Photos from Past Events

Chamber 411

Today’s Chamber 411 was filled with enthusiasm and a dynamic presentation by Membership Engagement Manager Samantha Michalak.  Chamber 411 is sponsored by COMCAST Business.

Holiday Mixer

The BBChamber hosted the 2019 Holiday Mixer at Oakland Hills Country Club.  Our members enjoyed live music, courtesy of Sono Orchestra, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  Event host sponsor, Bank of Ann Arbor provided complementary drink tickets to all guests.  Thank you to our bronze sponsor, Baldwin House.

Annual Meeting

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber hosted the 72nd Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomfield Hills.  The THRIVE Award was presented to Consumers Energy and accepted by Lauren Royston, Consumers Energy Community Affairs Manager.  Our 2019 Ambassador of the Year is Andy Roisman.  The Chamber presented outgoing BBChamber Board Members Jordan Bolton, Kelly Lewis, and Robert Pliska with plaques of recognition for their service.  Photos by Doug Ashley

Business After Hours

So many members and prospective members joined us last night at The Morrie for a fun Business After Hours mixer!  Thanks to everyone who joined us for braving the cold November weather.  

Professional Edge Workshop

Kim Eberhardt, Account Director at Identity PR, presented our members with 2020 Communications Strategies at this morning’s Professional Edge Workshop sponsored by DFCU Financial and hosted by Birmingham Public Schools. The sold out crowd braved the first snow fall of the year to attend and gained insight on effective strategies on business communications.  Click here to view Ms. Eberhardt’s presentation.

Member Coffee – Halloween!

The Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union hosted a special spooky Halloween Member Coffee!  Chamber guests were greeted by Minions on a mission to network!  Thanks for having us BBCU!

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 27, 2019, Shain Park 
What began as a gloomy day concluded with the skies parting just as the band began to play for the 83rd Annual Halloween Parade!  The parade capped of a day of fun in Shain Park with kids in costumes and the Junior League Pumpkin Patch filled with games and activities.  Special thank you to the Birmingham Fire Department, the City of Birmingham and the Baldwin Public Library. Photos by BBChamber staff

Thank you to our sponsors: Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union, Birmingham Shopping District, the Baldwin Public Library, Power Home Remodeling Group, Franklin Village Dental, Healthline Pharmacy, Barbara Merten-Dubensky State Farm, The Tutoring Center, Stella & Dot, Baldwin House, Next Step Broadway, Egg Children’s Boutique and Tutor Doctor.

Community Leadership Breakfast

October 16, 2019 at The Village Club

We’d like to thank all of the non-profit groups who participated in this year’s breakfast, our speakers, our sponsors and our host.  This year’s Community Leadership Breakfast was hosted by The Village Club and attended by 100+ BBChamber Members, with 16 non-profits represented.  Photos by Doug Ashley

Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsor: Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union
Silver Sponsor: Beaumont
Bronze Sponsor: Baldwin House

Participating Non-Profit Groups: Academy of the Sacred Heart, BBAC, Beaumont, Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition, Birmingham Rotary Club, Bottomless Toy Chest, CARE House of Oakland County, Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, FAR Conservatory DBA Far Therapeutic Arts and Recreation, Hope Against Trafficking, Kids Kicking Cancer ,Team GUTS, The Community House Foundation, The Pink Fund, Variety The Children’s Charity, YMCA

Member Coffee

September 26, 2019

Bloomfield Christian School  hosted the BBChamber September Member Coffee.  

Vine & Dine 

September 17, 2019

This year’s Vine & Dine at Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomfield Hills featured 25 food, wine and beer vendors, a Chef Challenge, a Wine Pull benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank, and live entertainment provided by NUCLASSICA

The event was presented by Mi Bank and sponsored by Clark Hill, PLC, United Shore, Bank of Ann Arbor, Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC, Downtown Newsmagazine, BSD, and Beaumont Health.  

Photos by Doug Ashley

Member Coffee

August 29, 2019

Special thanks to Clavenna Vision Institute for hosting this morning’s Member Coffee.  Great connections were made during the event, we were happy to have several new members join us!

