On Feb. 13, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter held its Winter Networking Event at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Farmington Hills. More than 100 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, cuisine, live entertainment, and a strolling art show.
On Jan. 25, more than 200 guests attended the premiere of "RALPH," a DPTV documentary focused on the life and legacy of Detroit native, lifelong resident, and Buffalo Bills owner and philanthropist, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., at the Garden Theatre in Detroit.
On Jan. 27, more than 350 people attended the Officers Ball at the Detroit Yacht Club. The DYC Annual Officers Ball is the longest-running formal event in the City of Detroit (142nd this year), and is the first major event of the Club's 150th Anniversary. Attendees enjoyed a plated, sitdown dinner, a cocktail reception, and live entertainment.
On Feb. 10, the Birmingham Education Foundation hosted its Unabashed Bash for 270 people at the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham. The evening event featured a cocktail party, a plated gourmet dinner, student performances, and live, silent, and online auctions.
The Community House in downtown Birmingham hosted its annual Bates Street Society Dinner on Feb. 3, attended by more than 200 guests. The event, presented by PNC Wealth Management and hosted by The Community House’s board of directors, recognized donors who have made significant charitable contributions to the The Community House. The recognition dinner officially inducted the donors into the “Bates Street Society.” The black tie-optional event featured a cocktail party, a three-course seated dinner, and live entertainment.
On Feb. 1, Sterling Insurance Group in Sterling Heights held an open house and ribbon cutting for its newly renovated office. The event, which drew more than 200 people, included remarks from company officials and local dignitaries, beverages, and a strolling buffet.
On Feb. 6, more than 100 guests attended the DBusiness Breakfast Series at the Gem Theatre in downtown Detroit. Keynote speaker George Lenyo, office managing partner of EY in downtown Detroit, spoke about the evolution of the gig economy, machine learning, and how businesses and organizations can draw and retain top talent.
On Jan. 31, the Brother Rice Business Alliance, a nonprofit organization that hosts educational and networking events for parents, students, alumni, and faculty of Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, hosted a learning session at Vectorform, a multi-faceted digital products company in downtown Royal Oak. More than 70 guests learned how Vectorform designs, builds, and operates apps, websites, and other tech platforms for a range of clients, including DTE Energy, Powerly, Disney, AirSpaceX, and many other clients.
On Jan. 26, Shelving Inc. in Auburn Hills and the Capuchin Ministries in Detroit, which operates the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Children’s Program, and On the Rise Bakery, hosted Bocce with the Brothers at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. More than 400 guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, bocce ball, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a live auction.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Detroit held its annual party on Jan. 27 at Jam Handy in Detroit’s North End district. More than 100 EO Detroit members and their guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, themed cocktails, a selection of vintage video games, and live entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse. EO Detroit has 105 members who collectively generate $1.4 billion in annual revenue and employ 6,300 people.
On Jan. 25, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter in Detroit hosted its 19th annual Soup City: A Night at the Gallery at the Gem Theatre and the Century Theatre in downtown Detroit. More than 200 people enjoyed a selection of soups and chilis, a display of artwork, and live entertainment.
On Jan. 24, Detroit Latinos hosted a reception for Salvador Salort-Pons, director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, at a private room above Armando’s Mexican Restaurant in Detroit’s Mexicantown district. More than 75 people enjoyed a cocktail reception, a buffet, and remarks from Salort-Pons about the importance of Latino art at the DIA and throughout metro Detroit.