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Business Briefs: SEE Launches Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign

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

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

SEE Eyewear sponsoring ovarian cancer awareness campaign

has launched the "Protect Your Privates" campaign for the month of September to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer — the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers and the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among American women.

To raise awareness, SEE will be distributing free ovarian cancer education kits at all SEE locations during September, sending out weekly facts and figures to their email subscribers and donating a portion of all sales every Monday in September to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. In addition, limited edition "Protect Your Privates" T-shirts and bracelets will be sold in SEE stores all month long.

Area realtors to team with Habitat for Humanity to host estate sale

Hall & Hunter Realtors will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County for the 8th annual 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17. The sale will take place at Hall & Hunter's office at 442 S. Old Woodward Ave.

Proceeds from the sale go to Habitat for Humanity and during the past eight years, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised to construct and restore homes around Oakland County.

"By supporting Habitat Oakland County, we are helping friends and neighbors, and we can see firsthand the homes that are built with the funds that we raise," Dennis Wolf, Hall & Hunter CEO, said.

Changing Places Moving, Stefek Auctioneers and Appraisers and Talmer Bank and Trust will be taking part in the event in which hundreds of items are donated by Hall & Hunter customers, clients and agents during the year leading up to the sale. Included at the auction is a selection of furniture and decorative items. Wolf recommends that serious collectors arrive early.

"People queue up well before we open, hoping to get first pick of the many exceptionally affordable items we have for sale," he said.

Fine Arts Framers moves to Royal Oak

has moved from its Rail District home at 2450 Cole St. to a new location in Royal Oak. The framing and molding boutique, in operation since 1962, has been open at 4922 Delemere Ave. in Royal Oak since Sept. 1. The move was spurred by his landlord's decision to sell the building, said owner and Birmingham resident Jim Yaw.

Frozen yogurt shop opens on Bloomfield Township and Birmingham border

The former owner of Birmingham's now-closed Blue Martini and City Cellar, David Ward, has opened Twisted Fruit at 3630 W. Maple Rd. in Bloomfield Township. Twisted Fruit is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop offering 10 different flavors every day.

Upcoming events:

  • Birmingham Wellness Center grand opening and open house: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 7, at 219 Elm St.
  • California Closets grand opening and ribbon cutting: 4 p.m. Sept. 20, at 33238 Woodward Ave.
  • : Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 21, at
  • Investepreneur Roundtable: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 27,
  • Chamber member coffee: 8-9 a.m. Sept. 29, hosted by the at 325 N. Old Woodward Ave., Suite 320

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