Strictly Business

Over 700 business and community leaders are expected to attend our 18th annual Strictly Business luncheon, 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. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, contact Judy Strongman at or (248) 233-4213. View sponsorship opportunities »

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
Globe Midwest/Adjuster’s International-Carl Gross
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC
Law Offices of Kristen Gross
LSG Insurance Partners
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC
Lisa and Brian Meer
Sally and Graham Orley

Bronze Level Sponsors
Hadas and Dennis S. Bernard
Penny and Harold Blumenstein
Couzens Lansky
Greenleaf Trust
Nancy and Jim Grosfeld
Jaffe Counsel PLC
Midwest Health Plan
MotorCity Casino
Stephanie and Jared Rosenbaum
The Surnow Company
Wayne Industries

Copper Level Sponsors
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Amerisource Industrial Supply
Nora and Guy Barron
Bodman PLC
Broder Sachse Real Estate Services
Broner Glove & Safety
Butzel Long
David Carroll
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Group Five Management Co.
Gilda and John Jacobs
Linda and Tom Klein
Leah and Daniel Rosenbaum
Dorie Shwedel & Associates Inc.
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
Faye and Paul Blatt
Camp Tanuga
Emily and Josh Eichenhorn
Goldfish Swim Schools
Beth Gotthelf and Steven Miesowicz
Jill and Lee Hurwitz
Rotter & Stone PC
Simmons & Clark Jewelers
Denise and Michael Tobin
Lori and Steven Weisberg

Supporting Sponsors
Alerus Retirement Solutions
Burton-Katzman Development Co.
Chazzano Coffee Roasters
Clark Hill
Ellyn and Jon Davidson
Denha & Associates PLLC
Harry Ellman
Steve and Susie Feldman
Flagstar Bank
Julius H. Giarmarco, Esq
Global Office Solutions
Gorman’s Furniture
Judy Greenwald
Hillside Furniture
Law Offices of Jorin G. Rubin PC
Kostopoulos Rodriguez PLLC
Mercury Promotions
Michigan Pneumatic Tool
R.A.M. Produce Distributors
Donna Rosenthal
Merritt Shwedel
Aubrey Tobin
Deborah Tyner and Richard Herman
Sara and Donny Wohl

As of 4/23/15

2014 Event Highlights

More Information

Dorie Shwedel
Event Producer
(248) 233-4210