Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The top winner, announced during Founders Festival, has more options in choosing a grand prize.
The dreams are getting bigger in this year's Greater Farmington Area Chamber raffle. Chamber director Mary Engelman said a 2012 Toyota Camry, sponsored by Serra Toyota Scion, has been added to the list of choices for the grand prize winner, announced during the Downtown Farmington Founders Festival next weekend. Other options include a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible, sponsored by Tom Holzer Ford, a 2013 Buick Regal, sponsored by Sellers Buick GMC, his and hers Harley-Davidson motorcycles, from Motor City Harley Davidson or $20,000 in cash. "Historically, most of the tickets are sold in the last few days," Engelman said, noting the chamber will be selling the $75 tickets at a booth during the festival. The drawing will be held in the Alley …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Five Democratic candidates discuss transportation, business and other hot topics during a Tuesday breakfast in Farmington Hills.
Student loans, small businesses, transportation and freedom of religion were all on the menu as five Democratic candidates for the newly drawn 14th Congressional district seat spoke to local business leaders at the Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington Hills Tuesday. Southfield mayor Brenda Lawrence, 9th District Congressman Gary Peters, 13th District Congressman Hansen Clarke, former state representative Mary Waters and former 36th District Court magistrate Bob Costello, all Democrats, attended the breakfast hosted by the Greater Farmington Area and Greater West Bloomfield chambers of commerce. Republican John Hauler was invited but did not attend. Clarke said his office would be a "business advocate". "I want to help you grow your business…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Farmington Hills city council members consider a resolution tonight in support of state legislation to ban 'synthetic marijuana'.
This week begins with two local government meetings that offer citizens the opportunity to have their voices heard. Here's what else you should know today: There's a 60 percent chance we'll see showers and thunderstorms today, as the temperature climbs to around 84. The National Weather Service predicts the rain will likely continue into the evening hours, when the mercury dips to around 68. Officials meet in a 6 p.m. study session at city hall to discuss electric vehicle infrastructure and legislative advocacy related to the Corridor Improvement Authority. On their regular agenda at 7:30 p.m. is a resolution supporting a statewide ban on synthetic marijuana, a public hearing and adoption of the city's 2012-2013 budget, adoption of water …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Congressman Hansen Clarke (D), Mayor Brenda Lawerence of Southfield (D), Congressman Gary Peters (D), and Mary Waters (D) will attend the June 12 breakfast in Farmington Hills.
Candidates in the 14th Congressional District race will be the featured speakers at a June 12 breakfast program hosted by the Greater Farmington Area and Greater West Bloomfield Chambers of Commerce at Courtyard by Marriott, 12 Mile and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills. Congressman Hansen Clarke (D), Mayor Brenda Lawerence of Southfield (D), Congressman Gary Peters (D), and Mary Waters (D) have all indicated they will attend the event. Candidates John Hauler (R) and Bob Costello (D) were also invited to attend. The event begins at 8 a.m., and seating is limited. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. To reserve your seat online, visit the Greater Farmington Area Chamber website. For information, call 248-919-6917.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The restaurant is open in the Farmington Crossroads shopping center.
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business Thursday, with a ribbon cutting at Peterlin's Restaurant & Bar in Farmington. Owned by chef Zach Peterlin and Kim DeCapite, Peterlin's opened its doors about two weeks ago in the Farmington Crossroads shopping center, Nine Mile and Farmington Roads.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Expected high ozone levels leads to an air quality alert for southeast Michigan, including Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Today is an Air Action Day, which means air quality may be unhealthy for some people. Here's what else you should know: Today's high is expected to climb above 80, with ozone levels triggering an Air Action Day. Walk, bike, carpool or use mass transit if possible, and avoid filling up your vehicle's gas tank. Active children and adults, especially those with asthma, should limit outdoor exposure. The air should get better as the temperature drops to around 65 tonight, according to the National Weather Service. The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this event at one of Farmington's newest businesses, now open in the Farmington Crossroads shopping center at 9 Mile and Farmington Roads. The public is invited to help celebrate …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Greater Farmington Chamber of Commerce series' latest installment is on-line.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The event, held at the Costick Center, features more than 200 pieces of artwork by local artists.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
"Art After Dark", an elegant and relaxed evening of art and wine, returns to the Costick Center on Friday, April 20 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The wine tasting event allows guests to browse through more than 200 pieces of artwork for sale from the Farmington Art Foundation, while enjoying live jazz performed by a talented ensemble. Bella Vino Fine Wine and Spirits is hosting the wine tasting, which will feature a stunning variety of the store’s finest wines, plus a chance to learn about each wine from the experts. A prize raffle will be held for those who order wine that evening and an impressive variety of delectable foods from a variety of fine area restaurants will top off the evening. "We are proud to be involved with Art After Dark, which …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The salon offers upscale hair services for men and boys, as well as an old-fashioned barbershop experience.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The owners of Roosters Men’s Grooming Center (MGC) on 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills celebrated their grand opening with a March 2 ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce. Grace and Amir Shahnazary, owners of the new store, greeted guests at the event, which showcased the salon's upscale hair care services solely for men and boys, combined with an old-fashioned barbershop experience. "The local community has made us feel extremely welcome including the Mayor, City officials and Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Amir Shahnazary. Customers are invited to relax in oversized leather barber chairs and select from a variety of custom services including precision haircuts and shaves with hot …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The traditional Greater Farmington Area Chamber welcoming ceremony came with a twist Friday, as a new music school launched its weekend-long grand opening celebration.
Normally, when the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes a new business to town, director Mary Engelman breaks out the "big scissors." They were nowhere to be found at Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony for School of Rock on Orchard Lake Rd. in Farmington. Instead, owner Dale Smigelski grabbed an electric guitar and smashed it through the ribbon and onto the sidewalk outside the business' front door. Friday's event was just the beginning of School of Rock's weekend celebration. Today's grand opening, from 12 p.m.-3 p.m., includes enrollment specials, performances by students from the Rochester and St. Clair Shores schools, and T-shirt giveaways. There will be an open house Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Learn more at farmington.…