Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., a nonprofit youth services organization in southwest Detroit, held its FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off on Feb. 21. The event, which drew more than 200 people, was sponsored by General Motors Co., Ideal Group, AISIN, Comcast, John E. Green Co., and Szegedi's.
Over 500 guests attended the Roeper Gala and Golden Apple Awards on Feb. 17 to celebrate the 75th anniversary and honor the legacies of George and Annemarie Roeper, founders of the Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills. The event was hosted at the Royal Oak Music Theatre and featured student performances, as well as an award ceremony for Golden Apple recipients Bryan Stevenson, Rudy Simons, Shamayim Harris, and Sally Booth.
The fifth annual Macomb County Business Awards was hosted by County Executive Mark Hackel and the The Macomb County Department of Planning and Urban Development on Feb. 14. The breakfast event was held at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township and honored local businesses for their work in diversification, efficiency, innovation, and workforce development.
The Detroit Chinese Business Association hosted their annual Chinese New Year Gala at the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Detroit's Cobo Center on Feb. 11. Close to 500 guests rang in the Year of the Rooster and enjoyed an evening of networking, celebration, and live music.
Over 150 people gathered for the grand opening of an exhibit honoring Detroit's boxing legends, including Jonathan Banks, Leeonzer Barber, Tommy Hearns, and many others. The event was held at the Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery in Detroit and hosted by the Wayne County Community College District's School of Continuing Education. The exhibit is currently open through Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.