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Next Rivertown Meeting—Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Jed Howbert, Executive Director, Jobs & The Economy, Office of the Mayor, City of Detroit                  Location: Steve’s Soul Food, 1440 Franklin, 1-313-393-0018, www.stevesoulfood.com


  • 5PM-5:15PM–Register Meet & Greet-Remember to bring your business cards
  • Welcome by Steve.
  • Rivertown Detroit Association—Officially a 501(c)(3) Corporation–Cake cutting
  • Willie Burton, District 5, Board of Police Commissioners–Update
  • Stephen McGee—Award winning Photographer–a Rivertown Update
  • Kathy Bartz, Vice President, Sales & Marketing–Rivertown Neighborhood Update–Phase 2 is Open!!!!!!!!!!  Wow!!!!!!!!
  • Detroit & Rivertown—Jobs & The Economy–Jed Howbert, Executive Director, Jobs & The Economy, Office of the Mayor–City of Detroit
  • Rivertown Website–join the 25 companies showing off–who they are.
  • Past meetings–see Memories tab for photos on our website www.rivertowndetroit.org

Rivertown Detroit Association-focused on improving living and working in Rivertown
Detroit. Membership–Work in Rivertown/Live in Rivertown area/Friend of Rivertown
Detroit. No cost to be a member—just looking for your time, talent and interest in
supporting and improving Rivertown Detroit.


Committees–Finance,Advertising & PR Communications/e-newsletter (Bill Brey, Detroit Chamber of Commerce), Technology (Michael Rohde), Welcome–(Connie Bailey, Prime Time Travel), Scholarship–(Constance Bailey–Primetime Travel), Safety & Security (Duncan Eady–East Jefferson Inc.) Garden Club (Chair–Barb Hayes, Detroit Garden Center),History & Heritage (Charlie Lauhoff, Lauhoff & Corp.),Economic Development (Greg Williams, FRG Consultants), Arts Committee( Chair-Kristine Diven, District VII Gallery & Creative Space), Detroit Police Department (Inspectors Dan Allen, Gary Sorka DPD), Jefferson Ave./Streetscape(Chair-Celeste Layne, East Jefferson, Inc.),Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Liaison(Chair–Michele Marine), Downtown Detroit Partnership Laison (Chair–Maryann Marantette Listman), Health & Wellness (Dr. Suzette Olaker-Copeland, MD), Government Relations (Sher Smith), Rivertown Chaplain—Brother Denis Weber, SJ–Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Real Estate (Chair-Sandra Dixon, Quality Service Real Estate), Transportation (Shanelle Jackson, Regional  Transit Authority) and others.

  • Rivertown Detroit Association coordinates efforts with the the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Downtown Detroit Partnership, REAL, Jefferson East, Inc. ,Detroit Police Department Riverfront plus Community and Police Committee, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and Friends of the Detroit River.

US Customs and Border Protection Operation Riverwatch 1-800-537-3220–Report any suspicious activity

Thank you to Walgreen’s, CVS, WGPR  for the “Welcome to Rivertown Detroit”on your electronic signs–we are getting the word out.


  • 2014
  • Thursday November 20th–Steve’s Soul Food—Jed Howbert, Executive Director, Jobs & The Economy, Office of the Mayor, City of Detroit
  • Thursday December 11th—Walt’s Spirits and So Much More–The “Cheers” of Rivertown!!!!!!!!! Holiday Meeting to Support our Fire Station Engine 9/Ladder 6 & EMS


  • Thursday January 15th--Dave Blaszkiewicz, President, Invest Detroit. 2015 Downtown Detroit & Rivertown Updates. Club Waterfalls, 673 E. Franklin (1 block east of the Renaissance Center) 5PM
  • Thursday February 19th—Rivertown Neighborhood–Presbyterian Villages of Michigan & United Methodist
  • Thursday, March 19th—-Front Page Realty on East Jefferson Ave.
  • Thursday, April 16th—Jefferson Chevrolet
  • Saturday June 13th–Kids Fishing Fest at William G. Milliken Marina
  • Thursday, June 18th–”A Return To The Globe Building”—MDNR Update and Tour of the latest!!!!!!!!
  • Thursday July 15th—5th Annual Sailing For Scholarships–Anchors Away!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kids Campout—July date TBD



Detroit RiverFront Conservancy—Some Dates To Remember for Fun in Rivertown See www.detroitriverfront.org for more details

  • Centurion Services-Official Carpet & Textile Services for Rivertown-See ad on this site.
  • The Vestry-Official Mens’ Clothier since 2011 in the heart of Rivertown-Chene Square-www.the vestrystore.com 1-313-567-4700
  • Roberts Riverwalk Hotel-Official Hotel of Rivertown Detroit–ask about the special Rivertown Detroit rates–Sunday-through Thursday–1000 River Place–see advertisement on this website for reservations.
    • Arthur J. Rohde & Co.–Official Office Suite Rental Company of Rivertown Detroit–Large suites to virtual offices. Conference room available. Right next to the IHOP and across the street from Staples. See advertisement this page.
    • Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union–Official Credit Union of Rivertown Detroit-See their advertisement on our website “We Believe In You”  www.dmcu.com
    • “Chip” Gibson Painting—-Official Rivertown Detroit painter–residential and commercial—see his advertisement on our website.
    • Robinson Furniture—Official Furniture store of Rivertown Detroit–see their advertisement on our website. “You Have An Uncle In The Furniture Business”
    • CRW—Official tile & ceramic supplier for Rivertown Detroit–see their advertisement on our website.
    • Royal Transportation–Official transportation company of Rivertown Detroit–www.royalbus.com or 1-313-331-8700. “Experience The Royal Treatment”
    • Harbortown Market--Official market of Rivertown–3472 E. Jefferson Ave. 1-313-259-9400/www.facebook.com/harbortownmarket–Your location for Holiday shopping–Fresh produce and meats, excellent selection of wines–stop in and see Omar.



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