Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • We will meet at: Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

     MSED October Event


    "Shinola Detroit:

    An Inside Look at the Company's Story"


    presented by:

    Bridget Russo

    Marketing Director




    From world-class watches to bicycles to leather goods and more, Shinola Detroit is shining a bright light on our City. 


    Marketing Director Bridget Russo will discuss the company's brand strategy, their story and goals for the future.


    ****All attendees are automatically

    entered in a Drawing for a

    special tour of the Shinola factory

    for up to 4 people!**** 




     5:30pm - 6:30pm ~ Registration, Networking and Hors d'oeuvres at Traffic Jam & Snug

     6:30pm - 6:45pm - Walk to Shinola Detroit

     6:45pm - 7:30pm ~ Presentation/Q&A at Shinola

     7:30pm - 8:00pm ~ Networking & Browsing in the store



    About the Speaker:

    Recent Detroit transplant Bridget Russo singlehandedly coordinates Shinola's marketing efforts from the company’s headquarters on the fifth floor of the historic Argonaut building. A dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, Bridget moved to the Motor City from Tribeca New York last year because she believes it would be insincere to direct the company's marketing efforts from anywhere else.


    Looking back on her career, she made a name for herself in the fashion industry for pursuing projects she finds inspiring, and which hopefully inspire change in the world. This attitude took her across Africa during her time working with Ali Hewson and Bono at Edun, a company committed to reducing poverty on the African continent through increased trade. She also ran her own consulting company, called Passion Projects Consulting, which focused on fashion ventures with a philanthropic angle.


    Although some of her New York friends thought she was crazy to join Shinola, the chance to be part of a new American manufacturing company based in Detroit was too enticing to pass up. Though the Motor City faces some serious challenges, she feels a buzz in this town that reminds her of New York a few decades ago. In today's Detroit, anything is possible, and she's excited to see what direction it takes as entrepreneurs, artists, and other creative thinkers continue to move here and collaborate.


    MSED Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday, September 25th. Cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee, with a minimum charge of $5. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

Past events

Friday, September 19, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Building Brand Value"
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Managing Growth in Innovation"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Motorsports Marketing and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Fiat Brand Storyscape
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Spring Networking
Friday, January 24, 2014 Professional Development Seminar: "Prospering in a Multi-Cultural World: Developing a Critical Job Competency"
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Holiday Networking at BlackFinn
Friday, November 15, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Exhibitors Make at Trade Shows"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MSED 20th Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2013 The Business of Detroit Sports - Luncheon Panel
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Marketing & Sales Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Creating, Capturing & Retaining Value"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Automotive & Defense Industry Partnerships: Fostering a Better Understanding
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Monthly Meeting: "Defining Moments in Leadership - A Group Discussion"
Friday, April 12, 2013 Professional Development Seminar: "Social Media - The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Opportunities & Challenges"
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Automotive Journalists Panel: "CEO for a Day"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Networking at Valentine Vodka
Friday, January 25, 2013 Locking Out the Competition: Ten Ways to Build Customer Loyalty
Thursday, December 13, 2012 December Monthly Meeting with Mark LaNeve, Global Team Ford
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Internet Marketing Workshop: From Qualifying Leads to Closing Sales
Thursday, October 18, 2012 MSED 19th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Workforce Crisis: Maneuvering the Baby Boomer Hole and the Generation Gap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Sales & Marketing Professionals' Golf Outing to benefit Scholarships
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Annual Automotive Roundtable - "Automotive Trends - Looking Ahead to 2025"

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