Week of 2.20.17

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Bates Street Society Dinner

The Community House Board of Directors welcomed 200 to the second annual dinner ($200, $250 tickets) honoring significant donors ($25,000 plus). It also saluted community Pillars of Vibrancy who were toasted at a preliminary champagne reception. The 2017 Pillars are: Culture - architect Victor Saroki and publisher of Downtown Publications David Hohendorf; Wellness - Richard Astrein and Beaumont Hospital President Rosanna Morris; Philanthropy - Lois Shaevsky and George Miller; Education - Margaret Matthes. They were eulogized by house CEO/President Bill Seklar and received tribute pins from past pillars before joining the dinner crowd.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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01/27/2017 - BoConcept, a modern design furniture store founded in Denmark in 1952, which had a store in Birmingham at 670 S. Old Woodward Avenue, closed that location at the end of December.

BoConcept offered contemporary furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, and home office, and was known for its urban design and customization.

The Birmingham store location, which opened in October 2013 in the former Azar's Rugs location, was the only Michigan BoConcept store. According to information on the internet, BoConcept also closed its Tampa, New York SoHo, Chicago and Calgary stores.

Calls and emails to BoConcept for information were not returned.

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