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  • Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC), a community based nonprofit organization, is currently seeking volunteers for  mediation training to further its mission of helping change the culture of conflict in Wayne County. WCDRC is one of 18 dispute resolution centers in Michigan, and provides mediation services for Wayne County’s Third District Circuit, Juvenile, and Probate Courts as well as mediations for general civil, small claims, landlord-tenant, neighbor disputes, elder care and Child Protective Services.  Registration is now open for General Civil and Domestic mediation training sessions that are held at WCDRC’s offices located in the Dearborn Atrium, 835 Mason, Suite C30, in Dearborn. The 40 hours General Civil training session will be led by Barbara Johannessen and held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day on March 20, 21, 27, 28 and April 3, 2020.

     Domestic Relations mediation training of 40 hours and an additional eight hours of Domestic Violence screening training led by Zena D. Zumeta, J.D., will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day on April 16 – 18, and April 23 – 25, 2020. For more information about Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center at   and to apply for the General Civil or Domestic training sessions, please call WCDRC at 313-561-3500 or email As class size is limited, early registration is highly recommended.
  • The STEP Artists Collective have the first exhibit of the year that launched February 28th. The exhibit will be open through March 28th and there will be an Opening Reception Thursday, March 5th at 4 p.m. 
  • The Dearborn Education Foundation has eleven scholarships available for Dearborn Public Schools graduating seniors.  Please help us spread the word. The scholarship document is attached.  Deadline is March 27th and can be applied for here:

  • AAW lnfrastructure Partners, L3C is working with the City of Dearborn to deploy our innovative, EV-Mobility and Economic Stimulus program. This program is designed to give the City the means to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations, without additional costs to Dearborn taxpayers. lt also will potentially provide funding for Dearborn residents with limited mobility options. AAW raises funds through “hybrid” advertising-sponsorship arrangements with communlty minded businesses and applies those funds for money saving infrastructure upgrades for cities like Dearborn. ln turn, AAW promotes the advertising-sponsors via digital coupons and digital games to increase customer traffic and sales. Please consider using these coupons and support the businesses and organizations that are participating in this program by visiting“.
  • March 14, 8 p.m.
    A versatile group, whose music encompasses the country rock, pop rock and soft rock genres, Firefall charted its first big hit, “You are the Woman,” in 1976. A year later, the group recorded one of it most popular songs, “Just Remember I Love You,” and toured extensively with groups such as the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac and the Electric Light Orchestra. Orleans (“Dance with Me,” “Still the One,” “Love Takes Time”) and The Babys (“Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You”) will also perform.


  • If your golf league is looking for a new home, or if you and your friends are attempting to launch a league, Dearborn Hills can address your needs. Dearborn Hills has openings for nine-hole leagues Monday through Thursday next spring/summer, with tee times between 4 and 6 p.m. Most leagues run 16 weeks, but the course will work with you to meet your needs. Dearborn Hills features weekly nine-hole league play for just $16/week/golfer. Cart rental is another $5/week. Dearborn Hills is also an ideal setting for your next corporate, organizational fundraising or family golf outing. A variety of golf, beverage and food options are available.

    Employers – Attend the Employer Health Care Forum at Little Caesars Arena on March 31st to hear from industry leaders on how employers can create a workplace culture that supports and promotes healthy habits. Attendees will learn how to navigate the health system, empower their workforce to develop personal health strategies, and hear best practices to engage employees around health and well-being. Register today.


  • To ignite even more excitement early in the 2020 Homecoming festival, the first fireworks show now will be on Friday night, followed by another spectacular pyrotechnic display on Saturday.This improvement to the fireworks schedule in 2020 will frontload the energy to the first day of the Aug. 7-9 event. Previously, fireworks had been on Saturday and Sunday. In 2020, they will instead launch the excitement on Friday, and then be repeated on Saturday. A bigger blast at the festival on Friday is a perfect way for people to celebrate the start of the weekend. Plenty of activities will still take place at the festival on Sunday, Aug. 9. For instance, the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Car Cruise and Show will move from Friday night to Sunday afternoon/early evening. The festival will continue on a high note on Sunday with great entertainment, with the Main Stage show offered from about 6-8 p.m. The Main Stage show will mark the conclusion of all city-run activities on Sunday, except for the carnival, which will keep going until 10:30 p.m.

  • The Dearborn Education is selling tickets for their Big Shot 50/50.  Tickets are $100.00 with only 500 being sold.  This is your chance to win up to $25,000.00.  Drawing to be held June 2, 2020.  Please see any of our board members or call Chastity Townsend at 313-827-8790.
  • 2019 NEWS:  Henry Ford Village’s management company ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study.  Life Care Services, the nation’s second-largest senior living operator, scored 843 on a 1,000-point scale, a full 49 index points above the second-highest performing senior living organization.
  •  The Senior Alliance has been selected as one of Crain’s Detroit Business‘s Cool Places to Work in Michigan for 2019.  The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Wayne and founded in 1980 will soon be celebrating its 40th year of serving the 34 communities of Western and Southern Wayne county as the regional area agency on aging.   With a dedicated workforce of over 92 employees, the organization, was selected for its natural workplace environment that rests on the agency’s beautiful 33-acre campus, just north of Van Born off of Venoy.   According to CEO, Tamera Kiger, “It’s like a family; everyone cares about everyone else. If you ever dream about being involved in something bigger than yourself, get involved in a nonprofit.”

