Strictly Business

Over 700 business and community leaders are expected to attend our 18th annual Strictly Business luncheon 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 11 at The Henry in Dearborn. During the event Jack Aronson, founder and president of Garden Fresh Gourmet will speak about how he and his wife Annette turned their homemade salsa into a national brand of gourmet products. Individual tickets are $150 and sponsorships start at $350. Purchase tickets here or to become a sponsor, contact Judy Strongman at or (248) 233-4213. View sponsorship opportunities »

The event will also feature a raffle of Shinola bicycles, one men's and one women's.  Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.  Purchase raffle tickets »

Business Leadership Award

Randy and Craig Rubin, founders of Crypton Super Fabrics, will be honored with the JVS Business Leadership Award for creating stain-proof, yet stylish fabrics.

Rising Entrepreneur Award

Rising Entrepreneurs Chris and Jenny McCuiston will be recognized for creating Goldfish Swim School, which boasts a fun, tropical feel and low student ratios.


Luncheon Underwriter
Kenwal Steel Corporation

Gold Level Sponsors
Edw. C. Levy Co.
Fifth Third Bank
Garden Fresh Gourmet
Huntington Bank

Silver Level Sponsors
Comerica Bank
Community 1st Development/G. Fisher Construction
Crypton Super Fabrics
Dakkota Integrated Systems LLC
Diez Group/Delaco Steel
Globe Midwest/Adjuster’s International-Carl Gross
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC
Law Offices of Kristen R. Gross, P.C.
LSG Insurance Partners
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC
Lisa and Brian Meer
Sally and Graham Orley
The Suburban Group
Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates, PC

Bronze Level Sponsors
Pamela and Eugene Applebaum/Arbor Investments Group
Hadas and Dennis S. Bernard
Penny and Harold Blumenstein
Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C.
Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Greenleaf Trust
Nancy and Jim Grosfeld
Jaffe Counsel PLC
Midwest Health Plan
MotorCity Casino
Stephanie and Jared Rosenbaum
Sherwood Food Distributors
The Surnow Company
Talmer Bank and Trust
Wayne Industries

Copper Level Sponsors
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Advance Packaging Technologies
Amerisource Industrial Supply
Nora and Guy Barron
Michele and Mitchell Bleznak
Bodman PLC
Broder Sachse Real Estate Services
Broner Glove & Safety
Butzel Long
David Carroll
Detroit Jewish News
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dorie Shwedel & Associates, Inc.
Group Five Management Co.
Hirzel Canning Company
Gilda and John Jacobs
Linda and Tom Klein
Lillian & Joseph Schwartz Charitable Fund
Red Gold
Leah and Daniel Rosenbaum
Star Trax
George Stern
Title Connect LLC
Vesco Oil Corporation
Wayne State University School of Business Administration

Video Underwriter
Evolution Media

Media Sponsor
Crain’s Detroit Business

Contributing Sponsors
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Carolyn and Jim Bellinson
Berger Realty Group, Inc.
Faye and Paul Blatt
The Bottle Crew
Camp Tanuga
Emily and Josh Eichenhorn
Julius H. Giarmarco, Esq
Goldfish Swim Schools
Beth Gotthelf and Steven Miesowicz
Jill and Lee Hurwitz
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
JP Morgan Chase
The Private Bank
Production Tool Supply Co.
Nancy and Ron Rechter
Harriet and Norman Rotter
Simmons & Clark Jewelers
Telemus Capital Partners LLC
Denise and Michael Tobin
Lori and Steven Weisberg

Supporting Sponsors
Alerus Retirement Solutions
Arco Alloys Corp.
Arrow Chemical Products, Inc.
Brooks Kushman PC
Burton-Katzman Development Co.
Chazzano Coffee Roasters
Clark Hill
D & W Fine Pack
Ellyn and Jon Davidson
Denha & Associates PLLC
Harry Ellman
Susie and Steve Feldman
Flagstar Bank
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
Global Office Solutions
Gorman’s Furniture
Judy Greenwald
Hillside Furniture
Judy Hocher
Helene and Art Indianer
Ken Korotkin
Kostopoulos Rodriguez, PLLC
Law Offices of Jorin G. Rubin, PC
Lebenbom and Rothman
McIntosh Poris Associates
Mercury Promotions
Merrill Lynch – Lisa London
Michigan Pneumatic Tool
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, Inc.
R.A.M. Produce Distributors
Donna Rosenthal
Merritt Shwedel
Wendy Stone
Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Aubrey Tobin
Deborah Tyner and Richard Herman
Sara and Donny Wohl
Woolly & Co.

As of 5/18/15

2014 Event Highlights

More Information

Dorie Shwedel
Event Producer
(248) 233-4210