Alice Cooper performed a VIP concert at the John Varvatos store in downtown Detroit on April 16. Guests such as Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, model Kate Upton, singer Michael Bolton, and "Rehab Addict" host Nicole Curtis attended the event. Cooper sang songs such as ""No More Mr. Nice Guy," a cover of "Brown Sugar," and ended with "School's Out."
The FUEL event brought together business leaders such as Magic Johnson, Seth Godin, Gov. Rick Snyder, and Jessica Alba for a one-day conference at MotorCity Casino on April 13. FUEL: Detroit will now be an annual event in Detroit and will travel to cities around the country.
The Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Opening Day. About 45,000 people attended the game on April 6, the fourth largest in Comerica Park's history. Detroit-native actor J.K. Simmons threw the ceremonial first pitch.
The Red Wings Foundation hosted its Toast of Hockeytown fundraiser on Feb. 2 at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit. More than 700 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, wine pairings, locker room tours, and the opportunity to meet with players, coaches, and local celebrities.
The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce hosted a global business networking event comprised of Asian and U.S. businesses and minority business enterprises throughout the Midwest. The event focused on opportunities for minority-businesses, followed by a supplier exhibition, and the popular "Meet the Buyer" Showcase. Suppliers had an opportunity to meet one-on-one with corporate buyers from a variety of industries.