Detroit Garment Group’s FashionSpeak 2013 was held Oct. 3 at the Madison Building in Downtown Detroit. Presented by Taubman, the fashion conference included six workshops led by professionals including Project Runaway alum Daniel Vosocvic.
More than 800 guests attended Saks Blast on Aug. 23 at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection in Troy. The event, which raised nearly $1.2 million, benefited the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Transition to Betterness.
The Founders Junior Council hosted Fash Bash on Aug. 15, both on the front steps and inside the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The sold-out event, which included a Neiman Marcus runway show, benefited the DIA's new endowment campaign.
Peter and Danialle Karmanos were honored for their generosity and longtime support of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute on Oct. 5 at the Filmore in Detroit. The partners raised more than $800,000 for cancer research.
On Sept. 7, Cobo Center held a VIP reception for the opening of the Grand Riverview Ballroom, a 40,000-square-foot venue with a state-of-the-art kitchen, tasting room, programmable lights, lift stage, and hospitality area.
The Professional Group, a multi-faceted property services firm, held a grand opening celebration on Oct. 23 at the Chrysler House in downtown Detroit. The company, part of Belfor Holdings Inc., relocated from Southfield.
On Oct. 17, Detroit mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon were the featured panelists at the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Luncheon at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.
McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation's BRAvo Breast Cancer Fundraiser event was held Oct. 15 at Pennas in Sterling Heights. A portion of the proceeds will support the BRAvo for Women free mammogram program for uninsured women in Macomb County.
Our second annual Michigan Social Index, where 50 state-based companies primarily serving consumer markets are rated on their annual Web presence, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and forums.
The Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton hosted a Shades of Pink Fundraiser on Oct. 12. The event included a fashion show, raffle, and car display. Proceeds from the event helped provide financial assistance for women with breast cancer.
The Skyline Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a black tie charity event on Sept. 28 in Southfield. Proceeds benefitted the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, MDA “Augie’s Quest,” and the Employee Partners Care Foundation.
On Oct. 9, The PIME Missionaries in Detroit held its annual fundraising dinner at the San Marino Club in Troy. The evening included a strolling cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner, and a global update on activities.
The economic recession slowed the franchise industry, both in Michigan and across the nation, but the sector still added more jobs than any other business category since 2008. Now the industry is poised to make more progress.
The city's historical ward system produced mostly corruption and inefficiencies. An at-large city council wasn't much better. Now comes a city split into seven districts. Welcome to the brave new world of Detroit.