Breakfast with the Superintendents

Birmingham Public Schools Superintendent Mark Dziatczak and Bloomfield Hills Schools Interim Superintendent Christina Kostiuk joined the business community for an update.  Thank you to Jeremy Motz of Clark Hill for moderating the event and a special thank you to Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union for sponsoring the event.  The event was held at the Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Professional Edge Workshop featuring Ken Seawell of Sandler Training

BBChamber members learned The Art of Investing in Longterm Mutually Beneficial (business) Relationships.  Thank you to our sponsor DFCU Financial and our host Birmingham Public Schools.  

Need for Speed at M1 Concourse with Young Professionals 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Need for Speed event at M1 Concourse yesterday presented by the Chaldean Young Professionals and the Chaldean Women’s Committee! Special thank you to our sponsor LaFontaine Automotive Group!

Member Coffee

Thank you to Partnr Haus Interiors + Coworking Den for hosting our June Member coffee.  We were joined by over 70 BBChamber members!  During the event, a presentation was made to non-profits who participated in the Village Fair.  Check presentation photo by Doug Ashley

Business After Hours Speed Networking with YPN

Our June 6 Business After Hours event was held at Andiamo Bloomfield.  Thank you to our sponsor Comcast Business

56th Birmingham Village Fair

Thank you to our sponsors: United Shore, Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union, Bank of Ann Arbor and COSTCO

Member Coffee

Preservation Bloomfield hosted the May 23 Member Coffee at the Barton Farmhouse on the property of Bowers School Farm.  What a wonderful venue and great networking too!

Member Coffee

Zuliani Facial Aesthetics hosted us for the monthly Member Coffee.  

Legislative Reception

The BBChamber was honored by the presence of so many newly elected officials.  Thank you to the Townsend Hotel for hosting us and to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: COMCAST; Silver Sponsor: Consumers Energy, Bronze Sponsors; DTE, BSD

Photos by Doug Ashley

Spring OCN Mixer

Thank you to our exhibitors, members and new friends who joined us at the OCN Spring Mixer. The newly renovated Double Tree by Hilton is a MUST see!


Thank you to our exhibitors:

Clear Rate
Children’s Leukemia Foundation
Nu Life Medical
Bloomfield Open Hunt Club

Member Coffee – March 28, 2019

The BBChamber was hosted by member business All Seasons of Birmingham on Thursday, March 28 for Member Coffee. Over 50 members were present for the event as they shared coffee, light snacks and major network opportunity.

Healthcare Forecast Breakfast – March 22, 2019

The 2019 BBChamber Healthcare Forecast Breakfast was hosted by the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Speakers include Sunny Connolly, Senior Partner of Patterson Bryant Group and BBChamber Board Chair; Dan Sherman of The NaVectis Group; and Steven Selinsky from HAP.  With welcoming Remarks from Henry Ford Health System Senior Vice President and North Market CEO Denise Brooks Williams.  The event will be moderated by Peter B. Kupellian of Clark Hill PLC.  Photos by BBChamber Staff.  

Diamond Sponsor: Clark Hill, PLC
Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsor: Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC
Gold Sponsor: SS Digital
Silver: Birmingham Shopping District, HAP
Bronze Sponsor: Oswald Companies
Exhibitor Tables Sponsored by: Bank of Ann Arbor, Oakland Mediation Center, Nu Life Medical, Neil King Physical Therapy
Centerpieces generously provided by Tiffany Florist.


Click here to view the event Power Point presentation.


Business After Hours – March 13, 2019

The BBChamber Business After Hours was hosted by our member The Reserve in Birmingham on Wednesday, March 13. This was a St. Patrick’s Day themed Speed Networking event, where members and non-members were able to exchange information. Our next Network Mixer will be held on April 11, 2019.


Thank you to our sponsor: Comcast Business

Professional Edge Workshop – March 7, 2019

The BBChamber Professional Edge Workshop was hosted by our member The Community House on Thursday, March 7.  Speakers of Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC; Vincent Gotko, together with his associates Rachelle Mckerness and Stephanie McPherson, shared with us some of the most important changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018.


Thank you to our sponsor: DFCU Financial

Member Coffee – February 28, 2019

The BBChamber was hosted by member business Fifth Third Private Bank in Birmingham on Thursday, February 28 for a Member Coffee event.  Over 40 members were present for the event as they shared fresh coffee, light snacks and great network opportunity.

