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Emily Linn: Crain’s “40 Under 40” Selection Featured in Michigan Daily

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In an article on the recent publication of Crain’s 40 Under 40” list, The Michigan Daily recently profiled Stamps alumna and 40 Under 40” honoree Emily Linn.

Two University of Michigan alumni were chosen in October as some of Crain’s 40 Under 40.” Crain’s, a publication dedicated to Detroit business and industry news, publishes the list annually to honor some of the best young businesspeople in the city.

Detroit native Emily Linn, who graduated from the School of Art & Design and LSA in 2000, is a co-founder and creative director of City Bird, an art gallery and shop in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. Run by Linn and her brother, who is also a University alum, City Bird has sold locally made art, apparel and handcrafted goods since 2009. Now, Linn is focused on growing the business. She and her brother have begun selling their locally made products online to nearly 100 shops and museums around the state. With this expansion, their revenue is expected to reach $2 million this year.

In a 2013 interview with Michigan Today, Linn said she liked working in the Cass Corridor, as the neighborhood shops all worked together as a community. She noted business owners even get coffee for one another when their shops are busy.

We support each other’s stores,” Linn said. It’s helpful for all of us to have more businesses so the area becomes a shopping destination.”

OTD: Class of 2000 shines in Crain’s 40 Under 40’ list | Michigan Daily