City of Pontiac’s 150th Birthday Kick-Off is tomorrow

City of Pontiac’s 150th Birthday Kick-Off is tomorrow
Pontiac was incorporated as a City on March 15, 1861—150 years ago. To celebrate this special milestone, the Greater Pontiac Sesquicentennial Commission announces the City of Pontiac’s 150th Birthday Kick-Off event to be held on Tuesday, March 15 at the Historic Crofoot, 1 South Saginaw in Downtown Pontiac.
The Kick-Off event is a fundraiser that begins at 4:30 p.m. with a VIP Reception to meet a sample of Pontiac’s Achievers such as: Zev Chafets, Valarie Graves, Campanella “Campy” Russell, Alvin Bessent, Richard “Dick” Long.  The general public is invited to attend at 5:30 p.m. to learn of the year-long initiative, participate in a silent auction, enjoy “Taste of Pontiac” strolling dinner and witness the unveiling of the Sesquicentennial logo chosen from ideas submitted by the public. The program to honor Pontiac’s Achievers including Al Taubman begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 for VIP and $10 for general admission. Purchase tickets at The Crofoot, online at or call 248-858-9333.

Small Biz Success —Advertising workshop is Wednesday
 Small Biz Success —Advertising is 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 at The Oakland Press, 48 W. Huron, Pontiac. Small business advertising with different advertising tools and solutions will be disucssed with industry leaders in advertising. Guests will be able to receive individual advice. Experts include representatives from The Oakland Press, CBS Radio, Marketing Connections and others in cable, broadcast TV, radio and social media. It begins with casual networking and continental breakfast, followed by "speed" meetings with marketing experts. The cost is $10 for members and $15 non-members. For tickets and information, call 248-335-9600 or visit

TV and Radio mixer is Thursday
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is hosting a Mix & Mingle and meeting 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at 23800 West 10 Mile Road, Suite 228,  Southfield.


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