Business Briefs: Birmingham Chamber Names New Directors

We've got your weekly update of what's going in Birmingham's business community.

Here's a snapshot of activity in Birmingham's business community this week:

Five appointed to chamber board of directors

The has appointed Sunny Connolly, Gail Evo, Monica Haider, Donald Lee and Chris McLogan to its 2012 board of directors for three-year terms.

Connolly is a senior partner with the Bingham Farms-based Patterson Bryant Group and has been a chamber member since 2008. Evo is corporate director of integrative medicine for Beaumont Health Systems, and has been a chamber member since 2007.

Haider is vice president of the Birmingham-based , and has been a chamber member since 2010. Lee is chief marketing officer for Clark Hill PLC and has been a chamber member since 2005.

Finally, McLogan is a real estate sales professional with the Birmingham-based . He has been a chamber member since 2009.

In addition to the new appointments, Alicia Green was named chairwoman of the board of directors for 2012. Green, a Bloomfield Township resident, is the owner of the Troy-based . She's been a chamber member since 2003 and has served on the board since 2007.

Denise Ilitch Designs to host jewelry trunk show

Need a way to recover from Christmas? will be holding a luxury jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Detroit Institute of Arts' Museum Shop at 5200 Woodward Ave.

The Drusy Jewelry Collection will be available for sale, and custom orders are available. To meet the designer, stop by between noon and 5 p.m. Museum admission is not required.

Hillside Furniture raises funds for Alzheimer's Assocation of Michigan

in Bloomfield Hills was recently the home for the largest collection of autographed movie and music memorabilia under one roof in Metro Detroit as part of a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. The fundraiser was a joint effort with ExclusiveMagazine.com.

According to Jeff Selik, president of Hillside Furniture, Hillside hosted its first charity event with ExclusiveMagazine.com 10 years ago.

"It has become a tradition for our two companies to partner up and give back this time of year," Selik said.

"Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Enough is enough!"

Upcoming events

  • Barbara Boz Boutique ribbon cutting: 4 p.m. Jan. 4; 205 E. Maple Rd.
  • Tea and Spice Exchange ribbon cutting: 4 p.m. Jan. 5; 175 W. Maple Rd.
  • Schakolad Chocolate Factory ribbon cutting: 4 p.m. Jan. 10; 1728 W. Maple Rd.
  • Business after hours: 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 11;
  • Member Coffee: 8-9 a.m. Jan. 26;
  • Chamber 411: 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 3;


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Catherine Grace December 14, 2011 at 10:01 PM
Congrats to the new Chamber Board of Directors!


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