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May took Franco across the country, down the riverfront and everywhere in between.


Ann Marie was star struck as she posed with a Rolls Royce while she traveled with client, Haartz. Haartz presented their full line of topping materials and focused on the Twillfast CR on the Rolls Royce Dawn (the LARGEST convertible top in the world) and the Chevrolet Camaro in front of the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

AMF with a Rolls


Franco President Tina Kozak recognized graduates of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at the Foundation’s 2016 Legislative Reception & Annual Dinner on May 3 in Lansing. YEA! teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own businesses. Kozak had an opportunity to serve as a judge on the YEA investor panel earlier in the year, and was thrilled to introduce these new CEOs to the Michigan business community. Students and other guests also enjoyed a keynote speech from Carlos Gutierrez, former CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kellogg Company and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Kozak serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation.

TK speaking at YEA!


Adriane and Sarah hit the town to catch the Musical Swing installation before it left Detroit. They discovered that their songs would sync up if they swung at the same pace and found out that more adults were interested in the swings than kids were.

APD, SK at musical swings


The second week of May was The Salvation Army‘s Doing the Most Good Week. Andrea took a few local media personalities out on the Bed & Bread trucks to serve meals to those in need. Pictured clockwise: Karen Carter from CBS Detroit, Marie Osborne from News/Talk 760 WJR, Renee Vitale from NASH FM 93.1 Detroit and Rio Scafone from Rio and the Rockabilly Revival.

AK Doing the Most Good week


Joe, Marie and Dan Ponder attended the 10th annual Salvation Army Sporting Clay Shoot to raise funds for The Salvation Army Outdoors, an initiative designed to provide youth and families with engaging and educational outdoor experiences. Check out Dan’s shot!

Our digital marketing specialist, Adriane, went to #SOCIALCON in Ann Arbor this month where she learned from social media experts from Facebook and Google.

APD at SocialCon


Lauren attended a TV segment at WXYZ TV20 for the Comerica Java & Jazz: A Coffee House Series. For the past 16 years, Comerica Bank and the Detroit Public Library have partnered to bring metro-Detroiters nights of jazz filled entertainment free of charge every third Tuesday of the month from March until July.



Ann Marie did some more traveling and found herself in Malibu at the Calamigos Ranch at the Haartz sponsored Motor Press Guild Drop Tops and Dirt event. She had the chance to buckle up in the new Buick Cascada that was available for test drives to media.

AMF in a Cascada


The PRSA Detroit Chapter hosted its eighth annual Strikes for Scholarships fundraiser for local students to further their education in the public relations field. Elizabeth, Pat, Tina K., Dan, Adriane and Sasha left it out on the lanes.

PRSA strikes for scholarships


Joe joined client Friends of the Rouge for the 30th annual Rouge Rescue. He is pictured here with Cyndi Ross from Friends of the Rouge as the team worked to open up a log jam in Southfield.

JF at Rouge Rescue


Adriane, Sasha, Joe, Ashley and Lauren brought back Franco Fit Club with a nice after work run along the Detroit Riverwalk.

Franco Fit Club


Franco Fit Club also took Sasha, Sarah and Ashley up to Rooftop Yoga hosted by the GMRENCEN Garden Ambassador Program. Building tenants joined Yoga Dan for a lunchtime yoga overlooking the Detroit River and Windsor.

SR, SK, AD - rooftop yoga


Dan traveled to Provo, UT with client, SMDI for the National Student Steel Bridge Competition. This is from display judging portion of the competition, where all 48 teams set up their bridges to be judged on appearance and their competition posters, which detail the components of the bridge.

Steel Bridge Competition in Utah


Dan also found well-deserved time for a hike up to the ‘Y’ on the mountain side while in Utah. You can see the Y in the center of the above picture.

DH in Utah

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