Week of 4.24.17

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JVS Trade Secrets

“And life goes on,” said Connie Holzer, honorary chair and keynote speaker at the JVS Trade Secrets fundraising dinner. (It attracted record attendance - 560 @ $150 and up – to the Troy Marriott.) Holzer’s unique business experience did not even begin until her car dealer husband of 52 years died when she was 70 years old. Although the economy was in the dumps, she mortgaged the home where she had raised six children, got concessions from their 130 employees, and rebuilt the Tom Holzer Ford dealership into the 4th ranked regionally and 10th ranked nationally. “You are never too old to begin a new life,” she concluded. Women to Work recipient Kimberly Baker, whose fairytale life crashed when her husband went to jail for tax fraud, praised Judy Richmond and the JVS computer program. She attended it on a scholarship. “And now..because of people in this room... I can feed my kids,” Baker said, apologizing for her tears. The venue provided ample space to display the event’s traditional pick-your-own-prize raffle of 62 items, the main cocktail hour diversion.
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May 2017

MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO NOWHERE: A budget proposal by the Trump administration may be the final blow to plans for a regional mass transit system for southeast Michigan. A proposed Regional Transit Authority (RTA) millage failed in November 2016, when voters in Oakland and Macomb counties rejected the four-county millage, while passing in Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Deal was, it had to win in three of ...more»
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Enjoy two Birmingham Restaurant Weeks


01/20/2017 - Twelve years ago, Restaurant Week in Birmingham was a new concept for Michigan. Now, it's such a hit, it's a two-week event running Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3, and Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10.

Twenty-six Birmingham restaurants have signed up to participate in the culinary event, which just like the first event in 2005, offers three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Restaurants such as Bella Piatti, Mitchell's Fish Market, Cameron's Steakhouse, Bistro Joe's, Big Rock Chop House, Hyde Park Steakhouse, Townhouse, The Stand Gastro Bistro, Streetside Seafood, and many more, are offering special and unique menu items specifically for the events.

For menus and updated information on menus, contact birminghamrestaurantweek.org. Reservations may be made by contacting the restaurants directly.

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