In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, McLaren Macomb hosted its annual BRAvo at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township on Oct. 17. Guests enjoyed a dancing competition and silent auction to raise funds to provide free mammograms to uninsured women.
With Detroit’s bid to house Amazon’s second headquarters submitted, Rock Ventures created the Move Here, Move the World campaign to highlight the city’s strengths and how it’s redefining the future of mobility, innovation, business, and culture. The video can be viewed here.
The Judson Center, a Detroit-based human services agency, hosted its 34th annual gala on Oct. 14 at MGM Grand Detroit. Guests enjoyed custom cocktails, live and silent auctions, live music, and raised funds for children, adults, and families dealing with abuse, neglect, and trauma.
The Guidance Center hosted its seventh annual Grape Expectations for Kids wine pairing dinner on Sept. 28 at the Colony Club in Detroit. More than 270 guests raised $101,000 to support the agency's Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Center, which helps children throughout Wayne County cope with abuse and trauma.
On Oct. 11, the Sanders Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe, located at the Morley Candy Makers corporate headquarters in Clinton Township, held a grand opening of its remodeled store. The renovation included two new waterfalls of real chocolate, a visible bakery, more marble countertops, 30 percent more room, and more indoor and outdoor seating.
Dearborn-based KLA Laboratories hosted their annual golf outing on Sept. 11 to raise more than $60,000 for the Michigan Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Guests enjoyed a shotgun start, lunch on the course, dinner, a raffle, an auction, and awards.
On Oct. 10, DBusiness magazine hosted a breakfast to honor the 2017 Class of 30 in Their Thirties at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. The keynote speaker was Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Co. in Detroit, who addressed the business side of planning and operating America’s Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van as well as the Ford Fireworks and other family-orientated events.
On Sept. 28, more than 150 people attended a fundraiser for the Ruth Ellis Center, a youth social services agency in Highland Park. The event, hosted by Roco Real Estate in Bloomfield Hills, was held at The Morrie in downtown Royal Oak.
The Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization held their annual leadership presentation on Sept. 26 at the Scarab Club in Detroit. Guests enjoyed appetizers, beverages, dinner, and a keynote address by Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World Resort.
The annual Clambake for Cottage event was hosted by Henry Ford Health System on Sept. 16, at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. Guests enjoyed a surf and turf meal, live entertainment, games, and dancing. Live and silent auctions were also held and proceeds supported Henry Ford Cancer Institute and the Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage Campus.
On Sept. 30, the Arsenal of Democracy Chapter and Women in Defense-Michigan partnered to celebrate Michigan’s veterans and pair them with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner catered by Andiamo’s and a silent auction.
The Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. hosted the 20th Anniversary Dream Makers' Gala on Sept. 28 at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino. Guest enjoyed a strolling dinner, cocktails, live music, and a silent auction.