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MHCC 2014 Economic Forum Breakfast

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2014 Economic Forum Breakfast on May 16 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guest speakers included the Honorable Sandy K. Baruah of the Detroit Regional Chamber and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick of Ford Motor Co.

ULI Michigan's 2014 Placemaker Award Dinner

The Urban Land Institute of Michigan held its Placemaker Award Dinner honoring Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, on May 15 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

15th Annual Real Life 101 Gala and Awards Ceremony

Real Life 101, a scholarship and mentoring organization created to improve the higher education opportunities of inner-city African American males, held its 15th Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony at the MGM Grand Detroit Ballroom on June 7.

Strolling Dinner for Read To A Child – Detroit

Read To A Child's Detroit program hosted a strolling dinner and Stella & Dot shopping event at the Broderick Tower in Detroit on May 7. Proceeds from stylist Tricia Hexter's sales benefited the nonprofit organization.

'My Gift to the World' Student Art Exhibit

Beyond Basics hosted an opening reception for the student art exhibit "My Gift to the World" at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on April 15. The exhibit will be on display through May 31.

Spring Zing: A Tribute to the Titanic

The Rotary Club of Mount Clemens hosted its annual Spring Zing fundraiser, which had a Titanic theme, on May 3 at Zuccaro Banquet and Catering in Chesterfield Township. Proceeds from the event benefited several organizations.

Tribute to Ricky Lawson

Friends, family, and fans of the late Ricky Lawson gathered at Detroit's Music Hall Center on April 26 for "The Final Drumline: A Memorial Tribute."

18th Annual Wine for the Spirit

The Oakwood Healthcare Foundation in Dearborn held its 18th annual Wine for the Spirit fundraising event at the MGM Grand Detroit on Oct. 26. Proceeds from the event benefit patients living with diabetes, obesity, and nutritional disorders.

Sixth Annual Birmingham Crush Wine and Food Classic

The Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan held its sixth annual Crush Birmingham Wine & Food Classic on Sept. 21 at the Townsend Hotel. More than 500 guests enjoyed gourmet food and wine pairings from Marchesi di Barolo, based in northern Italy.