The Detroit chapter of Young Catholic Professionals celebrated its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 1 with a mass celebrated by Archbishop Allan Vigneron at Sainte Anne Parish de Detroit church. About 200 young professionals and others enjoyed networking, refreshments, and live music in the courtyard in front of the church after the mass.
The 40th annual Concours d’Elegance of America car show took place Sunday, July 29 at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township. More than 300 classic and historically relevant vehicles ranging from the Gas Light era to Modern Collectibles were on display.
The European business community hosted its 2018 European Chambers Summer Networking and Wine Tasting on Thursday, July 26 on the terrace and lawn of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills. Guests networked and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines from Woodberry Wines.
Concours d’Elegance of America hosted the fourth annual Motor City Mingle on Friday, July 27 at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, a plated dinner, a live auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefitted JDRF, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
On July 21, the Detroit Yacht Club celebrated its 150th anniversary with a gala dinner for 250 guests that included a commemorative program, live entertainment, a martini bar, and hand-rolled cigars. The club was founded in 1868, and the first clubhouse was at McDougall Street at the foot of the Detroit River.
DBusiness hosted an installment of its 2018 Breakfast Series on Wednesday, July 18 at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. Guests enjoyed a strolling breakfast and a panel discussion titled Detroit’s Bankruptcy: Five Years Later, which examined the bankruptcy proceeding, recovery process, and how the city can accelerate future job creation and economic development.
The Detroit Athletic Club hosted its second Detroit Cycling Championship on Saturday, July 14. This year’s event appeared on USA Cycling’s National Pro Road Tour calendar and included a new course near Detroit’s Beacon Park and the headquarters of DTE Energy. The race drew more than 300 participants who competed for a combined $45,000 in prizes. A VIP spectator tent offered premium viewing, food, and beverages.
Sparky Anderson’s Catch Charity for Children hosted its annual Golf Prelude Party on Sunday, July 15 at The Dearborn Inn. The event included a strolling dinner and an auction. The evening honored Dan Ewald and Dave LewAllen, and Fox 2 News anchor Amy Andrews was the master of ceremonies. The Catch Golf Classic took place Monday, July 16 at the Meadowbrook Country Club.
The Detroit chapter of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 30th anniversary of the organization on Friday, May 18 at Andiamo Ristorante in Bloomfield Township. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a silent auction.
The Women in Defense Michigan Chapter hosted its 10th annual Golf Outing on Friday, July 13 at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township. Participants enjoyed a day of golf, a continental breakfast, a barbecue, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, awards, a raffle, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefitted the Horizons-Michigan Scholarship, which encourages women to pursue careers related to national security and defense.
The Italian-American Business Council of Michigan hosted its inaugural gathering, the Italian Leadership in Innovation Event, on June 27 at Butzel Long's offices in downtown in Detroit. Vincenzo Ilotte, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Torino, shared his chamber’s vision for the future and introduced the Vehicle and Transportation Technology Meetings, to be held in Torino, Italy.
On June 18, more than 100 people attended Unidos Ganamos at La Noria Bistro in southwest Detroit. The event, which included a cocktail reception, a strolling dinner, and networking, celebrated Hispanic leadership throughout the region.