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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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Week of 4.24.17
Photos for Social Lights events include JVS Trade Secrets, Habitat for Humanity Women Build Luncheon, FAR Sing Out 4 Kids, and the Cranbrook Music Guild.
Week of 4.17.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation Celebration, St Hugo School Auction, and the Beyond Basics Art Exhibition & Sale.
Week of 4.10.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Michigan West Point Society Founders Day Dinner, Detroit Zoo Conservation Gala, and the Gleaners Women’s Power Happy Hour.
Week of 4.3.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Eton Academy 2017 Gala & Auction, Brother Rice Irish Nite XL, and the ORT’s WINGO.
Week of 3.27.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Erin Go Bra(gh), Detroit Boat Club Crew Monte Carlo Night, and SHINE.
Week of 3.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Art of Fashion & Research, McCann benefit for Kidney Foundation, 100 Women Who Care of Greater Rochester, Reggie Jackson Foundation, and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
Week of 3.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Figure Skating in Detroit, DSO Classical Roots Celebration, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon.
Week of 3.6.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Academy of the Sacred Heart Benefit, Winning Futures Corks & Forks, Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellows Reception, and Impact 100 Oakland County Happy Hour.
Week of 2.27.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary, Birmingham Education Foundation Unabashed Bash, and Faith in Action Dancing with the Stars.
Week of 2.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bates Street Society Dinner, Marian Mardi Gras Benefit, and the Go Red Premiere Party.
Week of 2.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Variety, the Children’s Charity Cook-Off, Motor City Open, Angels Place Annual Dinner, and the Women’s Committee Boys & Girls Clubs.
Week of 2.6.17
Photos for Social Lights events include St Regis Winter Ball, CARE House Circle of Friends Patron Party, Circle of Friends Luncheon, Beyond Basics’ Birthday Benefit, Detroit Historical Society Ball, and the Brave Knight Pediatric Cancer Benefit.
Week of 1.30.17
Photos for Social Lights events include The Gallery, Big Shots, Little Stars, and the AutoGlow.
Week of 1.16.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Kidney Ball, Meadow Brook Hall Starlight Stroll, Alternatives for Girls High Tea, and the London Chop House Salvation Army Benefit.
Week of 1.9.17
Photos for Social Lights events include B&GCSM Great Futures Gala, Christ Child Society Home Tour, Preservation Bloomfield Gingerbread Luncheon, and the Ronald McDonald House Jazzy Holiday Tea.
Week of 1.2.17
Photos for Social Lights events include FAR, Friends & Fa-La-La, South Oakland Shelter Dancing with Detroit Stars, Women’s Division Project HOPE Luncheon & Boutique, and the DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast.
Week of 12.26.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Mistletoe Marketplace, DSO Volunteer Council Nutcracker Luncheon, BARD Foundation Gobble Wobble, and the Rochester Regional Chamber Grand Marshal’s Celebration.
Week of 12.19.16
Photos for Social Lights events include DIA Gala Gloriosa, Village Club Foundation Benefit, JARC Fall Fundraiser, Rochester Garden Club Greens Market, and the Cranbrook Kingswood Holiday Tea.
Week of 12.12.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Christ Child Society A Love In, Sky Foundation Benefit Lunch, Rochester Schools Foundation Sip, Savor, Shop, and the Homes for Autism Ring of Hope Dinner.
Week of 12.5.16
Photos for Social Lights events include Alzheimer’s Association Chocolate Jubilee, Habitat for Humanity-Oakland, Northwood U Distinguished Women Reception, and the Birmingham Area Panhellenic Association.
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