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Spreading The Love For Detroit On Twitter

March 23 2012 | 2 comments


Our Detroit 2020 Person of the Week is using social media to spread the love for Detroit. The things Terry Bean does on any given day makes him a perfect candidate for our Person of the Week. But it’s what he did specifically on March 13th that really got our attention.

His message on Twitter–#313dlove–trended worldwide on 3/13, which means tens of thousands of people across the planet were saying and reading good things about Detroit.


Bean calls himself a business development consultant…but he’s really kind of a social media Robin Hood. He works with for-profit businesses, finding them non-profits that could use their money.

“Most people want to help, they just don’t know how to help…so if you give them a path to do so, they run down it,” Bean told Detroit 2020.

But it’s not all about the money. You’ll often find Terry swinging a hammer with Motor City Blight Busters.  He helped our Stephen Clark organize last summer’s #backchannel “bustup.”

Bean created Motor City Connect and it is the largest business networking group in the state.

Click here to learn more about Terry Bean.


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  1. Terry Bean March 23, 2012

    Such an honor. So grateful to be a part of a movement that is reshaping the way the entire world looks at Detroit. We are doing great things. Excellent work on spreading the love channel 7. Thanks Timothy for brainstorming the name 313dlove with me.


  2. Coach Doug Evans March 24, 2012

    Congrats for 313 and all you and Stephen do Terry !!! Keep kicking it !!!


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