June 29, 2017
European Chambers' Summer Networking & Wine Tasting
Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadow Brook Hall
350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309
$60 Members & Their Guests
FACCMI, BABCMI, GACCMI, IAABT, IACCMI, SACC Detroit
We will enjoy an elaborate wine tasting with over 100 professionals while mixing and mingling on the paved terrace and beautiful lawn of the historic Meadow Brook Hall. While networking under the warm summer sun, there will be a diverse spread of hors d'oeuvres along with a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines to taste and discover, hosted by our wine tasting sponsor, Woodberry Wines.
You will have the chance to take home some of the wines from the tasting by participating in a Silent Auction* with various wine packages, large and small, for guests to win. *Funds generated from the Silent Auction will go to support the mission of the FACC to serve and promote the business interests between French and American companies.
There will be doyens stationed around Meadow Brook Hall from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to share information about the estate's history, architecture, and decorations. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the ornate mansion and speak with them to learn more about the historic home built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. The gift shop will also remain open until 7:30 pm.
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RSVP by June 15, 2017.
Please note: no refunds will be issued after this date.
This year we are honored to showcase six beautiful automobiles on display on the lawn of Meadow Brook Hall that represent the incredible diversity of design and engineering found in the 1950's. There is one car to represent each of the European Chambers of Commerce participating in our annual Networking and Wine Tasting event!
|The French-American Chamber of Commerce is represented by an innovative Citroen Traction Avant. Citroen is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, founded in 1919 by French industrialist Andre-Gustave Citroen. Technical innovations, including suspensions and brakes, would remain the hallmark of Citroen.||The American component of all of our Chamber's of Commerce is represented by this shining Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe. On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit with William C. Durant. It was the best selling car in the US by 1929.|
|The British-American Business Council is represented by a beautiful Jaguar XK120 Coupe. Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. The company's name was changed from S. S. Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945.||The Italian-American Alliance for Business and Technology and Italian-American Chamber of Commerce is represented by a brilliant Maserati 3500 GT Coupe. Maserati was founded in 1914 in Bologna. The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna's Piazza Maggiore.|
|The German-American Chamber of Commerce is represented by a stately Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet A. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz, but traces its origins to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile.||The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce is represented by this rare Volvo 544 Coupe. Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer, a first produced 280 cars in 1927. The cars did not become well-known outside of Sweden until after WWII.|