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Next Rivertown Detroit Association Meeting-Thursday December 17th, 2015–Roberts Riverwalk Hotel 5:00PM-7:00 PM Holiday Celebration–Adopt-A-Firehouse

Rivertown Detroit Association Meeting Thursday December 17th , 2015         5PM-7:00PM

Meeting Location: Roberts Riverwalk Hotel–1000 Riverplace Dr.-McDougall at the Detroit River–www.detroitriverwalkhotel.com  1-313-259-9500

Adopt-A-Firehouse for the Holidays–Guest will be the new Interim Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones.

  • 5PM-5:15PM–Register, Meet, Greet
  • 5:15 PM Rivertown Updates.
  • Eastside Colts Football for Detroit’s Inner City Youth–www.eastsidecolts.com–Wow!!!!!!!
  • Eric Jones– New Interim Executive Fire Commissioner—Looking To The Future of the Detroit Fire Department.
  • 50/50 Drawing and Fund Raiser for the new outdoor grill for the fire station
  • Next Meeting—Thursday January 14th–Tour and overview–Department of Homeland Security/Detroit Border Patrol Station–East Jefferson Ave.
  • 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 ( Ronnie Johnson–Diversified Members Credit Union),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 (Captain Kyra Hope), Jefferson Ave./Streetscape(Chair-Josh Elling, 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, Loretta Davis, Institute for Population Health), 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, Detroit Fire Department 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.


  • 2015
  • Thursday, December 17th–2nd Annual “Adapt A Firehouse” Meeting. Roberts Riverwalk Hotel–(Interim) Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones and the Mt. Elliott/East Lafayette Firehouse team.


*January 14th—Department of Homeland Security–US Border Patrol–New Location on East Jefferson Ave.

*February 18—Bob Maxey Ford

*March 24th—Harbortown Market

*April 14th–Big Boy on East Jefferson Ave.

*July 14th–Detroit River Boat Cruise for Scharlorships

*October 20th–Oktoberfest at Atwater Brewery

*November 17th–New WGPR Historical Museum on East Jefferson Ave.



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

  • Eco-Green-Energy–Rivertown’s Official Lighting Energy Efficiency Company-- Eco-Green-Energy, LLC. (www.eco-green-energy.com). Providing efficient lighting recommendations and solutions for your business. Contact Butch Wardwell at 1-313-410-4358 or by email sew@eco-green-energy.com for a consultation and review. Helping businesses save money on energy!!!!!

  • Fifth Third Bank-–Official Bank of Rivertown Detroit. Contact Vice President Juliana Perry at the Rivertown Detroit Branch for your banking needs 1-313-567-5348.
  • Centurion Services-Official Carpet & Textile Services for Rivertown-See ad on this site.
  • Eastside Colts–Official Football Team of Rivertown–www.eastsidecolts.com. Looking for sponsors, grants, supports for the 2016 season–Adopt a team–Contact Coach Steph  1-313-926-7771
  • 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.
    • Diversified Mambers 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”–See Scott Bradley for the Best Furniture Deals In town and Air Conditioners, Tires & Rims, Bedding, Bed Bug Covers, TVs & Bar BQs, Lawn Movers, Snow Blowers, Appliances, and Accessories–Wow!!!
    • 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. Be sure to stop in and see Louie!!!!!!!



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