Real Estate Forecast Breakfast – February 22, 2019

The 2019 BBChamber Real Estate Forecast Breakfast was hosted by the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club and featured speakers John North, CEO of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel and Robert Pliska, CRE, CPA, Owner/Managing Director for SVN. The event was moderated by Paul Magy of Clark Hill.  Photos by  Doug Ashley and BBChamber Staff.  Click the links below for the PowerPoint presentations.

PliskaBirmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Forecast – 2019


Thank you to our sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor: Clark Hill, PLC
Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsor: Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC, Comcast Business
Silver: Birmingham Shopping District
Valet Sponsor: Michele Rhodes, Simple Mortgage

Centerpieces provided by: Tiffany Florist

Member Coffee – February 7, 2019

The BBChamber was hosted by member business the Alex Emilio Salon in Birmingham on Thursday, February 7 for a Member Coffee event.  Over 50 members were present for the event as they shared fresh coffee, light snacks and great network opportunity.

Business After Hours

The BBChamber was hosted by member business the Robert Kidd Gallery on Wednesday, January 23 for a Business After Hours event.  Over 60 members enjoyed complementary wine, hors d’oeuvres, networking and a fantastic display of art.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

The Economic Forecast Breakfast was held on Friday, January 11 at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club and featured Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Alyssa Tracey, Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber ‘2019 Economic Forecast’ from Bloomfield Township on Vimeo.

Click here to view Paul Traub’s Presentation

Click here to view Alyssa Tracey’s Presentation

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Diamond Sponsor: Clark Hill, PLC
Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsors: Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union, Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC
Silver Sponsor: Birmingham Shopping District

Centerpieces provided by Tiffany Florist

Holiday Mixer, Dec 12, 2018

The Annual Mixer was held at Birmingham Athletic Club on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  Guests enjoyed live music provided by a jazz trio from Axis Music Academy, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dessert.  The event was sponsored by Gibbs Planning Group.  Photos by Doug Ashley

Annual Meeting – Dec 5, 2018

Our Annual Meeting was held at The Community House and enjoyed by over 80 BBChamber Members.   The Chamber presented the annual Ambassador of the Year Award to Paul Toros and the Second Annual Thrive Award to Oswald Companies.  BBChamber outgoing Chairman Don Lee received a ceremonial gavel and introduced new Board Chair Sunny Connolly.  Photos by Doug Ashley

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsor
SS Digital

Silver Sponsors
Fenner Meltrom, & Dooling

Bronze Sponsors

Patron Sponsors
Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union
Chris McLogan Max Brook
Chief Outsiders
United Shore

Member Coffee – Nov 29, 2018

hosted by Bank of Ann Arbor

Professional Edge Workshop – November 1, 2018

featuring One Degree Principle, George H., and sponsored by DFCU Financial

Community Leadership Breakfast at The Village Club – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

15th Annual Vine & Dine at M1 Concourse –  Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Member Coffee at PNC Bank on Woodward, August 30, 2018

Breakfast with the Superintendents, August 14, 2018 at Bloomfield Hills High School sponsored by Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union

Business After Hours, July 18, 2018 at MEX

Professional Edge Workshop, July 12, 2018

Member Coffee June 28 at the BBAC

June 13 Cash Mob

A special thank you to Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC, Cellular & More – Verizon, Nina McLemore, Sundance Shoes, Pogo, Evereve and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse.

Business After Hours

Vinotecca Wine Bar and Restaurant
Birmingham, MI 48009
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Member Coffee

Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
Bloomfield Hills, MI 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Government Forecast Breakfast

The Townsend Hotel
Friday, March 2, 2018


Member Coffee

Birmingham YMCA
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Real Estate Forecast Breakfast

The Townsend Hotel
Friday, February 16, 2018


Slides from Speaker: Dan Elsea, Real Estate One, President – Brokerage Services
Slides from Speaker: Paul DeBono, Vice President NAI Farbman, Detroit
For videos of the event, click here


SEO and S’MORE Professional Edge Workshop

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Slides from Speaker: Jimi Plouffe, Momentum Founder, and CEO


Member Coffee

Bloomfield Hills School
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Birmingham Country Club
Friday, January 19, 2018


Paul Traub Presentation
Matthew Gibb Presentation


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