Local Leaders Recognized for Contributions, Commitment to Multiculturalism


The International Heritage Foundation on Thursday will recognize six community leaders for their contributions to the American way of life while demonstrating a commitment to ethnic diversity, cultural heritage, and community involvement.

Among those being inducted into the 2014 Heritage Hall of Fame Gallery are Paul Borg, founder and CEO for Taylor-based Printwell Acquisitions Co.; Edward L. Haroutunian, president of Bingham Farms law firm Haroutunian Licata Haroutunian; The Honorable Joseph Impastato; Vivian R. Pickard, president of the General Motors Foundation; Dr. William H. Restum, president of the Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan; and R.J. King, editor of DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News.

These honorees join more than 100 people from various ethnic backgrounds who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame Gallery since 1984.

Proceeds from the event, to be held at the Colony Club in Detroit, will benefit organizations such as the International Institute of Detroit, which supports immigrant families in their effort to become U.S. citizens and contributing members of the community.

To secure tickets, which range from $150 to $250 per person, call 248-766-2282 or email internationalheritagefoundation@aol.com.

For more information about the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, visit iimd.org.

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