NEXTWork, an organization that provides young Jewish professionals with resources and networking opportunities, celebrated its one-year anniversary at Sabrage in Royal Oak on May 13. Guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers.
Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club hosted a press event on May 21 to share changes to the 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The event included announcements made by 2015 Commodore Hanson Bratton, Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp, and Race Chair Peter Wenzler. To celebrate the yacht club's 100th anniversary, signature drinks and a lunch was served.
Leadership Oakland, a nonprofit that works to develop peoples' leadership skills, hosted a homecoming gala for its 25th anniversary at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak on April 30. The event offered live music by "Reggie and Friends," signature drinks, and food stations.
For the sixth year in a row, the Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, in partnership with DBusiness Magazine and News/Talk 760 WJR, honored the Champions of the New Economy — six regional executives who are driving growth in highly competitive industries — at the Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan's offices in downtown Detroit on May 6. A strolling dinner was provided by Opus One.
Highlighting the importance of enhanced cooperation between the United States and Canada, the Governor General of Canada David Johnston spoke at the Detroit Institute of Arts on April 29. He discussed the collaboration between public and private sectors that prevented the DIA's collection from being sold during Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings, as well as the role played by the DIA in championing the importance of the arts. Governor General Johnston was appointed to the position by Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 and serves as the queen’s representative in Canada.