Dearborn Chamber Foundation partners with community to create Dearborn Soup

The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the non-profit division of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce brings Dearborn SOUP to Dearborn beginning March 6, 2011.  SOUP is a monthly dinner that funds micro-grants for creative projects. This event, modeled after Detroit SOUP (detroitsoup.com), is designed to support local entrepreneurs whose ideas will positively impact the community in the areas of the arts, humanities, or “green” initiatives.

The event will take place the first Sunday of every month and will be held at The Glass Academy in Dearborn. Each attendee is asked to donate $5 for admission, which includes a light meal generally consisting of soup, salad and bread; all of which are donated. During dinner, up to four pre-selected individuals will present their ideas. The attendees then vote on a winner and a portion of the proceeds is then granted to fund the winning idea.

To ensure a successful launch, the Dearborn Chamber Foundation is looking for sponsors, local artists who would like to showcase or sell their work and a photographer who is interested in documenting the launch. All the furniture will be made of recycled material so donations of rugs and reusable materials would be appreciated. Interested parties can reach Dee Hamka at (313) 801-4444.

The launch will take place Sunday, March 6 at The Glass Academy located at 25331 Townbridge (www.glassacademy.com) at the southeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Gulley. Doors open at 6:30pm. To keep up to date on information, “like” Dearborn Soup on Facebook.

The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce provides 500+ members with the opportunities and resources to engage and network with other businesses, enhancing financial growth, professional development, and the ability to contribute to a thriving community environment.