  • Center for Neurological Studies announces research program for former professional athletes with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Some 42 former professional athletes suffering from the results of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that occurred during their playing careers will participate in a groundbreaking research project to help them eliminate the lasting effects of their injuries.
    The “Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy Study,” conducted by the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) in Novi, and funded in part by a grant from a large international drug company, will initiate hormone replacement protocols to determine the hormones’ ability to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for the former athletes.
  •  Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC), a community based nonprofit organization, is currently seeking volunteers for  mediation training to further its mission of helping change the culture of conflict in Wayne County. “The stress and consequences of conflict can take a terrible toll on individuals and families, especially those with limited resources,” said Bernard Dempsey, WCDRC’s executive director. “With mediation, we help to peacefully resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively. Last year, our staff and volunteers mediated 2,300 conflicts, helping more than 5,000 people.” To learn more about Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center and volunteer mediation, visit If interested in attending the November training session, you are encouraged to call 313-561-3500 soon as class size is limited.

  • Beaumont Breast Care Centers in Dearborn, Trenton and Wayne, in partnership with the Beaumont Health Foundation, have developed a year-round program to provide  free screening mammograms to uninsured, or underinsured, women living in or near those three communities. “Breast Health for Life” is a joint effort among the Beaumont Breast Care Centers in Wayne and Dearborn, as well as the Karen Colina Wilson Smithbauer Breast Care Center in Trenton. 
  • Cleamon Moorer Jr. DBA and his wife, Nicole Willis-Moorer, are the new
    owners of American Advantage Home Care Inc., a full-service home health care agency that
    provides skilled medical care 24/7 for adults of all ages.
    The Moorers, of Grand Blanc, purchased the seven-year-old, Dearborn-based agency
    through the Moorers’ Partners in Wellness Management LLC, a holding company established
    with the goals of improving the health of and health care for individuals in Michigan.

  • Jeanie Fraser, founder of Assurant Care, Inc. in Dearborn Heights, recognizes the accomplishment of celebrating 10 years in the business of providing home care services–an area of growing need.  Founded in 2009, Assurant Care, Inc. is a provider of non-medical home care, providing services that best fit the lifestyle and needs of clients while respecting their privacy, home and daily routines. The company serves clients throughout metro Detroit with up to 24-hour attendant care in-home, at hospitals and in nursing facilities. Assurant Care Inc. has an A+ Rating from the Home Care Standards Bureau (HCSB).  For more information or to receive a personalized care plan, visit or call 313-563-0226. Calls are answered day or night, seven days a week.
  • Dearborn’s oldest Boy Scout Troop is celebrating 90 years   

    BSA Troop 1104 is actively seeking to connect with as many former Scouts as possible as part of this event. Regardless of the rank they earned when they departed the program, the Troop invites all Scouts to be a part of the celebration. Former Scouts are encouraged to contact the current Troop Scoutmaster, Joe Adams, if they wish to participate in the ceremonies or want to share their memories of the Troop. Former Scouts may also contact the Troop via Facebook or their website [ ]
  • English Gardens, the nation’s 10th largest garden center, has acquired Plymouth Nursery, 9900 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth, Michigan. The announcement was made jointly by John Darin, president of English Gardens; and Jeff Jones, owner of Plymouth Nursery. This marks English Gardens sixth location in the Metro Detroit area. The family-owned company currently operates stores in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak/Troy and West Bloomfield.
  • ~Dearborn Area Business Builders or DABB~

    Success has brought vacancies to our business referral group. We are currently looking to fill the following lines of business:
    Cake Decorator
    Estate Planning Attorney
    Business Law Attorney
    Health Care Insurance Agent
    Exercise/Physical Trainer
    Home/Office Cleaning Company
    Landscape Designer/Installer

    Any business that can benefit from receiving weekly referrals and two chamber memberships AND does not conflict with any current member’s business line.

    Easiest way to find out more about us is just show up at our Thursday mornings at Leon’s Restaurant at 7:00 AM. Your breakfast is on us! If you feel you must have a telephone conversation, the group’s current point of contact is the member with the receptionist: Bartell Chiropractic Life Center 313-561-1800, or Sec./Treasurer Don Killion, 313-274-0639. Leave a message and you will receive a call back.
  • KeyBank is offering a wonderful incentive to business who want to bank with them. Just bring your business to KeyBank. A full business banking relationship with Key is always rewarding. To make it even more rewarding, we’re offering this incentive to make Key your business bank.
    We’ll deposit $5,000 into your business account when you complete the necessary steps.  Get started by Speaking with your KeyBank Branch Manager today!
  • The HEART of theCommunity
    Do you desire to help others in the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights area? Discover if volunteering at The Lennon Pregnancy Center (LPC) is for you. No experience? No problem!
    Our needs are:
    * Mentors
    * Ultrasound Chaperones
    * Donation Organizers
    * Church Liaisons
    Baby Items
    * Diapers Size 5&6, Pull Ups
    * Wipes
    * Car seats
    * Sleepers
Contact Katherine Lennon at 313-277-5637
  • The Salvation Army asks that you would take a miniature version of their fundraising device and post it at your place of business. They’re called Counter Kettles. They just sit in a place of your choosing (the counter, next to the register, etc.) so that customers can drop in their change or a dollar or two. We’ll empty the kettle once a month and our contact information is 3135634457.
  • Comcast Promotion: 
    $59.90 Starter Double Play – Starter @ $34.95 + Mobility Lines 1-3 @ $24.95
    Additional lines added @ $29.95  24 or 36 month agreement required
    ***** Add Connection Pro @ $29.95 to make this a $90 Triple Play !!!!!!!!****

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