Published on May 10, 2012
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, starting at 6pm till 11pm
at Six Street Lofts | 1536 6th St, Detroit, MI 48226
Lift: Detroit 1st Annual Black Tie Gala
Socially Responsible Companies &
Young Professionals Contributing to Change!
Lift: Detroit is a unique Black Tie Gala that will highlight professional companionship, social responsibility and community outreach as important strategies for the revitalization of Detroit. Young professionals and representatives from every industry in the Metro- Detroit area including: fashion, health care, beauty, hospitality, entertainment, sports, finance, technology, urban development, sustainable living and more will gather to discuss solutions and opportunities to building a stronger Detroit.
Participants will have the opportunity to mingle with other young professionals in varying industries over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; while also enjoying the talents of local artists, and sounds from a local up and coming disc jockey. The goal of this event is clearly stated in its name, lifting Detroit. We want to support and recognize all things local, all things Detroit.
Building Bridges Detroit is an event series for young professionals that combines local tastemakers, socially interesting venues and bold topics to create an environment that stimulates professional networking. Each event targets influential scene changers from every corner of Metro-Detroit and blends them together in one place to discuss vital issues in every industry, share opportunities and ignite powerful collaborations that ultimately benefit and diversify the local economic landscape.
6:00 PM | Registration
6:45 PM | Welcome and Icebreaker
7:00 PM | Detroit Power Hour (Detroit critical issues activity)
7:55 PM | L'Elegance Fashion Show (Ashley Dragan, Wooden Hangers, Bachach Somerset)
8:45 PM | Motor City Mix & Mingle
9:00 PM | Live DJ Set by Rob-Play NYC
9:40 PM | Thank You's, Raffle Winners
Event ends at 11:00 PM
AFTER-PARTY: at The Hamilton Room, Showtime Saturdays
Location: 201 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48006 (11pm-2am)
MUSICAL TALENT & ENTERTAINMENT:
+ Brandon Marceal -- Flutist
+ Horatiu Ormindeanu -- Hip Hop Violinist
+ Saxappeal & Collective Peace - Band
+ Rob-Play of VBLifestyle.com - DJ
+ The Rattlesnake
+ Shish Kabob Express
+ Good Girls Go To Paris
+ Pauly's Grill
+ Dr. Sushi Detroit
+ Valentine Vodka
+ Vitamin Water
In addition to networking, Building Bridges Detroit will be partnering with The EYS Group, Inc., a Metro-Detroit business and social liaison for small to large-sized companies and entrepreneurial individuals that focuses on fusing the passion of new and established business owners and entrepreneurs from all around the globe with top-notch resources to increase venture success. Both companies are raising money to support Cascading Krystals, a Detroit based non-profit organization that promotes academic success for disabled students in the community by providing one-on-one guidance through essential mentoring and tutoring skills in addition to character and team-building social activities. The organization advocates in the improvement of psychological health and social connections, areas in which many students suffer. Cascading Krystals is dedicated to aiding students in the balancing of home, social, and educational lives. A portion of the proceeds from Lift Detroit will be donated to Cascading Krystals.
The Sixth Street Lofts
Lift: Detroit is being held at The Sixth Street Lofts, located in Detroit's oldest neighborhood, Corktown. During the 19th Century the southwestern region symbolized opportunity for many immigrants. Today it has revitalized into an environment where Detroiters live, play and create. The Michigan Central Station's beaux-arts classical architecture rests as the backdrop for new innovative enterprises and living space for young professionals. Lift: Detroit will create space for young talent to discuss critical issues in the city and learn new ways to contribute to the advancement of the community. With organizations like Greening of Detroit and projects like Greenways Detroit taking place in Corktown, it only makes sense that Lift: Detroit, 1st Annual Black Tie Gala for Socially Responsible Companies and Young Professionals Contributing to Change takes place here.
Hosted by: Hosted by Emmy-Nominated, Freelance Fox 2 Reporter, Iris Perez
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