Adweek Honors the Brand Stars of Detroit

Celebrating Motor City's innovators at the Shinola Hotel

Doug Zanger, senior editor, creativity, Adweek. Sean T. Smith / Ruben Cantu
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Adweek’s Brand Stars of Detroit, which took place on May 16 at the Shinola Hotel, celebrates the best of the city’s movers and shakers who are emulating the city’s growth, evolution and commitment to progress.

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Supporting the honorees.
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The awards.
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(L. to r.) Detroit Brand Stars: Anika Goss-Foster, Detroit Future City; Tom Wennerberg, Chemical Bank; Casey Hurbis, Quicken Loans; Alex Drinker, Shinola; Mark Bohen, Beaumont Health; Kate Bordine and Phil Cooley, Ponyride; LaRon Johnson, LinkedIn Detroit; Nathan Labenz, Waymark; Olayami Dabls, Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum; Khali Sweeney, Downtown Boxing Gym; Rachel Kuhn, General Motors; Ed Gleich, Little Caesars; Jessica Hauser, Downtown Boxing Gym; Charlie Metzger, Detroit Pistons.
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Attendees mingle over cocktails.
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Danny Wright, CBO, Adweek, addresses the audience.
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At the beautiful Shinola Hotel, Adweek honored Detroit's innovators (presented by Quicken Loans).
Sean T. Smith / Ruben Cantu Alexa Comeau is the programming manager at Adweek, where she works on event curation while dabbling in some writing.