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1/18/24 – Plymouth Today highlights WCD’s value proposition

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12/18/23 – CBS News Detroit profiles WCD owner

Matt Haran driving World Class Detroit
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11/21/23 – Canton People’s Choice!

Canton Chamber Board Chair Devon Smith (left) presents a People’s Choice Best of Canton Award to World Class Detroit owner Matt Haran.
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11/11/23 – Celebrating with Vann!

Vann and Matt
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11/1/23 – Ride-along with CBS News Detroit

This past Monday afternoon, I had the pleasure of hosting CBS News Detroit meteorologist/reporter Ahmad Bajjey for a ride-along interview. Ahmad had heard about my career-change story and thought it would make a nice feature for their local news coverage.

It was pretty interesting to see him putting the piece together. After I arrived at his home and he explained his vision for the segment, he began shooting various videos, from various angles, of me approaching my vehicle, loading my snacks and drinks into it, getting into it, and starting it. Then we were off driving around town while he interviewed me about what inspired me to retire from corporate communications, my experience as an entrepreneur, and my vision for World Class Detroit. I told him how WCD is well-positioned in the Detroit limousine market because I offer superior car service at a better price. Judging by WCD’s growth in just one year, word is spreading and it is very exciting!

Ahmad’s piece will air sometime in late November or early December, so keep an eye out for it!

CBS News Detroit meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey and Matt Haran of World Class Detroit

Ahmad Bajjey, CBS News Detroit meteorologist/reporter (left), and Matt Haran, owner/chauffeur of World Class Detroit

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10/23/23 – Feature in Bold Journey magazine

Bold Journey magazine recently featured a Q&A with me about avoiding or overcoming burnout in a career. My one answer encapsulates my overall feeling about building this limousine business and why I’m excited every day to do the work I’m doing:

“As owner/chauffeur of World Class Detroit, I am privileged to be building a business based on rewarding relationships with my clients. I feel extremely lucky that I get to meet new people on a regular basis, while also building my relationships with the clients who use my service frequently. My business is growing almost exclusively through referrals by my clients to their families, friends and colleagues. I have discovered that I have a passion for service and am quite proud that my clients trust me to transport them and their loved ones safely and comfortably. World Class Detroit offers the very highest level of personalized service and most affordable rates for chauffeured car service in the Metro Detroit market.”


Matt Haran, owner of World Class Detroit
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10/4/23 – Social House News features World Class Detroit

Southeast Michigan has an exciting new media outlet: Social House News. I love all the interesting news stories and profiles they do because they have a laser focus on POSITIVE happenings in the region. Too often the media focuses on negative stories because, unfortunately, the public has an appetite for the controversial, shocking and disturbing. But Ed Wright, editor-in-chief of Social House News, is turning traditional media on its head by doing “good news” well with interesting topics and great writing!

Check out this profile of World Class Detroit on Social House News and peruse all the other great content on their website.

Matt Haran of World Class Detroit on Social House News media site
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9/23/23 – DTW named best airport

JD Power named Detroit Metro Airport the best airport for customer satisfaction. (WXYZ TV story) Their study ranked DTW highest among mega airports in the U.S. by measuring traveler satisfaction in six categories: terminal facilities; airport arrival/departure; baggage claim; security check; check-in/baggage check; and food, beverage and retail. JD Power surveyed 27,147 U.S. or Canadian travelers who traveled through at least one U.S. or Canadian airport. (There was no mention of traveler satisfaction with limousine companies that provide limo service to DTW.)

DTW Detroit Metro Airport
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9/14/23 – In front of the camera!

I had a blast being interviewed by Canton Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Paden for the Chamber’s “Business Spotlight” show. The show aired at the beginning of September and is playing on Canton’s cable access TV channel throughout the month. Being in front of a camera is always challenging for me. After all, I spent most of my corporate communications career behind the camera writing messages, talking points and scripts for others to use! However, I remembered media training principles that I used when coaching others, and it all turned out fine. I’m actually very pleased with how I did — primarily because I think my passion for my new profession came through in the interview. If you haven’t had a chance to see the interview, you can find it here: World Class Detroit in “Business Spotlight.”