Photos from Past Events

Community Leadership Breakfast

We enjoyed our annual Community Leadership Breakfast and Non-Profit Showcase on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at The Village Club.  

Non-Profit Wish List

HAVEN_FINAL GGA 2021 Packet

STArt Strand Youth Theatre

Sky Foundation Rap Video

Chamber 411

Thank you to our guests and to Comcast Business for supporting this morning’s Chamber 411 event!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

We were honored to host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for PKSA Karate Bloomfield Hills on September 30

Member Coffee

Michigan United Credit Union hosted our September 23 Member Coffee in Birmingham.  Join us October 28 at Henry Ford Medical Center!

17th Vine & Dine

A Benefit for Gleaners, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber was delighted to host the 17th Vine & Dine on Tuesday, September 14 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomfield Hills.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – iCode Troy

Congratulations to iCode Troy!  Their Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 1.  iCode troy is located at 2914 W. Maple Road in Troy.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Luxetravelgirl

Congratulations to Luxetrvelgirl on their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on Wednesday, August 25.  Luxetravelgirl is located at 114 S. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham.

Member Coffee

The Community House hosted our August 19 Member Coffee on their beautiful terrace across from Shain Park and the Baldwin Public Library in downtown Birmingham.  

Breakfast with the Superintendents

The Chamber was honored to host Dr. Embekka Roberson and Patrick Watson for our annual Breakfast with the Superintendents.  The event was held at Bloomfield Hills Schools’ Bowers Farm and sponsored by Michigan United Credit Union.  

Young Professionals Mixer

Dozens of Young Professionals met on Wednesday, August 4 at Emagine Palladium in downtown Birmingham and enjoyed networking, drinks and of course – popcorn!

Member Coffee

Chief Financial Credit Union hosted our July 29 Member Coffee in their beautiful boutique branch in downtown Birmingham.

2021 Golf Outing

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Michigan United Credit Union

Congratulations to Michigan United Credit Union on their name change and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chamber 411

July 15, 2021
Thank you to COMCAST Business for sponsoring this morning’s Chamber 411 at the Baldwin Public Library.

Mandy Rose Studio Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Member Coffee

Members gathered at beautiful Wabeek Golf & Country Club on Thursday, June 24, 2021 for coffee and networking.  

Business After Hours

Nearly 40 BBChamber Members and friends gathered at The Reserve in Birmingham for an After Hours event on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  A hot evening, with cool drinks and tasty appetizers were enjoyed along with great networking and conversation.  The $10 per person event fee was collected and donated to the hard working staff at The Reserve.  

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – The Peach Lab

The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber and the City of Birmingham celebrated the Peach Lab on Thursday, June 3 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Congratulations to owners Eric Giaier and Dunia Hamed.

Member Coffee

It was a wonderfully sunny and pleasant morning to meet for coffee and networking!  Thank you to our host The Hills Eyecare and Optical and new BBChamber member Michigan Coffee + Creamery Co for providing coffee and snacks.  
The BBChamber Member Coffee was held on May 27, 2021 and welcomed 42 guests.

Grow with Google: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Digital Skills Spring 2021
Click the link above to view the PDF presentation

Member Coffee

BBChamber Members gathered at the Village Club for an in-person networking meeting.  It was a gloomy morning, but spirits were high as everyone was glad to meet safely and in person.

Government Forecast

Our annual Government Forecast held on April 20, 2021 featured United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, United States Representative Haley Stevens and Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian. 

Thank you for your support
Diamond Sponsor: Clark Hill, PLC
Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsors: Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC; Mercantile Bank
Silver Sponsors: BSD

Real Estate Forecast

Thank you to our Sponsors: Clark Hill, PLC; Bank of Ann Arbor; Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC; Mercantile Bank and Comcast Business, Consumers Energy, Hall & Hunter Realtors, Dawda Mann; and the BSD.

March 10, 2020 – our Annual Real Estate Forecast features Ellen Mahoney with Re/Max Commerical Connection and Brad Wolf, President of Hall & Hunter Realtors.  Event moderated by Kevin A. Fanning with Clark Hill PLC.

