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Our Next Speaker on January 23rd will be Edward Deeb

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Edward Deeb is Founder of the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA), Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), and of Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation, (MYAF), and is chairman emeritus of the Eastern Market Merchants Association.

 Mr. Deeb has over 53 years experience as an association executive, and industry leader, and works closely with government, the news media and the general public. He is considered “The Dean” of association executives, and champion of small business.

As chief trouble-shooter for the food industry, Mr. Deeb has been involved in the crisis intervention program if any problems should develop between merchants and residents. As co-founder and chairman, he annually volunteers his time to coordinate Metro Detroit Youth Day on behalf of his industry and more than 320 organizations dealing with youth, and over 210 corporations, which draws more than 35,000 youngsters to Belle Isle each July. President Bush and the Points of Light Foundation awarded Mr. Deeb and the Youth Day event the Point of Light Award. The event also received the Governor’s Award for Physical Fitness as the top youth event in Michigan. He is founder and chairman of Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation.

Mr. Deeb is involved with numerous organizations in Michigan, as well as the general community. He is the past president of The Guild at St. John Hospital and Medical Center and serves on the board. He has served on the boards with United Way for SE Michigan for 40 years, Salvation Army (past Chairman Advisory Board), Forgotten Harvest, Boys and Girls Clubs of SE Michigan, Boy Scouts, Detroit Police Cadets, American Red Cross, Dean’s Advisory Council, U-M, Dearborn, Detroit Athletic Club, co-founder and board member, Belle Isle Conservancy, and is listed in Who’s Who of America.

Our Speaker on February 13th will be Steve Johnson

atwater signing

Detroit Beer – A History of Brewing in the Motor City – Learn about Detroit’s brewing history from the 1800’s, through prohibition and the post boom and bust of big beer, to the rise of the current craft beer craze.

The book profiles 50+ breweries and contains 80 historic pictures. Written by Stephen Johnson, owner of Motor City Brew Tours.

Pointes Area Assisted Transportation Service
Available to SMCGP for Lunches and Events

  • Need transportation assistance from your home to and from 
the GP War Memorial for a reasonable price?
  • Service area – anyone bounded by 11 Mile Rd, Gratiot, Alter, and Jefferson
  • Pricing – within Grosse Pointes or Harper Woods is $3.00 each way
  • 8 Mile to 11


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