On Sept. 18, the Detroit Chinese Business Association hosted its 28th annual DCBA International Golf Outing, which this year was held at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion. More than 300 guests enjoyed a round of golf, a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, and an address from Matthew A. Gibb, deputy executive of Oakland County.
On Sept. 17, the Beaumont Foundation hosted its 22nd annual Wine for the Spirit fundraiser, which this year was held in the Via at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. More than 800 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, select wines from around the world, a raffle, and tours of the new venue.
Following a $12-million renovation, the owners of the state’s first Best Western Premier Hotel, located along Telegraph Road, south of I-696, in Southfield, held a grand opening celebration on Sept. 13. More than 400 guests toured ballroom, exhibition, and conference spaces; the Nomad Grill; and a selection of the hotel’s 206 rooms.
On Sept. 13, the Detroit Economic Club hosted a luncheon at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit, called Perspectives from Three New Michigan CEOs. More than 300 attendees heard remarks from Patti Poppe, president and CEO of CMS Energy Corp.; Joan Budden, president and CEO of Priority Health; and Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. The lunch was moderated by R.J. King, editor of DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News.
On Sept. 14, WeWork, which provides shared workspaces, community areas, and services to businesses and nonprofit organizations, held a grand opening event on three floors it occupies in the 1001 Woodward Building in downtown Detroit (WeWork Campus Martius). The company also has shared office space at 1449 Woodward (SW corner of Woodward and Clifford Street).
The New Day Foundation for Families, an organization working to improve outcomes for cancer survivors, hosted the annual Hope Shines Gala at Eastern Market in Detroit on Sept. 8. Guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, raffles, and live entertainment by the Ben Sharkey quartet.
The seventh annual Hatch Off was hosted on Thursday, August 31 by Hatch Detroit, where east African restaurant, market, and juice bar Baobab Fare won a $50,000 grant to open a brick and mortar location. Guests also enjoyed a strolling dinner and dessert served by Hatch alumni, music, and a live auction.
Infinity Ovation Yacht Charters hosted a Motown-themed summer cruise on Wednesday, September 6 on the Detroit River. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, open bar, and the musical stylings of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and more Motown favorites by local R&B group Persuasion.
The 38th annual Detroit Jazz Fest was held from Sept. 1-4 at Hart Plaza in Detroit. Guests spent their Labor Day enjoying performances by local and world renowned jazz artists, as well as jam sessions, and conversations and panels at the Talk Tent.
On Aug. 16, more than 400 people attended the grand opening of the newly-constructed portion of the Emergency Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. The first phase of what is a four-phase, $121-million project, added a total of 99 private rooms, 54 observation rooms, and four trauma bays. The entire project will be completed by 2019.
The 11th annual Racing for Kids to the Hill event was held on Wednesday, August 30 on Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms. As a national non-profit organization, Racing for Kids uses motorsports to raise funds for sick children. At the event, guests enjoyed a street fair celebration, local fare, music, games, a cocktail reception, and live auction.
On Aug. 17, the Founders Junior Council held its annual FashBash at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 700 guests enjoyed a fashion show by Neiman Marcus, a strolling cocktail reception, and The Lincoln Motor Co. Afterglow.