on renaissance of technology and innovation. Detroit is home to some of our favorite local meetups for technology, website design, web development, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Read on for a little bit of history and overview on our Detroit community.
Website Design and Development
Commercial Progression is a proud sponsor of the Michigan Drupal User Group and the Michigan DrupalCamp. Michigan Drupal is the premier outlet for the Detroit Drupal community. We have been actively supporting and building this community through regular meetups in downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor since 2010.
By teaming up with Grand Circus and Girl Develop It in the heart of Detroit's burgeoning website design and development community, we have had many opportunities to bring Drupal knowledge to Detroit. In November of 2015 we hosted the official Drupal 8 release party for Detroit. Additionally we have extended our Ann Arbor based Speaking of Design meetup to the Detroit community for in-depth discussions of all things design.
Commercial Progression's web design and development staff are active participants in the local technology scene. Brad Czerniak, alumni of Wayne State University, is a contributing member of such groups as Refresh Detroit, Detroit User Experience Group, and the annual HighEdWeb Michigan conference. With a mission of fostering an active conversation around the best use of web technology the content of these user groups naturally falls in line with the focus of Commercial Progression. We consider ourselves fortunate to be surrounded by such like-minded and talented contributors to Detroit's technological revitalization.
Entrepreneurship and Startups
Commercial Progression's focus on web technology is rooted in entrepreneurship. Our founder, Alex Fisher, has a history of entrepreneurship in Southeast Michigan with his greatest success being the story Commercial Progression. Founded in 2007 during the first great recession of the century, our history aligns with the struggle and passion to see new businesses born and thrive in Detroit. Recently, Alex was selected and invited to participate in the Wayne State collaboration with Goldman Sachs for the Detroit Cohort of the 10,000 Small Businesses. Alex was proud to participate and graduate with a world-class growth strategy for Commercial Progression.
Sponsoring the Detroit Technology Community
We are regular sponsors and contributors to the Detroit startup community through our involvement with groups like the Detroit NewTech Meetup. You will find us at annual events like the ACE collaboration for entrepreneurship, TedX Detroit, Techweek Detroit, the Digital Summit Detroit and the Self Conference. Anywhere that technology and entrepreneurship intersect is a place that Commercial Progression finds a resonate community. Look for us at the next downtown event and lets stay late for a drink or two at the Detroit Beer Company.
As active members of Automation Alley, we stay in tune with the rhythms of the business that drives the Motor City. Detroit is a city built on innovation and automation. We are proud of our growing portfolio with Detroit area Manufacturing companies. Working with these companies to extend online automation into the rest of their business processes is a core service of Commercial Progression. A website is a natural software integration point with the rest of the automated processes of modern business, we love to see it happen efficiently and with results that drive the bottom line for business in Detroit.