The very definition of a natural born entrepreneur: a fearless self-starter, enterprising and creative, a problem-solver with a natural ability to communicate and connect with people. This is Vladimir Gendelman. Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Vladimir immigrated to the U.S. with his parents when he was 16 years old. With less than $500 to their name, his family made their way to Detroit and, with the help of Hebrew Free Loan, purchased their first car. From humble starts and stumbles, with hard work at every turn, Vladimir continues to grow at the helm of a company considered to be the standard bearer in the e-commerce sphere of the print industry. Among his many contributions to Jewish Detroit and beyond, he serves on the board of Hebrew Free Loan. (Naturally.)
They met at a local PR firm tying ribbons on invitations. Three years later they tied the knot. Married now for 15 years, they are Founder and Principals of their own company, PublicCity PR. If ever you wonder how married couples in business stay together, ask Hope and Jason Brown. Describing their marriage as “not perfect, but close,” they could write the book on building a family business all about community relations in Jewish Detroit.
“Autism can be a beautiful mess.” These are fighting words for parents, families and friends caring for children with a spectrum disorder where every child has unique capabilities. They say autism is also a gift, and this is where Dani Gillman and Ben Chutz begin the story of their journey together.