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APACC Salute to Excellence Awards 2018

The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce hosted its Salute to Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. Guests enjoyed the museum’s display of more than 165 vehicles, Asian cuisine, wine, beer, and networking.

The Parade Co. 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast in Detroit

The Parade Co. in Detroit hosted its 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 2. Wayne State University unveiled its new float, and the event featured live broadcasts from WDIV Local 4 and Paul W. Smith, News/Talk 760 WJR. Guests enjoyed pancakes flipped by Detroit business and community leaders.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser at Birmingham Country Club

First American Title Insurance Co., PM Environmental, Integra, and PEA Inc. hosted an Oktoberfest Gathering on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Birmingham Country Club. More than 100 guests enjoyed networking, drinks, and appetizers. A 50/50 raffle was held to support St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen in Detroit.

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce’s An Autumn Affair

The Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce hosted An Autumn Affair on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Detroit Athletic Club. U.S. Ambassador Sam Zakhem was in attendance, and the event greeted Timothy Slater, the new chief of the FBI’s Detroit office.

German American Chambers of Commerce June Networking Event

The Michigan Chapter of the German American Chambers of Commerce of Midwest Inc. held its June networking event on June 14 at Atwater in the Park in Grosse Pointe Park. Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the North American International Auto Show, was the guest speaker for the evening.

Southwest Detroit Business Association Community Investment Breakfast

The Southwest Detroit Business Association hosted its annual Community Investment Breakfast on June 21 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel Sound Board. The event’s keynote speaker was Dave Dubenksy, chairman and CEO of Ford Land. Individuals and organizations were honored for contributing to the economic vitality of the region.

Wheels for Meals Fundraiser at Matick Auto Wash

Matick Auto Wash in Redford Township hosted the first Motor City Wheels for Meals fundraiser on May 21. All proceeds went to buy meals for seniors facing food insecurity. Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans co-sponsored the event. The more than 800 Wheels on Meals volunteers enjoyed a recognition luncheon before the fundraiser.

Mysterium With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

More than 200 guests attended Mysterium on May 17 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, where Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians performed in three unique settings. Guests travelled to each performance space and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and an afterglow. The event was hosted by the DSO’s NextGen committee.

Detroit Cristo Rey Gems of Detroit 2018

On May 11, more than 700 people attended Gems of Detroit in Eastern Market, a fundraiser and student and professional networking event for Detroit Cristo Rey High School. In addition to a cocktail reception and a strolling dinner, the student robotics and debate teams provided displays of their activities.

Detroit Chinese Business Association Conference at NextEnergy

On April 19, the Detroit Chinese Business Association together with the Minority Business Development Agency/Department of Commerce San Jose hosted a full-day conference at the NextEnergy Center in Detroit. The conference emphasized the collaborative investment opportunity between U.S. and China smart car and auto tech exchange industries, and an MOU was signed between Shanghai International Auto City, the Detroit Regional Chamber, and the Center for Automotive Research.