Jobs
Transform
Futures

Strictly Business has always been about celebrating the transformative power of work, and never is this power more evident than when times are tough.

Whether we’re looking for work, getting back to work, or just trying to get back to normal, the Strictly Business mission has never been more valuable than it is now.

So, while we can’t all be in the same room this year, we can still be on the same page. To make this possible, we’ve created this story vault where you can see and hear tales of success from Metro Detroiters about what their new job has done for them and words of wisdom from employers and business owners.

Become a Strictly Business sponsor today. Your support creates a stronger community as we connect job seekers throughout Metro Detroit to the opportunities that could change their lives.

Jobs
Transform
Futures

Strictly Business has always been about celebrating the transformative power of work, and never is this power more evident than when times are tough.

Whether we’re looking for work, getting back to work, or just trying to get back to normal, the Strictly Business mission has never been more valuable than it is now.

So, while we can’t all be in the same room this year, we can still be on the same page. To make this possible, we’ve created this story vault where you can see and hear tales of success from Metro Detroiters about what their new job has done for them and words of wisdom from employers and business owners.

Become a Strictly Business sponsor today. Your support creates a stronger community as we connect job seekers throughout Metro Detroit to the opportunities that could change their lives.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE   BECOME A SPONSOR OR BUY AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET CLICK HERE

A message from
Paul Blatt

President And CEO
JVS Human Services

Honorees and Awards

Well Deserved

Congratulations to every Strictly Business 2020 honoree!

Tyler Feil 

Tyler is more than an employee of the year. He’s an inspiration and a role model to all who know him. Neither his hearing nor sight impairments can keep him from going above and beyond in everything he does in his work at The Salvation Army and in the rest of his life. It’s truly an honor to be a part of his journey.



Gwynevere Cole

For Gwynevere, retiring as a Detroit police officer wasn’t so much an end as it was a new beginning. After a time as the founding director of a nonprofit providing transitional housing to those in need, she turned to JVS Human Services to explore an encore career. And she found one at Delta Airlines where she’s already moving up the ladder.

Success Stories

Well Done

A job is more than a paycheck. The power of work changes
lives, transforms families, and uplifts communities. Here are
some of the stories how.

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Words of Wisdom from our Sponsors

Well Said

There’s no substitute for experience, and thankfully, our sponsors
are happy to share the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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Well, Thanks

Our gratitude goes out to all the Strictly Business sponsors who
make what we do possible. Thank you!

* Indicates a JVS Partner who is sponsoring both Strictly Business and Trade Secrets

PRESENTING SPONSOR

LUNCHEON UNDERWRITER

AWARDS UNDERWRITER

  • Annette and Jack Aronson*

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Hadas and Dennis Bernard*
  • Penny and Harold Blumenstein
  • Lisa and Brian Meer*
  • Lori and Alan Zekelman*

MEDIA SPONSOR

VIDEO UNDERWRITER

  • Evolution Media

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS

  • BERLINE*
  • Bodman
  • Emily and Josh Eichenhorn*
  • Farbman Group*
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Nancy and Jim Grosfeld*
  • Stephanie and Jared Rosenbaum*
  • Bea and Paul Schwarzbaum*
  • Star Trax Events*
  • Fran and George Stern*
  • Tri-County Beverage Co

COPPER LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Ascension*
  • Buck Baker
  • Faye and Paul Blatt*
  • Butzel Long*
  • Comerica Bank
  • Carol Craine*
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC*
  • Greenleaf Trust*
  • Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.*
  • Lisa London*
  • Anne and Jeffrey Mendelson*
  • PCE Systems
  • Erica Peresman and David Jaffe*
  • Denise and Michael Tobin*
  • Wallside Windows*
  • Wayne Industries
  • Wolverine Packing Co.

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

  • BELFOR/TPG
  • Broner Glove and Safety
  • Clark Hill, PLC*
  • Andrea and John Kessler*
  • Priority Health*
  • Safeway Group Insurance Advisors*
  • Seat Sitters*
  • Shapack Law Group PLC*
  • Simmons & Clark Jewelers*

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Lauren and Jordan Acker
  • Alerus Retirement and Benefits*
  • Ellyn and Jon Davidson
  • Sarah and David DeVine
  • Joan and Jerry Frohlich
  • Judy Greenwald*
  • Law Offices of Kristen Gross, P.C.*
  • Korotkin Insurance Group
  • Alexandra and Ryan Mollen*
  • Pappas Financial
  • Andrew Pass
  • Post Guard*
  • Leah and Daniel Rosenbaum*
  • Sandy Schuster*
  • Elysa and Michael Weil

- COPPER SPONSOR -
Butzel Long


is proud to sponsor
Strictly Business 2020.

Strictly Business Committee

Co-Chairs
David DeVine
Michael Weil

Lauren Acker
Roz Blanck
Andrew Bronstein
Todd Burwick
Josh Eichenhorn
Glen Fisher
Jerry Frohlich
Beth Gotthelf
Kristen Gross
John Kessler
Carolyn Krieger
Ryan Mollen
Jared Rosenbaum
Linda Schlesinger-Wagner
Richard Shapack
George Stern
Jeffrey Tischler