Community Living Centers, an organization that helps developmentally disabled adults live independently, hosted 15 local celebrity chefs at the Detroit Athletic Club on Friday, April 21 for the 40th annual Celebrity Chefs dinner. Guests enjoyed a five-course meal, entertainment, a silent auction, and raffle.
A group of jazz enthusiasts, festival sponsors, and civic officials gathered at the Detroit Athletic Club on Wednesday, April 19 for a preview of the 39th annual Detroit Jazz Festival lineup. The four-day festival will take place from Sept. 1-4 and feature performances by the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Hancock, jazz fusionist Miles Mosley, and a jam session led by local saxophonist George Benson.
On April 11, the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, which represents more than 400 members from private equity firms, corporations, and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, held its M&A All-Star Awards Reception at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
Thousands of fans flocked to Comerica Park in Detroit to celebrate Opening Day on Friday, April 7. The unofficial local holiday was celebrated with food and beverages at various local establishments and private parties throughout the city, and the Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5.
More than 80 guests gathered at Shinola in Detroit on Thursday, March 30 to learn about their work with the New Day Foundation, a local organization that helps reduce financial stress for families following a cancer diagnosis. Guests enjoyed food, beverages, and live music by Grace Elizabeth Lee.
JVS, a Detroit human service organization that offers counseling, training, and support services, honored Connie Holzer during their annual Trade Secrets dinner at the Troy Marriott on Wednesday, March 29. Over 500 guests gathered to hear about Holzer's experience following her decision to re-build Tom Holzer Ford, the auto dealership she inherited from her late husband.
DBusiness and presenting sponsor Plante Moran hosted the DBusiness Breakfast Series at the Gem Theatre in Detroit on Tuesday, April 4. More than 100 guests enjoyed breakfast, networking opportunities, and a presentation on purposeful disruption and corporate social responsibility by Matt Elliott, president, Bank of America, Michigan Market, in Troy.
Surnow Co., Signature Associates Inc., and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce hosted a preview for more than 100 guests to celebrate the opening of the new office building 55 West Maple in Birmingham on March 29. Attendees enjoyed a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a reception with beverages and appetizers.
Comerica Bank hosted the third annual Spirit of Frida Awards, which was held at the Tiger Club at Comerica Park on March 29. Over 180 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner before awards were given to six women who exemplify the spirit of artist Frida Kahlo through their work in various industries.
On March 23, the Ideal Group, a multi-faceted steel, contracting, and commercial products firm in southwest Detroit, held a reception and open house for their new and expanded corporate offices.
Display Group, a Detroit-based special event designer and supplier hosted its annual spring showcase event at the company's warehouse at the Packard Plant on March 23. Over 300 guests enjoyed vignettes designed to showcase the company's new products as well as food and beverages throughout the evening.
Gleaners Food Bank hosted their fourth annual Women's Happy Hour event on March 23 at MGM Grand Detroit, to kick off their Million Meal Match program, which helps feed local children. Guests enjoyed signature beverages, appetizers, and a silent auction.