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Fashion 411 Continues with Todd Duckett at The Runway

Monday, May 18, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Fashion 411 Continues with Todd Duckett at The Runway

Todd Duckett, Duckett Enterprises speaks on May 27

LANSING, MI – Continuing on the success of the kick-off Fashion 411 Speaker Series event at The Runway, LEAP announces Todd Duckett, president of Duckett Enterprises, as the featured speaker for May. On May 27th, Todd will share his experiences on the many issues surrounding how to start a business, including how to give back to the community as a social entrepreneur. The Fashion 411 Speaker Series is part of the new programming offered through The Runway business incubation program.

About Todd:

Kalamazoo, Michigan gave us a true champion in Todd Jeffrey (“TJ”) Duckett. A champion on competitive fields of play, as well as one who believes in improving the lives of others. As an MSU Spartan, he studied Communications and earned All-Big Ten Conference Football Honors as a Junior, still holding the record as sixth all-time leading rusher in the school’s history.

After his career at Michigan State University, Duckett was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, leading a great lineup as part of their daunting rushing offense from 2003-2005. Duckett was traded in 2006 to the Washington Redskins before returning to his home state in 2007 when he signed with the Detroit Lions.

Duckett’s passion and drive also lead him to co-found New World Flood. New World Flood is a Michigan non-profit organization that believes citizens can be change agents in their communities by using education and service as a means to sustain the overall welfare of their environment. New World Flood helps citizens develop a sense of responsibility for the overall well-being of their communities and helps them use their dreams as a means to drive their motivation to make direct impact on their communities.

By focusing on youth, community, education, and service New World Flood seeks to provide a mechanism by which citizens continually grow through their purpose and community engagement. New World Flood is an entity by which every individual can make a difference in their communities, because a single raindrop is the beginning of a flood. Discovering His Entrepreneurial Spirit, Todd founded Duckett Enterprises in 2011.

Duckett Enterprises mission is to build successful businesses that have a true impact on the community by providing goods, products and services the customer will enjoy at the same time pouring back into the community from our profits.

Upcoming speakers include Karen Buscemi, President of Detroit Garment Group on June 24th. The Fashion 411 events are held from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at The Runway. The event is free to Runway Designers-in-Residence and $15 to the public. Tickets are limited; registration is at More information on The Runway can be found at


The Runway is Michigan's premiere fashion and design incubator, working to support the local economy and budding fashion industry in the Lansing region and throughout the State of Michigan. The Runway features a retail showroom open to the public Wednesday - Saturday, 12PM-6PM.

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