Spreading The Love For Detroit On Twitter
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.