Detroit Honored for Major Business Milestone
Local Couple Celebrates Opening of 4,000th Great Clips Hair Salon
Investing in the Economy and the Hometown they love!
In the 2009 recession, Detroit native Brian Czopek lost his job as a marketing manager in the auto industry. At the same time, his wife, Christie, a Spanish teacher in the St. Clair Shores school district, was ready to try something new. They were born and raised in the Detroit suburbs and, despite the downturn, wanted to invest in the economy to create jobs and opportunity for themselves and others. The couple took a radical turn from their previous careers and made a bold move to open a Great Clips hair salon. Today, six years later, they own four salons with a fifth on the way, and they’re earning themselves and Detroit national recognition for opening the 4,000th Great Clips salon.
“We’re excited and proud to be part of the growing Great Clips family and we’re so honored to open the 4,000th salon,” says Brian, who got another management job with the auto industry while his wife Christie runs the salons. “We wanted to take control of our future while at the same time investing in the community we love so much. We believe in Detroit and we wanted to take part in the city’s resurgence. We knew in some small way we could give back by opening this business and offering people great, convenient haircuts at an affordable price.”
o Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Tuesday, August 23 at 11 AM at the 4000th Great Clips salon located at 26100 Vreeland Rd, Flat Rock, Michigan inside the Flat Rock Meijer. Great Clips, the Minneapolis based haircare company and icon in the franchising world, will hold a big celebration honoring the Czopeks and the city of Detroit for this major milestone in the company’s growth.
o Great Clips leaders, including President Steve Hockett and COO Rob Goggins, will be in in the salon in the Flat Rock Meijer mid-morning on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for the official grand opening event at 11 a.m.
o The ceremony will include an old-school ribbon cutting with, of course, the giant scissors.
o The first 100 customers on Tuesday, Aug. 23, will receive a free haircut! ($10 gift card on the spot for a free cut)
o City officials will also be in attendance.
- We invite Flat Rock and surrounding communities to attend this event.
See you there.