The Slides – Click here

Health Check 2021: The Joy & Importance of Movement

Gail Patricolo moderates a conversation with BBChamber Members Ashok Kumar of Title Boxing Club and Evan Mountain of Fred Astaire Dance Club for the last edition of our Health Check 2021 Series held on February 24, 2021.  

Health Check 2021: Supporting Employee Health & Wellness During Tough Times

The BBChamber held a conversation with Dr. Hallie Armstrong and Kristin Baker of HR/AA moderated by Gail Elliot-Patricolo on how to support employees during tough times on February 10, 2021.  Click here for a PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation.

Health Check 2021: The Covid Vaccine – Facts Not Fiction

Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, Head of Infectious Diseases at Beaumont delivers information and dispels myths regarding the Covid Vaccine.  Health Check 2021 is sponsored by Beaumont and Health Guided

Coffee Break

Members met this morning for networking and coffee online!

Annual Economic Forecast

We hosted our annual Economic Forecast on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Senior Business Economist Paul Traub was the featured speaker and was joined by Todd Witmer Senior Vice President – Southeast Michigan President of Mercantile Bank.

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

73rd Annual Meeting

The Chamber’s 73rd Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and featured Ryan Gleason of the US Chamber of Commerce.  Event Sponsored by: Silver Sponsors: Bank of Ann Arbor and Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling PLC; Bronze Sponsor: Birmingham Shopping District; Patron Sponsor: Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union

Making Sense of the Latest Covid Restrictions

Member Coffee

Some members masked up and met for coffee and networking at the terrace at Howard Hanna in downtown Birmingham.  

Webinar: Use Feng Shui to Support Your Health and Activities

 

Grow Your Business with YouTube Webinar

PDF Presentation: Use YouTube to Grow Your Business Fall 2020 (1)

Community Leadership Meeting

 

Johnny Was Ribbon Cutting

October 9, 2020

Photos by Doug Ashley and Chamber Staff

Member Coffee, September 16, 2020

We “masked up” and met at Springdale Park for a Member Coffee sponsored by Oswald Companies.

Webinar: Deescalation Techniques for Business Owners with Sheriff Michael Bouchard, September 2, 2020

Click here for a video recording of the presentation

Click here for a PDF of the presentation

 

Member Coffee, August 27, 2020
We loved seeing so many of our members at this morning’s Member Coffee.  We hope to see you again soon at our Golf Outing!

 

 

Webinar: Everything you want to know about Cybersecurity, but were afraid to ask featuring Jon Isenberg, President of Elijah Information Technologies
August 19, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Breakfast with the Superintendents
August 11, 2020 
Meeting  Recording – Click here 
Citizens Research Council Presentation – Click here

 

Medical Care During a Pandemic
August 5, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s President, Eric Wallis, and Infectious Disease Specialist and Chief of Medicine, Dr. Anne Chen, as they share what Henry Ford Health System is committed to doing to provide the best care possible every time. What you need to know now and why it’s still important to seek medical attention immediately when you are having a health emergency.

Brought to you by the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce and West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

 

Auto Insurance Reform Webinar
July 15, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Government Town Hall Series Part 5 with US Senator Gary Peters and US Representative Haley Stevens
July 7, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Government Town Hall Series Part 4 with state Senator Mallory McMorrow and state Representatives Kyra Harris Bolden and Mari Manoogian.
July 1, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Government Town Hall Series Part 3 with Rep Andy Levin
June 23, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Virtual Coffee Break
June 18, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Webinar: Podcasting 101 with JAG in Detroit
June 17, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

BBChamber Government Town Hall Series Part Two  with Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter and Oakland County Director of Health and Human Services Kathy Forzley
June 16, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Engaging Donors During COVID-19
June 10, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here
PDF Presentation – Click BBCC – June 2020

 

BBChamber Government Town Hall Series Part One City Government with Joe Valentine and Leo Savoy
June 9, 2020 
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

Coffee Break – June 4, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here

 

The CARES Act with Vincent Gotko of Fenner Melstrom & Dooling PLC – May 27, 2020
Meeting Recording – Click here
Presentation – Click here

