Garage Talk features panel of family businesses at Detroit Cab Co.

Contact: Michelle DiMercurio
Date: June 13, 2018
Phone: (313) 879-5249


Garage Talk features panel of family businesses at Detroit Cab Co.

TechTown Detroit is taking Garage Talk, its quarterly discussion series, to a REAL GARAGE! The topic is “The Family Business” and the event takes place on June 21 from 6-8 pm at Detroit Cab Company, 3245 Hubbard St., Detroit.

Moderated by Espy Thomas, co-owner of the much-loved Detroit family business Sweet Potato Sensations, the discussion will explore the rich history of family businesses in Detroit: How does a business get handed down? What happens if the next generation does not want to join the family business? Does a family business bring members closer together or could it cause dysfunction? As always, there will be hard questions and frank answers. We’ll take questions from the audience, too.

Panelists include:

Saleh & Bushra Mahmoud | (Husband/Wife), Detroit Cab Company
Lauren Rivers & Ronald Rivers | (Father/Daughter), Rivers Realty Group
Tony Lopez & Sonia Lopez | (Siblings), Lopez Tires & Tequila Cabresto

Admission is free and includes pizza and refreshments.



TechTown is Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub, with a full suite of programs for both tech and neighborhood small businesses. TechTown works with businesses at all stages, helping startup, emerging and established companies develop, launch and grow. For more information, visit