Trucks, pizza and weddings “steel” October

Giant big heads, school rivalries and devilish food: The perfect words to describe your favorite scary movie and our month. This month we ventured to Texas for the 2017 Texas Truck Rodeo and shared a slice at the new Jolly Pumpkin in Chicago for its grand opening.  See what else we were up to in October:

The Bride of Franco

The Franco team celebrated Adriane’s upcoming wedding with a surprise bridal shower complete with sangria, Love & Buttercream cupcakes, nachos and more. Adriane and her fiancé Alonzo will marry in November.

College Spirit Day on Franco’s campus

You could cut the tension with a knife (and fork). Franco showed our team spirit just before the MSU vs. University of Michigan football game by wearing our college colors, and celebrated Michigan’s most anticipated college football game of the year with a spirit day potluck.  Kellen, Dan, and Adriane enjoyed mac and cheese, pulled pork sliders and more during the luncheon.

Luncheon on Brush Street

James, Rene and Tina stopped by Ford Field for a luncheon with the Detroit Economic Club. They learned about the business of sports and the newly formed Detroit sports organizing committee.

Steel invades Texas

Erica attended the TAWA Truck Rodeo with client Katie from the Steel Market Development Institute. The annual event brings together journalists from around the world. SMDI was the title sponsor and Erica assisted with media relations, social media and event support.

Andrea passes her torch

Andrea officially wrapped up her term as IABC Detroit president during the 36th annual Renaissance Awards. During her yearlong presidency she helped recruit young communications professionals to the board of directors and helped streamline administration tasks to improve operations. Andrea remains an active member of IABC.

Silence of the Engines

Ann Marie attended the MAMA Fall Rally with SMDI- the event’s presenting sponsor.  At the event in Illinois, 75 media members from across the country gathered to test drive new vehicles. Ann Marie assisted with social media and media relations and had a chance to test drive a 2018 Chevrolet Suburban. A suburban in the suburbs she called it.

Insights and an America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade sneak peek 

Joe Ferlito attended the Detroit Economic Club Young Leaders event at The Parade Company where Parade Company CEO Tony Michaels encouraged young leaders to be “all in” – committed to make your product/service the best it can be. During a short tour, he snapped a photo with the big head of Red Wings legend Gordie Howe.

Jolly Pumpkin opens in Chicago!

Franco helped Jolly Pumpkin open their first location outside the mitten state. Marie attended the grand opening event in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. She assisted with media relations and of course enjoyed some Jolly Pumpkin pizza and sour beer.

The Best of TestFest

Tina Sullivan ventured to Ontario for the AJAC’s TestFest – a ride and drive automotive event where journalists voted on vehicles contending for car and truck of the year. Winners will be announced in February.

Francotown

Wednesday Adams, a witch, Wonder Woman, a Pink Lady and Forrest Gump showed up for work on Halloween. We ended the month dressed in costume and started the day with a Halloween breakfast.

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