Birmingham is known far and wide as an outstanding shopping
and dining destination for folks from throughout southeast Michigan and beyond.
The city of Birmingham, largely through the efforts of the
downtown Principal Shopping District, does a terrific job of keeping the
central business district clean and inviting, and also markets the downtown
area as an attractive alternative to the shopping mall scene.
As great as the downtown area is, however, it is not the
only game in town when it comes to shopping and service opportunities in the
city. Slowly but surely, the city’s “Rail District” is gaining momentum on its
own, with a wide variety of entrepreneurial efforts taking place east of Eton
Road and south of Maple.
To help highlight the growing business community, the
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber is hosting a “Rail Rally” in the district on
Wednesday, Oct. 23. The event kicks off at 3 p.m.
with Check-Ins at Laurie Tennent Studios
- 929 S. Eton where team passport
photos are taken and a trip ticket with all the participating stops is
distributed. Form your own team of up to four or join a team at Check-In.
Teams will then head out to make
rally visits, social media check-ins with demos, activities and incentives at
Member businesses. Bring your charged smart phone to capture photos,
video & social media check-ins. Then join us at 5:30 p.m. at GriffinClaw Brewing Company
- 575 S. Eton St. to network and socialize.
There will be complimentary
appetizers for Rail Rally participants, prizes will be awarded, and pictures
and video from the event will be shared. All are welcome and there is no
cost to participate in the RAIL RALLY; simply RSVP
at the Chamber Website www.bbcc.com
Non rally-goers also can join us
just for the Business After Hours. Guests can register at www.bbcc.com, $10 in
advance for Chamber Members, $20 day of the event and Nonmembers. For a list of
participating businesses visit www.bbcc.com.
Even though summer is officially
over, there still is plenty of fun to be had in and around Birmingham. I hope
to see you at one of our upcoming events.
Joe Bauman is President of the
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber. He welcomes feedback at email@example.com