SC: Lebanese community celebrates Detroit

Chuck Bennett

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce celebrates Detroit

As CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, John Akouri invited a couple hundred people to the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday, and to everyone’s delight, the festive occasion seemed so much more like a party than a long boring assembly. Although John did deliver his State of the Chamber address, for the most part, it was an enjoyable day of networking and socializing.

Among the guests Fox 2 News personalities Roop Raj and Charlie Langton; Chamber board chair Lou Peters; attorney Jeffrey Abood and his wife, Joelle; and Dolce Moda’s Jenny Ouliguian.

Roeper students to paint mural in Detroit

A talented group of 8th-graders from Oakland County’s Roeper School will paint a Detroit-themed mural Friday from noon until 5 p.m. on an entrance wall at Detroit School for Digital Technology. After recently touring DSDT, the Roeper students decided it was the perfect place to create the mural that will depict what Detroit is all about — good and bad. Jamie Kothe, DSDT founder and CEO, has asked that the mural be dedicated to Joan Duggan (yep, as in First Mama — Mayor Mike Duggan’s mom).

Shark Tank’ entrepreneur to appear at Gazelle Sports

Sara Marie Moylan, the West Michigan-based entrepreneur behind Shefit, who scored a deal from Daymond John in her appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” last year, will appear at a special in-store event at Gazelle Sports Birmingham this weekend. The Shefit Ultimate Sports Bra is a patented custom adjustable sports bra that allows women to set their own fit and level of support. Sara will appear at Gazelle Sports on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vanish Hunger to feature magician Shimishi

Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only kosher food pantry, will host Vanish Hunger on March 23 — an enchanting evening featuring world-famous magician Shimishi, who has a residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Vanish Hunger will take place at the Max and Marjorie Fisher Music Center and offer a silent auction, food, spirits and Shimishi’s magic show. Tickets are $40. Visit

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