CHAMBER EVENTS FOR OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2014

Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market
Fridays until Oct. 17
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Behind the Bryant Library
22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

The Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market is managed by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce with the intent to bring people together in the community, to strengthen and support local farmers, to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses and to promote healthy living by providing quality, fresh and wholesome food. Between 40 and 50 carefully selected vendors sell only seasonal, Michigan produced farm products and goods, including fresh flowers, vegetables and produce, artisanal baked goods, cheeses, and meats. Other finds are fine artisans, garden art, soaps, woodworking and more.

Harvest Day at the Dearborn Farmers and Artisans Market
Friday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Behind the Bryant Library
22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Oct. 17 is “Harvest Day” our last day of the market. In addition to our 40 to 50 vendors, we will have live entertainment, food trucks, crafts and games for children, a bounce house, cooking demonstrations, pumpkins, and ice carvings. This is a great week for fresh, fall produce. For more information call 313-584-6100.

Chairman’s Charity Executive Nine and Dine Invitational
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Shotgun start at 2 p.m.
Dearborn Country Club
800 N Military, Dearborn

Join us for this executive level charity outing to support the Dearborn Area Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the Alzheimer’s Association/ Enjoy nine holes of golf at the beautiful Dearborn Country Club to be followed by a networking reception, including strolling appetizers and an open bar. Call 313-584-6100 or go to www.dearbornareachamber.org for more information.

Community Challenge 5K Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, Oct. 19
2 to 5 p.m.
Downtown west Dearborn

Seek out unique clues to discover the hidden treasures of downtown west Dearborn. This new and exciting event will include a costume contest, 5K route, cash prizes, family fun, and much more. An after party will conclude this great event with entertainment. Sign up your team of four to six members today for $100 at www.dearbornareachamber.org.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Begins!
Thursday, Oct. 30
University of Michigan-Dearborn

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The Dearborn Area Chamber YEA! program is excited to again host classes for the 2014-15 school year this fall. Applications are now being accepted until Sept. 30 and are available at www.dearbornareachamber.org or by calling 313-584-6100.

Meet the Purchasers
Friday, Nov. 7
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Double Tree Hotel
5801 Southfield Service Drive, Detroit

Learn to navigate the intricate and sometimes complicated bidding process and obtain access to city, corporate and government buyers.Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $50 for non-members, and can be purchased at www.dearbornareachamber.org or by calling 313-584-6100.

4th Quarter Business Builder Series Breakfast
Tuesday, Nov. 18
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dearborn Country Club
800 N Military, Dearborn

Join us for our 4th Quarter Business Builder Series for a wonderful breakfast featuring guest speaker Brian Connolly, President and CEO at Oakwood Healthcare and Chief Transition Executive at Beaumont Health at the beautiful Dearborn Country Club. Early bird registration is $30 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Connolly will discuss the topic “Oakwood to Beaumont: The Impact on Dearborn and Southeast Michigan.”

Popup Auction and Holiday Gala
Thursday, Dec. 11
6 to 10 p.m.
Location TBD

Pop-up boutiques, pop-up art galleries and even pop-up restaurants are all the rage. These initiatives pop up unannounced, quickly draw in crowds, and then disappear or morph into something else, adding to retail the fresh feel, exclusivity and element of surprise. The Chamber Auction will this year be a pop-up auction, transforming the venue into a strolling supper, silent auction and entertainment venue. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple and can be ordered by calling 313-584-6100 or going to www.dearbornareachamber.org.