The Detroit Lions, paired with business leaders and celebrities, helped raise $75,000 for organizations affiliated with the Detroit Lions Charities.
On April 29, Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection in Troy held a brunch and fashion show featuring the fall 2010 collection by designer Naeem Khan. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Francee and Benson Ford Jr. Breast Care & Wellness Center at Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield.
The 46th annual Bal African fundraiser was held at the Detroit Institute of Arts on April 10. The event, which supports the DIA's African and African American art collections, helped kick off the DIA's latest exhibit, Through African Eyes.
The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce held its East-West Business Connection April 14 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. The event was held in tandem with the 2010 SAE World Congress and included guests from China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Japan.
There was plenty of pomp, circumstance, and local luminaries in and around Comerica Park on April 9th for the Tigers’ home opener. Detroit’s boys of summer topped the visiting Cleveland Indians, 5-2, and a grand time was had by all.
The Detroit Wine Organization, in partnership with other industry leaders, held the 2010 Michigan Wine Expo at Rock Financial Showplace in Novi.
On March 30th, the Detroit Regional Chamber held a reception at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham for President and CEO, Richard E. Blouse Jr., who retired after 15 years. During his tenure, the Chamber became the largest organization of its kind in the country.
Ten innovators and trend setters were honored at the 2nd annual Detroit Young Professionals' Vanguard Awards on March 25 at Amnesia nightclub atop the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.
Successfully Single Inc. hosted a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts on March 13 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The evening event included a dance competition with local celebrities as well as a dance showcase.
WJR-AM's Morning Host Paul W. Smith hosted the radio station's annual St. Patrick's Day party at the Detroit Athletic Club on March 17. The event drew more than 300 of the region's business, education, and political luminaries.