 

Small Business Marketing with Chief Financial Credit Union – May 20, 2020
Meeting Recording: Click here
PDF Presentation – Click here

 

Coffee Break – May 14, 2020
Meeting Recording: Click here

 

May 6, 2020
Regaining Calm in the Covid Storm Gail and John Patricolo combine their unique expertise to teach techniques to reduce personal stress and enhance your business communication during this challenging time. Gail is a recognized national leader in holistic medicine and stress reduction and John, an executive for over 30 years with an international consulting firm has worked with business professionals to facilitate their success. Both Gail and John are accomplished public speakers and have appeared on TV and in print offering their views and advise.

Meeting Recording: Click here

 

April 29, 2020
Legal & HR Considerations for Managing a Remote Workforce 
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our country and our businesses, many employees are working from home. Join Kristin Baker & Michele Hanson from HR/Advantage Advisory as they walk through what employers need to know to ensure they are compliant when permitting telecommuting, as well as learn best practices for managing a remote workforce.

Meeting Recording: Click here

 

April 22, 2020
BBChamber Webinar Emerging Through Times of Uncertainty featuring BBChamber member George Haralampopoulos of One Degree Principle. Our experiences and our thinking process impact our results. During this presentation George Haralampopoulos shares the steps to maximizing daily productivity, creating opportunities and re-gaining momentum with courage, confidence and belief. 

Meeting Recording: Click here

 

Apr 16, 2020
Coffee Break – Chatting with the Chamber

BBChamber President Joe Bauman gives an update on assistance programs available to small businesses.

Meeting Recording: Click here

 

April 8, 2020 
Topic: How to Succeed Selling Remotely
featuring BBChamber member Ken Seawell from Sandler Training. Ken discusses adjusting your mindset, virtual prospecting, and improving your communications for genuine next steps. 

Meeting Recording: Click here

Business After Hours – March 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at Eddie Merlot’s for our March Business After Hours networking mixer! Over 50 BBChamber members attended and enjoyed the delicious food.

Photos by Marketing & Events Manager Kelly Bennett and BBChamber Intern Ashley Averill

Professional Edge Workshop – March 2020

This morning HR/Advantage Advisory gave a presentation to our members on HR Basics: Best Hiring Practices, Attracting and Retaining Exceptional Employees at the Professional Edge Workshop sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union and hosted by Birmingham Public Schools. For more information on upcoming events and registration, visit www.bbcc.com.

Click here for the presentation from HR/Advantage Advisory.

 

Photos by Marketing & Events Manager Kelly Bennett and BBChamber Intern Ashley Averill

Member Coffee – Birmingham Rotary Club – February 2020

Nearly 70 BBChamber members showed up to network on a blustery, snowy day!  The Member Coffee was held at the Baldwin Public Library and hosted by the Birmingham Rotary Club.

Real Estate Forecast Breakfast

The 2020 Real Estate Forecast Breakfast was held Friday, February 14 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.  Nearly 150 BBChamber Members heard from Scottie Lee, Vice President of Strategy and Research at Taubman Center and John North, CEO of Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel.  The event was moderated by Kevin Washburn of Clark Hill, PLC.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor: Clark Hill, PLC
Platinum Sponsor: Bank of Ann Arbor
Gold Sponsor: Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC and Mercantile Bank
Silver Sponsor: BSD
Bronze Sponsor: Comcast Business, United Shore 

Photos by Doug Ashley and BBChamber Intern Ashley Averill

Member Coffee – GACO Sourcing – January 2020

Thank you GACO Sourcing for hosting the first Member Coffee of 2020.
Over 60 members came out this morning for coffee and networking!
Don’t miss our next Member Coffee in February. Register here.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Our 2020 Forecast Breakfast was held at the Townsend Hotel and featured Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter.  The event was moderated by Nicholas Papasifakis of Clark Hill, PLC. 

Photos by Doug Ashley
Centerpieces by Tiffany Florist

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 and Mercantile Bank
Silver Sponsor: BSD  

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!