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First, Last Name: Jessica Simmons
Company Name: DSR Apparel
City, State or Country: Detroit, MI
What Industry Is Your Business In: Fashion/Retail/Women’s Apparel
What is your favorite local coffee shop and why? Chazzono’s in Ferndale. The coffee is so fresh you can drink it black. The employees really know their coffee and love to educate customers about it.
What is your favorite local restaurant and why? Mabel Grey in Hazel Park. The chef serves up amazing and fresh food that’s locally sourced.
and fresh food that’s locally sourced.
What is your best networking tip for other women business owners? Always have something of value to add. Don’t just be a taker.
Why did you launch your business? Company mission, vision and more. I love t-shirts and I’ve always wanted to own my own t-shirt company. I feel t-shirts are an awesome form of self expression. I thought about the type of women that I wanted wearing my t-shirts and I noticed they were all amazing, strong women. That’s when I had my “aha” moment to use DSR Apparel as a platform to celebrate strong women and provide them with a product that lets them proudly express who they are to the rest of the world.
Best Place For Happy Hour and why? Cork Wine Bar – Nice atmosphere and great service.
Best Place For Brunch and why? Wright & Co. – the food is amazing and the service is great.
One item that you cannot live without and why? My iPhone. My whole life is on that thing 😂
Favorite Places In Town To Shop? I’m an online shopper. Sorry.
Last Book You Read? Produced By Faith by DeVon Franklin
Why do you love the city you live in? It reminds me of myself – it’s a little gritty and rough around the edges, but full of potential.