Friday, September 27, 2013


Paesano Akkashian celebrates rapid growth in the community and a new membership with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber.

Paesano Akkashian held a grand opening at its new space in Bloomfield Township, located at 7457 Franklin Rd, Suite 200. Since the founding of the firm in August of 2011, Paesano Akkashian has provided quality legal services to companies and individuals on a wide range of legal issues. The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber joined the firm in celebrating the significant growth they have enjoyed and anticipate for the new location.

Photo Credit: Doug Ashley
Pictured from Left:
Jan Roncelli, clerk, Bloomfield Township; Joe Bauman, President, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber; Tony Paesano, partner, Paesano | Akkashian; Brian Akkashian, partner, Paesano | Akkashian; Ara Topouzian, President, Troy Chamber; Linda Hatfield, Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union


Welcome to the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber, Vibe Credit Union!

Vibe Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of their new Birmingham location at 163 West Maple Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. At this new eCenter, Vibe Credit Union has created a unique way for you to bank with them. People will be greeted by friendly member service representatives who will open new accounts and demonstrate how to use their cutting-edge technology. Their ATMs will be available for anyone, anytime.   

Photo credit:  Doug Ashley
Pictured from left:

Chris McLogan, Max Broock Realtors; John Heiney, Executive Director, Birmingham Principal Shopping District; Linda Hatfield, Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union; Alicia Green, Aqua Advantage; Tom McDaniel, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Birmingham; Joe Bauman, President, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber; Tom Reagan, President/CEO, Vibe Credit Union; Laura Chavez, Branch Operations, Vibe Credit Union; Anna Kroesing, Branch Operations, Vibe Credit Union; Dave Cowles, Chairman of the Board, Vibe Credit Union

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Ambassador Committee

2013 Ambassador Committee
From welcoming new members and assisting at events our Ambassador Committee helps us all year! A BIG HIGH FIVE for all of their help!

Monday, September 9, 2013

10th-annual Vine & Dine to be bigger, better than ever

I don’t know about you, but I am having a difficult time grasping the reality that summer is over. While it is true fall does not “officially” begin until Sept. 22, we all know the day following Labor Day shuts the door on the long, leisurely days of fun in the sun.
This point was driven home Friday morning when the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber hosted our third-annual Back To School community conversation with the superintendents of our two public school districts. The event, hosted by Birmingham Public Schools in its new administrative offices attached to Groves High School, provides a firsthand look to what is new in the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills districts.
We are grateful to both Bloomfield Hills schools Supt. Rob Glass, and Birmingham Public Schools Supt. Dr. Dan Nerad, for taking time out of their very busy start-of-the year schedules to share their insights about the new year, and the state of public education in our state.
With summer now firmly in our rear view mirror, the Chamber is gearing up for our signature fall event, Vine & Dine. Celebrating its diamond anniversary, the food and wine extravaganza showcases more than a dozen of our member restaurants and beverage retailers who generously dish out sumptuous samples to an estimated 400 guests.
As is in years past, the Chamber is partnering with Gleaner’s Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan with a portion of the proceeds going to help feed our less fortunate neighbors.  Scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Vine & Dine is being hosted this year by Neiman Marcus at the Somerset Collection, and will feature the return of a full runway fashion show along with several other surprises.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, led once again this year by our presenting sponsor, the Center For Financial Planning, the BBC not only will be able to continue its financial support of Gleaner’s but also Oakland Community College’s Culinary Institute, which is joining the event for the first time this year.
Details for Vine & Dine, including participating restaurants and ticket information, can be found on the Chamber’s Web site at or by calling the offices at (248) 644-1700.
Everything is in place to ensure Vine & Dine will be one of the most talked about events of fall. I hope to see you there not only for the fun, but to support several outstanding community resources as well.

Joe Bauman is President of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. He welcomes feedback at