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Frank Venegas Jr. Shares Why Community Outreach is Integral to Business Success at Inside the CEO Mind

For Ideal Group CEO and Chamber Board member Frank Venegas Jr., community involvement is more than public relations, it’s an integral facet of both his life and business. Speaking at the Chamber’s Inside the CEO Mind series last week, Venegas shared how his engagement with the Southwest Detroit community has helped him both grow his business and create opportunity for local residents.

Ideal Group began after Venegas sold a 1979 Cadillac he had won in a competition and used the money to start his business. Now, revenue for the company not only exceeds $200 million, but Venegas stands out as a regional business leader and pillar in the community, providing jobs to local residents, supporting nearby Detroit Cristo Rey High School and helping transform a once abandoned Southwest Detroit parking lot into an urban garden.

Venegas was recently recognized as a social justice champion through Dartmouth College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award. To learn more about Ideal Group, or Venegas’ one-of-a-kind success story, visit