DBusiness magazine celebrated 2017's top lawyers at their annual event on Tuesday, January 17. The evening took place at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, and guests enjoyed hor d'oeuvres, beverages, and musical entertainment.
After a week of media and industry days, the 2017 North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Center kicked off for the public with the annual Charity Preview, affectionately known as Car Prom. Guests were treated to food, beverages, and entertainment as they toured the cars in style, raising $5.2 million for children's charities throughout Detroit, making it the largest single-night fundraiser worldwide.
On Oct. 29, the Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan chapter, based in Southfield, hosted its annual Chocolate Jubilee Masquerade Ball at the MGM Grand Detroit. The event, which drew more than 700 people, included a sit-down dinner, a live auction, and chocolate desserts.
Ford Motor Co. partnered with Hasbro to bring Monopoly to life at Ford Field for the 2017 Auto Glow on January 13. Guests were invited to "pass go" directly to a strolling dinner, beverages, and dancing, with proceeds benefitting The Children's Center.
The 2017 North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Center opened with two media days, that allowed major automakers to debut new models and make announcements. The event drew 5,000 journalists and industry leaders from around the world and was heavily focused on the future of mobility.
Automobili-D kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 8 as 5,000 journalists, executives, and industry leaders headed to the Michelin Media Center to experience the latest and greatest in the future of mobility. The event featured presentations on autonomous driving, connected vehicles, e-mobility, urban mobility, and was highlighted by a test track demonstrating autonomous vehicle technology.
On Nov. 10, 2016, the Stahls Automotive Foundation, which operates the Stahl Museum in Chesterfield Township, held a fundraiser for the Michigan Disabled Veterans, highlighted by a one-hour performance by comedian Jay Leno.
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation, which supports the growth of hockey in metro Detroit, held its Toast of Hockeytown event Nov. 16 at Joe Louis Arena. The event drew more than 1,000 people.
More than 800 people attended the Kidney Ball on December 3, 2016 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The event, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, included a sit-down dinner, a silent and live auction, and dancing.
The Downtown Detroit Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to beautifying the central city and providing enrichment programs, held its annual Detroit Aglow dinner on Nov. 21, 2016. More than 800 guests were treated to a turkey dinner and all the fixings.
More than 200 people attended the Fall Appreciation Event at the Detroit Public Library on Nov. 10, which was hosted by Southfield-based Alderney Advisors. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a live musical performance.
The DBusiness Breakfast Series held its 2017 Michigan Economic Forecast with Economist David Littmann as the keynote speaker on Dec. 6 at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. More than 150 guests were in attendance.