Chamber Events

After Hours and Art Gallery Opening
Wednesday, Sept. 7
5 to 7 p.m.
Padzieski Art Gallery
15801 Michigan Ave.
Sponsored by DTE Energy and Dearborn Community Fund
Free admission

This first-ever event will fuse arts and culture with the business community in Dearborn. Artist Janet Kondziela has spent more than a year creating paintings of signature dishes featured in Dearborn’s finest eateries and will display these works of art. Business owners, corporate professionals and the community can mix and mingle at the beautiful Padzieski Gallery; sample appetizers and wine and learn how the arts and culture serves as an economic catalyst for change. Register online at

Taste of Dearborn East
Wednesday, Sept. 14
6 to 10 p.m.
Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial – Jim Thorpe and Oakwood Healthcare System
Check-in at 5:30 p.m. at the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, 13750 Michigan Avenue (across from Dearborn City Hall). Visit area restaurants, sample fabulous food and drink specials.

$20 per person; $15 per person, parties of 10 or more ($25 at the door).

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Participating restaurants include:
360 Lounge
Avenue Bar & Grill
Bamboozle’s Pub & Grille
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Country Restaurant
Fuego Mexican Grill
Habib’s Cuisine
Joe’s Top Dog
Lile’s Ham Sandwich Shop (at check-in)
M & M Café (at check-in)
Milan’s Pizza
PF Chang’s China Bistro
Red Star (at check-in)
Roman Village Cucina Italiana
Shelby’s On Warren

Social Media is a Snap
Thursday, Sept. 15
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
free admission (bring your own lunch)
Dearborn Chamber Conference Room
22100 Michigan Ave. (in the lower level of the Bryant Library)
The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce for an educational social media event featuring Stan Smith of Fluency Media, the agency behind the award-winning Pure Michigan social media campaign.

The second half of this event will feature a panel discussion with companies currently using social media: Dearborn; the Glass Academy and others. Attend this free seminar to ask questions, share tactics and learn from others.

Bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from one of our great Dearborn restaurants

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Business Builder Breakfast
Pure Michigan Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 21
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
$30 Chamber members; $35 non-members
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriot Hotel
20301 Oakwood Blvd.
Sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare System
Pure Michigan has been one of the major success stories in the state for a number of years. It has helped attract more than 7 million people to our state, created more than $200 billion in commerce and has brought in more tax revenue than it has cost. This distinguished panel of tourism experts will discuss valuable partnerships that enabled funding for this program and its impact on the state’s commerce.

Panel includes: Larry Alexander, president and CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau; Ken Hayward, executive vice president, The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island; Patricia Mooradian, president, The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village; George Zimmerman, executive vice president, Travel Michigan & Pure Michigan Campaign;
Moderated by John Truscott, president and principal of Truscott Rossman.

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