Vine & Dine at Cranbrook Institute of Science on Sept. 22

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich., August 23, 2010 – The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s 7th annual fundraiser, Vine & Dine will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6 – 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Join the Chamber and emcee Jackie Paige from Fox 2 News as we bring awareness to this important cause.

“Gleaners is grateful for the continued partnership with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber,” said DeWayne Wells, president of Gleaners. “Every dollar this event raises provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. At a time of increasing need, especially in our suburban communities, this support is vital to help us achieve our mission.”

“It’s important that as the community need for food increases that we come together to respond to the call to fight hunger,” said Andrea Foglietta, marketing & event manager Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. “Vine & Dine is an ideal event to share with family and friends or a great way to entertain clients, while supporting those in need.”

Vine & Dine, held at Cranbrook Institute of Science, offers guests an outstanding selection of domestic and imported wines, a strolling buffet featuring the finest restaurants and caterers, glittering fashions, musical entertainment and a chance auction. Last year, Vine & Dine provided thousands of meals for the hungry in Oakland county communities. Tickets are $65 per person and special corporate pricing is available. Visit www.vinendine.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

Food and wine participants in this year’s Vine & Dine include: 220 & Edison’s, Beverly Hills Grill, Cameron’s Steakhouse, The Cupcake Station, Hills Fine Wine and Spirits, Inn Season Café, Kilwin’s Birmingham, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Mitchell’s Fish Market, ml. Spirits, Panera Bread, Paul Mann/Paul Mann Selections, Peabody’s, The Rugby Grille, Salvatore Scallopini, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Streetside Seafood, Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro, Vineyard Café & Catering and Wines of Distinction

Sponsors of the 2010 Vine & Dine event include: Platinum Sponsor: TD Ameritrade Exclusive Fashion Show Sponsor: FIGO Salon Exclusive Valet Sponsor: Comerica Broadcast Media Sponsor: Fox 2; Exclusive Entertainment Sponsor: Vanguard Title Insurance Agency, LLC Gold Sponsors: C&N Party Rentals, Blueworld Productions, Cranbrook Institute of Science Silver Sponsors: Beauty by Rx, Creative Brick Paving & Landscaping   Huntington Bank, mBank, Observer & Eccentric, The Townsend Hotel, 93.9 The River and Qwik Picz Bronze Sponsors: DTE Energy, Photography by Ashley and Principal Shopping District

The fashion show will feature fabulous Fall trends from local clothiers including, Ceresnie & Offen Fur Group, Claymore Shop, OPTIK Birmingham, paulina bh, and Roma Sposa. Each model’s hair and makeup will be styled by the FIGO Salon team to compliment the clothing.

As the third-oldest food bank in the United States, Gleaners Community Food Bank’s mission has been to turn surplus food, which otherwise would go to waste, into millions of delicious meals for hungry people in southeastern Michigan. Since 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has grown from distributing just one or two million pounds of food a year to nearly 26 million pounds annually, equivalent to 65,000 meals per day.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber is a membership organization dedicated to promoting the economic development, strengthen the business climate and improve the quality of life in the six communities it serves, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin.

To purchase tickets call (248) 644-1700 or visit www.vinendine.com.

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