MARCH 2019

Holiday Inn Grand Opening

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Livonia Mayor Dennis Wright joined Mike and Kenny Koza for the ribbon cutting at the new Holiday Inn Hotel at 275 and 6 mile in Livonia on Thursday January 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Just a 20-minute drive to and from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the new Holiday Inn Detroit Northwest off of 275 is a choice destination stay for business travelers as well as visitors to Michigan. The hotel is just minutes from restaurants, shopping and entertainment in cities such as Novi, Plymouth, Northville and Farmington Hills. It also features a banquet all for both corporate and personal events such as weddings and bridal showers.

“This Holiday Inn-Johnny’s Steakhouse project is the latest of several hotels to open in Livonia, continuing several years of incredible economic development in our community,” said Dan West, president and CEO of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. “We are grateful for this latest project that converted a dated hotel and restaurant into a fresh new property.”

Meeting the Pope

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On November 21, 2018, the Mansour family, thanks to the wish granted to Adriana Mansour by Make A Wish Foundation, were able to meet Pope Francis after the Pope’s Audience held at St Peter’s Square in Rome. “We are thankful to be in the presence of our Holy Father to have the opportunity to receive his blessing,” said the Mansour family.

Chaldean News Goes to Land Down Under

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Reader Ban Manna took the February issue of the Chaldean News on vacation with her to Australia.

New Shenandoah Board Members

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The Shenandoah Country Club board members met in early January to elect new board members. The following were chosen to sit on the board.

President: Raad Kathawa

Vice President: Jamal Kalabat

Treasurer: Oliver Bahoura

Secretary: Nada Jamoua

Officers: Hani Mio, Patrick Kattoo, Saad Abbo, Kal Najar, Raid Putrus.

State of the City at Regency

Regency Manor of Southfield is undergoing extensive exterior renovations just in time to host the annual State of the City address organized by the Southfield Chamber of Commerce.

The event brings together Southfield and Lathrup Village residents, businesses, and government leaders to discuss the future of the cities, build strategic partnerships and to network.

The event, presented by Beaumont, will feature speeches from Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver and Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garret along with remarks from Beaumont President.

“We always make a point to host the State of the City in Southfield and this year we will be doing the annual address on March 18 at the Regency Manor,” said Mayor Siver. “The Regency is a great facility and we are looking forward to highlighting the year’s accomplishments and looking to the future. We’re also looking forward to employing the new audio-visual equipment that Regency has included with their renovations to give our presentation.”

The renovated exterior will compliment the elegance of the newly renovated interior. Designed to accommodate both social and corporate events, the newly renovated luxury hall will offer a number of amenities for guests.

The venue offers a, “newly renovated luxury hall with classic, sophisticated and elegant décor providing a brilliant ambiance for any special occasion or event. Designed with high ceilings, magnificent crystal chandeliers, two full bars and more than 7,000 Sq. ft of distinctive elegance, our superbly equipped facility has been designed to accommodate social and corporate events alike.”

In addition to these renovations, Regency Manor offers a “truly unique” menu and an experienced staff to bring their guests the perfect experience.

These renovations to the venue will be complete just in time to host the Southfield State of the City address in mid-March.

Mayor Kenson J. Siver will be giving his annual State of the City address on Monday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. Joining Mayor Siver will be Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garret. The mayors’ joint address will bring together residents from both Southfield and Lathrup Village, businesses, and government leaders under one roof to discuss each city’s future, build strategic leaderships, and network.

“We will be ready to host Mayors Siver and Garret as they give their annual State of the City addresses,” said Jason Najor of Regency Manor. “We are honored to share and showcase our beautifully renovated hall while hosting an event where members of the community can join their representatives and leaders in conversations about the progress of their city.”

Tickets to the State of the City address can be purchased online. Tickets must be purchased in advance as they will not be sold after March 13 and will not be sold at the door. Tickets include a plated lunch, refreshments, valet and coat check.

Receiving of the Habit

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On Saturday, February 2, Postulants Monique Setto and Angie Kassab received their habits and religious names. Becoming Sr. Mary Bernadette and Sr. Maria Immaculata respectively, they took this next step in their formation at Mother of God.

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