The Karmanos Cancer Institute hosted its 24th annual Partners Night on Oct. 28 at the M-1 Concourse in Pontiac. More than 300 guests enjoyed fine dining, thrill rides on the race track, live music, dancing, and an auction that raise nearly $500,000 for cancer research.
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the 28th annual Fiesta Hispana Gala on Dec. 1 at the MGM Grand Detroit. The black-tie event featured guest speakers, an awards ceremony, dinner, and dancing.
David Littmann, former chief economist at Comerica Bank in Detroit, provided his 2018 Michigan Economic Forecast at the DBusiness Breakfast Series on Dec. 5 at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. Littmann, addressing more than 150 people, says the state economy will grow next year, inflation will be minimal, and more people will be working.
Company Folders, an online folder printing company founded by EO member Vladmir Gendelman, held a grand opening celebration on Nov. 13 for its new headquarters and production operations in downtown Pontiac. More than 100 people attended the event, which included remarks by Matthew Gibb, deputy executive of Oakland County.
The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its annual Kidney Ball on Dec. 2 at MotorCity Casino in Detroit. Nearly 600 guests enjoyed dinner, beverages, live and silent auctions, music, and dancing to raise more than $600,000 for those living with kidney disease.
The College for Creative Studies hosted The 36th annual Detroit International Wine Auction on Oct. 21 at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. The black-tie event featured vintner Bodegas Torres, a silent auction and reception, a gala dinner and a live auction, and an after party. The evening raised $2.5 million for College for Creative Studies student scholarships and $1 million for the CCS Fashion Accessories Design Program.
The Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Co. was hosted at Ford Field in Detroit on Nov. 17. Guests enjoyed carnival rides and games, live music, and a preview of floats for America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van.
The Downtown Detroit Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with businesses, institutions, and stakeholders to improve the vitality of the central business district, held its 34th annual Detroit Aglow fundraiser on Nov. 20 at the MGM Grand Detroit. More than 800 people enjoyed a cocktail reception, a brief program, and a turkey dinner with all of the fixings.
The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores hosted a groundbreaking for a visitor center, administration building, and two additional facilities on Nov. 14. Edsel Ford II discussed the development and guests viewed renderings and enjoyed light refreshments.
Advancing Macomb hosted its third Annual Meeting on Nov. 16 at Macomb Community College's South Campus in Warren. More than 200 guests enjoyed breakfast, networked with Advancing Macomb board members, and heard from business and public sector leaders from around Macomb County.
The German American Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Fall Dinner on Nov. 16 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. John Fikany, former vice president of strategy and development for Quicken Loans Inc., was the featured speaker and detailed his experiences in the competitive business environment and his career at Mircosoft, where he was a vice president.
The Detroit Bar Association hosted its 13th annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award Gala on Nov. 16. Held at the Detroit Yacht Club, the Detroit Bar Association honored Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Proceeds from the event support no cost legal clinics and community outreach programs.